Rethink Your Employee Experiences and Achieve Your Business Development Goals with Microsoft Power Apps
While employee management is a category of Human Resources (HR) which only focuses on the administration, tasks and responsibilities can extend to the duties of a HR manager. HR holds a key role in focusing on hiring and developing employees to become more valuable to the company. Now I bet you are thinking of tying all these together into a custom application development. The personnel manager can easily take care of these daily duties and navigate with ease to get the job done more efficiently and have the data readily available for other team members to view and analyse.
How bizarre would it be if I told you, we could have custom application development from scratch in less than half the time it would normally take? Not bizarre and very much doable. With Microsoft Power Apps, we can quickly work on custom application development that connects to your business information stored either in the data platform or online and on-premise sources like SharePoint, Office 365, SQL Server, Azure and so on.
A brief insight into the world of Power Platform
Microsoft’s combined term for Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate is Power Platform.
Now more than ever the enterprises have embraced data to drive business outcomes. They have adopted the cloud to store tonnes of information and have become more efficient at harnessing data and signals coming from a range of sources, systems and applications. But once you have all this infrastructure implemented how can you make the data work more efficiently? You need a layer over that information that lets any employee regardless of the technical ability leverage into a way to drive business impact. That’s what you can achieve with Power Platform, business users regardless of their technical ability can contribute to custom application development, automate workflows and drive business with data. Power Platform not only offers tools to turn users into app developers but also addresses the security and governance requirements related to business-critical data used in such custom application development.
Together and individually the applications of Microsoft Power Platform can offer well-integrated business solutions by:
- Eliminating manual business process
- Automating approvals
- Providing better data insights
- Improving speed to results
And many more.
While I could write hundreds of blogs and several books about the ins and outs of the Microsoft Power Platform on a technical level, but the true value of this toolset is in the business solutions that it can deliver. On that note, in the next section, I am going to talk about the employee onboarding offboarding Power Apps that we have implemented for our clients and for ourselves with this platform.
Exigo Tech’s Employee Onboarding Offboarding Power Apps
The manual paper process for onboarding and enrolment of employee is cumbersome and often has gaps. But the digitalisation of such processes is often postponed due to a lack of either resources or time. However, in this increasingly digital era where hybrid working models are the new norm, it is crucial to ensure that the integration of new employees can be done in an equally engaging and effective manner. To simplify and automate these such repetitive tasks we combined Power Apps and SharePoint resulting in a custom application development that provides cohesive experience across the organisation. Identifying this challenge within our organisation and building custom application development using Power Apps that would address the needs of the Human Resources department was the starting point.
One of the notable aspects of Microsoft Power Apps is its ability to integrate with data seamlessly that is stored in office applications such as calendar, tasks, Microsoft 365, Outlook and other services. Our custom application development collaborates with resources like team member contacts, policy manuals and forms into a single place to ensure that the employee has a hassle-free onboard experience. Starting from when the future employee accepts the job offer, the goal of this Power Apps is to facilitate the process of data collection securely and easily. This app can also be used for employee offboarding and can be customised to meet the needs of your business.
Power Apps is an ingenious solution that lets you get custom application development for a specific task. It allows you to experiment and innovate to drive efficiency and expand the scope of such created apps. Custom application development using Power Apps not only gives you the capability to drive business growth but also makes it easy to change, update, customise and delete your app as you see fit. Employee management is not a feat but using Power Apps can make it more manageable while also keeping everything in a single platform.
Whether it is creating custom application development with Power Apps, analysing data with Power BI, managing business process with 365 or managing security across your application we are here to work with you, call on 1300 EXIGOTECH (394 468) or get in touch with us to talk to our team.