The way we perform processes and communicate has drastically changed throughout the years – and the major shift to process automation has been fueled by the innovative technologies of today. Organizations around the world are increasingly abandoning the old way of working – routine manual processes have proven to be ineffective and time-consuming – and time is one of the biggest and most important assets we have. By adopting automation, organizations get the opportunity to eliminate these silos, abandon time-consuming processes and shift towards a more productive – automated way of work.
However, 37% of organizations are still using paper to manage critical business processes and 65% of organizations still report an app development backlog. Low-code development and Power Apps have proven to be effective in helping organizations eliminate the backlog and accelerate digital transformation.
What is Power Apps?
Power Apps is a platform designed to empower any organization to be able to build highly customized task and role-based applications within SharePoint, Teams, and Dynamics 365. It is a hybrid development platform built in Azure that relies on the robust infrastructure of Microsoft and helps clear the development backlog by empowering developers to leverage low-code through DevOps.
What are the benefits of Power Apps?
One of the major benefits of Power Apps is that anyone with knowledge of Teams, Office, and D365 apps can develop task & role-based applications with little to no knowledge of coding. You can use templates, drag and drop, or custom code to build a web or mobile applications to solve critical obstacles within any organization. With Power Apps, you can make Office 365 and Dynamics 365 a unique fit for your specific business needs with powerful apps that use critical business data to increase productivity and automate processes across your organization
To build powerful applications, you need powerful data. By using a large library of connectors or Microsoft Dataverse, you can bring data from more than 200 different sources and harness the insights derived from your unique business data to build highly customized apps that extend Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Azure capabilities to accommodate to your exclusive business needs.
With Power Apps, you can build, train and publish AI models without writing code, thanks to the pre-built and configurable templates and guided processes within the AI Builder. This way, you can get a competitive edge and always be a step ahead of competitors with more innovative, productive, and AI-powered automated business processes that waste no time and drive productivity in the workplace.
From Low-Code Devs to Professional Developers, anyone can use Power Apps
Power Apps is intuitive – with a point-and-click approach to app design and a large selection of templates to accelerate app development. The ease of connectivity to data and the Excel-like expressions to add logic to the unique applications makes Power Apps incredibly easy to use for citizen developers. Power Apps enables citizen developers, code-first professional developers, and IT to work together towards more sophisticated solutions. While code-first devs can build APIs and connectors, or architect the app-building process, low-code developers can use these tools to actually build the end application. The full range of app development and ALM functionality is available through pro developer tools like Visual Studio and DevOps.
When it comes to integrating Power Apps – your governance and data security will never be compromised. It allows for centralized management of all first and third-party apps. Power Apps’ GDPR compliance and enterprise-grade security are consistent across Office 365 and Dynamics 365 apps. All applications that are created with Power Apps are linked to Microsoft’s active directory domain service, which authenticates and applies the necessary security to all users and devices.
Why Low Code?
Using low code increases development agility, in fact, according to Gartner 65% of all app dev will be low code by 2024. Low-code automates and enhances repetitive IT processes and reduces errors across the entire organization.
Especially with the increased adoption of collaboration platforms like Microsoft Teams during the pandemic, many workers found new ways to keep the business moving through challenging times. Using Dataverse for Teams – a platform that lets anyone build custom apps and workflows using Power Apps. Anyone with low-code to no-code experience can easily build apps from scratch directly in Teams and solve unique business problems.
With low code, the time and cost of building web and mobile apps is drastically reduced and enables organizations to get through the development backlog quickly and efficiently. The biggest and most important advantage of low-code is that it builds a bridge across Business Analysts who are experts at solving business problems and IT and devs who are responsible for the business data security, governance, and integrations
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