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What is the Microsoft Power Platform?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The importance of solid business solutions is clear to all global organizations. But how do you build these solutions and how can you involve your employees while ensuring the business remains effective? Microsoft Power Platform is an inclusive technology which empowers all employees to innovate and create solutions that sets the business in motion and streamlines work across the organization. You can use the platform to analyze data, build solutions, automate processes, and create virtual agents. 

What is included in the Microsoft Power Platform?

Microsoft Power Platform is developed specifically for data. Mass quantities of data are being stored in the cloud, and organizations are becoming more efficient at harnessing the data and signals coming from multiple sources such as web traffic, social media, CRM, and ERP applications. However, once organizations have implemented the infrastructure for harnessing data, they then need a way to understand the data and a way for everyone in the organization to work with the data and help drive business impact. The fact is, in most organizations, there aren’t enough programmers, data scientists, and tech professionals to go around. But with the Microsoft Power Platform, employees don’t need to have these skills to be effective. 

Microsoft Power Platform cloud-based services

Including four cloud-based services: Power BI, PowerApps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, Microsoft Power Platform ensures everyone, from the CEO to the sales frontline, is empowered to access, analyze, and act on the business data. These services work seamlessly together and can connect with Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, and many other apps.

Power BI – a business analytics tool

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization. It provides employees with data-driven insights while making it easier for them to find, analyze, and visualize the data. It’s possible to connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis. Plus, you can produce intelligent reports and publish them for your organization to consume on the web and across mobile devices.

Power Apps – application development for low to no code apps

The perfect tool for digital transformation, Power Apps makes it easy to integrate and distribute data. With easy-to-use templates and point-and-click app creation, users can build customized apps on their own with zero to minimal code. Similar to building a PowerPoint, and the visual engine and workflow power are all automated. Built-in intelligence allows you to derive fast and actionable insights that can be optimized even further with additional AI services, both on Azure and by leveraging purpose-built AI insights apps like Customer Insights.

Power Automate (formerly known as Flow)- enabling process automation

Increase productivity by allowing everyone to automate organizational processes. It’s possible to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services allowing you to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more. This eliminates the time spent on repeated and trivial tasks and allows employees to focus on more value-adding activities for the organization.

Power Virtual Agents – intelligent virtual bots

Design and build powerful AI-driven chat robots that can have conversations with customers and employees helping answer their questions and keeping you connected in real-time. Chat-bots help you service your customers, anywhere, at any time. And they can be created without the use of coding or AI expertise. 

Digital transformation made easy

Microsoft Power Platform is ideal for organizations looking to become more agile and efficient.  It allows these organizations to empower their employees to innovate, create, and achieve, regardless of technical ability. It’s the perfect tool to help enable digital transformation across your organization. 

Do you want to hear more about the Microsoft Power Platform and the benefits it can bring to your organizations? Get in touch with Pipol today. 


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