Microsoft Power Apps
Bringing the automation revolution to your workplace.
When you see these types of figures, you may think that they are too good to be true… but Microsoft Power Apps deliver!
How can Microsoft Power Apps save employees time and boost your company’s bottom line?
Your business probably has a bunch of monotonous tasks that could be either eliminated or sped up through interconnected applications. You may have even thought about developing these in the past, but were turned off by the huge costs and long time-frame of traditional development.
Microsoft Power Apps now makes these apps financially viable. As we mentioned, we’re talking about a 74% reduction in costs. Just think of the possibilities:
What is Microsoft Power Apps?
Microsoft Power Apps is part of the company’s Power Platform, which includes a range of software tools focused on app development, connectivity and business intelligence. While each of these tools are powerful on their own, they become even more powerful when connected together with Microsoft’s other services, such as Azure, Office 365 and the company’s many other business tools.
They also connect seamlessly with a wide range of third-party software, with Microsoft offering more than 300 connectors for app integration and streamlining data.
Microsoft Power Apps
How can Power Apps and Power Automate help your business?
Power Automate integrates smoothly with Power Apps, allowing you to easily automate those repetitive, mundane and time-consuming tasks. It features a point-and-click flow designer, which makes it simple to set up data flows in your apps. You can add data inputs, buttons and actions, all without needing technical expertise.
Power Automate can integrate with over 300 connected data sources including Microsoft tools like SharePoint and OneDrive for Business. It also connects to third-party tools like Twitter, Slack and HubSpot. This makes it possible for your company to maximise its data and seamlessly create automated workflows between apps and services. Together, this can enhance productivity and collaboration throughout your organisation.
Onboarding new clients can often be a hassle, but Power Apps makes it so much easier. At RODIN, we have built client onboarding apps for business customers that simplify this process significantly, cutting back on both the cost and time it takes to intake new clients.
The new clients simply fill out the digital form, and this data is then pulled into the management application, without needing any physical paperwork. This gives the clients a smooth experience and a positive impression of the company while freeing employees from the drudgery of data entry so that they can pursue more important work.
Just as Power Apps can streamline the client intake process, it also makes employee onboarding much smoother. You can build an app that integrates with a range of other services like Outlook, Calendar, Contacts and more. This enables you to build a centralised onboarding hub that collects all of the information that new hires need in one place.
The app could easily pull all of the relevant information from a range of sources, making it straightforward for new employees to familiarise themselves with company policies and meet the other onboarding requirements. Not only could this make things easier on new hires, but it could also reduce the HR workload.
Power Apps can also take advantage of camera-enabled devices to create apps that incorporate these features. Whether it’s photos or QR codes, these can play vital roles in enhancing many apps, with use cases across a wide variety of industries.
One example would be an app for maintenance employees where they can log their tasks. If they encounter a problem in their rounds, they could take a photo of it, add in some notes, and even tag the geolocation. It could all be set up to automatically notify management, and deploy follow-up crews to address the problem.
Many companies don’t have appropriate systems to keep their leave requests organised, which can result in too many employees trying to take the same day off, delays in request approval, and workers being unsure of how many days they have accrued.
All of these issues can be avoided with an easily developed Power Apps application. Your company could build a leave request app with a range of features, including a dashboard that makes it simple for employees to view all previous leave requests, and even sort them by categories, such as holidays, sick days, or days in lieu.
Employees could submit leave requests through the app, with management automatically receiving notifications. They could even approve or deny requests all with a single click from the notification screen.
Expense reporting can be tedious, but it’s also an important part of keeping track of your company’s finances. The good news is that Power Apps makes it simple to create an application that simplifies expense reporting for employees, freeing them up to pursue more important tasks.
An expense reporting app could allow them to submit receipts from their phones or tablets, and then automatically send requests for approval to management or the finance department. This could make the process significantly faster, and make it easy for both employees and the company to keep track of expenses.
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