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4 Reasons SMBs Should Innovate With Power Apps

If your small or mid-sized business needs a custom app, Microsoft's Power Apps platform offers

an easy, fast, and cost-efficient way to develop professional apps.

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If you own or manage a small business, you know that optimizing and streamlining your processes will help make you more efficient and reduce your costs overall. However, you may find that your existing system cannot quickly solve specific processes and business challenges. Sometimes there isn’t an out-of-the-box solution or app for your unique challenge – and only a custom app can best solve the issue, which can be pricy and time-consuming for an SMB. This is where low-code development can help.

What is low-code development?

Low-code development is a visual approach to software development. Low-code abstracts and automates every step of the application lifecycle to enable rapid delivery of a variety of software solutions. This reduces traditional hand-coding, which means app development is not restricted to only developers and breaks down the traditional silos between business and IT. According to Gartner, it is estimated that 65% of all app dev will be low code by 2024.

What is Microsoft Power Apps?

Power Apps is a low-code development platform by Microsoft that lets you build professional custom apps quickly, affordably, and efficiently and drives business efficiency. It accelerates app development with pre-built templates and drag-and-drop simplicity that extend app capabilities without limits with customizable components when you need them.

It also connects apps to your data with the click of a button, so you’re always ready to act on new insights, all without compromising your security, governance, and compliance standards.

4 reasons Power Apps could be right for your business:

1. You can build your custom apps in-house

You have talented people on your staff—empower them to do more! All your employees can become citizen developers and problem solvers. Eliminate the IT skills gap so your team can build apps with minimal training.

  • Learn the intuitive drag-and-drop visual building approach

  • Rely on the managed, pre-built platform with built-in integration

  • Empower existing IT teams to build more solutions, faster with no limits

  • Leverage free online resources to keep the learning barrier and cost of training low

2. It is affordable and cost-effective

Off-the-shelf software is expensive and often has more functionality than you need. Build custom apps the cost-effective way—saving money in development, creation, and future maintenance.

  • Empower productivity with streamlined and automated processes

  • Save over time with a fully managed data platform that requires less maintenance over time

  • Leverage existing investments by integrating with Dynamics 365, Office 365, Azure, and other solutions

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3. You can develop apps in hours, instead of months

Creating custom apps can take months or even years. But when your business is growing, you need to be agile. Instead, build an app in hours. Catch up on your backlog or prevent it in the first place with accelerated app development.

  • Simplify the process with low-code tools to easily build a prototype, test, learn, and expand

  • Leverage intuitive point-and-click design, and choose from a large selection of templates or start from a blank canvas

  • Launch apps fast, add value continuously, and make improvements as needed

4. It lets you scale and grow easily

As your business grows, your apps need to grow with you. It’s also vital that you keep up with security and compliance requirements. Scale while also staying on top of management.

  • Develop at scale without sacrificing quality, security, or control—no matter how many apps you are building

  • Leverage enterprise-grade administrative and governance features with one centralized view of all apps

  • Save time with a fully managed data platform to scale faster and minimize

Getting Started with Power Apps

Discover how Power Apps can drive business transformation and increase overall efficiency in your small or mid-sized business. Book a free consultation with the Kwixand Solutions team to learn more.

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