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.

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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. 

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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. 

 

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What is CDS V2.0? How can Dynamics 365 users Benefit from CDS V2.0?

With the Microsoft Business Applications, spring 2018 release. Microsoft is unleashing a wave of innovation across the entire product line with numerous new features in three core areas: new business applications; new intelligent capabilities infused throughout; and transformational new application platform competence

 

As part of the innovations and improvements rolled out across the company’s business applications division, users of platforms such as Dynamics 365, Office 365, and Power BI can soon witness changes that will make it easier to share information between apps, collect useful insights from their data, and build custom apps to support their business processes.

 

In this article, we will take a closer look at what is CDS V2.0 and how Dynamics users can benefit from it

 

What is Common Data Service V2.0?

“The Common Data Service is the Microsoft Azure-based business application platform that enables you to easily build and extend applications with their business data. The Common Data Service does the heavy lifting of bringing together your data from across the Dynamics 365 family of services so you can focus on building and delivering the apps, insights and process automation that matter to you and your customers with PowerApps, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow.”

 

Early 2018, Microsoft rebranded its Common data service as the Common data service for apps. It allows the users to quickly integrate programs, build new custom applications and create automated workflows. With the easy access of data by apps across a company’s digital stable, Microsoft couldn’t have positioned Dynamics 365 as an intelligent, cloud-first platform

 

By bringing together data from Dynamics 365 apps, Office 365 and other third-party sources, enterprises are able to make sense of data generated by disparate programs,  giving them a more complete picture of their business.

 

The Common Data Model allows apps to integrate and share data with each other without the need for extensive, custom integration by providing a centralized point where systems can come together and connect, and bridging the gap between repositories of information once divided by a digital language barrier.

 

The CDM not only allows Microsoft business applications to communicate with each other but also with third-party apps and services.
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Benefits For Dynamics 365 Users

Future growth across all industries, and the organization and business models of entire industries themselves will be driven in large part by applying digital technologies to more intelligently engage customers, reimagine products and services, transform operations and empower employees.

 

On combining information from the full suite of Dynamics 365 apps, and authorizing data to be shared with other platforms, the CDS v2.0 equip Dynamics 365 users with numerous advantages:

Centralization of data

The new Common data service provides users with a stable platform in which they can store their collective Dynamics 365 data so that their apps can communicate with, and even learn from, each other. Earlier when companies were using both ERP and CRM apps from Dynamics family, the data from each platform was isolated.

“CDS helps to facilitate the movement and synchronization of data between complementary applications, for example transferring customers and contacts from Dynamics 365 Sales to Finance and Operations,” explains Ham.

“Now that Microsoft Dynamics 365 suite of specialized products are connected by the Common Data Service, it ensures each individual application is connected to the same source of data.”

Addition of new applications to Dynamics 365 is made easier to cater for requirements as your company grows. This enables the seamless and secure transfer of data between applications for a much simpler and more reliable user experience  

Build Apps and Workflows without coding

CDS v2.0 is built on Common Data Model, which provides the data-based infrastructure on which PowerApps and Flows can be built.

It’s an easy drag and drop based platform which help users without any coding experience to get the most out of their business. Thus leaving room for development and automation.

Integration with 3rd party services

CDS V2.0 allows connecting 3rd party apps like Salesforce, Buffer, MailChimp, Facebook, Google Drive, Trello, and Zendesk with Microsoft flow. This enables Dynamics 365 users to create workflows across all of their cloud service.

Deeper Analytics

The CDS for Analytics provides users with a data lake which is directly integrated into Power BI, making it easier for users to get a complete overview of their business using data pulled from a variety of sources.

Data stored in the Common Data Service for Apps integrates easily and automatically with the Common Data Service for Analytics for customers who use both services. You can start from enterprise and transactional data you already own (such as leads, campaign information, and previous customer purchases) and combine it with data from other sources (such as weblogs or product telemetry) to get a unified picture.

Learn more about how your organization can implement service innovation from cutting-edge AI solutions designed for the most complex enterprise scenarios to modular apps that let you tackle discrete business transformation processes one at a time with Dynamics 365. Contact one of our experts today to get a free consultation on how you can implement Dynamics 365 in your organization and find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555