What platform is ideal for a technology stack? We would like to have a platform that is unique and flexible, low-code and modern. It could also be affordable and can work independently of multiple systems. Modules can complement each other and be interconnected to allow for scaling and changing adoption. The good news is that such platforms exist. The Microsoft Power Platform is just waiting to be discovered.
Microsoft Power Platform approach to business is based on a pitch that suggests models should not be built around CRM or ERP, but instead under a data-cantered culture.
This fundamental shift is being driven by multiple technological trends such as automation, AI, IOT and the need for value to reinforce processes and increase efficiency without creating lock-ups or blocking the value added by each person involved in their execution.
This is how we can see the value that data can bring to companies. To be successful, we must follow the correct processes for collecting, processing, and executing that analysis.
What is MS Power Platform?
For example, if you start with multiple data sources, this can be a major obstacle to any analytics. Any automation or AI will then have to go through the same difficulties to produce any useful and reasonable results. It is crucial to collect, cleanse, and reconcile data to make it useful. This will provide the foundation for solid analytics for automation and AI.
Microsoft’s Data verse, the shared common ground database for Power Platform is a simplified version of this process. It provides a common language that allows business and analytical apps to communicate. Data verse metadata makes it possible to share data and use it in multiple Power Platform applications and business processes.
Power Platform’s low-code capabilities are another important feature. This allows non-technical resources to become citizen developers without the need for heavy lifting code.
These modular components are all part of the common base for MS Power Platform:
1. Power BI
Power BI is a combination software services and functionalities that allows data to be entered, accessed, and analysed using a visually clear and coherent layer. Multiple data sources can be used, from simple Excel and Access databases to complex links that use APIs from multiple platforms. Power BI makes it easier to combine and share data in a more readable, actionable manner.
This means that you can combine bulk data from multiple sources into a model and dashboard, which can be used by many audiences depending on their ability to interpret it for decision-making purposes. It is scalable and adaptable without being dependent on any code.
Power BI provides the components to process, aggregate, create logic and transform bulk data into a decision-making enabling format that can be deployed in multiple formats as well as mobile devices.
Power BI APIs are available to developers for data push into databases or embed dashboards, reports and reports into custom applications.
2. Power Apps
Apps or applications are a common platform for information access across multiple devices and platforms. Power Apps combines the ability to create apps, deliver services, and integrate, allowing the creation of custom applications for multiple purposes within a low-code environment.
This flexible canvas allows you to quickly deliver entry points for data or human interaction to complex logic systems. It has the advantage of either relying on the data platform, or a combination source and target databases that are connected to Power Apps.
It allows for easy customization to meet your business requirements. The business logic can also be strengthened by its workflow capabilities. Templates and workflow capabilities allow manual processes to become automated and less error-prone. This eliminates the need to have human intervention at every step. Power Apps Studio canvas features allow for feature-rich apps that can be tailored to meet specific business needs, complex requirements, and easily adjusted to multiple devices.
3. Power Automate
Automation is more than a buzzword in today’s tech industry. Automation is the way to go for business optimization and efficiency that companies must use to stand out from the rest and keep up with market demands for products and services.
It is becoming more critical than ever that we avoid letting our labour market resources run non-value-added repetitive tasks. We must keep them engaged with value-added tasks, and make sure they contribute to the operation and process.
Automation can also be used to increase commitment without locking down processes. It simply follows business rules and ensures compliance.
Automation with Power Automate uses its user-friendly interfaces for logic and flows to be respected. It also allows processes to flow without being restricted by silos. This increases the potential for streamlined business processes.
4. Power Virtual Agents
Power Virtual Agents enable the creation and deployment catboats that can interact directly with customers, employees, or any other person in your company. They are able to prioritize basic information to redirect services or collect additional information.
Power Platform Virtual Agents allow the creation of logic flows and flows that support agent interaction through a graphical interface.
Power Platform is able to automate and apply machine-learning capabilities to operations. It does this by maintaining channel allocations for multiple users, integrity and coherence, sharing a common data model, and offering rich logic and workflow capabilities that reinforce process fluidity.
We are eager to hear about your process challenges and issues so that we can suggest how the Power Platform can help you navigate a path of growth and opportunities. Contact us now!