Microsoft Power Platform

Microsoft Power Platform is a suite of apps that unlock new efficiencies, automation, and fantastic results for many organisations.

Built with scalable per-user and per-app licensing, MS Power Platform applications are available to businesses of all sizes, so there’s no reason not to unleash its full potential today. If you have reservations about Microsoft Power Platform or aren’t sure how it could help your business, we’re hoping this page might answer some of your questions.

Fabric IT provides MS Power Platform consultancy, implementation, and support. So, we’re here and ready to help you achieve everything the platform offers.

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What is Microsoft Power Platform?

Microsoft Power Platform consists of several apps that improve business outcomes. This suite of applications is built for ease of use, allowing employees to create custom dashboards, portals, and apps, with little-to-no coding required.

Each Power Platform app has an intuitive graphical interface, along with libraries of commonly used connectors and design features your staff can use to accelerate the build process.

What is included in Power Platform?

Power Platform applications target specific parts of your organisation, from business intelligence to processes to customer services. Together, the suite enables automation and efficiency improvements that unlock new revenues and ROI, while empowering your employees to make improvements themselves.

Power Apps

Power Apps enables users to build custom apps quickly, with no specialist programming knowledge.

Custom Power Apps can run online, on Android, and iOS mobile devices. You can also create Power Apps Portals, which are apps that can be made accessible to third parties outside of your organisation. This allows for customised communication with suppliers, partners, and customers.

Power Automate

Power Automate enables workflow automation across your organisation, allowing authorised users to automate processes and deliver efficiency gains that boost your ROI. The drag-and-drop interface means minimal coding is required, with hundreds of pre-built connectors to make Power Automate even easier to use.

Power Virtual Agents

Power Virtual Agents are custom chatbots that enable conversational interaction with employees and customers. Like the other MS Power Platform apps, Virtual Agents require no specialist coding training—simply use the graphical interface to publish powerful chatbots faster than ever.

Power Platform Licensing and Pricing

Microsoft Power Platform licensing is flexible and scalable, allowing you to purchase each Power Platform app independently. The result is that your total MS Power Platform cost scales too, to deliver reliable ROI as your use of the platform grows.

How does Power Platform licensing work?

MS Power Platform licensing offers plenty of choices. The individual Power Platform apps are licensed on per-user and pay-as-you-go plans. Likewise, ‘per app’ plans exist for Power Apps and ‘per flow’ plans for Power Automate.

Volume licensing is also available. It’s useful if you have multiple users in your organisation, enabling mix-and-match licences.

How much does Power Platform cost?

The total cost of Power Platform depends on how many apps you use and how many user licences you purchase. In this way, the cost of your overall licence scales as your use of the platform increases.

Power Platform apps are available at special prices for academic, government, and non-profit organisations.

Who uses Power Platform?

Power Platform is scalable, which means it is for organisations of all sizes and grows as you add more users and apps to your licence. The flexibility and versatility of the Power Platform make it worthwhile for various sectors, including:

  • Private
  • Public
  • Non-profit
  • Government
  • Academia

Uses of Power Platform for businesses

MS Power Platform apps target specific uses, so your business can:

  • Gain actionable insights via customised business intelligence dashboards to enable faster, better decision making.
  • Enable employees to build custom apps quickly and easily, using an intuitive graphical interface to solve everyday challenges.
  • Automate workflows with drag-and-drop connectors to allow employees to unlock their own efficiency with no coding expertise.
  • Build AI chatbots to unleash the full potential of natural language communication between employees and/or customers.

How Power Platform can support businesses

Power Platform enables and supports business growth. Scalable licensing ensures you only pay for what you use. In addition, native extensibility allows you to connect Microsoft Azure and Power Platform while linking legacy systems, so none of your data is left behind.

Simply add new users to your licence or choose a pay-as-you-go plan as your organisation expands. Guest users are authorised within your licence plan, perfect if your business makes frequent use of contractors, or an employee needs temporary editor access to a Power Platform app.

Benefits of using Power Platform

Power Platform benefits are numerous, combining to unleash previously unimagined capabilities. Here are a handful of examples:

Link data from multiple sources

Link Microsoft Power Platform and Office 365 to connect data across multiple apps and desktop applications. For example, you can connect Microsoft Excel and Power BI to analyse business data and share the results in real-time.

Centralise and organise data

The Common Data Service creates a centralised Power Platform and Microsoft 365 database. A library of more than 250 common connectors extends this capability to hundreds of other data sources. Bring data to a single point of access in Microsoft Dataverse and use it to produce lists, charts, and dashboards that deliver value for your organisation.

No knowledge needed

Power Platform apps use simple systems like drag-and-drop, interactive AI, and graphical interfaces to build custom apps, chatbots and dashboards. There’s no coding knowledge needed, ensuring all your employees can use apps without specialist IT knowledge. For instance, Canvas Apps allow those who don’t have coding expertise to work from a blank canvas.

Use data productively

Digitally transform old manual processes to deliver valuable data and drive better business decisions. You can do this quickly with Model-Driven Apps, enabling anyone in your organisation to improve productivity and gain higher ROI.

How can Fabric support you with Power Platform?

Fabric IT works with you to understand what you need from the Microsoft Power Platform. Our second step is to recommend the right solution for your organisation. From there, our Power Platform managed services grow with you, offering a scalable database that continues to deliver insights far into the future.

We are also a Microsoft Gold Partner, so you can be confident that the Power Platform consultancy provided is backed by expertise and always up-to-date.

With you from day one

With a dedicated account manager and 24/7 monitoring, we make it easy for beginners to access Power Platform. No organisation is too small—we welcome every enquiry and are ready to unleash the full growth potential of your business.

Are you a large enterprise? Then, we can optimise your Power Platform volume licences for the number of licenced users you need, with flexible pay-as-you-go capacity catered to variations in demand.

Why choose Fabric IT?

We don’t believe in off-the-rack solutions. Every enquiry is handled uniquely and based on what you need, not on what we want to provide. Therefore, an initial consultation gives us a fact-finding opportunity to understand how and why your business needs to grow.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we provide a suite of Microsoft services and consultancy options. If you want to use Microsoft Power Platform with Dynamics 365, Office 365, Azure, or other Microsoft products, our experts can advise how best to connect them. That includes showing you how to link databases into a single, powerful dashboard.

You will receive:

  • A dedicated account manager offering a single point of contact.
  • Remote support to minimise downtime and help solve any problems.
  • Scalable Power Platform managed services that grow with you.
  • 24/7 monitoring and support, so you never face problems alone.
  • Fair treatment—we’re committed to you, no matter the size of your business.

To schedule an initial consultation or ask us questions about Microsoft Power Platform, get in touch now.

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