Your Short Guide to Microsoft PowerApps

Amir Shingray
Amir Shingray
October 26, 2019 | Office 365

All about PowerApps

The creation of PowerApps is another innovative initiative taken by Microsoft. It gives developers and nontechnical users the ability to make mobile applications from a list of templates with the help of Microsoft Azure. It is a dashboard for various services, connectors, and data platforms, which gives the user the convenience for a swift application development environment to create a fully customized application. 

With the help of Microsoft Azure and PowerAps, people can quickly develop, manage, and share business process applications on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. PowerApps is connected with a couple of Microsoft-based applications and also with other third-party apps that Microsoft developed, including applications such as SQL Server, SharePoint, and OneDrive in the Office 365. 

Why Does Your Business Require Powerapps?

Microsoft developed PowerAppswas primarily to address productivity issues companies were facing. The principal objective of PowerApps is to allow companies to enhance their capabilities through the development of applications, without going through the hassles of coding or hiring someone expert in the field.

Just like in editing software, all you need to do is to insert all the necessary graphical and written content through the drag and drop and typing feature. These tools turned App development to a simple process similar to PowerPoint, very easy for nontechnical or technical users to use. 

An Efficient Business Application for your Mobile Devices

PowerApps mainly functions as a medium of a service that allows you to create and operate your own business applications on a couple of software by Microsoft. Initially, this requires a lot of hard work and ideas for developing the application. However, once your application is developed its easy for you to keep a check on the information through it rather than filtering a lot of folders and files.

These new PowerApps manages the whole application very efficiently by keeping everything filtered and gives you the advantage to focus only on operating the app. It contains a drag and drop feature, which makes it convenient for you to customize and design various things according to your own choices such as text, field, choice field, graphical content, forms, and other screens that will make your application complete in terms of every aspect.

 You can simply connect your business application with several other applications and data sources. All you need to do is develop an app and publish it.

PowerApps usecases

Pharmaceutical Distributor uses PowerApps to strengthen their customer relationships 

Hawkary Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest pharmaceutical distributors in Iraq, are entirely dependable on their team of sales representatives to develop and retain good relations with doctors through direct one-on-one interactions. The sales manager took the initiative of developing a customized application where he can himself store data, and enhance communication with the help of Microsoft Flow.

 He used the Application to determine the company’s sales representatives and their supervisor's performance and boost the efficiency of communication between doctors and sales teams.

After the functioning of the Application, the supervisors were able to perform various tasks in a timely fashion due to smart alerts and notification sent out by the Application. In addition to the fact that supervisors were able to make strategic decisions based on data available to them through the App. Based on data results, They were able to prepare better plans for their targeted regions and were capable of accomplishing a daily bunch of tasks. 

Hawkary Pharmaceuticals is testing another App after witnessing the growing acceptance. He is building this new App so that the representatives can access consolidated information more conveniently within the DRM.

Custom Air Products and Services Manages HVAC Manufacturing Process Using the PowerApps Platform

The Custom Air Products and Services is a Houston based provider of heating, air conditioning, and ventilation solutions. They used the Power Platform for tracking sign-offs during the manufacturing process, managing the sales quotes, tracking and sending notifications about root cause analyses, and so on. The data for these apps are stored in SharePoint or their accounting software, Microsoft Great Plains. The solutions were built by some data analysts with no prior experience. The Power Platform solution has completely replaced the old paper-based sign-off process and is still functioning to retain their success. 

 

Virgin Atlantic drives agile wins for its mobile workforce with the Power Platform

The manager of a quick-win development team entitled IT Lite at the Virgin Atlantic has a team of SharePoint and Dynamics experts along with full-stack .Net developers. They work closely with internal stakeholders and departments, enabling them to go on a journey towards a successful digital transformation. The manager was passionate about Office 365 and is now using the Power Platform in conjunction with Office 365 and Dynamic 365 to provide new ways of working with various business departments.

The business engagement manager for engineering learned about PowerApps and Microsoft Flow through his Office 365 and Microsoft blogs. He realized the need for a PowerApp and decided to build one powered by Power BI dashboard in a day. It transformed the way the aircraft engineers thought about IT development. It allowed them to re-engage with this area and have an application ready for testing by the end of the day. The Application turned out to be a success. Every engineer was given access to the App by incorporating it into their iPads. They were able to view the audits scheduled for them conveniently without any hassle.

 

Plans

All customers, whether they are new or old who wish to renew their plans, have the flexibility to decode Flow peruse or business process plans:

Flow per user plan:

Select individuals to form unlimited workflows and business processes based on their requirements. This means the existing flow P1 and P2 plans will turn down into one simple per-user plan with a price of $15 user/month.

 

Flow per business process:

It includes the implementation of critical business processes with capacity that serves teams, departments or the entire organization for unlimited users. The price is going to be $500 business process month/month for up to 5 active workflows.

Cost

External users (authenticated) will be $200 for 100 logins/month.

External users (anonymous) will be $100 for 100,000 web page views/month.

Internal users can access portals using a PowerApps per App or user plan as per above.

 
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At Infowise, we serve as a strategic partner, assisting public and private enterprises in their digital transformation endeavors with our scalable, smart, and robust tools, software, and applications. Our product Infowise UltimateForms Power Suite contains more than 15 standalone SharePoint applications developed to give you the power to innovate, automate, and scale up your processes. Our products have been designed for optimum interoperability and seamless integration within SharePoint. Altogether, they constitute the structural foundation for digitization and facilitate your transition to digital transformation.

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