Microsoft Power Platform Partner

Build, customise and extend all the apps you need with the Microsoft Power Platform.

The Power Platform is a low code platform powered by Microsoft Azure enabling organizations to analyze data, act on it through applications, and automate business processes.

Unlock the potential of Dynamics 365 and Office 365 with PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and Power BI supported by a Common Data Model that brings your data together and connects to hundreds of data sources out of the box.

Preact is a Microsoft Business Applications partner developing solutions for its clients that are built on, and optimised for, the Power Platform. Speak to us today to discover how your organisation can quickly innovate and increase its scale by leveraging the Power Platform. 

PowerApps

Quickly build apps that easily connect to data, use Excel-like expressions to add logic, and run on the web and mobile devices.

Microsoft Flow

Powerful workflow automation built directly into your apps with a no-code approach that connects popular apps and services.

Power BI

Make sense of your data through interactive, real-time dashboards and unlock insights to drive your business forward.

Build, Customise & Extend Apps

Build business apps that take advantage of device capabilities including cameras, GPS and touch controls, run on any device and are fully customised for your business requirements.

In addition to creating 'no-code apps', developers can seamlessly extend app capabilities using Azure Functions, build custom connectors to support tailored scenarios or legacy systems, and embed apps directly into websites or other tools to create integrated solutions.

Connect Your Data

Consolidate business data from multiple sources including Dynamics 365 and Office 365 into Common Data Service for Apps — a standardised data model with business logic, security and integration built-in — and then build apps that reference this data. 

Built-in connectivity to over 200 cloud services, database and web APIs is available with hybrid connectivity to on-premise systems and flexibility to create custom connectors. 

Comparing Model-Driven Apps & Canvas Apps

Canvas Apps

Configured using a PowerPoint style interface with Excel type formulas. Developers will start by designing a custom user interface for users with mobile friendly controls and then connect this to data using the inbuilt connectors, or a custom connector.  

With Canvas Apps, developers can determine the look and feel of each app with a wide range of controls that can be used to create a fully bespoke solution and provide users with a clean, simple and intuitive interface.

Canvas apps are especially suited for simple requirements where there is a very specific use such as submitting expense claims, completing a job sheet or capturing registrations. 

Model-Driven Apps

With model-driven apps, the user experience is the same as the Dynamics 365 Unified Interface and the layout will be determined by the components that you add. 

These apps are built using the Dynamics 365 framework and use the Common Data Service as their data source. As a result, these apps are designed for more complex requirements involving multiple functions which can utilise in built controls for business process flows, forms, auditing, role-based security, Exchange integration and timelines.

Automate your Apps

Microsoft Flow automates workflows across multiple web-based services including Microsoft services for Dynamics 365, SharePoint, Outlook, OneDrive for Business and others, as well as many third-party services.

Flow streamlines processes and ensures data consistency with multi-stage process flows to handle simple automations through to advanced scenarios. 

Create conditional flows between apps and services that handle approvals, sync files, create notifications, delete records, collect data and trigger many other actions.

Start creating a flow for common business scenarios using a template gallery, and then easily customise a template to meet your needs through an intuitive graphical editor. Or, start from scratch using the same editing experience to build complex flows that can include parallel branching, conditional logic and loops.

Business Intelligence Like Never Before

  • Go from data to insights in minutes. Any data, any way, anywhere. And all in one Power BI view!
  • Transform data into stunning visuals and share them with colleagues on any device.
  • Adopt and evolve data sets quickly to uncover insights
  • Visually explore and analyze data — on-premises and in the cloud — all in one view.
  • Collaborate on shared dashboards and interactive reports.

Enterprise Grade Security & Governance

Get consolidated insights and analytics on usage, management and monitoring of apps, granular security, and data loss prevention policies for connectors. Everything is built on the global, secure, and compliant Azure platform to give you power and control.

One App Platform for Office 365 and Dynamics 365

Unify Office 365 and Dynamics 365 with powerful apps that span productivity and business data. Customise and extend SharePoint Online, use PowerApps with Microsoft Teams, build apps on Dynamics 365 for a single platform and an unlimited opportunity.

Contact Preact to find out more and how your business can leverage the Power Platform to advance its digital transformation.