With Microsoft being continuously at the forefront of digital transformation, enabling businesses and organizations to reimagine how they bring people together along with data and processes to create customer value and maintain a competitive edge in the digital world, it is no wonder that Microsoft tops and leads the market in terms of enterprise tools and applications.
Today’s blog post introduces a robust, super-efficient suite of business intelligence: Microsoft Power Platform.
What is Microsoft Power Platform?
Power Platform combines the robust power of PowerApps, PowerBI, Power Virual Agents and Power Automate (Previously known as flow) into one powerful business application platform – providing quick and easy app building and data insights. Each component of the Microsoft Power Platform is built on the Common Data Service for Apps. Each component is dynamic by itself, but brilliant and masterful when combined. The Microsoft Power platform brings all your data together into a common data model.
Microsoft Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics solution designed to help organizations “turn unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights.” With Power BI, users can pull data from multiple sources — for example, an Excel spreadsheet and a database — and use it to create easy-to-understand data visualizations that provide a 360-degree view into business operations.
Microsoft PowerApps is a program that leverages the low-code technique to democratize software development. Rather than manually program line after line of code, PowerApps users can quickly design and develop apps by dragging and dropping components into a flowchart-style formation. PowerApps users have their choice of two application types: canvas apps and model-driven apps.
Originally known as Microsoft Flow, Power Automate brings design logic to applications created in PowerApps. Similar to PowerApps, Power Automate is designed to democratize automation through the power of Robotic Process Automation and enables users to build complex, automated business and process workflows, which are triggered by insights from Power BI.
Power Virtual Agents
The newest addition to the Power Platform, Power Virtual Agents enables users to build their own virtual agents — that is, chatbots — using a guided, no-code graphical interface. Users can also integrate Power Virtual Agents into existing systems using prebuilt connectors or custom Power Automate workflows for a more connected experience.
What Makes Microsoft Power Platform So Essential?
In this digital age, we are extremely reliant on data – and the amount of data companies are creating is continually increasing. While all this data is inevitable, it is useless unless companies gain insights and meaning from it - to gain tangible value.
Historically, data analysis, app creation or automation would not only be complex and hard to manage, but it would also take plenty of dedicated time and effort by IT and development teams, which causes endless insufficiencies and internal delays.
This is why the Power Platform is so exciting. The Power Platform enables data democratization – the ability for digital information to be accessible to the typical (non-technical) end user. It provides four technologies that allow staff to do more with their data themselves without coding knowledge. While it doesn’t allow the intricacies and flexibility of custom coding, it does provide a simple method for most users to be able to create, automate or analyze their data in ways which have never been possible for the average worker.
With Power BI, you can evaluate data through real-time interactive dashboards and uncover the new insights you need to drive business growth. Use Power Apps to build applications in hours, not months, that run online on iOS or Android devices. Use Power Automate to integrate powerful, code-free workflow automation directly into your applications, which are networked with hundreds of apps and services. And create with Power Virtual Agents powerful chatbots - without the need for developers or data scientists - by using a guided, no-code graphical interface.
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