What is Microsoft’s Power Platform?


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By shawn

Since it’s introduction, Microsoft’s Power Platform has transformed how companies operate. With three distinct options, Power BI, Power Apps and Flow, this can reshape the way you compete and grow.

Power BI

If you’ve been in business a long time, chances are you have a lot of data. No matter how much you plan, its seems you get easily overwhelmed at any given time.

This continues to expand as you try to get the most knowledge from what you already have. The more received, the more the need becomes to determine what’s relevant and what’s not.

Into this comes Power BI, a data visualization tool, providing you with the ability to see everything differently. With BI, you can analyze your existing data, while also creating visual dashboards in many programs.

The most important component to this feature is how it views the information you input directly.

In transferring your data, you can create outlooks that are unique to your organization. Instead of needing different programs to fulfill a basic requirement, you’ll access anything instantly.

From there, you can modify and configure your information however desired. In this, its possible to determine what makes your company unique and where improvements can be made.

The results are making better decisions and implementing strategies that suit your needs in a more effective manner.


In every system you use, you want that little extra something to assist. That extra functionality that provides for a process or need that’s distinct to your work environment.

Microsoft has crafted PowerApps to give you that something extra you’ve been looking for. Rather than requiring heavy coding experience, you can create custom applications to fulfill your needs.

You can create two types of apps, Model-driven and Canvas, both of which can serve distinct purposes. Each rely directly on the input of users and allow for flexible interactions by your entire staff.

At the same time, you can connect to over 200 common data sources, while expanding your available apps. All of which are based on common business processes and are usable in a variety of industries.

No matter the device or platform, you can run these apps and aren’t restricted by physical hardware.

Microsoft Flow

In any business, the number of tasks, one’s staff has to perform can be overwhelming. Much of them can be repetitive, reducing your company’s overall productivity.

To remove these impediments, your best option is to automate specific processes and place requirements on what’s needed. The result is a simplified and better organized workplace that can better adapt to your most important goals.

Released in 2016, Microsoft Flow is a connection tool tying different aspects of your business together. Utilizing this, you can automate specific work processes across separate systems and applications.

This can tie two separate tasks together, providing an additional level of control, while reducing the time allotted. In building these Workflows, you’ll better organize your company and create stronger results than previously imagined.

Similarly, much like PowerApps, the greatest benefit of Flow is its simplicity for users. While your internal processes will be better managed, you’ll have complete control designing workflows.

You’ll be directly in charge of what’s created and will determine what makes it work properly. The end goal being a fully-functioning outlook that encompasses the diverse elements that make up your business.

Put together, that’s the goal of this platform. Your business is unique, you have distinct aspects within your organization, why not service them effectively?

With each of these tools, you can provide for your organization’s future and create the vision you want. Shaping what you desire your company to be and moving towards that ultimate goal.

All included in the Power Platform, available from Microsoft.

shawn walter

Account Executive New Jersey