PowerApps is essentially a Platform as a Service. It allows you to make Office 365 and Dynamics 365 your own with powerful apps that span both productivity and business data. You can create Mobile Apps that run on Android, iOS, Windows (Modern Apps) – and with almost any Internet browser.
With PowerApps, you can make Office 365 and Dynamics 365 your own with powerful applications that span productivity and business data. You can customise SharePoint Online, use PowerApps with Microsoft Teams, and build your own apps on Dynamics 365. Here are just some of the benefits:
You can build apps fast with a point-and-click approach to app design
Choose from a large selection of templates or start from a blank canvas - it's up to you! You can easily connect your app to data and use Excel-like expressions to easily add logic and then publish your app to the web, iOS, Android and Windows 10. It's all very easy!
PowerApps just keeps on going
Pro-developer flexibility is built into the platform, allowing developers to easily extend app capabilities using Azure functions or use custom connectors to connect to custom or legacy systems.
Built-in Common Data Service
With the built in common data service, you get a powerful data service with rich customisation, business logic and security capabilities. Your data is stored in a standard format through the common data model so it’s ready to go and easy to use. By defining a set of over 200 standard business entities, the common data model makes it easier for both you and third-parties to build apps. You can also tailor the model to your specific business needs by extending with custom entities and fields.
Automate your apps with a business process
You can guide people through business processes, start workflows automatically and provide rules for your data validation using business process flows. You can also make your apps smarter with visually defined server-side logic that can set default values or provide validation logic.
Get a 'single source of truth' across your organisation
As the common data service standardises your data through the common data model, it’s easier to build and run apps using the same data. Because Dynamics 365 applications are built on it, you can also build apps without needing additional data integration - all with the enterprise-grade security and manageability.