As the low-code platform that integrates with Microsoft 365, Azure, and Dynamics 365, the Microsoft Power Platform is perfect for professionals who want to develop apps but lack the necessary programming knowledge. In addition, because of its integration with other Microsoft platforms, the Power Platform is perfect for companies that use Microsoft tools. But what are the different apps? And why is using the Power Platform so useful? What's so convenient about Low Code? In this blog, we try to answer all these questions.
To put it in Microsoft’s words: “Power Apps is a suite of apps, services, and connectors, as well as a data platform, that provides a rapid development environment to build custom apps for your business needs.”
Power Apps enables you (an accountant, engineer, chef, CEO) to build applications that solve your problems regardless of their size.
Low-code is a way to build applications quickly in a “drag and drop” environment. Low-code enables anyone with a desire to build apps quickly and create something without having to understand coding languages like Java or C++.
On top of that, Low-code also enables you to connect to a variety of back-ends or third party services without having to manually connect to an API or other complex connection tools.
The bread and butter of the low-code Power Platform. It enables you to create applications that display data and allow you to interact with your data directly. Power Apps enables you to build applications for both Mobile and web by using a drag and drop interface.
If you want to create automated processes running in the background, this is how you do it. If you want to send emails after new records are created, while at the same time notifying users, Power Automate does this with just a few clicks.
One of Microsoft’s newest offerings allows you to create chat bots using a low-code approach. Chat bots can be deployed internally on Teams or on your own website. They enable users or customers to find answers to problems without the need for a human-ran support centre.
With Power BI, you get even more out of Business Intelligence. Create stunning visuals that provide deep insights into your data and financials. Use forecasting to better predict changes in upcoming time periods and adjust your business planning accordingly.
Imagine you’re an accountant that has to modify data in excel based on the parameters that someone emails to you on a daily basis. Based on these emails, you want to have an overview of all of your data to be able to show to management during your monthly meetings and, on top of this, you want to be able to modify something within the data on a last minute basis if needed. The Power Platform and it’s low code tools can help you automate a large part of your workflow. Here is how:
Here at Rockfeather, we know that not everyone has the budget for their business ideas to become reality. That’s why we offer both trainings in low-code as well as building services. We empower everyone to become a citizen developer – this enables you to build things in your own time, with your own tools. If you get stuck or need help, you can be sure that Rockfeather will be there to lend a hand.
For the more advanced projects, we use all of the tools above and more to create fully fledged desktop and mobile applications that can be exported and deployed to your environment seamlessly.
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Power Automate or Logic apps? Two similar automation tools, both on the Microsoft platform with a common look. With many of the same features the differentiation lies in the details.
Want to know what’s on sale for dashboarding or data integration solutions? Want to compare data science solutions? Or would you like to see Low Coding platforms in action? This and more was discussed at the Data & Analytics Line Up 2022!