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How Microsoft Power Apps are perfect for small businesses

It is without question that we are having more and more discussions with our customers about Power Apps and what value they can bring to their business and the cost savings that can be achieved for doing so. 

For many small businesses, they don’t really understand what the product is (we provided a full explanation recently in our recent blog article) particularly those that are looking to digitalise their businesses to help improve efficiency as well as automation. 

Now that we have mentioned the above, let’s discuss how investing in Power Apps can be a perfect combination for a small business to allow them to compete with the big powerhouses. 

Bringing down costs through little code development 

Before we start, let’s just say that we don’t expect all of your employees to spend their lunch coding applications as we all know businesses don’t work in that way. 

However, it is important to note that you don’t require experienced developers to create Power Apps that help to transform your business and can be rolled out across your different departments. 

Granted, you will need a bit of advice and support, but the best Power Apps can be created in a very straightforward way through the use of templates to help your business to automate processes. 

Use more automation across your business 

Here at Advantage, we are firmly of the opinion that Power Apps are not primarily designed to be used for B2C consumers.  

We believe that they work best as apps that can be used to automate processes for your employees – and this is one of the many reasons as to why you should ensure that your employees are involved in the development part of this as they will be able to outline exactly what the points of inefficiency are in that department. 

The use of Power Apps can allow you to improve processes and automate workflows both at a team level and across your departments.  

Easy integration with Microsoft’s suite of products 

The great thing about Microsoft Power Apps is the fact that they work perfectly with Microsoft’s suite of products whether that be Microsoft Excel, Teams, Dynamics 365 and others. 

You will find that the whole platform is the same with all of the applications designed to work seamlessly with each other. 

Therefore, you will find that your investment in Microsoft will be more far reaching as you automate processes and will safeguard the future of your business as Microsoft is continuing to create new products that work seamlessly together. 

Scheduled Upgrades & New Functionality 

As a Microsoft Gold partner for over 20 years, we fully understand Microsoft’s approach to development, the great thing about this is the fact that they don’t just launch a product and move onto something else. They continue to develop the product further with new features that will enable your business to keep Power Apps up to date and up to scratch. 

Therefore, you will need to make sure that your Power Apps are updated in accordance with any new features/functionality, however this is where Advantage can help support your business now and in the future. 

Next Steps? 

If you are a business that is looking to automate processes and improve efficiency through Microsoft Power Apps then please call our Microsoft Power Platform experts now to discuss how we can help to digitalise your business

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