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5 pitfalls that your business needs to avoid when implementing the Microsoft Power Platform

There are several things that you need to take into account when thinking about whether or not you should use the Microsoft Power Platform across your business. In our latest blog article, we will take you through 5 pitfalls that your business needs to avoid if you choose to implement the Microsoft Power Platform. 

1 – Don't think that low code is just for the experts 

This is certainly not true so don’t fall into this trap as low code tools are designed for use by anybody. No matter whether you have years of experience in developng or looking to get started for the first time, you can both use it. The best approach to take is to combine resources to understand and resolve any issues that occur when using the Power Platform. 

2 – Don’t think that low code is simple and can be used only for basic projects 

It is important to understand that low code equips you with prebuilt functionality that can help your business to resolve a number of problems of varying complexity. You will also find that many businesses run their organisations on these platforms. The important note to take from this is the fact that if it says its low code, it doesn’t automatically mean that it is low complexity. 

3 – Don't think that the Power Platform is just an app, it is so much more than that! 

It is wrongly assumed by many businesses that the Power Platform is only used to create apps that help to resolve a business problem or need. This is not true, it has extensive functionality as well as being equipped with the tools to allow you to solve many of your business problems. Granted, you are able to make use of the apps on a “per app” licence, however this is just the tip of the iceberg. To put this into context in the form of an example, your business doesn’t just use Office to send one email or to create one Word document, we use all the tools available within that platform, the same can be said for the Microsoft Power Platform. 

4 – Can help your business to achieve better governance 

As many of us already know, businesses love the concept of using new tools to build apps and automation structures but the most important of these is the governance area. The main purpose of this governance revolves around the creation of digital guardrails and processes which can help to keep your business secure. Furthermore, the main goal of a low code platform is to equip you with a set of tools that can allow anyone in your business to take advantage of. 

5 – The Microsoft Power Platform is already in use across your business 

Most businesses believe that the Microsoft Power Platform isn’t usually being used so get a shock when we demonstrate the fact that it is set up as the default environment. You are unable to disable this or switch it off and in the vast majority of cases, we discover apps and flows already in there being used by the business. 

Next Steps? 

If you are a business that is considering using the Microsoft Power Platform to streamline your business processes and to improve efficiency, then please talk to our team of Microsoft experts now to find out more. 

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