SharePoint empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share files, data, news, and resources. Customize your site to streamline your team’s work. Collaborate effortlessly and securely with team members inside and outside your organization, across PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.
SharePoint provides a web-based space where users can upload document(s) to immediately be shared with internal or external entities and individuals. SharePoint users can also have personal storage space, OneDrive, where documents or files are kept private until they are “shared” or made accessible to other users.
The approval and workflow features can control how documents are shared and how employees work on information in their organizations.
Links to shared documents or collaboration spaces can also be sent via email, making it easy for users to be quickly directed to exactly what they want or need to see.
SharePoint enables addition of metadata to files for storing, sorting, organizing, and keeping track of the content owned by businesses. More importantly, as a platform, SharePoint can force tags onto content as business users upload them to collaboration spaces and can also make end users provide metadata about documents as part of this process.
Once the content and metadata are in the platform, SharePoint empowers organizations with workflow tools to automate:
A few points that will show the depth and breadth of the SharePoint platform:
Microsoft Power Automate is a new enterprise system from Microsoft, a cloud-based service that enables users to create and automate processes and actions that save a lot of time and effort with repetitive tasks. You can use Microsoft Power Automate to automate workflows between your apps and services to sync files, get notifications, collect data – and so much more.
With Microsoft Power Automate, you can connect to more than 220 services and manage data from cloud or on-premises sources. Microsoft Power Automate integrates with the Microsoft solutions you may already use, like Office 365, SharePoint, Excel and Teams so you can deploy easily and onboard your team quickly to work seamlessly with your existing solutions. You can create a flow and perform administrative tasks in a browser or, if you download the Microsoft Power Automate mobile app, on your phone.
Create time-saving workflows, from individual tasks to large-scale systems, all this with perfect integration through hundreds of predefined connectors.
Integration with different connectors, along with the ability to test and debug workflows through out creation and topped with the ability to assign authorized users the right to create their own workflows
Automate manual tasks that take up a lot of time thanks to the possibilities offered by Artificial Intelligence. This allows you to have more time to focus on other strategic tasks that require more investment.
Robotic Process Automation is commonly known as RPA. Power Automate has its own modern RPA feature called UI flows. To create a UI flow, it is simply a point-and-click operation, unless customization is needed, at which time, scripts can be used.
RPA is a type of enterprise process automation. It depends on bots or AI workers. It should eradicate monotonous jobs so people can concentrate on what they specialize in. Although automation of company processes is not straight forward, Microsoft’s Power Automate is an endeavor to offer API-based and UI-based automation in one unique tool.
Microsoft Power Apps is one of the tools with the Microsoft Power Platform that enables users to build custom apps by simply dragging and dropping components into a flowchart-style formation.
Apps created can connect to stored business data, that is either located in an underlying data platform (for example Microsoft Dataverse) or within an on-premise/online data source such as Excel, SharePoint, Office 365, SQL Server and Dynamics 365.
When an off-the-shelf solution is not available Microsoft Power Apps can provide a bespoke solution to solve your business challenges. The nature of Power Apps means that a solution can be built to satisfy any business need or requirement
With PowerApps, users don’t need to know anything about coding in order to create a web or mobile app interface. The only skill that is required is the ability to use the drag and drop options.
One of the main advantages of the Power App Platform is being a Microsoft solution, allowing developers to leverage data from Microsoft applications (e.g., Dynamics 365, SharePoint, Excel) and other third-party services.
The apps are designed to be accessed across mobile/tablet devices or a web-based browser..
One of the benefits of using Power Apps on a mobile or tablet device is that you can leverage the smart mobile functionality to capture photos, videos, and signatures, as well as completing interactive forms.
Investing in PowerApps will help the organization reduce development costs for apps that can be created by users, thus allocating a greater budget to business operations or to larger scale development projects.
Power Apps leverages the Common Data Service (CDS) which uses a role-based security model. For users, this means that security roles can be established using a certain set of access permissions, ensuring that employees only see the data appropriate for their role.