With the rise of digital transformation, companies seek platforms that facilitate rapid development and delivery of apps based on their business needs. Companies look for quicker, cheaper, and safer ways to meet their software needs without compromising on quality. In such a scenario, low code development platforms emerge as an enabler for companies.

Low code development platforms provide user-friendly visual environments to create software applications with attractive UI responsive designs and minimal programming skills. According to Forrester, 84 percent of enterprises have turned to low code platforms for their ability to reduce stress on IT resources, low cost, faster time to market, and better business stakeholder engagement.

The interest in low-code platforms has significantly augmented the business industry in the past few years. One such robust low-code development platform is Microsoft Power Apps, which allows you to build custom apps.

Microsoft Power Apps is a development platform for both web and mobile applications which supports rapid app development through prebuilt templates or can be built from scratch, using the drag and drop facility.

Over the past years, depending on the flow of organizational business processes and the increase in customer demand, new challenges have been raised and implementing tasks manually is another challenge for organizations to move forward.

Challenges around delivering modern IT support include budget constraints, business expectations, legacy system maintenance, complex processes, security & compliance, time and resource constraints, and paper processes. Microsoft Power platform helps to solve all these challenges. You can customize, extend, and build all applications such as project execution, scheduling and dispatching, opportunity identification and tracking, service, and case management, contact and relationship management, direct marketing, etc.

Let’s discuss a few use cases in which enterprises can develop an application with Power Apps for smoother business operations.

Deploy these solutions with Microsoft Power Apps

1. Power Apps make data entry easy: For every business dealing with customer relationship management, we know that data entry is a time-consuming process. Even though a new entry of customer data seems like a quick activity, it becomes tedious when you have thousands of customer data in your sheet. With Power Apps, you can overcome repetitive tasks, and create an application for your team to easily navigate and enter data without any hassle.

2. Power Apps make employee onboarding easy: Whether it is a startup or an enterprise, the onboarding process involves a lengthy process of hectic tasks. Though certain tasks in the onboarding process are automated, but few other tasks are still done manually. With Power Apps, you can automate and integrate with stored organizational data such as calendars, Outlook, etc. and easily access the data whenever you want.

3. Create a service request portal: Companies can use Power Apps to build a service request portal where employees can submit tickets related to Help Desk and IT support. IT Manager assigns tickets to the team members. Employees can check the progress of the raised ticket through emails. Not only confined to service requests, but enterprises can also build an application for purchase orders, facility maintenance, human resources, etc.

4. Hassle-free patient registration for doctors: Patient registration app where patients can register and book an appointment. Doctors gain access to patient data stored in a single database, thus giving time to focus on giving personalized treatments.

5. Sales Managers streamline their sales process: Sales managers rely on daily reports which are provided by sales representatives in Excel sheets. However, scanning hundreds of Excel can be tiresome.  With Power Apps, you can access consolidated and individual progress of each sales representative in just a couple of clicks.

6. Book Conference rooms for meetings: With Power Apps, employees may book conference rooms and sync schedules with their Microsoft Office calendars, avoiding meeting overlaps.

7. Vacation/Holiday Approvals for employees: With Power Apps, you can build vacation/holiday approval app for employees. Today, most companies are still following the practice of sending traditional emails for leave approval. Instead of sending an email to the reporting manager, it is better to apply for leave in a portal and get approval from the higher authorities in a matter of seconds.

8. Custom Apps: If you’re not seeking any of these, you can totally customize the features of your application based on the organizational needs.

“AppsTek has designed a document storage solution using PowerApps and Power Automate. This solution ensures that all the documentation can be tracked and avoids any back-and-forth communication through email”.

If you’re planning/interested in developing business applications for your enterprise using the Power platform, reach us at info@appstekcorp.com for smarter analysis and planning.