People all over the world spent much of 2020 working remotely. Whether your entire workforce is working from home, or just some of your employees are partly remote, you will likely be relying on your collaboration software more than ever.
One of the benefits of choosing Microsoft Teams as your collaboration platform is its ability to integrate with other solutions in the Microsoft ecosystem. Along with the rise of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Power Apps has also seen a steady rise in users. So, as Teams becomes the obvious foundation of communication and collaboration for lots of organizations, it makes sense that Microsoft is making it easier to use Power Apps together with Teams.
In this blog, we’re going to discuss how the Power Apps integration can take your use of Teams to the next level. But first, a quick look at Microsoft Power Apps:
What is Microsoft Power Apps?
Power Apps is a low-code development platform for designing and building custom apps. It enables your business to develop bespoke apps to improve how you work or how you deliver value to customers. Low-code Power Apps give non-technical employees the power to create solutions that suit their processes—a task that would previously have required much more time and IT resources.
The benefits of the Power Apps integration in Teams
By embedding Power Apps directly into Teams, your employees can directly access custom apps to help them work better together. All they need to do is click on the Power Apps tab in Teams and access the range of apps already built by your organization. There is no longer any need to leave the Teams interface to open another app; instead, employees can continue focusing on their work in the specific Teams channel itself.
The app and the workloads associated with a project or channel in Teams are also instantly available to all members of the channel. Employees can stay up to date, receive notifications, and collaborate using the app directly within Teams. This enhances workflows and ensures team members don’t miss any new information regarding a project.
Don’t have any Power Apps created yet? Microsoft has built example apps that can be added from the app store. Find out how.
The ability to access powerful apps directly in Teams means employees don’t waste time moving between apps or looking for the right information. It’s all there in their channel. This makes it much easier to focus on getting work done.
Incorporating specific apps in the appropriate channels also makes it easier to complete tasks and avoid unnecessary delays or bottlenecks. By making data and correspondence more easily available, and by making previously manual tasks easier to complete, productivity is given a real boost.
Deploy New Solutions Immediately
Business agility is a priority for a lot of organizations. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that the world we live in can change rapidly and to survive as a business you must be able to change along with it. The Power App integration for Teams enables swift action when you need it most.
Using low-code Power Apps, your employees can design and create an app that solves real business problems, and because it is embedded in Teams, your solution is immediately available for use. No more waiting on the IT department to develop and roll out a tool—something that previously may have taken weeks or months to achieve.
Transform Teams Into Your Central Hub
By accessing everything you need to get your job done all in one place, Microsoft Teams becomes an even more obvious choice as a “central hub” or “base of operations”. In the past, the idea of digital transformation came with what seemed like a lot strings attached:
- The length of time it might take
- The amount of choice and decisions involved
- The disruption to everyday processes that it might cause
Organizations may have been put off by the effort needed to change from legacy systems to a new way of working. Today, just by investing in Microsoft Teams you are taking one simple step towards a more agile future.
Take your business to the next level with Worksighted
Maybe you’re wondering where to start when it comes to turning Microsoft Teams into a central platform for getting work done. Or perhaps you’re unsure of how to incorporate the Power Apps integration into everyday processes. We are here to help.
At Worksighted, we have the expertise and experience to help you achieve your business goals. We believe in the technology we provide, but more than that we believe in the partnerships that we develop with our customers.
We are always on the lookout for ways to help our customers be successful and, in this case, we are excited about the benefits the Teams/Power Apps integration can provide. So, if you’re looking to take your technology to the next level, we’re ready to work with you.
If you want to know more about how to implement or use the Power Apps integration in Teams and take your collaboration tools to the next level, get in touch with us today.