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An Overview of the Microsoft Power Platform & it's Real-World Benefits

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In today's fast-paced world of digital evolution, businesses are always looking for fresh ways to streamline operations, boost efficiency, and foster growth. That's where the Microsoft Power Platform comes in – it's a suite of business apps by Microsoft designed to empower organisations to analyse data, automate processes, and create custom applications in a low-code environment. 

The Power Platform consists of Power BI for data visualisation, Power Apps for low-code app development, Power Automate for workflow automation, Power Pages for low-code website development and Copilot Studio for creating chatbots. 

Microsoft Dataverse serves as the underlying data storage location for all applications within Power Platform and Dynamics 365. Power Platform enables businesses to drive productivity, make data-driven decisions, and streamline operations by leveraging the capabilities of each tool to tailor solutions to their specific needs. 



The Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications are built upon Dataverse, serving as a secure repository for managing the data utilised within these business applications providing a single source of truth across the organisation.


  • Endless integration possibilities
  • Securely stored in the cloud
  • Powerful analytics
  • Real-time data sharing


power app iconPower Apps

Power Apps allows users to create custom business apps without extensive coding. It offers a user-friendly interface, integrates with various data sources, and enables the creation of web and mobile apps for efficient operations and automation.


  • AI-powered development
  • Enterprise-grade governance
  • Custom low-code development


power automate iconPower Automate

Power Automate is a workflow tool that automates processes in a low-code environment. The workflows streamline tasks, save time, and boost productivity by connecting apps and services for the automation of tasks, notifications, and data collection, enhancing efficiency and collaboration.

Features include

  • Faster automation and optimisation with built-in AI technology
  • Hundreds of pre-built connectors
  • Cloud-based data loss prevention
  • Identity & access management


powerbi iconPower BI

Power BI is a robust tool for visualising and analysing data from multiple sources. It offers interactive dashboards, data connectivity, and advanced analytics for creating and sharing reports. 

Your data might reside in an Excel spreadsheet or a collection of cloud/on-premise hybrid data warehouses. Power BI lets you easily connect to multiple data sources, visualise and discover what's important from various disparate data sources.


  • Next-generation AI tools with Copilot
  • Customisable dashboards
  • Select from a range of data sources
  • Complete reporting & data visualisation tools


power pages iconPower Pages

Microsoft Power Pages is a user-friendly platform for creating interactive web pages without advanced coding skills. It provides templates, tools, and multimedia features for customised content creation, making it a versatile solution for efficient online content creation.


  • Template hub to get up and running quickly
  • AI-powered development
  • Security and governance features


copilot studio iconCopilot Studio

Microsoft Copilot Studio lets you create powerful AI-powered copilots for a varity of purposes,  from providing simple answers to common questions to resolving issues requiring more complex conversational thought. Engage with customers and employees in multiple languages across websites, mobile apps, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or any channel supported by the Azure Bot Framework.


  • Low-code drag-and-drop builder
  • Build custom chatbots with generative AI
  • Centralised management


Five real-world benefits of Power Platform

  1. Increased Productivity: With Power Automate streamlining workflows and automating routine tasks, employees can focus their time and energy on more strategic initiatives, ultimately boosting productivity across the organisation.


  2. Data-Driven Decision Making: Power BI empowers businesses to transform raw data into actionable insights through interactive dashboards and advanced analytics. By visualising data from various sources in real-time, decision-makers can make informed choices based on accurate, up-to-date information, driving better outcomes and mitigating risks.


  3. Cost Savings: The low-code nature of the Power Platform enables organisations to develop custom applications and websites without the need for extensive coding expertise or expensive developer resources. This not only reduces development costs but also accelerates time-to-market for new solutions, providing a competitive edge in today's fast-paced market.


  4. Enhanced Collaboration: Power Platform tools facilitate seamless collaboration by connecting different systems and applications through over 1000 pre-built connectors. Whether it's integrating with popular cloud services or automating communication between teams, Power Automate fosters collaboration and communication, breaking down silos and promoting cross-functional teamwork.


  5. Improved Customer Experience: Copilot Studio enables businesses to create AI-powered chatbots that engage with customers across multiple channels, providing instant support and personalized assistance around the clock. By automating responses to common inquiries and resolving issues efficiently, organisations can deliver exceptional customer experiences and build lasting relationships.


Interested in the Microsoft Power Platform for your organisation?

Webcurl has had the privilege of collaborating with many organisations, helping them make the move to Microsoft Dynamics 365 and harness the power of Microsoft Power Platform.

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