Power up your business with Microsoft Power Platform
In today's fast-paced business environment, survival requires digital transformation. Organizations are adopting digital technologies to streamline processes, boost productivity and enhance customer experiences. However, the traditional method of developing custom software applications is costly, time-consuming and often results in technical debt. Enter Microsoft Power Platform.
Let’s start with the essentials: What is Microsoft Power Platform?
Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code environment that enables employees to build solutions, automate processes, create applications and more. Anyone can create innovative solutions that improve productivity, efficiency and performance, while also remaining under the oversight of IT.
Microsoft Power Platform consists of four main components:
Power Apps allows anyone to build custom business applications that modernize processes and solve business challenges. Users can connect to a variety of data sources and leverage robust logic and workflow capabilities to automate, accelerate and simplify manual workflows. The platform democratizes app development by enabling anyone to create innovative, value-added applications, while also offering extensive capabilities to admins and developers.
Through low-code, drag-and-drop tools and hundreds of connectors, Power Automate empowers everyone to easily automate repetitive tasks, improve efficiency and simplify day-to-day workflows. Automation can be made smarter with AI capabilities and apps allow workflows to be created for desktop, web and mobile.
Power BI provides up-to-the-minute data, self-service analytics and a user-friendly platform that enables anyone to turn raw information into meaningful, actionable insights. Unifying BI data and analytics into one platform reduces cost, complexity and risk. It will also provide robust capabilities that can deliver insights, trends and business intelligence that stakeholders need to make informed decisions.
Anyone can quickly build and deploy sophisticated, AI-powered chatbots at scale with Power Virtual Agents. Employees can create, test, publish and centrally manage and optimize bots that can do everything from answering questions to holding complex conversations. With Power Virtual Agents, organizations can improve employee and customer experiences, decrease costs, respond rapidly to customer demands and enhance a wide range of business functions.
Your return on investment in selling Microsoft Power Platform
Partners like yourself have a golden opportunity to add value to their customers and generate revenue with Microsoft Power Platform. By providing consulting services, resellers can help customers automate their business processes and create custom applications using the low-code approach offered by Microsoft Power Platform. This enables you to offer tailored solutions that are faster and more cost effective than traditional software development.
With Power Apps and Power Automate licensing, you can benefit from a recurring revenue stream. By providing these licenses to customers on a monthly or yearly basis, you can ensure a steady flow of income.
Partners can also leverage Microsoft’s partner programs and resources to improve their skills and knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform. These programs provide technical training, sales and marketing support and co-selling opportunities. This will allow you to take full advantage of the platform's capabilities.
Why end-users should embrace Microsoft Power Platform
Microsoft Power Platform offers end-users a wealth of benefits, from streamlining business processes to gaining valuable insights into their data. Here are some of the reasons why end-users should take advantage of Microsoft Power Platform:
Automate tasks: With Power Automate, end-users can automate repetitive tasks like data entry, email notifications and approvals.
Build custom apps: Without the requirement of extensive coding skills, Power Apps empowers end-users to create custom applications that are tailored to their unique business needs. This can enhance productivity and streamline business processes.
Gain insights: Power BI provides interactive dashboards and reports that give end-users a deep understanding of their business data. This helps them make informed decisions based on data-driven insights.
Improve customer experiences: With Power Virtual Agents, end-users can create chatbots that can interact with customers and employees. This will improve the customer experience and increase employee productivity.
Microsoft Power Platform is an excellent low-code solution that enables organizations to streamline their processes, enhance productivity and gain insights into their data. Both partners and end-users can benefit from its many features and capabilities.
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Written by Elja van de Stolpe
Published on May 26, 2023
Elja van de Stolpe, Cloud Marketing Manager, Strategic Vendor, Ingram Micro Cloud
Elja leads the marketing strategy in the Benelux for Ingram Micro Cloud. She helps identify the best solutions for common technology challenges, translates these into effective marketing plans and campaigns and connects with technical and sales gurus in the cloud field.