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Mistakes to avoid when contending with Microsoft Power Apps development

Over the course of the last year or so, we’ve seen lots of talk about how Microsoft Power Apps can help small businesses to automate more of their processes, reduce costs and meet key challenges head on.  

The information and guidance that is provided is great in the sense that its tools can provide great value for businesses, however there is one main problem that is often ignored. 

The words such as you are able to use your own talent, your own people to build these low code applications. 

This leads to the idea that in practice, Ben in Accounts or Richard in Marketing can easily put together a game changing app during their lunch break that will be robust, scalable and change the way they work immediately. 

Promoting amateur developers 

They often promote the use of amateur developers who can easily use the drag and drop templates of low code Canvas-driven Power Apps, rather than using the revolutionary and real game changing Model-driven Power Apps that require professional developers to bring to life. 

In our experience, the above is not true at all. It can be almost easier to mess it up than nail it, unless you have the right experts on hand to drive your business to the right outcome. 

At Advantage, we have consistently provided the true value of Power Apps to small businesses and have worked with many businesses to help them make the most of it. 

So, what are some of the key benefits of using Microsoft Power Apps across your business? 

  • Can save valuable money in both developing the software and licensing it. 
  • Become more effective and efficient in your business by automating tedious, manual tasks. 
  • Fully scalable as your business grows 
  • The functionality could enable you to build a new CRM solution from scratch at a much cheaper price than with Dynamics 365. 

Unlock the full potential of Power Apps for your business 

It goes without saying but using Power Apps represents a significant opportunity for small businesses and should be considered thoroughly.  

The best advice we can give is to seek a professional opinion from partners such as us who know exactly how these applications work. 

Also, it is important to understand that this doesn’t mean that Ben and Richard shouldn’t be involved in the project. Their input will be vital as they will have a comprehensive understanding of how the back-office system runs and how it can become more streamlined through the use of technology. 

Next Steps? 

If you are a business that wants to transform the way you work through the use of Microsoft Power Apps then please drop us a line where our Power Platform experts can talk through your specific requirements. 

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