We are experiencing a generational transition in the way organisations use, buy, and operate software. The past era focused on implementing point solutions to solve specific business needs. Today’s forward-looking organisations are taking platform-first approaches, deploying solutions to emerging challenges in less time and at a lower cost through integration with other processes and data than what was previously possible.
Organisations today are leveraging Microsoft’s cloud application platform—including Power Platform, Azure, and Modern Workplace—to digitally transform and reap the rewards.
Address new business requirements
by quickly building new solutions for emerging yet complex business challenges, needs, or use cases
Re-imagine existing processes
or applications by modernising with a single source of truth for data
Sunset end-of-life legacy technologies
(e.g., InfoPath, Lotus Notes, SharePoint workflows/ apps, Access, legacy CRM/ERP, WinAutomation)
Enable citizen developers
to build productivity grade apps that meet less-complex needs, whilst managing platform governance top-down
HSO’s Approach to Power Platform Adoption
Our cloud application platform team includes proven, world-leading experts in cloud adoption, application management, governance, and scaled solution development of Microsoft’s Power Platform in large enterprise organisations. Applying Power Platform Adoption Framework best practices —authored by several experts on our team— we guide our clients on their journey, taking a Centre of Excellence (CoE) as a Service approach that leads to ongoing business value acceleration, enterprise management maturation, solution development, and application migration.
HSO’s Centre of Excellence as a Service
The Steps to: Power Platform Adoption Framework
Assessment and Landing Zone: Getting Established
We begin with a Power Platform Assessment to understand current state and create actionable next steps to build the platform. We’ll then test our initial landing zone by developing and deploying at least one high-priority solution identified in our envisioning.
Application Transformation: Building Beautiful and Useful Things
HSO’s development teams employ a proven framework for solution development focused on high-impact workloads and as part of a fusion developer, app factory approach to scaling solution development on Power Platform and across the Microsoft Cloud.
Business Impact: Using our Roadmap to Drive Return on Investment
A prioritised backlog of workloads are candidates for migration to the platform, allowing us to project Power Platform’s business value over time. Most enterprises will, in time, identify thousands of candidate workloads as they expand the platform’s reach to include more business groups. It’s therefore important to prioritise highest impact workloads.
Cloud Adoption: The Foundation for Success
Five pillars and 22 component dimensions are continuously matured in your organisation. The Enterprise Management Maturity Model helps us assess the maturity of enterprise management, and identify both organisational risk and opportunities to generate new business value:
- 1. Platform Management: Project toolkit, backlog management, road mapping, CoE starter kit, CoE establishment
- 2. Enterprise Architecture: Authentication, environments, licenses management, reuseable components, data ecosystem
- 3. Application Lifecycle Management: Developers, developer standards, source control, deployment pipeline
- 4. Mature Security: Security accreditation, platform security, user management, data loss prevention
- 5. User Empowerment: Tiered support, business onboarding, citizen developer management, community nurturing
What’s Next? A Thriving Partnership
Speak to our team about starting your assessment and transformation with the Microsoft Cloud Application Platform.