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Are Shortcomings in Your Business Applications Slowing Time to Market?

Tom Berger
21 Jul, 2021

It is amazing how much technology is available for businesses today. Business applications have morphed from manual to automated at an outstanding rate.

It’s hard to believe, then, that so many businesses have processes or workflows that aren’t working. These might seem like small issues, but they can cause big problems–in the form of lost productivity, money, customers, or competitive position.

Historically, the problem with causing issues that aren’t big enough to warrant a software purchase or customization or a development project because of budget or time or both.

The trouble is that issues can become big, costly problems if not addressed. The integration of Microsoft Power Platform with your existing systems was specifically designed to address the gaps between your business applications that cause those problems.

Designed by Microsoft for low-code, no-code development, the Power Platform uses a data layer, called the Dataverse to house your data, making it very easy to query and access. The tools in the Power Platform allow you to take full advantage of that data by easily building apps, workflows, reports, and bots that connect all your applications, platforms, and systems for a truly integrated business ecosystem.

The Power Platform facilitates integration across all your enterprise business applications for faster time to market

According to Forrester, a whopping 69 percent of organizations from all industries are looking to low-code technology to accelerate their development efforts. These organizations have discovered that the Power Platform—with tools like Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate—provide that low-code/no-code environment that eliminates the need for expensive, time-consuming developers and development projects. And that’s not all:

  • The Power Platform reduces development time, which equates to faster time to market, reducing the chance of missed opportunities and lost productivity.
  • Developing solutions with the Power Platform saves time and money
  • The Power Platform provides you with the opportunity to scrutinize every process and workflow for ways to improve them without a huge price tag or disruptions to your business.

Most importantly, the Power Platform directly impacts time to market. While in the past, many organizations either did not have the IT expertise or budget to take care of a problem, the low-code, no-code benefits of the Power Platform make it easy for nearly anyone to tackle any problem and get it out of the way. With the Power Platform, the development cycle is so dramatically shortened that nearly any problem can be solved fast, which gets you closer to your goals and objectives faster.

For example, in the HSO Challenge Accepted story below, a global private equity firm saw the immediate benefits of digitally transforming by automating manual processes with the Power Platform.

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Challenge Accepted: Modernize Investor Relations for a Global Private Equity Firm

Read this firm's story about getting immediate benefits of digitally transforming by automating manual processes with the Power Platform.

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As an example, here is a quote from Matthew Case’s presentation in the first of our Power Platform Educational sessions, Understanding the Power Platform: What it is, where it fits and how it delivers value:

"This business wanted some things triggered and notifications sent to people that were not users of the system where the actions were taking place, when actions took place.

I documented the requirement and kind of architected, ‘This is how I would imagine this flowing,’ but again, there was no precedent on, how do you get information to flow from one Microsoft product to another product and get information that’s inside of the Power Platform to a user that maybe isn’t using that specific application?

So I went to one of our more technical developers and said, “Hey, can this be done with Power Automate?” And the answer was very simple: Yes. And within several hours, the prototype was built and tested and then launched to the client, to much excitement and success and acceptance from the client."

On-demand Webcast: Understanding the Power Platform: What It is, Where It Fits, and How It Delivers Value

In this session, an HSO Financial Services and Power Platform experts demonstrates what makes the Power Platform an invaluable tool, its true purpose in Enterprise, and the business value it can deliver.

All that … backed by the power of Microsoft

Regardless of any other application your organization depends on, you can count on the Power Platform. Like all Microsoft tools and applications, the Power Platform is supported and maintained by Microsoft, a company focused on helping you maintain a healthy IT ecosystem.

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