Ayavin Solutions
October 28, 2022

What Is Power Platform Used For?

Data is increasingly flowing from everywhere and from everything, and businesses that understand how to use the accumulated data to gain insight into their operations will produce better business results and, as a result, be more competitive, outperforming companies that do not. Businesses may have difficulty locating experts with the necessary technical skills to establish the necessary infrastructure.

The goal of Power Platform is to create a platform that is not aimed at technological experts, but rather at the average employee, who frequently sees opportunities for improvement in massive amounts of data but lacks the technical ability or authorization to act on this knowledge.

The goal of the Power Platform is to create a course, or loop, that allows users to:

  • Learn more about their data (Analyze)
  • Utilize this knowledge to power intelligent business processes through apps (Act)
  • Automation of Processes (Automate)

Microsoft Power Platform automates the most intractable and inconvenient business issues. It can be used to analyze data, automate routine tasks, build AI-powered chatbots, and create custom applications. This is true for Power BI, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power Apps, which are standalone low-code platforms. These modules, however, can be used in tandem to produce excellent results and functionality.

Microsoft Power Platform Streams-

  • Low-Code Applications (Power Apps)
  • Automation of processes 
  • Chatbots for Business Intelligence (Power BI) (Power Virtual Agents)

These are stand-alone applications with specific functions that are priced accordingly. As a result, depending on your needs, you can easily use one or more of them. The Power Platform is a layer that sits on top of various data sources and allows anyone with any level of technical knowledge to work with that data. Non-developers (citizen developers) can use AI to build apps, create workflows, and solve problems using the no-code/low-code approach.

Teams no longer have to wait for IT to start a new project, such as digitizing paper-based processes. They can create an app to replace old systems, a Power BI dashboard, or automate project tasks in hours using the Power Platform. Businesses can experiment with new ideas and iterate quickly as a result, while also gaining more value from their data. 

The Power Platform interacts with numerous data sources, including Azure, Dynamics 365, and the Common Data Service (CDS). The CDS, a unified data scheme that allows applications and services to interact, is heavily used by the Power Platform. The CDS enables organizations to work with any type of data from Microsoft and non-Microsoft sources in a secure and scalable manner without the need for complex coding. The Microsoft Power Platform is a suite of applications that allows you to analyze data, automate business processes and workflows, build apps, and deploy virtual support agents.

Power Platform currently includes the business intelligence tool Power BI, the app development tool Power Apps, the automation tool Power Automate, and the chatbot creation tool Power Virtual Agent. Power Platform is a standalone platform for a wide range of business apps that can be easily integrated with other Microsoft products such as the Microsoft 365 office apps. Power Platform is a standalone platform for a wide range of business apps, all of which can be easily integrated with other Microsoft products, such as the numerous business apps that comprise Dynamics 365, which includes Business Central.