What is Microsoft Power Platform?
HARNESS THE POWER. ADVANCE YOUR BUSINESS
Microsoft Power Platform is a foundation for an integrated ecosystem. This state-of-the-art and innovative ecosystem integrates Dynamics 365 business applications, Office 365, PowerApps, Power BI, and Power Automate on one powerful technology platform. Improve productivity across your business where all these applications are built to work together. Everyone in your business can easily build custom apps, automate workflows, and analyze data no matter their technical expertise.
At the core of the Power Platform is the Common Data Service (CDS). Make it easier to bring your data together and quickly create powerful apps using Common Data Service compliant and scaleable data service and app platform that's integrated into PowerApps.
The Common Data Model (CDM) brings it all together by unifying data across all your business processes and enable interoperability among apps. The Common Data Model is the shared language used to buy the business and analytic applications. It consists of a set of standardized, extensible data schemas published by Microsoft and its partners which enables consistency of data and its meaning across applications and business processes.
Empower everyone to build apps
Building apps with PowerApps helps everyone in the business work more efficiently together. Use intuitive visual tools that don't require code, work faster with a platform that enables data integration and distribution, and extend the platform with building blocks. Use all these tools on any device to solve your business problems.
Enable your business to innovate
PowerApps enables a broad range of app scenarios to be created that infuse digital transformation into manual and outdated processes. Use both canvas and model-driven apps to build PowerApps that solve business problems for the task and role-specific scenarios like inspections, field sales enablement, the prospect to cash, and integrated marketing views.
Build highly tailored applications
Start by designing your user experience on the PowerApps canvas. Customize every detail of your app to optimize for specific tasks and roles. Create apps for any device that uses a wide variety of controls including cameras and location, or start from a sample app showcasing common business scenarios, like expense reporting or site inspections.
Create sophisticated apps from your data
Begin with your data model and business processes to automatically generate immersive, responsive applications that can run on any device. Use a simple drag-and-drop designer to customize business entities and tailor the user experience to specific roles.
Integrate and extend your apps
Use the built-in Common Data Service to store data and model processes and business logic. Take advantage of more than 200 connectors to integrate data and systems you already use. Extend PowerApps further as a professional developer with custom connectors and logic.
What is Power BI?
Power BI is a business analytics service that delivers insights to enable fast, informed decisions.
Transform data into stunning visuals and share them with a colleague on any device.
Visually explore and analyze data on-premises and in the cloud-all in one view
Collaborate on and share customized dashboards and interactive reports.
Scale across your organization with built-in governance and security.
Why choose Power BI?
Meet your self-service and enterprise analytics needs with one of the largest business intelligence clouds in the world. Explore how industry-leading AI and continuous user-driven innovation help you turn data into insights across your organization at scale.
Stream analytics in real-time
Know what's happening now, not just in the past. From factory sensors to social media sources, get access to real-time analytics so you're always ready to make timely decisions.
Visualize your data
Get quick insights with AI-assisted visualizations created automatically on your dataset. Gain limitless options for how you visualize your data through the custom visuals open framework or choose from the more than 100 visuals published by community users. Find answers fast, ask a question and let Power BI choose the right visual for you.
Reporting & Analytics Capabilities
Minimize the time taken for accounts receivables and payables with automating the closing and reporting of accounts quickly and accurately, all while keeping compliance.
Improve forecasting by analyzing data across multiple dimensions and customize reports by using Microsoft Excel integration.
Get information from multiple data sources in real-time to make quick decisions with Microsoft's Power BI.
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What is Power Automate?
Power Automate is a service that helps you create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data and more.
Create an automated flow by using Common Data Service
With the Common Data Service connector, you can create flows that are initiated by creating an updating events within your Common Data Service database. Additionally, you can create, update, retrieve, and delete actions on records within the Common Data Service database.
Power Automate has tons of templates to choose from they also have built-in connectors. If you cannot find a template that fits your needs, you can create a new one from scratch.
Robotic Process Automation Capabilities
Automate in a single platform across apps and services that don’t have APIs
Customize, build, and manage UI flows scripts in a secure cloud environment
Leverage a low-code experience with a step-by-step record and play back experience
Seamlessly integrate UI automation with API-based automation by combining UI flows with regular flows
Get Started with Microsoft Automate
Watch your Flows in Action
Set up Approval Workflows
Watch your Flows in Action
Robotic Process Automation in Power Automate
Create a Flow from Template
COMMON DATA SERVICE
What is the Common Data Service?
The Common Data Service lets you securely store and manage data that is used by business applications. Data in the Common Data Service is stored in entities. An entity is a set of records used to store data, similar to how tables store data within a database. You can create specific entities for your company if needed.
Why use Common Data Service?
Standard and custom entities within Common Data Service provide a secure and cloud-based storage option for your data. Entities let you create a business-focused definition of your organization's data for use within apps.
Dynamics 365 and the Common Data Service
Dynamics 365 applications like Sales, Service, or Talent also use Common Data Service to store and secure data used by the applications. This lets you use PowerApps and the Common Data Service with all the core business data from Dynamics applications.