We understand the dynamic landscape of modern business and the growing need for simpler, time-saving processes. Microsoft Power Platform can seamlessly integrate with your existing productivity tools and enables you to create a host of business systems without the need for technical expertise. Automate your day-to-day operations while driving innovation through low-code tools with Microsoft Power Platform.
What is Microsoft Power Platform?
Microsoft Power Platform is a suite of tools that enables businesses to build apps, automate time-consuming tasks and implement many other useful solutions for various processes. Created to be user-friendly, Power Platform is an inclusive and accessible set of tools that makes it simple to create bespoke software that works for your business.
Power Platform is made up of five key components, and each of these can be used either in isolation or compiled together to boost the competencies each tool provides. The components are:
Power BI is a self-service business analytics tool. It can be hosted on the cloud for multiple users to access it in real-time, which enhances efficiency and captures live data from other tools in the suite.
Versatility is prioritised in every element of Power BI, with its analytical abilities capable of being tailored to a specific business’s needs. The personalisation elements enable you to visualise data in a way that’s most useful to you, with the ability to create engaging reports with personalised KPIs built in. The software even has native AI to answer questions related to your business and provide deeper insights.
Power BI is a secure way to share and analyse key data across your business, helping you to make important decisions and refinements to your business strategy in a timely manner. As an automation tool, it allows you to analyse key areas of success and highlight room for improvements with the click of a button.
Microsoft Power Apps is the tool within the Power Platform that enables simple, effective creation of tailor-made apps. Whether you’re looking to create an app for an internal process across your organisation, or to provide as a third-party tool for end-users, PowerApps can make it a quick and accessible undertaking.
You can easily connect these apps to data and use Excel-like expressions to add logic. When you’re ready, you can publish your apps to the web, iOS, Android and Windows 10. PowerApps can also be expanded with the Azure Functions and custom-connectors, to enable professional developers to take the ‘out-of-the-box’ app solution and adapt it even further.
Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) is an intuitive workflow program that enables you to create automation between various applications and services to synchronise files, get notifications and collect data. It has hundreds of ready-to-go connectors, and works on a simple drag-and-drop functionality, making it quick and easy to streamline repetitive tasks and manual processes.
It is powered by AI, which provides a unique solution to many business challenges as it provides guidance on not just how to set up workflows, but also what exactly you should be automating for optimal efficiency. You can work with this AI to embed your own language models, so that the intuitive flows are completely bespoke to your needs.
Power Virtual Agents
This tool enables you to build intelligent chatbots, without any need for coding, that can communicate effectively with your customers, clients, end-users or internal employees. This is a great way to automate key customer service and HR processes and save time internally when it comes to questions that are frequently asked.
This service enables you to manage expectations of key audiences at scale, with a simple-to-use, graphical interface. You can integrate this service with the products that your business utilises on a daily basis, to help look up records, personalise conversations, provide specific information and more.
Power Pages is a suite of ready-made templates from which to create secure business websites with speed and efficiency. Whether it’s an internal intranet or a brochure-style site, you can enable teams across your organisation to create professional websites without requiring any coding and development expertise.
Suitable for both beginners and developers with years of experience in this area, Power Pages can also integrate with many tools that professional website developers use to enhance its functionality.