Low-code rapid application development is all the rage these days, as companies struggle to keep up with changing customer expectations, digital transformation, and an overburdened IT department. With Microsoft Power Platform, one of the all-time biggest tech giants steps into the arena – and the solution’s unique selling points warrant a closer look.
With more and more companies looking for ways to modernize, centralize, and consolidate their application infrastructure, the demand for RAD solutions is increasing. As a result, new platforms are popping up all over the place, with each having its proper approach to low code and unique advantages.
According to Gartner, “choosing the right platform for your organization is important because companies that select the best strategic fit stand the most to gain” and will “outperform competitors in customer experience and employee experience satisfaction metrics.” In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what sets Microsoft Power Platform apart from its competitors.
1. A familiar environment to work within
The whole point of low-code RAD is to give non-tech savvy employees the tools they need to create their own applications that will help them in their daily work. So, it makes sense to create a platform that is as intuitive and user-friendly as possible. Most employees already know Microsoft – either from private or professional use – which gives the Power Platform a leg up thanks to the familiarity of the surroundings.
2. More than just ‘citizen application development’
With Power Apps, Microsoft Power Platform offers best-in-class low-code development capabilities to its users. But there’s more. Additional tools, like Power Automate and Power BI vastly expand the possibilities for business users, empowering them to take matters into their own hands. Power Automate, for example, allows them to set up flows that can be triggered with a single action, while Power BI provides insightful dashboards that help you keep track of key metrics.
3. Seamless integration with all things Microsoft
Another advantage of staying within the – open – Microsoft environment is how well it works with all your trusted Microsoft 365 applications. This high level of integration allows you to set up workflows that will greatly increase your productivity and allow you to work on core tasks.
4. Frictionless governance (with the right implementation partner)
Picking the right solution based on your goals and needs is only one part of the story, however. To be successful with RAD, you’ll need an experienced implementation partner that can help you iron out the kinks and set a solid governance framework into place. For this, experience is absolutely an advantage. And because Microsoft is one of the most renowned and longest-going tech players around, there are plenty of experienced partners to choose from.
Even considering all of the above, there’s nothing like trying a tool yourself to see if it’s the right fit for you and your company. That’s why, in collaboration with Microsoft, our experts Matts and Laurent have set up a free guided workshop, ‘App in a Day’, during which you will build a real business application in – you guessed it – only a day, using Microsoft Power Platform. This deep dive will explore all the basic modules of the platform, giving you a realistic impression that will help you make an informed decision.
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