Moving to Microsoft Power Platform

What are the biggest apprehensions of moving to Microsoft Power Platform?

Moving to Microsoft Power Platform

  1.     It would compromise the security of the data.

The biggest fear that you will face from the outset will be data security and its dispersal preventing. The management of sensitive data is absolutely critical for any business. The risk increases when the data is too internally accessible, more specifically to staff who should not have access to this information. The initial reason for your IT team should refuse may be because of the fear that information will end up anywhere and that they will lose control of it. 

Solution here is: Regardless of the software you ‘re implementing, when granting access, it’s always important to establish good practices and sound regulations. The setting up of security profiles and requests for access may limit information flow. Implementing this task properly is crucial since doing otherwise could expose the company to great risks.   

  1.     We don’t have the financial resources.

Your IT department may also be concerned about the cost increases. The more your company is able to use and create applications for many employees, bigger the licensing costs. Depending on the budget set aside for each department, the addition of these new costs can quickly turn into a headache. 

Solution here is: Creation of new applications to solve problems will increase the organisation’s efficiency. Thus, the investment in licences will be recovered quickly through significant time savings. 

  1.     This will overload the IT team.

Your IT department may also worry that it will unduly increase its workload. In addition, there could be a craze around these applications. But this also means that requests for improvements and bugs will most likely emerge. Obviously, the IT department knows this process. However, for the IT team this work could be especially difficult. Developers are not uncommon to forget to maintain documentation or to do standard follow ups. The application management is then a lot more complex for the IT department.
Solution here is: There are two approaches to this; 

  • Build a Center Of Excellence as a long term strategy: Establishing a centre of excellence is the best way to prevent the IT department from being swamped with work. This is a team with a methodology and the tools needed to support, train, and grow new developers. This ensures that they are supported in their development initiatives, and everybody will collaborate in this context, which will divide the load among many. 
  • Empower all the business users in addition to IT: Once the Application Lifecycle Strategy & Security are defined. You could identify one or two volunteers from each department and get them to start building apps relevant for that team. This way it becomes a much more collaborative, rapid way of app development with maximum utilization of the Low Code/No Code strategy of the Microsoft Power Platform. 
  1.     The application data is imprecise.

The developer creating an application or dashboard often fills erroneous data. If the information used has not been validated, consulting with this platform may have serious implications for the business. In other words, your organisation, based on inaccurate information, could make wrong decisions. 

 Solution here is: So, the procedure hasn’t changed in the case of an application. The data used must still be ensured and their presentation validated.

  1.     This will increase Shadow IT

Shadow IT represents all the technological decisions that are made in your company without the knowledge of your IT department. From the IT department ‘s perspective, giving free rein to developers creating applications complicates the monitoring of the tools being used. 

Solution here is: Everything created and implemented is visible to the IT department by using Microsoft Power Platform tools. The IT shadowing collapse is precisely the strengths of this platform. More the IT department allows employees to use the power platform to solve the problems they face, the more they can keep an eye on the tools they use.

Also Read More about – Power Automate UI Flows are available in CoE Starter Kit 

Sysfore is a Microsoft Gold Partner with unique customer stories using the Microsoft Power Platform. Being a low code/no code platform, partner could help customer in quickly building apps for their key business challenges leveraging the various solution components. As requested sharing with you the solutions which Sysfore has already built on PowerApps platform for customers.

Watch this video?  to get a quick overview of how the CoE Starter Kit can help you adopt the Power Platform at scale!

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Common use cases for Power Platform

Common use cases for Power Platform using Power Apps & Power Automate are as follows:

Common use cases for Power Platform

Asset Management – Organizational asset issue and return management, with approval request and tracking, integrated with office 365 providing single sign-on. Separate employee app and asset team app. 

Vendor Invoice Automation – Powerful application for efficiently managing your entire vendor invoice management process on-the-go with enterprise-grade security.

Employee Productivity management system (Attendance, Timesheet, Leave, Reimbursements) – Intended to effectively track your workforce, by monitoring employee leaves, time and attendance, as well as work shifts. 

Inspection & Audit Management – Integrated app used by the sourcing and quality teams to manage the quality and timely delivery of products by vendors, with clear roles defined for managing the various tasks.

Expense approval system – Streamlines and automates the workflows associated with creating, approving and controlling expense claims. 

 360 appraisal system – Sets out automatic reminders of upcoming schedule such as employee appraisals, training course, follow-ups and other important dates and meetings. 

Visitor Management System – Monitoring and tracking the visitors effectively as well as reduce the risk of unwanted intruders and trespassers inside the facility 

Client or Sales Registration forms – Lets clients sign up for an account or service with a specific company 

Know your Customer system – Enables frontline staff to conduct KYC with ease and perfection with defined process and checklists moreover allow users to take customer photos, upload their documents, provide status updates and submit KYC while with customer.  

Capital expenditure Management – You can automate your Expense approvals, involving your stakeholders, subject matter experts, and managers. It’s a Budgeting solution for any organization that requires multiple approvals. 

Requisition Management System – Web application to manage the various purchase requisitions of the organisations from initiation, capturing the various product inputs, technical evaluation, vendor management, etc..

