Microsoft PowerApps provides businesses with a custom development tool to create and share applications without needing prior coding experience. Essentially, PowerApps can help digitise and automate your daily processes to increase business productivity. Here’s how.
Automate workflows, processes and functions
PowerApps enables your business to eliminate tedious manual tasks by converting manual processes into automated operations, saving time and allowing staff to spend more time on strategic work and decision-making.
Apps can be created to increase functionality and mobility in the workplace. For example, you can create custom apps to automate payroll, invoicing, and reporting to customers, or to push notifications and company updates via mobile to employees and clients.
Integrate data on one platform
PowerApps enables businesses to access and integrate data from hundreds of sources within the Microsoft ecosystem such as Dynamics 365 and Office 365, third-party applications like Dropbox, SalesForce, and social media networks. Data access and sharing are done via the common data service (CDS).
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Boost team productivity and mobility
With PowerApps, you can design both desktop and mobile apps for specific business functions from automating workflows to integrating business data. You can also share these apps with any connected mobile device.
The great advantage of PowerApps is employees having fast access to perform tasks for daily data processing and management straight from their mobiles, enabling more flexibility, which boosts team productivity.
Improve data security and control
PowerApps guarantees control, security and compliance for its users. Your business can see a list with all apps created within PowerApps, and administer data policies, permissions and user control options from the transparent admin centre.
The apps are created in the Microsoft ecosystem, falling under its active directory domain service (ADDS), which authenticates, authorises and enforces security policies for all devices and users. Data is automatically compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
How do I get PowerApps?
PowerApps is available for Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E1 or higher subscription, with limited or full access to features and functionality depending on business requirements.
Find out more about PowerApps documentation and licensing on Powerapps.com.
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