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12 Things You Can Do with Microsoft Power Apps 

Microsoft Power Apps has made application development more accessible. Thanks to Power Apps, people with limited programming abilities can develop and manage custom business applications. Here, we are going to talk about 12 things Microsoft Power Apps and some of the useful things that you can do with this platform. 

But before we do that, let us first understand a few things about Microsoft Power Apps. 

What is Microsoft Power Apps? 

Microsoft Power Apps is a comprehensive suite of apps, services, and data connectors, that creates a rapid development environment for building custom business applications. It is a low-code application platform (LCAP), which means that you can create and deploy apps with minimal coding knowledge. 

Learn more about Power Apps 

What is the Cost of Power Apps? 

So, what is the cost of using Microsoft Power Apps? Power Apps plans start from US$20 per user, per month (Power Apps Premium plan). However, if you are looking to add more than 2000 users, then it will cost you US$ 12 per user, per month. 

Is Power Apps included in Microsoft 365? 

As of 2024, Power Apps are not included in any standard Microsoft 365 licenses. This means that you will have to get a Power Apps plan to create and deploy apps. 

12 Things You Can Do with Microsoft Power Apps 

Here are some of the things that you can do by using Microsoft Power Apps. 

  • Custom Business Applications 

You can use Microsoft Power Apps to build tailored business applications to solve unique business challenges. You can create a model driven application, which is built around a data model housed in Microsoft Dataverse. Otherwise, you can also build a Canvas app where you can use the design tool to develop an app from scratch, with minimal coding. 

  • Data Collection 

With the help of Power Apps, you can quickly create an application that acts as a form for collecting data from various sources. Such forms are more capable than your ‘standard’ data entry forms. You can even integrate it with Microsoft Power Automate so that simultaneous entries are made to different databases automatically, saving you time and effort and minimizing errors.  

Learn more about how Evolvous helps with process automation with Power Automate 

  • Task Management 

Power Apps can also prove to be instrumental in task management. You can create a web-based application based on Power Apps, which can be used to assign and track tasks within teams or departments. You can also get customized notifications when tasks are completed or something that needs the attention of the managers. 

  • Inventory Management 

Microsoft Power Apps has the potential to simplify inventory management as well. With the help of Power Apps experts, you can create applications that help you to track and manage inventory levels in real time. This will help you meet production demands and avoid overstocking and stockouts.

You can also connect the application to Power BI to analyze trends and predict demands or get detailed inventory reports at regular intervals. 

  • Employee Onboarding 

Apart from project and operations management, Power Apps can also help in Human Resource management as well. You can build an application for employee onboarding, where new employees can submit all the required information and even the important documents.  

The information can be verified by different managers for approvals. Notifications can be sent on successful completion of onboarding or when certain incidents need action.  

You can also build an app for scheduling training for the new employees as well. 

  • Field Service Management

Power Apps can also empower field workers as well. For example, if you are a construction company, then you can build an app where field workers can report incidents, request information, or submit documents for activities like equipment maintenance and others. 

This can boost operational efficiency in the field, improve coordination between your office and work site, and help enhance service quality. 

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  • Manage Customer Information 

You can create a unified application that helps you manage your customer interactions, with the help of Microsoft Power Apps. Your customer service team can upload information about the clients on the application and the data is entered accurately into your CRM applications or other databases that you might use to manage customer interactions. 

The app can also collect information from other data sources and keep a record so that all customer history is available to your team in a single platform. This helps to boost your chances of serving the needs of the customer effectively and increase conversions. 

Looking for a robust CRM for your business? Explore our Dynamics 365 services. 

  • Event Management

Managing events can be a challenge, to say the least. To deal with the myriad challenges, you can build an application using Power Apps. This app can be used for managing tasks such as registrations, schedules, and tracking attendees. 

This will simplify the overall process of event management and reduce the chances of issues. The app will also empower your event management team as they will have access to all the essential information on their computers and mobile devices. 

  • Expense Reporting 

Tracking and managing expenses is important for all businesses, irrespective of their size and the industry that they belong to. With Power Apps, you can streamline the process of submitting, approving, and tracking employee and company expenses. 

  • Project Management 

Looking to simplify project management? Microsoft Power Apps can help you with that as well. You will be able to monitor timelines, allocate and track resources and ensure that all the deliverables are met on time. 

You can integrate this application with Power BI to analyze performance and develop process optimization strategies. Similarly, you can also add Power Automate with the application to automate critical project management tasks. 

  • Sales and Marketing 

Power Apps allows you to develop applications to manage sales pipelines, track leads and analyze your marketing campaigns. This significantly improves the performance of your campaigns and helps you to explore more opportunities for revenue growth. 

  • Compliance and Auditing 

You can also build applications that ensure regulatory compliance and facilitate internal audits by tracking necessary information and processes. With the help of developers, you can develop compliance monitoring apps for specific regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA and other industry standards. 

How We Digitized Project Management for a Construction Company using Power Apps and SharePoint 

RYBKA, a construction company in the United Kingdom, faced several challenges in project, time, and expense management. Most of the processes were manual and used legacy systems. This led to high operational costs and error rates. 

Our team designed and implemented a custom application for project and time and expense management using Microsoft Power Apps and SharePoint as backend databases. The app allowed for adding the timesheets in a weekly format and submitting the sheets for approval. Admin would get notified after submission and can approve the sheets directly from the platform. The app also had a feature where the user can add an expense, along with the description and charges. Managers and admin had the ability to approve or reject the invoice with a few clicks. 

With the app, RYBKA can now track and plan more accurately. Since the app is responsive, users can access it beyond office hours from anywhere in the world.  

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