With PowerApps Portals, you can create custom websites to share your data with customers, partners, colleagues and whoever you like.
Create portals complete with your company’s branding, without the need for difficult code or expert developer skills.
Valto’s PowerApps experts will take you through the entire portals building process. Whether you need training to build yourself, or want us to deliver a completed project, we can help.
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Part of Microsoft’s Power Platform, PowerApps allows users to create low code apps for business. Customised canvas apps pulling data from multiple providers… model-driven apps designed to work with your specific business needs. With PowerApps, there’s an app for that.
So, creating a business app for you and your team is simple. But what if you need to share your app with external users – like customers, suppliers, contractors or business partners? Enter PowerApps portals – create low code apps for external users that tap into data from Microsoft’s Common Data Service or the Microsoft Dataverse.
At Valto, we specialise in PowerApps Consultancy, so can help you get started with PowerApps portals. We’ll get to know how you’ll be using the service, and provide training and tutorials. So, you’ll be creating the perfect business apps and websites in no time.
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What is a Microsoft PowerApps Portal?
The PowerApps app building function works perfectly for businesses. It allows the creation of canvas or model-driven apps to share internally with authenticated users. With PowerApps portals, you can share your websites and data stored within the apps with an external audience – even anonymous users. Share existing apps or business data with whoever you wish. Apps are hosted on customisable branded templates, which you can develop and personalise with the drag-and-drop portal builder platform.
To understand how PowerApps portals work, you need to survey the wider Microsoft landscape. PowerApps sits within the Power Platform, which also includes:
- Power Automate (Flow) – for the creation and management of workflow and automated processes
- Power BI – for collating and analysing business data and intelligence across reporting functions with data-driven insights
- Power Virtual Agents – for constructing no-code chatbots to interact with your team, colleagues and customers
Within PowerApps, a portal is a type of app, alongside canvas and model-driven. Wondering whether PowerApps will work for your business? There are hundreds of PowerApps examples, using different elements and data sources for unique uses. You’re able to easily create high function, personalised, and intuitive portals – websites that are shareable with external users.
PowerApps portals interact with data shared on the Microsoft Dataverse (formerly Common Data Service). This allows viewers of your website to see the information you choose to share. Microsoft Dynamics Customer Engagement Portals also share the same low-code approach as PowerApps portals.
Use your PowerApps portal to share your PowerApps data with other users, either in or out of your network. Choose the data you want to integrate – from the Common Data Service (Dataverse), an in-built PowerApps app or another Microsoft service.
Next, decide which kind of portal users will have secure access to your information – anonymous or authenticated. The PowerApps developer offers a low-code approach to web application building. So, it’s simple to customise, adapt and develop your Portal websites whenever you need to.
What are the benefits of Microsoft PowerApps Portals?
PowerApps portals are an additional service that allows you to share your apps and data with users from outside your organisation.
Create branded websites quickly and easily
The PowerApps portal creation platform is low-code and simple to use. You can integrate elements of your company’s branding to your portal, adapting the supplied page templates to create the perfect business website.
Interactive and intuitive elements include Dataverse (Common Data Service) components like data dashboards and interactive forms. Use these to build a high quality, super-functional website exactly to your specifications. Make a purpose-built customer service portal in minutes.
Combine the power of all your Microsoft services in one
PowerApps portals can be combined with multiple data sources from across the Microsoft suite. Combine data analysis and reporting with Power BI’s insights, or add intelligent automation with Microsoft Flow (now Power Automate). Embed elements of your existing SharePoint sites, and align your portal with Microsoft Azure for personalised data management.
Communicate with your customers and partners more efficiently than ever
You can choose how (or if) users authenticate to view your portal website, so it’s completely personalised. Share more data and insights than ever before with your customers and other external users at the touch of a button. Users can sign in via authentication tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook or their Microsoft login account. Alternatively, use an industry service such as OpenID Connect for secure access.
Using the Microsoft Dataverse, you can seamlessly integrate all relevant data, content and insights into one easy to access website. What’s more, you can build your portal to your exact specifications, ensuring your data is safe, manageable and customisable.
Match business websites and applications in one simple platform
Portal templates are super customisable. You can mirror design elements of your own company websites and any existing apps simply, without needing any complex code. Combine your organisation’s brand guidelines with the intuitive PowerApps platform for easy website branding.
Initiate complex processes with the PowerApps pro dev extensibility
Using the same customisable pro dev elements available with Dynamics Customer Engagement Portals, users can enhance website functionality for more complex use. Integrate interactive workflows, coded plugins and other templates to unlock more Common Data Service (now Dataverse) capability.
Ready to start building your own customised business web applications? Get in touch with our UK based specialists.
Discover Valto’s expert PowerApps Portals services for your business
Want to build your own business websites but unsure where to start? Let our Valto Microsoft experts help.
Our PowerApps Consulting Services cover the basics of the app and website-building platform as well as more in-depth portal examples.
Our web portals services can include:
- Help with applying your branding and company stylistic elements to your website
- Ensuring secure access for all users
- Setup for portal users – both authenticated and anonymous
- Easy portal licensing
- Importing customised data and information through to your PowerApps portals and apps
- Tutorials on how to update your portal information and create new sites
- Troubleshooting for portal setup and Microsoft service integration issues
We can help with PowerApps Portal pricing queries, as well as Microsoft licensing. Portal management, design, troubleshooting, advice and testing is also available. Our team of UK-based specialists is trained by Microsoft, so we’ll help you get the best out of the system.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is PowerApps?
PowerApps allows users to create custom apps – both canvas and model driven. The platform’s data connectors and low code builder means anyone can create apps, without the need for expert developer skills. Learn more about getting started with PowerApps.
What is a PowerApps Portal?
PowerApps portals are low code sites that you can use to share custom business data. Custom branded websites can be shared with your customers and partners alike – integrating enterprise logins and other providers.
Do you need a subscription to create a PowerApps Portal?
PowerApps portals are licensed according to usage or capacity. Learn more about PowerApps Portals pricing.
Does PowerApps replace Dynamics 365 portal?
Previously, Dynamics365 portals were only available as part of a Dynamics365 subscription, with apps like Customer Service, Field Service, Marketing and Project Automation. Dynamics 365 Portals are now called PowerApps portals.
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