Microsoft Power Platform: the platform for automation of repetitive processes without the need for programming
In their day-to-day life, companies need to build applications quickly and easily. To do this, Microsoft makes available Power Platform, a platform ready to analyze, create solutions and automate a company's processes. This platform for the automation of repetitive processes without the need for programming acts as an accelerator, as it allows everyone — from developers to business users — to create solutions (apps, RPAs, chatbots, algorithms...) with ease and without requiring programming code.
Specifically, the tool aimed at creating applications is PowerApps. Apps have a high workflow capability, as they enable manual processes to be converted into automated digital processes.
But how are apps created with Power Apps?
Power Apps is designed to make creating, designing and launching applications easier and more accessible for people with little or no coding experience. This low-code and no-code platform is used to deliver applications with less constraints and faster response time, resulting in cost savings. It is also about empowering citizen developers: users with limited technical skills who are able to create applications that fit their needs.
With Power Apps it is the same user who creates the custom application with the help of an intuitive interface. In this way, you can add functions tailored to every time the business is located. In short, Power Apps is a cloud application development environment that, within Power Platform, allows the creation of low-code and non-code apps, using a very easy-to-use graphical interface. Three types of applications can be found:
They are applications of all kinds where the user has full control over creation and design;
Model Driven. They are used to enter data into applications graphically using dashboards and views;
They are websites that you can interact with and adapt to all types of devices. Ideal for data collection, connecting the site with your apps.
Automation and Business Intelligence within everyone's reach
Under the umbrella of Power Platform, is also Power Automate, a Microsoft tool that allows you to create workflows in a digital environment or between applications, using pre-built connectors, saving time on a company's tasks.
Power BI, for its part, is the Business Intelligence solution that integrates data from multiple sources and transforms it into consistent information into a single visual dashboard of business management. In this way, companies have interactive charts that exponentially expand the value of data and amplify their own analytical capacity.
One of the latest additions to the Power Platform family is Microsoft Power Virtual Agents, which allows you to create chatbots and integrate them into a website or mobile application through a guided graphical interface. This tool is ideal for companies that want to provide real-time service in any virtual environment.
In short, Microsoft's Low Code/No Code solution, Power Platform, makes four combinable tools available to any business user or developer that facilitate the digitization and automation of an organization's processes and tools based on business needs. In addition, through a very intuitive and easy-to-use interface, the platform provides speed and agility, resulting in significant time savings when developing applications.
Enter the low-code, no-code world with Microsoft Power Platform!