The way companies function today is drastically different than in the past. Business can be conducted through phones, tablets, and laptops, virtually wherever you go. Yet, the apps used to do business have been slow to keep up with the demands of employees and can be costly if you have to hire an outside development firm. Microsoft PowerApps was created for this exact reason. PowerApps provides users with custom software development that is time and cost efficient, as well as being easy to use.
Microsoft PowerApps is a service that allows users to create Mobile Apps that run on systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, and almost any other Internet browser. Most commonly, mobile app development requires apps to be created for each individual operating system. For example, a creator would have to create an app, individually, for iOS, Android, and Windows. The use of Microsoft PowerApps eliminates the need to do this, which increases productivity and lowers costs.
With the use of PowerApps Mobile Apps, all of the apps created by the user can be run through the PowerApps mobile system. This eliminates the differences between the operating systems and allows the application to run on any device. A web version of PowerApps, utilizing this same concept, is also available for users.
For apps created using Microsoft PowerApps, Common Data Service is built in, which provides users with powerful data services, with rich customization, business logic, and security capabilities. The data is then stored in a common format, through a common data model, so that it is easily accessible. It also allows users to connect to external data services and gives them the ability to store data within the app, itself. Once users have created an app, all they have to do is publish it. Creating a PowerApp can be simple or complex, depending on the needs of the project, but everything is created through PowerApp Windows Modern App on Windows 8.1 or a Windows 10 device. It can also be run through any available modern web browser.
Overall, Microsoft PowerApps proves to be an extremely useful service for companies that are wanting to easily and effectively increase their productivity, in terms of creating apps. While other app platforms have their limitations, Microsoft PowerApps continues to make developing programs easy for users. Pro-developer extensibility is built into the platform which allows developers to easily extend app capabilities through Azure functions or other custom connectors and it allows for apps to be developed and used on different operating systems, with relative ease. In this day and age, when work is not confined to an office, programs need to be accessible from virtually anywhere. Microsoft PowerApps helps create mobile applications that can be used from anywhere your users may be.
Clarus Communications has been serving the St. Louis area since 2001 and can assist your business in getting started with Microsoft Office 365 or any of the suite of Microsoft products and services. We’ll work with you to assess your needs and recommend a solution that is custom tailored for your business. If you would like more information about Microsoft Office 365, call us at 314-300-4700.