Microsoft’s Power Platform has been getting attention for quite some time now. People are getting fascinated even by the naming convention itself. In this blog post, you will learn more about the Power Platform and about the power users who leverage it.

The Power Platform stands on three strong pillars: PowerApps, Power Automate and PowerBI. These three used together can simplify complex business processes.

A deep dive into the three pillars:

PowerApps – How many times have you wanted to simplify a business process but got limited by the lack of developer/designer skills? PowerApps is just the right product for you. PowerApps is a low code no code solution. With the help of PowerApps you can create user friendly applications, connect to different data sources and design forms to enhance user experience.

Power Automate – Microsoft recently renamed Flow to Power Automate. (I’ll always know it as Flow in my mind, I think). Power Automate helps you automate business processes. When I say business processes, it doesn’t mean that it needs to be a complex process in order ot find value in Power Automate. You can start using Power Automate by automating your daily tasks like moving files from one place to another. A lot of approval processes can be simplified with Power Automate.

Power BI – Are you someone who likes to play with data? If yes, introduce yourself to Power BI. Visual data representation is an obsession. You can make creative reports in minutes and leave an everlasting impression on your boss.

Who is a Power user?

A power user is someone who can build low code/no code apps with PowerApps, automate business processes with the help of Power Automate and present the data in a visually appealing report with Power BI. Basically, they can leverage all three of the Power Platform applications to create a trifecta of efficiency.

Power Platform can be used to develop solutions such as:

  • Leave Request system
  • Employee Claims Mechanism
  • Compliance management
  • Policy Management tool
  • Access Management System
  • File transfer System

Skills Required to Learn Power-Platform

Think you need to be a technological expert in order to find value in Power Platform? Good news! There are no specific skills that are required to be a power user. You don’t need to be an IT professional to start using Power Platform. All you need is a little experience creating logics. If you are familiar with Excel formulas, you can easily create PowerApps, build flows and create reports. You don’t need to learn CSS or any other designing language to be a PowerApps designer. All you need is to play with the X and Y parameters.

If all this excites you and your organization has an Office 365 license, you start leveraging the Power Platform today. If you need help, you can always reach out to the New Signature Modern Workplace team.