Microsoft Power Apps is a useful tool that allows users to create advanced applications without having to write code or get developers involved. Due to the simplicity of the tool, users are able to create and deploy applications quickly and seamlessly to meet their needs. While Power Apps use cases can be endless, here we’ll share some of the best ones we’ve seen.
Top Power Apps Use Cases
As experts in digital workplace solutions, we have seen Power Apps be utilized in a variety of different ways, but let’s get into the 7 ways we have seen it work well for organizations:
A ticketing system is one of the most common uses for Microsoft Power Apps. By using Power Apps, organizations can streamline help desks, call centers, and other internal ticketing systems or service requests. The service request application can even be made client-facing through the use of Power Pages.
With a ticketing system in Power Apps, users can view tickets, enter tickets, view ticket lifecycles, allocate tickets, and move tickets around to streamline operations across the organization.
Another common use we’ve seen for Power Apps is an employee onboarding and offboarding application. Having proper procedures in place for employee onboarding is essential in any organization as it ensures that new employees feel comfortable in their role and are equipped with the tools they need to succeed.
We have seen many organizations utilize apps that create tasks for new employees, provide an onboarding progress screen, indicate HR activity, and provide steps for offboarding.
Time Off Requests
Power Apps can be used to create an application that focuses on time off requests and staff leave. Employees can quickly and easily send an email notification to their immediate supervisor and keep track of remaining vacation time. By having a dedicated application for this, organizations can streamline time-off requests and stay organized.
With a time off request app, organizations can include a holiday calendar, indicate remaining balance, status of request, and notify employees about approvals.
The expense approval process can sometimes be tedious, but Power Apps allows organizations to create an app that can quickly and efficiently review expense claims to streamline the process. Power Apps has the capability to allow tracking everything from expense details to approvals to budget, and can provide a detailed step-by-step overview of the process.
With Power Apps, organizations can generate reports on total spending by employees or departments, set up approval workflows, and track the status of each expense request.
While SharePoint is a more popular communication platform for news, announcements, and e-learning/knowledge bases, Power Apps is also a great choice. Organizations can quickly create an app that serves as an information hub for employees and also gives employees an opportunity to engage and provide feedback.
We’ve seen applications for publishing news and information, announcements, learning/ product catalogues, and providing a space for discussion and communication.
Another use for Power Apps is creating an application where employee and company information lives. Organizations can store emails, profile pictures, job titles, departments, emergency contact information, and more, and can access this information from different devices when they need it. Power Apps only provides users with access to data they already have, so businesses don’t need to worry about security.
Creating a company directory with Power Apps is quite a simple process, which is why it seems to be a popular use of the platform for many organizations.
Lastly, keeping track of events and holidays across the organization can be difficult, including webinars, podcasts, interviews, trade shows, conferences, product launches, and more. With Power Apps, organizations can get the feeling of working with a digital event planner that can create custom forms to track and organize event attendance and feedback.
Organizations can use Power Apps to manage event planning and registration, send out emails and reminders, and manage the logistics of the event.
Klarinet Solutions Can Help Streamline your Business with Power Apps
Power Apps can be used in a variety of different ways thanks to how simple it is to create an application with low-code without needing to get your development team involved. The Power Apps use cases we’ve discussed are far from exhaustive, as there are numerous other ways in which organizations use Power Apps to elevate their digital workplace.
Get in touch with the digital workplace experts at Klarinet Solutions to determine if and how you can use Power Apps to solve challenges you face in your organization and achieve your business goals.