Microsoft Power Apps – easy creation of individual apps.

PART OF THE MICROSOFT POWER PLATFORM:

Not enough IT resources are

your challenge without Microsoft Power Apps.

It is difficult to keep the software up to date to the extent that it reflects all processes 1:1 at all times. We know this, because in many years in the software industry, we have experienced this many times. The up-to-dateness is particularly important in order to be able to work efficiently. However, assigning a programmer every time and requesting adjustments is not an option either, as there is no budget for this, right? If there is a separate IT department, the employees are probably already entrusted with so many tasks that they do not have time to program new things in between. How can this dilemma be solved?

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Our solution Microsoft Power Apps.

Microsoft Power Apps now allows you to easily and quickly create mobile apps and web apps on your own – without writing a line of code. So create individual apps according to your needs and the whole thing without any programming knowledge. Without programming knowledge? Exactly, within a few clicks you build apps by choosing a template from the diverse templates and layouts or start without a template. Then you fill the app with your data.

Microsoft products such as Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Microsoft Dynamics NAV), etc. can serve as data sources, but also third-party products such as Salesforce or Dropbox. Thus, you can include data from various sources and present it in a descriptive way. Furthermore, there is the possibility to create custom connections with other sources.

The apps you create can be used on all end devices. This way, you always remain flexible and can access all data on the go. Best of all, it’s actually as easy as it sounds!

Something for everyone:

3 types of Power Apps.

There is something for everyone in the Microsoft Power Apps application: Either you start on a canvas and benefit from numerous existing functions or you create the app using a data model or templates.

  • Canvas Apps

    With a canvas app, you design and create a business app on a “canvas” in the Power Apps Studio. You design the app by selecting and placing elements. You can include a variety of control features such as cameras or location awareness.

    There is no need to write code in a traditional programming language such as C#. This process in the App Designer feels like creating PowerPoint slides. You can also create expressions, such as those used in Excel, for example to specify logic and work with data. You are therefore completely responsible for the layout yourself.

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  • Model-driven Apps

    The model-driven apps start with your data model. Forms, views and other components are modelled using data from your core business and your processes in Common Data Service.

    Model-driven apps automatically generate powerful user interfaces that can be used across devices. Unlike canvas app development, where the designer has full control over the app layout, model-driven apps are designed with much of the layout determined by the components you add to the app.

  • Portal Apps

    The full capabilities of Dynamics 365 portals that were previously only offered as add-ons to customer engagement apps (Dynamics 365 Sales, Dynamics 365 Customer Service, Dynamics 365 Field Service, Dynamics 365 Marketing, and Dynamics 365 Project Service Automation) are now available standalone in Power Apps in conjunction with Microsoft Dataverse.

    This provides the following added value:

    • enabling internal users as well as external (customers and partners) to access, create, view and search data anytime and anywhere
    • secure interaction via portals anonymously or via authentication providers
      • for individuals: LinkedIn, Microsoft, Facebook and Google
      • for enterprises: Azure Active Directory B2C (Azure AD B2C)

    The following features are included:

    • setup of portal websites with individual content and in the look & feel or layout of the respective brand through customizable portal templates, intuitive interfaces as well as practical instructions (without programming effort)
    • enhancement of portal websites with model-driven forms, views, lists, charts and dashboards
    • display data from a wide variety of sources used (e.g. Power BI and Power Automate) through Microsoft Dataverse
    • specification of authentication requirements
    • customization of data per user
    • permission for private data transfer

Microsoft Power Apps Canvas Apps
NUMEROUS CONNECTORS:

Link numerous data sources.

Microsoft Power Apps Konnektoren Microsoft Power Apps Connectors

Data is the core of canvas apps. The data sources can be of different nature and origin. A connector or data source can provide tables or actions.

Dynamics 365 Business Central

Dynamics 365 applications such as Dynamics 365 Business Central also use the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) that Power Apps use to store and protect data. This allows you to create apps with Power Apps and Common Data Service directly with the core business data already in use in Dynamics 365 without the need for integration.

  • Common connectors

    • Common Data Service
    • Cloudspeicher
    • Dynamics AX
    • Excel
    • Microsoft Translator
    • Office 365 Outlook
    • Office 365-User
    • Oracle
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
    • SQL Server
    • Twitter

Power Apps IN PRACTICE:

Use cases for Power Apps.

Power Apps can be used for a wide variety of scenarios. We have put together some use cases for you:

Item price correction

For example, you can build a small application in a short time that allows you to correct the prices of items. For example, when raw material prices fall or rise. Convenient, isn’t it?

Time recording of a department

In just a few clicks, build an application that allows your service technicians to record their times on site at the customer. Simple but so effective!

Here you can find

the details at a glance.

Functions

  • Create custom apps using templates and simple drag-and-drop functionality
  • No programming skills required
  • Connect to a variety of additional data sources
  • Advanced functionality for developers (e.g., Azure Functions, Connectors customization, etc.)

Compatibility

  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Dynamics NAV

Deployment

  • Cloud
Valuable data insights:

Your benefit through Power Apps.

No need for programming knowledge

With Microsoft Power Apps, app development becomes possible for everyone. The point-and-click or drag-and-drop method in the App Designer makes it very intuitive to use, so new apps can be designed in minutes to hours. Furthermore, the application is designed in the conventional Microsoft design. No programming skills are required, so even non-developers can use Power Apps.

Integration into Microsoft products

Dynamics 365 applications such as Dynamics 365 Business Central also use the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) that Power Apps use to store and protect data. This allows you to create apps with Power Apps and Common Data Service directly with the core business data already in use in Dynamics 365 without the need for integration.

Extensibility for developers

Power Apps is also an extensible platform that allows professional developers to seamlessly extend app functionality with Azure features and customize connectors to on-premises systems, for example. The tool offers so much potential!

Try Microsoft Power Apps now for free.

Prices:

What does Microsoft Power Apps cost?

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Microsoft Power BI

Visualize data from all applications and gain valuable insights.

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What can we do for you?

We love to advise you on Microsoft Power Apps.

Get to know us and our solution! We will be happy to present the product to you in a free initial consultation. You will be able to assess whether we as a partner and Microsoft Power Apps as a solution are a good fit for you.

  • Insight into the functionality
  • Thematization of your priorities
  • Individual consulting for you

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