Why you should start using Power Platform in 2024


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Why you should start using Power Platform in 2024

Low-code and no-code are the future of application development and Microsoft Power Platform solutions are keeping pace with these trends! Power Platform is a low-code application development platform that allows users to create customized business solutions quickly and without the need for in-depth programming knowledge.
The Microsoft Power Platform is built from the ground up to work alongside strong security, management, and compliance, while also providing room for growth. With these solutions, companies remain agile and can develop solutions that drive their business forward. 

What is Microsoft Power Platform?

Power Platform consists of a set of "Low-Code/No-Code" tools integrated into Microsoft 365 that enable the creation of customized business applications, automated workflows, interactive dashboards, and websites. The Microsoft Power Platform world includes the following solutions:
  Microsoft Power Apps is a low-code development platform that offers services, connectors, and data platforms, enabling the development of business applications without the need for extensive technical knowledge. Applications created in Power Apps provide advanced business-related functionalities and workflows, improving manual business processes through automated workflows. Power Apps is intuitive, allowing users to create customized applications by dragging and dropping components.
Examples of use:
  • New employee onboarding application - This type of application allows companies to optimize the onboarding process for new employees by creating customized workflows, task lists, and checklists to guide them.
  • Employee feedback and insights app - With this app, employees can give their opinions on certain aspects of the company, make suggestions for improvements to the organization, or give ideas for activities, such as team building, that they would like to see carried out.
  Power BI provides an analysis service, offering business information for quick and informed decisions. It is a cross-platform tool made up of a collection of software services, applications, and connectors that work together to transform unrelated data sources into coherent, visually engaging, and interactive information.
Examples of use:
  • Stock control - Power BI cross-references data in tables, for example, one controlling product stock, another controlling the number of orders, and another controlling prices, to find out if there are enough products for customers and what the profit from sales will be.
  • Create dashboards - This allows visual graphics and tables to be displayed on a single screen.
  With Power Pages, you can create websites using the same business data used to create applications, workflows, intelligent virtual agents, reports, and analytics on the Microsoft Power Platform. Microsoft Power Pages allows you to create websites from scratch with templates from Design Studio, including specific structures and functionalities for various business scenarios.
Examples of use:
  • Customer support portals - Allows employees to create and manage tickets with the internal IT helpdesk, just like an external customer support portal.
  • Booking pages - Allow customers, partners, or employees to schedule or book events, services, or resources from a secure platform.
  Microsoft Power Automate is a comprehensive and integrated cloud-based automation platform with advanced digital process automation (DPA), robotic process automation (RPA), and process mining capabilities. Power Automate transforms time-consuming tasks into fast, automated workflows, increasing business productivity.
Examples of use:
  • Create automation that lets you save email attachments from Outlook to OneDrive.
  • Create automation that allows you to trigger a flow with an alert controlled by Power BI data.

Why you should start using Power Platform

  • Simple automation of business processes
To increase productivity, Power Platform allows you to automate work processes. With Power Automate, you can automate repetitive tasks by creating workflows, freeing up resources to focus on other work. 
  • Improved decision-making
Power BI helps companies analyze and interpret data to make informed business decisions and implement changes on time. Power BI dashboards provide real-time data, so decisions are always made based on the latest information.
  • Improved productivity
Automating and optimizing processes with Power Platform tools is a simple process that increases worker productivity and collaboration. All Power Platform applications are connected to your Microsoft environment to ensure seamless integration and workflow.
  • Cost savings
Power Platform is a low-code platform that allows organizations to create solutions to automate business processes without having to write complex code. This saves time and money on development costs. What's more, there's no need for an IT professional, as anyone can be a Power Platform developer with the right support.
  • Flexible working environment
Power Platform is a cloud-based platform that allows users to access all the tools from anywhere and from any device, enabling flexible working arrangements.
  • Accelerating innovation with AI
The AI and automation tools built into low-code platforms are increasingly important. With Copilot and other AI-assisted capabilities in Microsoft Power Platform, everyone can create innovative solutions faster.

We can conclude that with Power Platforms there is a kind of democratization of technology, where everyone gains time and productivity since IT teams are not overloaded and employees can adapt their routines to be productive.

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