What Is It?
PowerApps, is a relatively new service by Microsoft that enables business users to build mobile or web browser based apps in conjunction with their corporate data in an Office like environment with no or a very low number of lines of code.
At Managility we have been using Powerapps (apps) and the related Flow (workflows) services mostly to implement customised budgeting/forecasting process steps like for example budget data collection and ongoing tracking of actual purchases to assigned budgets.
Recently we wanted to test how Powerapps could be utilised for our internal processes and built a practice management / time sheet system for our consultants. Within just a few days an initial version of the application was ready that runs as a mobile app or from a web browser.
How does it work?
Initially our consultants are automatically authenticated using their office365 subscription without a need to login separately. From that point onwards they can select the project and enter tasks and hours against it using an easy, touch enabled interface.
Users with admin rights can access summary reports directly on the app , create new projects or invoke a billing process that generates invoices to be sent via email with a summary of the billable using our xero accounting solution.
Finally, there is also the option to use the data of the app with an interactive Power BI dashboard:
Contact us how Powerapps mobile applications could streamline your processes: Contact Managility