More than 143 billion apps and games were downloaded last year. As digital advancements continue to evolve and the app market grows increasingly competitive, businesses are striving to remain abreast of the latest technologies while continuing to deliver positive digital customer experiences.
While a branded, professional-grade app with smart features and functionality may have taken months of development in the past, thanks to the innovation of Microsoft Power Apps, any organization is empowered to efficiently build and launch low-code, high functionality apps.
Many enterprises are familiar with the cutting-edge Microsoft Power Platform, but due to concerns with current legacy systems, may contend they’re unable to seamlessly adapt to the Power Apps platform. However, through a strategic partnership with Visionet, organizations will now find it’s possible to bridge the technology gap and bring countless employee-built apps to tech-savvy customers.
The Benefits of Microsoft Power Apps
– Empowers Businesses:
With Power Apps, businesses seeking to be more agile are empowered to expedite the application development and build immersive, intuitive, secure digital customer experiences as citizen developers.
– Offers Accelerated Solutions:
Decision-making is a skill leaders must possess, but when it comes to gaining a competitive advantage and rapidly scaling, making faster decisions is paramount. Power Platform helps organizations speed up the development process with pre-built templates, drag-and-drop options and swift deployment.
– Allows for a Tailored Experience:
Rapid digital innovation is crucial for success in today’s tech-forward workforce but not at the expense of personalized customer experiences. Through Power Apps, businesses can create branded applications with a component like Canvas apps, where creators begin the process with a blank canvas and build an interface that meets unique customer experience needs.
– Streamlines and Automates Operations:
Overcome business challenges with an automated workflow through the low-code advanced ecosystem. Functioning on almost all web browsers, executives can build responsive apps to digitize time-consuming manual processes to improve workflow.
How to Holistically Integrate Legacy Systems to Power Apps
Many enterprise companies admittedly utilize outdated on-premises systems and legacy systems, which have functioned well in the past but no longer provide the support or data needed to operationally pivot. With the introduction of advanced digital capabilities like Power Platform, these old SaaS solutions consisting of their own data on one platform are excluded from the cloud where the future of innovation lives. Visionet, winner of the 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year award, offers immersive experiences allowing all organizations to join and thrive in the digital era with continual advancements as needed. With deep expertise in creating Power Apps to enable digital empowerment across a variety of industries and businesses, leaders find satisfaction knowing their current technologies have a door into Power Apps. With the above-mentioned legacy systems, companies have multiple systems and technologies, but Visionet Power Platform Certified experts create an app to merge the two, so companies are not required to update their legacy systems. By offering an organized end-to-end solution to connect outdated software to Microsoft Power Platform, any enterprise is able to tap into the power of this exciting digital revolution.
In fact, Visionet successfully implements this holistic approach for companies looking to accomplish a variety of goals, from managing timesheets for hourly workers and tracking retail inventory, to managing digital records and automating customer communications. In addition, businesses are now empowered to transition from manual paperwork to a digital system that is both cost and time effective. For instance, one of Visionet’s recent clients in the energy marketing industry spent time conducting paper-based inspections, but with Power Apps, they now benefit from a mobile app inspection process where reports can be viewed in real time. Similarly, a wholesale and direct-to-consumer apparel retailer needed a solution to avoid long wait times for customers to pick up products, and with Visionet’s implementation of Power Apps, they created virtual queues for efficient customer pickups. In both instances, the digital customer experience was boosted and the business experienced significant growth.
Regardless of an organization’s software– legacy systems, third-party tools, SaaS solutions, and enterprise data– Microsoft Power Apps is an innovative and agile platform to drive customer experiences in the digital era.