The ‘Power Platform’ is a collective term for these Microsoft products:
Power Platform helps you easily manipulate, surface, automate and analyse data and can be used with Office 365 and Dynamics 365 (as well as other third-party apps and other Microsoft services). The Power Platform comes with a data platform called Dataverse (previously called Common Data Service), which provides a unified and simplified data schema so that applications and services can inter-operate.
Power Apps is a low-code approach to custom app development, that allows users to quickly create apps with a ‘point and click’ approach. With Power Apps you can:
Save time, reduce human error and streamline your processes with Power Automate. Your team will avoid repetitive tasks when you use Power Automate to create automated workflows between your Microsoft services or third-party applications. It allows you to:
Analyse complex data and enable continuous improvement with Power BI. It is a business analytics tool which allows you to easily connect to data sources, create visuals and gain business intelligence quickly. Power BI allows you to:
Create powerful chatbots—without the need for developers or data scientists—by using a guided, no-code graphical interface. You could use this to provide self-service assistance to your teams while reducing helpdesk request.
The Power Platform has some key qualities that are going to be of strategic value to your project organisation:
Dismantling silos and enabling teamwork is paramount to project success. The Power Platform makes it easy for everyone to work together, with modern work management tools such as Project for the Web, Planner, To Do and of course Teams.
Power Platform can be customised at speed to deliver solutions specific to your needs. Get features built within days, not months.
Power Automate can produce substantial productivity gains through automation of time-consuming and repetitive processes like approvals, alerts, data compilation and report creation.
The platform comes with out-of-the-box connectors that can merge data held in disparate silos. Power Platform simplifies connections between people and systems.
All of the above benefits lead to an increase in valuable data. Power BI leverages your data, which enhances decision-making and drives behavioural change towards increased maturity.