Microsoft PowerApps Essentials: The Purpose and Benefits

BY: NEISHA SANTIAGO

PowerApps is a suite of apps, services, connectors, and data platforms that provides you a fast application environment to develop custom apps for your business needs.

Using PowerApps can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).

Apps built using PowerApps provide rich business logic and workflow capabilities to convert your manual business processes to digital, automated processes. Apps built using PowerApps have a responsive design and can run seamlessly in the browser or on mobile devices.

PowerApps also provides an extensible platform that lets pro developers programmatically interact with data and metadata, apply business logic, create custom connectors, and integrate with external data.

Microsoft is behind PowerApps as a combination with powerbases like Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Azure work to make PowerApps incredibly fast and powerful. PowerApps will improve to engage customers, optimize business processes, remodel product delivery, and make it easier for employees to work smarter and more efficiently.

Business Benefits of Microsoft PowerApps

Many businesses will be familiar with the conflict to collect data efficiently and cost-effectively. While smart devices like phones and tablets have developed quickly, complex business-related apps have sometimes lagged. Apps have been high-priced to build and are often very slow in the making. PowerApps solves all these problems. As it’s native to the Microsoft family, there are no issues with compatibility, and it’s been designed to work smoothly with other aggregation sources.

The extensive use of the Common Data Service for Apps (CDS) means there is no shortage of compatible data to draw. It’s backed by Microsoft’s extensive experience in cybersecurity protocol. In good news for developers, PowerApps has been designed with speed of implementation in mind. Engineers will only need to understand how to work with Open API, Rest API, or OData API to get the apps off the ground. This speed is due to the innovative design framework that we’ll look at now.

There are many benefits of implementing the PowerApps platform into your business. When it’s combined with Microsoft Dynamics 365, you obtain the best performance. PowerApps can be used as data collection points, but also for the dissemination of up-to-the-minute information for sales teams. Also, the suite of programs is cost-effective. When you consider how long it can take to develop an app using traditional methods, the sheer speed and ease of developing using PowerApps cannot be understated.

Using the combination of programs alleviates much of the manual handling. When the tech is underdeveloped, staff can waste hours preparing and processing data. The app is also an excellent gateway for the team in the field. When data collection and input is critical, it’s worthwhile having a user-friendly app on hand.

Another benefit is that the app-building environment is low code/no code; it’s easy to bring new data into the app user experience.

Microsoft PowerApps can be the solution you’re looking for. Keep it simple with PowerApps and take your business to the next level.