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Top 5 Benefits of Microsoft Power Apps

Updated: Nov 15, 2021



Microsoft Power Apps is a "low-code/no-code" application building platform that allows users to create mobile, tablet, and desktop applications. Thousands of companies are using Power Apps to help improve their businesses like they never have before.


If you've recently heard about Power Apps, but just aren't quite sure about it yet, let me help you out be giving you my Top 5 Benefits of Microsoft Power Apps.


If you're interested in learning more about if Power Apps is right for you or have any other questions, feel free to message us - we love helping answer questions.


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Let's Get Into It...


Power Apps has SO many benefits to using it, but, luckily for you I have summarized the Top 5 Benefits (in my opinion) just for you!


1. Automate and Enhance Business Processes


Power Apps provides a fast and easy way to create simple and effective mobile and/or desktop applications to digitize processes so you can save time, money, increase productivity, and reduce errors across every department in your company.


More and more companies are beginning to implement Power Apps applications into their company and are seeing the benefits begin to pile up.


2. Less Time/Less Money - Get More Done With Less


Power Apps is a "low-code/no-code" application building tool that allows users to quickly create and customize Powerful applications in significantly less time -- which translates to less money as well.

Many times an application would be very helpful for a lot of situations, but perhaps the cost of building a traditional application wouldn't make much sense for the value you would receive in return.


Because Power Apps can be built so efficiently, this means that there are also many applications or processes that can be automated and enhanced that wouldn't have been otherwise.


3. Power Apps Developers CAN Be Non-IT Professionals

This particular benefit brings a lot of flexibility in building an application development team.


Since Power Apps isn't quite as complicated as traditional application development, it can be learned much faster by people that have never done much coding (though of course, it does help to have some experience in the "coding arena").

Being able to build a team of Power Apps developers from within one's own company can also reduce costs - as well as allow an application to be built that better meets the needs of the users - because the users are the ones building it!


4. Dozens of Pre-Built Tools in the Power Apps Toolbelt


Another great advantage of Power Apps is the dozens of pre-built controls just ready to be customized to fit your business needs.


Here are a few of the tools in the toolbelt:

  • Audio/Image/Video/File capturing

  • Barcode Scanner

  • Pen Input (For example, to capture electronic signatures)

  • Forms

  • Charts (Pie, Bar, Line)

  • Mixed Reality

  • And many more!

5. Integrate with Office 365 and Hundreds of Other Connectors


The ability to connect to not only the pre-existing Microsoft infrastructure that you may already have but also the hundreds of other connectors with just a few clicks provides tremendous value to any application!


Here are a few examples of just SOME of the connectors or services that Power Apps can connect to:

  • Databases such as SharePoint, SQL, Dataverse (A database platform specifically meant for Power Apps), Excel, and more!

  • Electronic signature services such as Adobe Sign and DocuSign

  • Bing Maps (Displaying locations can come in quite handy)

  • Google services such as Drive, Sheets, Tasks, Contacts, and Calendar

  • Workday

  • LinkedIn

  • And hundreds more!

But that's not all, for those really custom scenarios, Power Apps allows for API integration which allows you to create custom API connections when needed.


Conclusion


There are of course many more benefits but that's it for my "Top 5 Benefits of Microsoft Power Apps"!


I hope this post has helped you in your decision to use Power Apps in your company.


As always, we're happy to help answer any questions you may have and if a particular use case would be a good fit for Power Apps or not. You can message us here with any questions and we'll get in touch with you as fast as we can.


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If you're wanting to learn more about Power Apps, are interested in building Power Apps yourself (remember, you don't have to be a professional developer!), or are interested in us building you a professional Power Apps application, feel free to contact us here!



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Thanks so much for reading and have a wonderful day!


Best,



Ben Fetters (Power Apps & Power Automate Specialist)






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