We are witnessing digital transformation take place across many sectors, this transformation is driving new inventions, solutions, and benefits that did not previously exist. In fact, post-pandemic digital transformation is expected to help managers increase production by 87%, while 80% of employees are looking forward to this goal.
But while digital transformation is difficult, and it takes time, this opportunity also comes with risks. But thanks to Microsoft Power Apps, bringing about a full-scale digital transformation revolution is no longer an intricate or time-consuming task.
According to a recent study, 90% of large enterprises plan to use Power Apps by 2021. So what is driving this digital transformation? And how can your business benefit?
Here are just a few ways that Power Apps is being used to drive digital transformation.
- Enhanced Productivity & Fewer Expenses
- Swift Launch & Deployment
- Seamless Integration & Adaptability
- Improved Customer Experience
- Provide Remote Access
What is Microsoft Power Apps?
Power Apps is a popular tool to design and develop mobile apps for businesses and individuals that is powered by the Microsoft Power platform.
Power Apps, which offers cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, business intelligence, and more, allows anybody to quickly create mobile apps and then deploy them across all mobile platforms. It also supports cross-platform capabilities.
Microsoft Power Apps is also available in Office 365 subscriptions, providing more people and adaptation.
Ways Power Apps Is Driving Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Let's take a look at 5 ways that Power Apps are driving digital transformation in today's manufacturing industries.
1- Enhanced Productivity & Fewer Expenses
The first way that Power Apps is driving digital transformation is by enhancing productivity and reducing expenses.
Power Apps can be used to quickly develop mobile apps that automate business processes. These apps can connect manufacturing plants to all their data, analyze data in real-time, and visualize the data anywhere in the world.
Applications like SmartHub OEE enable real-time production information for all levels in organizations.
By automating these processes, businesses can free up employees' time, so they can focus on more important tasks. In fact, businesses that have implemented Power Apps have seen a 30% increase in productivity.
Additionally, Power Apps can be used to develop apps that improve communication and collaboration between employees. These apps can be used to share files, give feedback, and track progress on projects.
By improving communication and collaboration, businesses can reduce expenses associated with communication, such as travel costs.
2- Swift Launch & Deployment
A second way that Power Apps is driving digital transformation is by providing a swift launch and deployment.
Power Apps can be used to quickly develop and deploy mobile apps. In fact, businesses that have used Power Apps have been able to launch mobile apps in days or weeks, rather than months or years.
This is possible because Power Apps does not require any coding. All developers need is a basic understanding of the platform and its capabilities.
Additionally, Power Apps provides a wide range of templates that can be used to quickly develop mobile apps. These templates can be customized to fit the specific needs of your business.
3- Seamless Integration & Adaptability
A third way that Power Apps is driving digital transformation is by providing seamless integration and adaptability.
When compared to the other alternatives on this list, Microsoft Power Apps offers some of the most robust APIs for seamless 3rd-party integration. This is one of the primary reasons why more digital transformation takes place among businesses and startups that employ Power Apps.
Power Apps can be used to quickly develop mobile apps that integrate with existing systems and data sources. Additionally, Power Apps can be used to develop apps that are compatible with all major mobile platforms.
For example, SmartHub works inside of Teams independently to give you the most comprehensive, simple, and efficient utilization of MS Teams, connecting SmartHub’s power to Teams’ communication.
Furthermore, Power Apps can be used to develop apps that are responsive to changes in business needs.
4- Improved Customer Experience
Another way that Power Apps is driving digital transformation is by improving the customer experience.
Power Apps can be used to develop apps that provide a better customer experience. These apps can be used to track customer data, orders, and scheduling information.
With applications like SmartHub Dispatch, users can create a predictive delivery schedule for their customers using real-time data. Using criteria entered for each of your customers, Dispatch uses consumption data and inventory levels to calculate the ideal time to plan deliveries.
By providing these capabilities, businesses can improve the customer experience by making it easier for customers to track their orders and get the information they need.
5- Provide Remote Access
A final way that Power Apps is driving digital transformation is by providing remote access to critical data.
In many cases, businesses have critical data stored in on-premises systems. This data is often difficult or impossible to access remotely.
Power Apps can be used to develop apps that provide remote access to this data. These apps can be used to view, edit, and update data stored in on-premises systems.
By providing this capability, businesses can improve their ability to collaborate and make decisions by making it easier for employees to access critical data.
For example, applications like SmartHub can be deployed in 28 regions around the world and can support most languages.
Integrate Your Digital Roadmap With SmartHub
At Skylabs, we have been assisting businesses and small companies in adopting a digital mindset and business operation method since Power Apps was first released. The outcomes have been amazing, to say the least.
SmartHub provides a range of innovative features, making our solution a one-of-a-kind management system tool - Designed as a single data structure to help business workflows, and normal day-to-day structured processes, and add additional context to operational data.
This solution enables your manufacturing facility to bridge the gap between OT and IT to provide a simple enough solution for easy adoption while maintaining world-class IT security - combining manual functions and non-integrated systems together into one application.
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