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Power Platform: Powerful alone, better together

by | May 11, 2021 | Digital Transformation

Businesses run on data. We interact with data daily from decision making to financial forecasting. It is key to keeping going. In our technology driven world, data can often intimidate users and leave them at a disadvantage but with the Power Platform, this isn’t the case.

With Microsoft Power Platform, users can be empowered to gain insights and interact with data in a manageable way and eliminate manual tasks with integrated processes. Power Platform allows your business to craft solutions and empower your staff to drive the business forward with data.

Power Platform consist of four key areas:  Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

Power Apps

Turn ideas into solutions by enabling and empowering your team to build custom apps that solves business challenges.

Power Apps provides a low code development environment for building custom apps for business needs. It allows for simple integration and interaction with existing data and offers web and mobile application so ensure all apps built can run on all devices.

People use apps in every area of their lives, and businesses are no longer an exception. Power Apps eases users into app development with a simple interface so that it is accessible to everyone, not only developers.

Power Automate

Boost business productivity and get more done by giving your team the resources and ability to automate organisational processes.

Power Automate lets users create automated workflows between applications and services. This helps to automate repetitive business processes such as data collections, administrative process, and decision approvals.

Similar to Power Apps, Power Automate is designed to allow every user the ability to produce workflows to automate tasks with little to no hassle.

 Power BI

Make informed, confident business decisions by putting data-driven insights into everyone’s hands.

Power BI (Business Intelligence) is a business analytics tool that delivers insights for the analysis of data. It can share insights through data visualisation in reports and dashboards to make for fast and informed decisions. Power Bi can scale across any and all organisations as it has built in governance and security allowing businesses to focus on using the data rather than managing it.

This element focuses on business data and allows users to display it in ways that makes the most sense to them. The dashboard function could replace meeting to report on company metrics such as sales, KPI’s or department performance.

Power Virtual Agents

Easily build chatbots to engage conversationally with your customers and employees – no coding required.

Power Virtual Agents enables anyone to create chatbots using a guided, no-code graphical interface. There’s no need for data scientists or developers! It minimises the IT effort usually required to deploy and maintain a custom solution by empowering users to build and maintain their own conversational solutions.

Users can enable chatbots to integrate with Power automate to kick start processes helping end users received a ‘customer journey’ of sorts.

Microsoft’s Power Platform is all about giving your team the ability to create solutions that accelerate business. Together, the Power Platform allows you to work together to meet challenges effectively by analysing data, build solutions, automating processes and creating virtual agents. The ability to connect with Microsoft Office 365 and build end-to-end business solutions leaves you with endless possibilities.