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Dynamics 365

Power Platform

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 Microsoft 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.

POWER APPS

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PowerApps enables a broad range of app scenarios to be created that infuse digital transformation into manual and outdated processes.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.

POWER BI

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.

Artificial Intelligence

What is power BI

Power BI Service

Cloud Insights

Any Data, Any Way, Anywhere

MICROSOFT AUTOMATE

What is Microsoft Automate?

Microsoft 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.

Workflow Templates

Microsoft 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.  

Work Automate Capabilities

  • ​Microsoft Automate can automate actions across the most common apps and services to save time and money.

  • Employees can create and automate across multiple applications and services without the need for developer help.

  • Microsoft Automate has the ability to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data and more.

Get Started with Microsoft Automate

Watch your Flows in Action

Watch your Flows in Action

Create a Flow from Blank

Set up Approval Workflows

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.