December 13, 2022
December 13, 2022
Microsoft Power Apps provides both professional and citizen developers with the opportunity to rapidly create full featured mobile or browser-based apps. As a low-code/no-code solution that is part of Microsoft’s Power Platform, Power Apps developers can benefit from the value of the complete platform – leveraging automation, AI, and analytics to create a complete solution that truly reflects their business processes.
Technology owners opt for Power Apps because of the numerous benefits it offers to organizations, such as a robust connector ecosystem, templates, and an effective drag and drop design environment. This technology allows organizations to be agile in their ability to modernize workloads, without the need to rely on traditional app building processes, reducing the time required to develop solutions that address business opportunities.
As a part of the Microsoft Power Platform, Power Apps provides organizations with control over their own digital transformation. The possibility of putting low-code solution development tools in the hands of citizen developers opens new digital opportunities for organizations to explore.
Power Apps offers several capabilities that simplify the app-building process, encourage user creativity, and improve operational efficiency:
Usability and flexibility are two of the major advantages of Power Apps. The nature of its design makes it possible for people with minimal coding knowledge or technical background to develop applications. With an intuitive interface that allows you to drag and drop, you can speedily add buttons, text, labels, and data connectors. The solution is preloaded with other components and templates that make it easy and effortless to develop solutions.
Power Apps allows organizations to significantly cut down on the financial investment required for application development. By providing in-house technical teams with training to become effective with the tools – pro developers and citizen developers can quickly become productive.
Organizations also see a reduction in the time required to turn around important updates and enhancements after a solution has been deployed – saving on the development effort and reducing the time that business units spend using tools that aren’t optimized.
Applications provide the ability to evolve processes that are trapped in ineffective legacy systems, email inboxes, spreadsheets, or other unwieldy storage and instead capture business information in a structured way – so that process data can be easily accessed, analyzed, and leveraged for automation.
We have identified a few important steps that can help you successfully take full advantage of Power Apps.
As described in an earlier article of ours, a COE is an organizational structure that enables the distributed development of applications. It is a multi-disciplinary team that centralizes in-house development skills, talent, and expertise in a way that makes information more accessible to your developers while enhancing clarity, focus, and consistency around your organization’s application building goals.
The COE Team will work to define and implement standards, practices, policies and procedures that are necessary to own, operate, and administer the Power Platform. MNP Digital offers a COE Framework service that helps clients create and activate an effective Power Platform COE.
The Microsoft Power Platform COE Starter Kit is a free tool for nurturing, administering, and monitoring the Power Platform. The Starter Kit solution contains apps, automations, and dashboards that support the ownership, operation and management of the platform.
The Center of Excellence Starter Kit comes with robust out-of-the-box capabilities to help you streamline your app-building processes, as well as tools to help you strengthen your governance practices. It consolidates important information all in one place thereby empowering your COE team to take risks, investigate new opportunities, and analyze existing behaviour.
Looking to take the next step with Power Apps? Or interested in learning more about our governance and Center of Excellence services? Our experts are ready to talk whenever you are.