Extending your SharePoint Portal using Power App mobile apps – This tool provides a report for each analyzed page showing how the page performs against a defined set of performance criteria.

Also Read More about – Microsoft Power Platform in detail 

Sysfore is a Microsoft Gold Partner with unique customer stories using the Microsoft Power Platform. Being a low code/no code platform, partner could help customer in quickly building apps for their key business challenges leveraging the various solution components. As requested sharing with you the solutions which Sysfore has already built on PowerApps platform for customers.

 

Get Sysfore Cloud Managed Services For Your Enterprise

Sysfore, A Microsoft Cloud solution provider and a Gold Partner, uses leading network, technology, and service expertise to deliver our service anytime, virtually anywhere, quickly and efficiently. We have helped over 80 small enterprises and 30 mid-sized enterprises across the globe for a successful cloud migration in the past 8 years.
Contact one of our experts today and we will help you find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.

Microsoft Power Platform in detail

What is Microsoft Power Platform? 

Microsoft is pioneering the digital transformation, aiming to help companies re-imagine how to bring people together, Data and processes creating value for your clients and in a digital first world maintain a competitive advantage. 

The Power Platform consists of FOUR core applications: 

  • PowerApps—Turn ideas into organizational solutions by enabling everyone to build custom mobile and web apps that solve business challenges. 
  • Power Automate — Boost business productivity to get more done by giving everyone the ability to automate organisational processes. 
  • Power Virtual Agents—Easily build chatbots to engage conversationally with your customers and employees—no coding required. 
  • Power BI—Displaying your business data in interactive, real-time dashboards and reports to provide detailed insights.Microsoft Power Platform

CDS – Common Data Service allows you to store and manage data that business applications use securely. Data is stored on a set of entities within the Common Data Service. An entity is a set of data storage records, similar to the way a table stores data within a database. Common Data Service includes a basic set of standard entities that cover typical scenarios, but you can also use Power Query to create and populate custom entities specific to your organisation with information. Then app makers can use Power Apps to use this data to create rich applications.

AI Builder is a capability of Microsoft Power Platform that you can utilise to improve business performance by automating processes and predicting results. AI Builder is a turnkey solution which delivers AI power through a point-and – click experience. You can add intelligence to your apps with AI Builder, even if you don’t have the coding or data science skills.   

Within PowerApps Studio or the Microsoft Flow website you can access AI Builder from the navigation pane. The simple wizard like experience is tailored to empower every developer in accordance with the power platform’s essence. Under the ‘Models’ tab of the AI Builder, you can access all of your AI models in a single pane, providing up front key information about each model in a tabular format. Clicking on a particular model takes you to its details page, where the user is made available with other key information and actions. You can perform actions like publish and test the model, view the model efficacy and weights of data contributing to it or view other recommended rom the details page. You can perform actions such as publishing and testing the model, viewing the effectiveness of the model and the weights of the data contributing to it or viewing the details page of another recommended rom. 
Portal Power Apps makers can now create a powerful new type of experience; external websites that allow users outside their organisations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in the Common Data Service, or even anonymously browse the content. 

For creators to quickly build a website and customise it with pages, layout, and content, these capabilities feature a revised end-to – end experience. Through templates, makers can reuse page designs, add forms and views to display Common Data Service key data, and publish it to users. 

See how to automate machine learning processes to enhance the usage of AI with Power Automate. The process of how to use pre-built AI tools inside Power Automate, and show how this automation can be used in the Power Platform, furthermore how to use form processing, using AI Builder and Power Automate, to read handwritten forms. Learn how to detect the objects and activities in an image using Power Automate, Power Apps and Cognitive Services.   

With such a wide array of applications, Microsoft is a leader in the enterprise tools and apps market. These applications range from standard Office 365 productivity tools, business back-end systems in Dynamics 365, or hundreds of Azure’s cloud services —just to name a few. 

Also Read More about – Common use cases for Power Platform

How does Power Platform collaborate together with all 4 apps? 

All four of these applications have different functionality but can work together to significantly improve your operations. In fact, to gain a deep perception, here is a case in which all applications in the Power Platform can work together. 

An app has been created on Power Apps which allows salespeople to create sales orders on the go, meaning they don’t have to wait until they’re back in the office to fill out the sales order. The salesperson goes to a client site, finds out what they need to order and fills out the required information on the app, storing the data in the CDS. Then Power Automate workflow has been set up to send an automatic email notification to a manager to approve the sales order as soon as it has been filled out. A Power BI dashboard has been created to display sales data, tracking various metrics relating to item sales, sale locations, number of sales for each salesperson, etc. Finally, with the help of Power Virtual Agent AI bots, you can know the status of your order, whether it’s approved or at what stage. 

 

Get Sysfore Cloud Managed Services For Your Enterprise

Sysfore, A Microsoft Cloud solution provider and a Gold Partner, uses leading network, technology, and service expertise to deliver our service anytime, virtually anywhere, quickly and efficiently. We have helped over 80 small enterprises and 30 mid-sized enterprises across the globe for a successful cloud migration in the past 8 years.
Contact one of our experts today and we will help you find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.