MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 POWER APPS
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Build powerful end-to-end business solutions by connecting Power Apps across the entire Microsoft Power Platform—and to Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, and hundreds of other apps—to drive innovation across your entire organization.
What is Power Apps?
Power Apps is the ideal solution for a business that knows it needs more than just the standard software solutions. Internally, a business may decide that it needs to create a more sophisticated, customized app to keep its employees on track. Typically, Power Apps is used for large businesses that want to make their own app with the goal of increasing a business’s productivity. Typically these apps are low-code and easy to configure, but boast the ability to modernize a business and help it solve problems. Before Power Apps, a business would need to go to a developer and commission a custom app to meet its needs. But with this solution, any business can become a developer to design their own custom app.
What Does Power Apps Include?
Power Apps includes an easy-to-use platform that guides a user to design an app in as little as a few hours. Then, the app can be deployed within a business. These apps typically connect various components of an existing Microsoft platform’s data within a business. Once designed, the app can be run on the web, or submitted to the iOS store and the Android store for employees to download directly on their phones.
A sample of ways that Power Apps can be deployed within a business includes:
With personal space becoming a big factor in office working, Power Apps can help businesses to clear up any confusion of who needs to be where and when. Power Apps has the ability to allow employees to book various conference rooms and sync up schedules with Microsoft Office calendars so there are no overlaps between meetings. Also, you can allow adequate time in between meetings to make sure the room is cleaned and sanitized if needed.
Perhaps one of the most human resources-friendly functions on Power Apps is the ability to create a simple function for employees to request holiday/vacation days. Instead of emailing a supervisor or HR to request time off, these requests can be submitted and approved via a customized company app to keep everyone’s schedules nice and organized.
Find an Employee
If you work in a large business, it’s likely that all of your employees do not know each other. If someone needs to find the contact information of another individual, Power Apps can be configured to help employees search for one another and get in touch.
Task flow and workflow are an integral part of any business. Once a project kicks off, employees can see any relevant onboarding tasks by using Power Apps. This not only ensures that you can keep a project on track, but it helps a business to alert employees that a new contract has been secured.
With Budget Trackers, you can track what you are spending on a project, or what an employee is spending if they are on a business trip. This easily allows employees to keep all their expenses organized in one place and to share easily, if needed.
If none of these solutions are what you are looking for, the great news is that Power Apps can be totally customized to design the exact app that your business needs. If you are going the custom route, partnering with another company to assist you with this process is definitely a smart idea.
The Bottom Line
Power Apps is an excellent solution choice for your business if you know that you are interested in designing a custom app, but don’t want to pay hefty developer fees. At SSNW, we love this solution for businesses that are forward thinking and want to modernize their operations. The software is billed at a monthly rate, depending on the amount of users you need, and can easily be scaled up or down to fit your business’s specific needs. It is a great choice for growing businesses that want to get organized.
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If D365 Power Apps sounds like a smart investment for your business, it is best to leave it up to a non-biased company that specializes in this type of work. At Strategic Solutions Northwest, we work with many companies to set up and launch their own subscription of D365 Power Apps. Assisting companies to set up solutions that work for them is what we do.