Microsoft Power Platforms
Microsoft Power Platform lets you analyse data, automate processes and build solutions,
so you can adapt quickly in a rapidly changing business environment.
What is the Power Platform?
Microsoft are constantly innovating, updating and releasing new products and solutions and at Chess we strive to keep you up to date with the latest services available.
One of Microsoft’s latest innovations is the Power Platform. The Power Platform isn’t just one service or platform; it’s a trio of Microsoft products that combine to become an essential business tool. The three Microsoft products featured in the Power Platform are: Power BI, PowerApps and Power Automate.
These services provide your business with the tools needed for any task - you’ll be able to easily manipulate, automate and analyse data using the Power Platform, with integration for Office 365 and Dynamics 365 ensuring all of your digital platforms, services, and devices can work in tandem.
Why Will You Need The Microsoft Power Platform?
Power Platform is important because the amount of data that companies are creating is continually increasing, even becoming “overwhelming” in some circumstances. With this increase in data, it’s important that your business has the capacity to be able to store, manage, analyse, and build upon the data that’s being collected - if you aren’t doing this, the data is obsolete.
Speed Up Data Processing
In the past, we would have seen data analysis, app creation and automation as something to be undertaken by IT departments or development teams.
Whilst this is an effective way to do things, it can be quite slow and is subject to manual error at times too. During this process you would require staff to outline their requests and goals, send these requests to the relevant department (this can sometimes be an external provider, which incurs additional costs), then face a long wait as the request is processed and actioned.
This time-consuming process is seen as a major pain point in modern businesses, which is where the Power Platform becomes so important.
Enable Non- Technical Users
The Power Platform enables the typical non-technical user to effectively and simply access digital information that they previously would not have been able to.
The trio of services provides technology that’ll enable your people to do more with the data in front of them, even if they lack coding knowledge.
What the system loses in terms of intricacies and flexibility that a sophisticated coding platform would offer, it makes up for in terms of simplicity and ease-of-use.
Power BI , Power Automate & PowerApps
The Power Platform consists of three separate technologies, each playing a different role as part of the Microsoft Power Platform.
Get Started with Power BI
Power BI is a business analytics tool which allows you to easily connect to data sources, create visuals and gain business intelligence quickly. With a simple click and connect function designed for both Microsoft and third-party cloud services, as well as on-premises data sources, you’ll be able to get connected and stay connected easily.
It’s also incredibly easy to manipulate data and create visuals, such as charts and dashboards, using Power BI too. This means that you can present your data in an easy-to-digest format that’s accessible to everyone.
Chess Analytics Delivery with Power BI is a 7-day engagement during which our expert team will deliver up to three Power BI reports and an overall dashboard based on these reports.
with Power BI
with Power Apps
Get Started with Power Automate
Create automated workflows across your Microsoft services and third-party applications, eliminating repetitive tasks and saving valuable time. You’ll be able to utilise pre-built automation templates for common automations, and create your own automations by connecting applications such as Outlook and SharePoint, Dynamics 365, or third-party apps like Twitter, Mailchimp, Asana, and Gmail. Using Power Automate, you can set up triggers, alerts, automated emails, push notifications and more with no coding and minimal turnaround times. Save time, whilst also taking reducing human error and streamlining processes.
Chess Analytics Delivery with Power BI is a 7-day engagement during which our expert team will deliver a Power App custom to your organisation and needs.
Get Started with Power Apps
PowerApps is a low-code approach to custom app development. PowerApps allows users to quickly create apps that are designed with a simple ‘point and click’ approach.
In PowerApps, you’ll be able to build mobile-friendly apps without development knowledge, meaning there’s reduced pressure on your IT teams, while the user friendly applications, mean that users only see the information they need to fulfil a particular task, avoiding confusion for those who aren’t experienced coders
Chess Application Delivery is a 7-day engagement during which our expert team will deliver a Power App custom to your organisation and needs.
with Power Apps
How we deliver Power Platform in 7 days
Preparation and Planning
- Define business objective with key stakeholders
- Assess Data Quality
- Agree commitment and arrange site and system access
- Capture detail requirements
- Review existing documentation
- Review specific security requirements
- Deliver the solution as confirmed within the planning and discovery stages
- Assess progress and refine the solution (up to two iterations)
- Deploy into production environment
- Deliver training how to use the BI Report
- Schedule follow-up session
Analytics, Application or Automation Delivery Packs
Buy any 2 Power Platform Delivery Packs:
£9,000 - Save 10%
Buy all 3 Power Platform Delivery Packs:
£12,000 - Save 20%
*Prices exclude VAT.