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.

You know the situation: you need new or extended functions. What do you do now? Hiring a developer every time may not always be in the budget. And if there is an in-house IT department, the employees are often busy and don’t have time to programme new functionalities.

How can this dilemma be solved? With Power Apps for Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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Our solution Microsoft Power Apps.

Microsoft Power Apps Canvas Apps

The Microsoft Power Apps app building kit for Dynamics 365 Business Central allows you to create mobile apps and web apps quickly and easily. Without writing a line of code or programming knowledge. Within a few clicks, you choose a template from the many templates and layouts and fill the app with your data. The best thing about it: it’s actually as easy as it sounds!

You can include various data sources:

  • Microsoft products such as Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
  • Third party products such as Salesforce or Dropbox.
  • Custom connections with other sources
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.

     

  • 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
Power Apps IN PRACTICE:

Use cases for Power Apps.

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

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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?

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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!

Valuable data insights:

Your benefits through Power Apps.

For non-techies

Microsoft Power Apps makes app development possible for everyone. Point-and-click or drag-and-drop operation are very intuitive and also in the Microsoft look-and-feel.

For developers

Microsoft Power Apps is an extensible platform that allows developers to extend app capabilities with Azure features and customise connectors to on-premises systems.

Seamless integration

Power Apps can connect directly to Dynamics 365 business data without having to use an integration. After all, the data platform is the same.

Any questions?

Find answers in the FAQ.

  • What can Power Apps do?

    Power Apps is an app building system from Microsoft. Using Power Apps, you can easily and quickly build apps without writing a line of code (low code application). A possible example would be a time tracking app.

  • How does Power Apps work?

    To build an app, you can either choose from an existing layout from a template or start without a template. Within a few clicks, you populate the app with your data, and you can use Microsoft products like Microsoft 365 or Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Microsoft Dynamics NAV), etc., as well as third-party products like Salesforce or Dropbox, as data sources.

  • What is a Canvas App in Microsoft Power Apps?

    With a Canvas App, you design your app through the App Designer by selecting and placing elements (drag-and-drop). In doing so, you can include a variety of controls with a click, and there’s no need to write code. The design is in your hands. You can compare the process to creating PowerPoint slides.

    This process in the app designer feels like creating PowerPoint slides. In addition, just like in Excel, you can create expressions for specifying logic and working with data, for example. So you are completely in charge of the layout.

  • What does Power Apps cost?

    Power Apps distinguishes subscription plans as well as usage-based payment. Under subscription plans, you can pay either per user per app per month (per-app plan) or per user per month (per-user plan). With usage-based payment, you pay per active user per app per month. That is, only if a user runs an app within a month.

  • For which companies is Power Apps suitable?

    Microsoft Power Apps is actually suitable for every company, because there is always potential for optimization. Power Apps are excellent at replacing existing manual processes that are often tedious and repetitive.

  • Is Power Apps included in Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscriptions?

    Yes, Power Apps is included in some Office 365 plans. For example, in Office 365 E1, E3, or E5. You can use most of the functionalities of Power Apps with it, but for some features, like connecting to third-party data, you need an additional license. You can find an overview of the licensing options on our pricing page.

  • Which devices are supported by Power Apps?

    Power Apps can be used on any type of device, from desktops, laptops and tablets to cell phones. It doesn’t matter if it’s iOS or Android.

  • Can I use Power Apps offline?

    Yes. When you are on the road, you can access your Power App from your tablet or smartphone. You can use and submit data from the app with or without an Internet connection.

    When you’re offline, Power Apps caches your entries until your device reconnects to the Internet. Once you are back online, you don’t need to do anything. Your Power App will automatically process your cached data.

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

We look forward to your inquiry!

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