In an era where conveniences such as hailing a cab, ordering a meal, working, collaborating with peers, etc., are merely just a tap away, it’s evident that applications have become an integral part of most aspects of our lives and enterprises, both large and small, have found themselves under constant pressure to adapt and innovate or get left behind.
Yet, many enterprises face the challenge of having to build and deploy custom applications that can meet the ever-changing needs of their customers. This task becomes more challenging for enterprises with limited technical expertise and resources.
That’s where Power Apps comes in. Power Apps is a cloud-based platform that empowers enterprises to create tailored applications without the need for programming expertise. Moreover, Power Apps comes with a mobile application compatible with iOS and Android devices, guaranteeing accessibility to custom applications while on the go and further augmenting the enterprise’s flexibility and agility.
Now that we’ve covered what Power Apps is, let us delve into some of Power Apps most innovative and compelling use cases.
Event Planning and Registration Applications
Organizing events is a challenging task for enterprises, both small and large, as it requires the alignment of relevant stakeholders for success. To simplify and streamline operations, enterprises often rely on third-party applications.
By leveraging Power Apps, enterprises can internally develop and build event applications and seamlessly connect them to the enterprise CRM, Marketing, and Sales funnels.
Subsequently, these Power Apps can be tweaked to automate traditionally manual processes to keep track of event attendees and speakers, their presentation file collections, contact information, registration and payment, feedback, and much more.
Furthermore, these processes can be unified in a centralized location within Power Apps while remaining connected to other enterprise applications.
Holiday Management Applications
Managing team vacation requests and avoiding clashes can be complicated and challenging, especially with a large workforce. Streamlining and simplifying redundant tasks, such as approving requests, monitoring, and allocating holiday allowances, can be made possible using Power Apps.
By building and deploying a user-friendly Holiday Management application, accessible through both mobile devices and desktops, users will be able to conveniently create and submit leave requests, keep track of pending leave requests, administer leaves, check leave balance, and track their status.
Expense Tracking Applications
Sifting through paper receipts and manually entering monthly expenses can be a tedious, time-consuming, and stressful task for employees everywhere to stay up to date.
Power Apps enables businesses to streamline their expense approval process by creating custom applications with forms for expense entry, setting up approval workflows, and tracking request statuses, ensuring that expenses are approved before they are incurred. Additional functionalities that can be integrated into the application include:
- Generate reports on expense data
- Upload images of their receipts directly to the app
- Monitor pending expense claims
- View expense history
Ticketing and Help Desk Applications
Many businesses handle customer service requests manually, which involves assigning unique identifiers to each inquiry and serving as a help desk to troubleshoot issues. While this method is essential, it can be challenging and prone to errors due to its manual nature.
Businesses can improve their ticketing process and customer service by using Power Apps to create custom ticketing systems and digital help desks. By combining model-driven applications with mobile Canvas Apps, the process becomes simpler and more efficient. This integrated approach also provides a modern, sleek design for a better user experience.
Some of the components and functionalities included within ticketing systems created using Power Apps are:
- Ticketing dashboard
- Ticket creation screens
- Ticket lifecycles
- Ticket overview for Managers
- Admin screens for ticket re-allocation
- Control buttons to shift tickets
- Functions to transfer tickets across teams
Employee Onboarding and Offboarding Applications
Employee onboarding is crucial to ensuring new hires feel welcome and comfortable and sets the foundation for their success within the company. It helps integrate them smoothly and provides essential knowledge of company policies and procedures.
Offboarding is as crucial as onboarding to prevent unauthorized access by former employees. It also helps to settle any outstanding obligations, such as final paychecks or vacation time and ensures a seamless transfer of the employee’s information to their successor.
In recent years, Power Apps has been used to develop tools that streamline employee onboarding and offboarding, utilizing custom user roles and security hierarchy to ensure a secure and organized transition. Power Apps-based employee onboarding/offboarding applications commonly feature these components:
- Tasks and modules for HR activities
- Activity tasks for onboarded employees
- Activity tasks for managers
- Onboarding status tracking screen
- Employee task assignment modules
In the preceding sections of this blog, we’ve delved into various innovative Power Apps use cases that underscore their adaptability, versatility, and scalability. From data collection to human resource management and customer support, these applications can be tailored to meet each organization’s unique requirements.
By fully leveraging the potential of Power Apps, businesses can unlock new growth avenues, streamline their operations, and set themselves on a path to success. If you’re eager to modernize your IT infrastructure, boost productivity, and drive innovation, contact AppsTek Corp experts today, and let’s embark on this transformative journey together!