Organizations and employees face many issues in performing their day to day work. Few or most of these challenges are business-critical and impact productivity, cost, or timeliness.
Businesses have been using technology and software applications to overcome such challenges, and this involved IT infrastructure set up, skilled teams to develop and maintain the software, etc. Such standalone applications may have solved specific problems and accelerated the work great, but when you want to share information or report from an organization management point of view, data need to be gathered and transformed into a single format.
Businesses need a set of solutions that –
- Ensures connections with all ongoing related operations instead of siloed data of specific business unit or process
- Provides modern experience and platform extensibility with highly tailored processes
- Leverage one user interaction at multiple places to connect the different endpoints
Business application platforms like cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics 365 applications and Power Platform with no-code or less code feature brilliantly take on these challenges by providing solutions that businesses need today.
The philosophy is to enable Power Users (who understand their business) to build and deliver solutions in less time and allowing the developers to easily extend the functionality for users and take advantage of rich services, leveraging the power platform.
These applications and platforms are based on the four building blocks to empower the digital transformation: Modern, Intelligent, Unified, Adaptable.
These business applications are built using PowerApps, which come with a visual designer with flexibility to select a data source from various systems or CDS and enables the users to create business applications for desktop, mobile or tablets. The apps can be easily shared across an organization.
The applications can further be automated using Power Automate. It comes with a web-visual designer comprising of several templates to connect between multiple apps and services. The extensibility of power automate enables different integration and automation scenarios in less development time. Further, they can be easily saved as templates, imported, and exported for offering easier deployment between development and production environments.
The Power Virtual Agents allow teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without requiring data scientists or developers. It does not require the expertise of conversational AI and the writing complex code. It minimizes the IT effort required to deploy and maintain a custom bot solution.
While all these come along smoothly, Common Data Service (CDS) offers data storage and management with a set of standard and custom entities. Using CDS as data storage expands the business application data model across o365 and modern enterprise apps.
Now Power BI with self-service business intelligence capabilities can be used to visualize and analyze the data and bringing information together with various business processes.
Hence the platform has removed all the complexities which remain in traditional application development and empowered users to focus more on business application logic, the process, data analysis, and visualization. These platforms can be used by any business, say big and small.
No matter how big or small your organization is, if you are planning to adopt one of these business application platforms, get in touch with us to undergo a discovery workshop to explore and identify which Biz application best suits your organizational needs.