Is your organization feeling stale? Do you have data, but don't know how to leverage it? Do you need more data, either from your team or external sources? Does your team lack efficiency? If you've answered "yes" to any of these, then you should definitely check out the Microsoft Power Platform. It's a cloud based platform, which combines app building, process flowing and business intelligence all in one user-friendly platform! Most of it requires little to no code, but a Developer can help extend the functionality. Below is a break-down of the 3 power services:
Power users can design apps without code, using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. They can connect to data from several Microsoft or non-Microsoft applications such as Dynamics 365, Office 365, SQL Server, SharePoint, Excel, Salesforce, Twitter and much more. Developers can build your own custom connectors, providing almost limitless data sources. Users can access the apps on their phones or tablets by installing the Power Apps Mobile app.
Model-driven apps have less design flexibility than Canvas apps, as the layout is determined based on the components you add to it, such as dashboards, charts and views. You model the app using the Common Data Service with your business data and processes. The processes act as a guide to help your end users navigate through your defined business procedures.
Check out this blog for more information on the differences between these two types of apps.
Formerly known as Microsoft Flow, Power Automate allows power users to build workflows, without code, that integrate a diverse set of apps and services, including Dynamics 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, SalesForce, Act!, Twitter, MailChimp and many more! Each workflow can have one trigger, such as an incoming email or tweet, and one or many actions, such as creating a Lead in your application of choice and sending a text message to a user.
Power BI allows your team and executives to discover realities with your data by building rich, interactive dashboards, even if your data is stored in several applications and systems. Data sources can include Dynamics 365, Active Directory, Facebook, Salesforce, Excel, Access and much more!
If you're a Dynamics 365 subscriber, you already have access to some of this cloud power, but a Dynamics 365 subscription is not required to use the platform.
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