Microsoft Power Automate

Power Automate

Formerly Microsoft Flow, is a solution developed by Microsoft to allow individuals to efficiently build workflow implementations across a wide range of applications and services. Thanks to its easy-to-use GUI that requires no professional experience, Power Automate helps everyone to build workflows.

Power Automation Flow

Enhance your workflows with AI Builder

Bring intelligent automation to your business processes with AI that’s easy to train and configure within Microsoft Power Automate.

Easily add AI to workflows

Easily build, train, and publish AI models without writing a single line of code, using templates and a guided process, or quickly embed prebuilt components directly into your workflows.

Power Automation

Increase efficiency throughout your organization

Quickly simplify tasks using AI models such as prediction, form processing, object detection, category classification, and entity extraction via a simple, intuitive interface. Get straight to productivity with prebuilt AI scenarios including key phrase extraction, language detection, sentiment analysis, text recognition (OCR), business card reader, entity extraction, receipt processing, and category classification.

Automate your workflows and apps

Focus on high-value work by automating your time-consuming manual processes with AI Builder and the robotic process automation (RPA) capability in Power Automate. Quickly access AI Builder components in Microsoft Power Apps to extract text and visual information using your camera or from available images and documents.

Gain value from your data

Built on the strength of Azure AI capabilities, AI Builder in Power Automate allows you to train and build no-code models and enhance the intelligence of your business apps using your data in Dynamics 365, Office 365, and Common Data Service.

  • Use pre-built automation templates for common automations (within the Flow Gallery)
  • Create you own automations by connecting various applications, such as Outlook, SharePoint Dynamics 365 or non-Microsoft apps like Twitter, Asana, Gmail, MailChimp etc.
  • Set up triggers, alerts, automated emails, push notifications and much more – with no coding and in minutes
  • Overall it allows you to save time, reduce human error and streamline your processes

 

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 Power Apps 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!

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.

Common use cases for Power Platform

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

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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 Power Apps 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.