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What Is the Microsoft Power Platform?

You may have heard the name “Power Platform” before but are not exactly sure what it is (and that’s okay!). The Microsoft Power Platform is exactly that - a powerful and incredible platform that many businesses benefit from.

To help fill you in, we’re here to explain Power Platform’s main applications, with simple explanations, and share some of the endless benefits of incorporating it into your business.

Back To Basics

To begin, the Power Platform is essentially a range of integrated Microsoft tools that allow you to analyse, automate, and act. These tools allow you to develop intelligent solutions by analysing and creating readable data reports, automating business workflows, and creating custom-built apps that solve your business needs.

Individually, they’re great. Combined, they’re incredible.

Let’s dive in!

 

Analyse With Power BI

The first component of the Power Platform is Power BI. This tool is a business intelligence solution that drives business results through data analytics and reporting.

You probably spend time switching between all of your applications in search of accurate data and reports. Power BI manages this process for you by finding the correct (and most recent) data in real-time, then uses advanced algorithms to create easy-to-understand and interactive visual representations of data for your organisation’s performance. Whether you want to view monthly KPI reports or customer service feedback rates, Power BI has got you covered.

Power BI also has additional features, such as Q&A capabilities. If you type a question into the dashboard (“what is my average customer value?”), your answer will appear in a chart.

This application saves you time by having your data visible on a single pane of glass and allows you to make important and accurate business decisions based on real information, in real-time.

 

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Automate With Power Automate

Let’s be honest, you most likely spend time (and too much time) completing repetitive administrative tasks.

This process may look something like this:

  • Onboarding and creating new client profiles
  • Filing the information away
  • Sending their profiles over to accounting systems
  • Scheduling reoccurring meetings
  • Creating teams, and so on.

This consumes your valuable time which could easily be spent focusing on what’s actually important and billable tasks. Why not just automate these tedious and time-consuming tasks?

Power Automate (formally called “Microsoft Flow”) serves as the glue that connects your range of apps and services and automates tasks and workflows. With just the click of a button, you now can automatically integrate and update data between systems on schedule, get daily reminders from your email, create tasks, send emails, and much more.

By completing manual tasks, there’s also the risk of human error. Power Automate removes that risk and gives you peace of mind in knowing that your meeting was sent to the correct people and scheduled at the correct time.

By putting intelligent workflows to work, you enhance the productivity and participation that every business strives to reach.

 

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Act With Power Apps

These days, 54% of web traffic comes in from mobile devices, up from 31% in 2015. That’s why it’s crucial for your business to create solutions that cater to all devices. This is where Power Apps comes into play!

Power Apps is another application that enables you to custom-build apps to meet your business’ needs and solve challenges.

The power is truly in your hand as you don't need to be an experienced developer to create your own app with Power Apps.

Being a low-code tool that conveniently works with data from multiple source systems, Power Apps allows almost anyone to create innovative solutions to their unique business challenges. Whether it’s incorporating AI functionality onto your dashboard or data collection, Power Apps just seems to be able to do it all.

 

Conclusion

The exciting opportunities are endless when it comes to improving the overall management or operations within your business with Power Platform, but it can be difficult to know where to start.

At TribeTech, we understand that there are better ways to do what you do. That’s why we’re passionate about building innovative solutions that add value to your business, enabling you to improve your overall workflow and ultimately save time, money, and effort.

Get in touch with us for a free consultation to discuss how we can help grow your business through smarter IT with seamless integrations.

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