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Digitally Transform Your Entire Business Process with Microsoft Power Apps

by Spanish Point - Aug 29, 2022
Digitally Transform Your Entire Business Process with Microsoft Power Apps

On the surface Microsoft PowerApps appears to be a platform designed to help people who want to create software applications without any coding experience, realise their ideas and bring them to life. While that is true, there is so much more to it. Not only can businesses and individuals use PowerApps to actualise app ideas, it can also be used to custom build necessary solutions to ensure your business operations run smoothly.

Need a custom CRM? Power Apps can help you enhance and adapt Dynamics 365 CRM to suit your business needs perfectly. Looking to create a seamless onboarding and offboarding system? With Power Apps you can. The possibilities are endless and with little to no coding skills, you can revamp the processes you are already engaged in by building your own more efficient solutions.

Types of Power Apps

Canvas Apps – These are apps that are designed using drag and drop features making it very easy to use, similar to how you would create PowerPoint decks. To simplify the process even more, Microsoft gives you app templates that you can then customise to fit your requirements. Build apps that integrate business data from a wide variety of Microsoft and third-party sources. Share your app so that users can run it in a browser or on a mobile device and embed your app so they can run it in SharePoint, Power BI, or Teams.

Model-driven apps – With model driven apps, the design approach is more focused on adding elements like charts, dashboards, forms and more using the app designer tool. With this tool, you have the potential to build both simple and complex apps and solutions. These are perfectly suited for apps that are data dense and involve a complex process, making it simpler for users to move seamlessly between related records.

Portals – This is Microsoft’s tool for creating bespoke websites and web pages with no coding skills necessary. It features a revamped end-to-end experience for makers to quickly design a website and customise it with pages, layout, and content. Creators can reuse page designs through templates, add forms and views to display key data from Data verse, and publish to users. It allows you to build an external facing version of your website for guests to sign in, create and view data anonymously.

Ways Your Organisation Can Leverage Power Apps

Human Resources Department

  • Employee Appraisal System – Using PowerApps, the employee appraisal system can be upgraded and automated. No longer will HR managers need to inefficiently enter data painstakingly on individual users. A custom workflow can be built and connected to Power BI dashboards that provides visual representations of employee performance. This helps save time and reduce stress for HR managers, particularly in big companies with a lot of staff.
  • Employee Onboarding and Offboarding – The employee onboarding and offboarding process is a very important one. When new employees get hired, the onboarding experience helps them feel welcome, while the offboarding process is crucial for security reasons and to ensure leaving staff no longer have access to the organisation’s data. With PowerApps, a routine onboarding and offboarding process can be established, mechanising the system, and improving it effectively.

Finance Department

  • Processing Invoices – A lot of businesses manually create invoices as they need them. This can often times become cumbersome and inexpedient. PowerApps gives you the capability to develop different templates for invoice creation as well as the ability to create workflows that have the necessary notifications, simplifying said process dramatically.
  • Tracking Payment – Businesses often have multiple payments going in and out of the company to suppliers, from retailers, and from clients. These payments need to be tracked and kept on top of. PowerApps gives you the tools to do this by assigning each payment its own unique ID, allowing for easy monitoring.

Sales and Marketing Department

  • Events Planning – The Marketing Department will often have events that entail a lot of scheduling and organising. PowerApps allows you to create a tailor-made app for your events management that can be specialised to the sort of events your company would normally have.
  • Field Work Management – Sales Representatives that are frequently on the field or travelling to clients and partners need a way to access company data, customer information, client notes etc. This can all be developed in PowerApps and customised to your sales team’s needs, providing them with the tools they need to function at their optimum no matter where in the world they are.

Get Started Using PowerApps with Spanish Point

Spanish Point are here to help you on your journey to improving your business systems. We can connect your data from the Cloud and develop business applications that are functional on any device without any code. We implement PowerApps to help companies answer problems and develop solutions in the form of web or mobile applications. If you would like to learn more about the limitless capabilities of Power Apps, we hold a one-day bootcamp where one of our consultants will give you in depth insights into everything you need to know. We also offer support and training for your employees.

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