The Microsoft Power Platform – Powerful Alone But Better Together

by | Mar 28, 2022 | Microsoft Power Platform

The Microsoft Power Platform is much more than just the sum of its parts.

Each component of the power platform is powerful on its own, but connect them together – and to Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, or Azure and what do you get? The ability to easily build hundreds of end-to-end business solutions. The Power Platform connects powerful tools to analyze data, automate processes, create virtual agents, and more.

The Power Platform empowers businesses to:

  • Analyze data using the Power Platform.
  • Create new data through Power Apps.
  • Automate data driven processes using Power Automate.
  • Build intelligent bots using Power Virtual Agents.

To learn more about how the Power Platform can accelerate your business growth, visit our blog. Data shows that the Microsoft Power Platform improves business outcomes. Many businesses have chosen to adopt the Microsoft Power Platform.

Core components of the Microsoft Power Platform

Power Apps

Power Apps provides businesses with a platform to easily build custom business apps with little to no coding experience. Now anyone in your organization has the ability to create create applications tor standard business needs. No need to enlist the help of a professional developer.

To learn more about Power Apps, visit our Introduction to the Power Platform.

Power Automate

Power Automate enables users to automate routine workflows with an intuitive logic-based interface. Power Automate allows you to take care of what’s important and automate the rest. Streamline repetitive tasks and paperless processes with Microsoft Power Automate—so you can focus your attention where it’s needed most.

To learn more about how you can work less and do more with Power Automate, check out our Three Flows to Charge Up Your Sales Webinar or download the presentation.

To learn more about some of the newest features in Power Automate and how to Optimize how you work with RPA and process mining in Power Automate, click here.

Power BI

Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. Utilizing Power BI, users can develop rich data visualizations. Empower everyone at every level in your organization to make confident decisions using up-to-the-minute analytics. Quickly find meaningful insights within your data that help you make better business decisions.

To learn more about Power BI, visit our Introduction to the Power Platform.

Power Virtual Agents

In 2019 Microsoft launched Power Virtual Agents and added it as the fourth member of the Power Platform.

Power Virtual Agents enables organizations to create powerful chatbots with no or little coding knowledge. These chatbots can answer questions posed by your customers, other employees, or visitors to your website. These bots can be easily created without the need for developers. To learn more about Power Virtual Agents, visit our Introduction to the Power Platform.

Click here to learn about the new features of the Microsoft Power Platform that will roll out between April 2022 and September 2022.  The new features coming to Dynamics 365 have been published in a separate release plan. Click here for an overview of the Dynamics 365 2022 release wave 1 plan.

Each component of the Power Platform is powerful alone but better together

Much like peanut butter and jelly – each are delicious by themself but combine them and you have a taste explosion! Add another ingredient like Nutella, banana, or any other fruit and it is even more delicious! When you add Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, or Azure to the Power Platform, the power is even more amazing!

An example of combining the components of the Power Platform

For example, you want to build an app for representatives to inspect your companies’ franchises. A Power App could be built and made available on the rep’s phone that surfaces surveys and inspection questions. The rep could visit the franchise and quickly fill out the data from their phone. This data is then stored in DataversePower Automate would trigger notifications of tasks identified to repair defects at the franchises. And Power BI dashboards would allow you to rank stores against each other.

Bring people together and achieve more with Microsoft Teams and the Power Platform

Now with Dataverse applications built in Teams, anyone can develop simple yet powerful low code solutions that simplify work right within Teams. Now anyone can benefit from AI powered bots, made using Power Virtual Agents – right in Teams. With Power Apps low-code building app platform, citizen developers can easily create, edit, and publish apps directly to Teams. You can also automate processes like reminders, approvals, or robust enterprise-grade workflows using Power Automate. Using Power BI, you can turn your data into actions. Quickly find, share, and create data visualizations – right inside on Teams.

How can we help?

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Microsoft is making it easy for companies all over the world to make the Power Platform the development platform of choice for Low Code/No Code development. Check out the Power Platform pricing here.

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