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Power Platform Implementation: Steps and Benefits

If you are thinking of working with Power Platform, Microsoft's low-code platform, and you have arrived here, you may want to know how easy it is to implement it, what steps to follow, and what are the implicit benefits of this process for your organization?

From Intelequia we work to integrate the Power Platform in your company, and first of all, we have to make sure that your company has the necessary licenses. The platform is available as part of the Microsoft 365 suite of products, so if your company already has these licenses, you would be ready to start. For more advanced developments, separate Power Automate or Power Apps licenses may need to be purchased. 

Next, we will need to designate a team or individual to be responsible for managing the Power Platform within the organization. This will be responsible for overseeing the implementation process, as well as providing ongoing support and maintenance for the platform. 

Now we can begin the implementation process. This will involve several key steps: 

Key Processes during Power Platform Implementation

  1. For your part, you will need to identify the business needs and objectives that Power Platform can help you meet. This will help you determine which platform components you need to implement and how you can use them to support your business objectives.
  2. Once this is done, Intelequia will plan and design your implementation. This will involve deciding on the specific platform components to use and how they will integrate with your existing systems and processes.
  3. Now the training plan will come into play. We will train your team on how to use the Power Platform, this will involve providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to use the platform effectively and efficiently. 
  4. With the training complete, we come to the step of integrating the Power Platform throughout your organization. This will involve deploying the components to all relevant users and teams, ensuring that it is integrated into your existing systems and processes. 
  5. With everything in place, all that remains is for us to provide you with ongoing support and maintenance. At Intelequia we will ensure that it continues to run smoothly and Power Platform supports your business needs. 

What are the benefits of a Power Platform implementation?

Implementing the Power Platform in your company can provide many benefits, including cost savings, increased efficiency, improved collaboration and the ability to create customized business solutions quickly and easily, let's take a look at some of them:

Cost savings

How does it work? How do we save costs by implementing this platform? 

Power Bi, Power Apps, Power Pages, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents, are the applications that Microsoft has developed to simplify costly processes, for example, how much would it cost to have an employee answering recurring questions to colleagues or suppliers? With a chatbot that allows automating the response to a flow of frequently asked questions, this cost would be greatly reduced as those that could occur in a procedure of on boarding or shift management.

Savings are key especially when you can reinvest those savings in other processes, with Power Apps a development that took weeks to do can be done in days. We are talking that with Power Platform a development with Power Apps can save 45% of the investment compared to a traditional development. Time is money and that is why Power Apps allows us to develop in a fast and agile way what used to take weeks to develop. 

What if, with Power BI, we detect that there is a 30% difference between the same trip that two employees make from our company's headquarters to the same client? Power BI would not only tell us why, but it would also help us to detect the most optimal route. What if we had an application that, based on our data, could tell us where there is an unnecessary expense or a flow that can be automated, the answer is simple, we have it and it's called Power BI. 

With Power Platform, you can develop artificial intelligence, automate workflows or analyze data intelligently reducing development times. The efficiency that Power Platform gives us is very important because it has an impact on our time and costs. 

There are thousands of ways in which we can optimize thanks to the platform, with Azure Machine Learning and Power Platform for example, we can quickly create a machine learning proof of concept along with a production version. 

Efficiency

According to Microsoft's own studies it is estimated that once implemented the platform in three years the performance will have increased to 140%, 22% overall efficiency with developments or 19% efficiency gains in DevOps, are some of the many points that Power Platform improves. 

Using AI Builder and Azure Form Recognizer in a Power Automate workflow you can extract the text from images, let's imagine that we are sent a joint document with all the payrolls of our company, Power Automate would decompose that file and divide it into the individual payrolls of each employee and then send them automatically. 

Improved collaboration

With Power Platform you will be able to create customized business solutions and improve collaboration among your team members, Power Platform fosters innovation and allows you to develop solutions at high speed, with VS Code extensions or with the Power Fx extension any developer will have the ability to create applications together with other colleagues, in an easy and efficient way, having a global and connected experience.

Agility and Scalability

Speed up development with a visual designer or combine data at any scale, with machine learning you can get data analysis practically at the second, Power BI provides queries and reports, scalable to the amount of data you are handling. 

With Power Platform you can not only improve existing processes, but you can also streamline any kind of process, with HDInsight for example you can perform fast and interactive SQL queries on a large scale having all that data in a clear and visual way, streamline the process of generating extensive reports and unnecessary graphs thanks to the visualization engine that Power BI provides. 

With proper planning and execution, you can successfully implement Power Platform and realize these benefits in your organization. If you are interested in learning more about how Power Platform can help you optimize your operational management do not hesitate to write to us, we will be happy to advise you and provide you with the most cutting-edge solutions in the market. 

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