It is an exciting time. Application development isn’t just for developers anymore. Microsoft PowerApps enables citizen developers to quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Microsoft Dataverse) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, etc.).
In 2020, as organizations moved to remote work, many discovered that critical business processes would be impacted. Automating and optimizing business processes could help organizations in staying productive despite having a distributed workforce, however, many organizations didn’t know where to start.
If your organization has Microsoft 365 licensing, you may already have the tools you need to automate and optimize processes. Microsoft Power Apps is a great place to start. Microsoft offers you the ability to build feature-rich, custom business apps without writing code. The apps can run seamlessly in a browser, tablet, or even a phone.
PowerApps integrates with a variety of applications across Microsoft 365, and by leveraging the PowerPlatform (PowerApps, PowerAutomate, and PowerBI), you can streamline critical business workflows and bring efficiency to legacy processes.
Kiefer has put together a series of short videos that demonstrate how an app is built using PowerApps. These videos offer a step-by-step introduction to PowerApps and can help you in better understanding how your organization may be able to apply PowerApps.
Here are a link to the videos:
- Microsoft PowerApps Basics #1: Introduction to Canvas Apps
- Microsoft PowerApps Basics #2: How to Connect to a Data Source and Add a Form to a Canvas App
- Microsoft PowerApps Basics #3: How to Create a Header in Canvas Apps
- Microsoft PowerApps Basics #4: How to Add an Image to Canvas Apps
- Microsoft PowerApps Basics #5: How to Create a Submit and Cancel Button in a Canvas App
- Microsoft PowerApps Basics #6: How to Make a Form Visible in PowerApps
- Microsoft PowerApps Basics #7: How to Publish and Test a Form in PowerApps
If you would like a hand in building PowerApps or are looking for a team that can help you in modernizing workflow across the enterprise, Kiefer’s team of experts have experience with a broad set of tools (Nintex, PowerApps, etc.) that can be used to automate and optimize business workflows. Contact us to learn more.