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PowerApps can simplify the review and approve process

Microsoft Power Platform allows organizations to create custom solutions for their specific business needs, including process automation and improvement. We have built several PowerApps that were designed to help organizations automate routing, review, and approval processes. One example of the features and functionality of this type of solution is the Kiefer Telework App. The app …

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Scalability and iterative development when building PowerApps

With a legacy in building complex applications, our team of developers understands best practices when it comes to deploying technology to automate, simplify, streamline business processes. With the advancement of low-code solutions to build applications, we recognize that scalability and iterative development should be top of mind.  Scalability When building applications in PowerApps, we must …

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Establishing a “center of excellence” for citizen development

A “center of excellence” is a dedicated team or group within an organization that is responsible for promoting and supporting a particular area of expertise or focus. With the advancement of citizen development and the availability of new tools like PowerApps, Power Automate, and Power BI, the concept of a center of excellence (CoE) to …

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Power Platform Governance Best Practices

The Microsoft Power Platform is a powerful suite of business application tools that allows organizations to create custom solutions for their specific needs. With the ability to build and automate processes, create and analyze data, and design and implement solutions, the Power Platform can help organizations streamline their operations and improve their productivity. However, like …

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Communicating In Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a powerful collaboration platform that can help organizations improve communication, collaboration, and productivity. In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive business environment, it is more important than ever for organizations to have the right tools and technologies in place to support their teams, especially teams that are hybrid or distributed. One of the key …

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Microsoft Stream to be Retired

If your organization has been using Microsoft Stream , this news is useful! Microsoft has announced plans to retire Stream (Classic) and we anticipate that the Stream portal will no longer be available in about 24 months. Microsoft has published information about the planned retirement of Stream and the move to Stream (on SharePoint). It …

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Digitization vs. Digital Transformation

Kiefer Consulting has a long history of helping clients leverage technology to meet the growing demands of modern business. While transformation presents opportunities for improved efficiencies, organizations may not fully understand what may be required in a digital business transformation initiative. Digital transformation requires that organizations change their collective mindset and recognize the benefits of introducing …

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Dashboards to Manage Telework Agreements

The Kiefer Telework App is built to significantly streamline the processes associated with managing telework.  With the State of California updating the state telework policy in October 2021, departments are now working to put processes in place to manage telework, reporting on telework, and using data to identify telework trends. In September, Kiefer formally launched …

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Is your department complying with the State Telework Policy?

The State of California telework policy is enabling state workers to work remotely, but departments must also provide telework data to the California Department of General Services monthly. Kiefer is helping departments streamline processes to make reporting easier. One of the most significant changes we have seen over the last 18 months is the number of …

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