Definition of Microsoft Power Platform
Microsoft is one of the most innovative companies regarding productivity. With their Power Platform application, you can connect most productivity-related Microsoft components.
Microsoft's Power Platform is a decidedly business- and productivity-focused tool. What's Microsoft Power Platform? It's more of an application platform than an application itself.
In fact, it's a complete platform that brings together many applications, all used for professional purposes. In other words, Microsoft, with its heavy focus on productivity, aimed to kill two birds with one stone. They combined what they do best under a single banner, one that bears the name of Power Platform. Thanks to this productivity tool, you can share, create, and discuss all at once in an ultra professional environment.
This environment is designed to make it easier to manage and oversee projects. This way, all players can work together efficiently on part of a project or on an entire project. Power Platform automates workflows to transform and process people's technical knowledge and data using modern methods. The system operates independently.
We'll discuss this in greater depth below, but basically, Microsoft Power Platform houses 3 different complementary tools under the same roof: Power BI, Power Apps, and Power Automate. As you'll see, these tools give you 360-degree oversight of any type of project.
What tools are included in Microsoft Power Platform ?
Now that we've talked about it generally, we'll discuss the tools available in Microsoft's Power Platform and why they are good for project management.
While some are undoubtedly familiar with it, others may not be, so we'll describe it here.
Power BI is a Microsoft software program that stands as a powerful data analysis service that lets your collaborators or colleagues convert this data into simple visuals. These visuals can then be easily used.
The main feature of software such as Power BI is its ability to convert data into visuals accessible by all. It's a tool designed for professional, creative teamwork. You'll benefit from its scalability to suit the size of your business or organization.
Less known than the previous software, but it is a great resource for creating customized applications to match your data and systems.
This is an asset for meeting your team's needs. These professional applications can be equipped with AI for efficiency, creativity, and intelligence.
Power Apps makes it easy to make apps that help you meet your professional needs in a few hours.
This app will let you to automate manual workflows. You can turn repetitive tasks into automated ones and manage them intuitively and efficiently via step-by-step processes. You can enjoy automated tasks on over 296 applications, including Twitter, SharePoint, outlook.com, RSS, Agilite, Adobe Creative, and Asana.
To summarize, Power Automate helps you significantly boost productivity by automating certain tasks so that they no longer require manual human effort.
Power Platform combines 3 Microsoft applications for 3 tasks: data processing, creating customized work platforms or applications, and task automation. As you'll learn, these tools will help your business break through to the next level.
Why are these applications useful?
First, you can process data differently. With a modern way to create visuals and integrate data, you can change your methods, processes, and organization to meet your needs.
Power BI will give you a mathematical way to look at your data, free from human factors that can make it subjective. With the assistance of Power Apps, you can react to and use this data to create applications. These apps are specifically adapted to the responses you receive from this data.
But that's not all: this is the perfect application for modifying your entire structure to provide a seamless, efficient, and significantly more productive workflow. The core feature lets you develop a digital environment that reflects your needs and is tailored to your organization and your team.
By processing data retrieved via Power BI, you'll understand which tasks you spend the most time on without making you any money. These are essential tasks that don't require any human effort. This will be your first step towards automating processes across multiple applications.
Automation will make you and your team more efficient, so you can focus on creative, dynamic tasks that humans can do. With these applications, you'll manage your organization more effectively thanks to improved time, data, and team management.
Power Platform will boost both your efficiency and your productivity. This platform integrates smoothly into Dynamics 365, which will be our last point of discussion.
How do you integrate Microsoft Power Platform into your Dynamics 365 software?
Dynamics 365 is one of the most efficient ERP and CRM solutions on the market. You can use this solution to obtain predictive information to anticipate upcoming events happening in the near or not-too-distant future in given market sectors. Overall, this tool improves your operations by giving you deeper insight into your organization, from client acquisition to business operations to customer service. This application may be nationally and internationally renowned, yet it's still easily integrated into your Microsoft Power Platform software:
- Power BI is used, among other things, to extract data from Dynamics 365 that'll then be compiled and combined in preparation for analysis.
- With Power Apps, you can create applications related to 365 for yourself or your collaborators … and there is no code required!
- As we saw, Power Automate lets you extract data from Dynamics 365 and automate tasks as needed.
It's easy and hassle-free to integrate Power Platform into CRM or ERP software like Dynamics 365. This software program is, above all, uncompromising. It's a great way to further strengthen the performance of a quasi-perfect Microsoft tool. Microsoft's Power Platform offers a huge—and even infinite—number of possibilities. Contact one of our Gestisoft experts to learn how this tool can meet your business' unique needs.