Top 10 PowerApps Tutorial Examples of 2021
As the UK Microsoft partners for PowerApps Services we demonstrated some examples of Canvas PowerApps to give you ideas of what mobile friendly applications can be created. The PowerApps examples are a combination of bespoke solutions and applications that any organisation or business could use to streamline day to day operations.
What are Microsoft PowerApps?
PowerApps makes it easier and quicker than ever to create custom business apps to digitally transform your processes.
Traditional forms of software development might take months if not years to create a mobile application. PowerApps provides a “Low Code” platform with a drag and drop type interface, this can then enable delivery of simplistic solutions within days.
All the solutions demonstrated in our video can easily be adapted and used for your own business application requirements.
Watch a Live Demo of PowerApps Examples
To watch a live demonstration of Top 10 Examples of PowerApps tune in to our video.
Below are some of the PowerApps that are demonstrated in our video. These PowerApps could be used by any organization or business to improve efficiency. See our video for full details.
1. Leave Request
Our Leave Request PowerApp is so much more than just a holiday booking system. It will also track other types of leave including: Time off in lieu, Sickness, Authorised absence and more.
The system used SharePoint Online to store data to enable the PowerApp to keep track of an employee’s entitlement balances and statues of requests.
The application is bursting with additional and optional features like enforcing Christmas shutdowns, approvals via a button in an email, holiday calendar, preventing too many people booking leave on the same day and more.
2. Employee Directory
This PowerApp has been given multiple names to describe its function such as “People Directory” or “Phonebook” but essentially its purpose is to allow employees to find each other’s contact information.
It is built with a gallery of items that are pulled directly from the Azure AD user profiles. It will then display the employees profile picture (that can be updated in Delve) along with email address and phone numbers.
3. Expense Request
This mobile phone friendly business application will allow your employees to submit their expense requests with ease.
The PowerApp will collect multiple receipts of purchases against a single expense claim sheet.
Once submitted this application will automate notification requests to the employee’s manager and or finance team for approval. The employee can track the approval process and will receive notifications at each step of the process.
Other PowerApps Examples
The three above PowerApps are just some of the examples demonstrated. Our video also includes demonstrations of the following:
Barcode Scanner – The ability to scan a bar code to automate a task such as checking out a piece of equipment or combined with geolocation tracking can prove an employee was at a certain location and a specific time.
Accident Logbook – If you have a dusty incident logbook in your workplace that requires manually writing out a paper form, why not replace this process with a digital form accessible on a tablet.
Time Sheets – Replace product license costs for third party software that is tracking employee timesheets with a Canvas PowerApp. Then export that data for project metric reports.
Why do I need PowerApps?
Using apps is efficient, cost-effective, and safe. PowerApps transfers your business data and lets you tailor an app template for your needs. Add features from the Microsoft suite easily and make your app universal across multiple platforms. Our video below explains how PowerApps can replace the paper processes. PowerApps makes creating apps quick and easy.
Is using PowerApps free?
There are different kinds of PowerApps apps, so this depends on the type you are using. To use PowerApps you will need a licence. Access to PowerApps is included in most Microsoft 365 licences and subscriptions. To learn more about the licencing costs associated with PowerApps, watch our video tutorial below or read more about PowerApps Pricing.
I don’t have time to create an app – can PowerApps help?
PowerApps is a great tool for creating business apps, but to get the best out of the platform and to maximise your resources and time, let Valto help. We are certified Microsoft Developers, and we’ll build a custom set of PowerApps app for your business that’s smart, safe, and cost effective.
What is the benefit of using PowerApps over other app development platforms?
PowerApps is an all-in-one solution to application building. Using the platform, you can create mobile apps and web apps at the same time, using simple drag and drop tools and Common Data Service. The platform makes customising simple. Use PowerApps Studio online to easily optimise your app.
I already use other software – can I still use PowerApps?
Unlike other standalone platforms, PowerApps integrates seamlessly with Office 365, Dynamics 365 and a range of third-party apps including Salesforce, Dropbox, Oracle and more. You can also adapt and improve existing apps in PowerApps.
How easy is it to transfer existing data to my PowerApps app?
Very! Using pre-made templates and 230 data connectors, transferring your important information to your PowerApps app is simple. Our Valto specialists will help curate your app and customise the perfect AI template for data transfer and secure storage. Seamless links with Office 365 makes sharing data simple.
How will using PowerApps and Valto save me money?
Valto are the experts in all things Microsoft, not everyone can gain Microsoft Partner status. So, letting Valto take the reins of making your all-in-one app means you benefit from all the efficiency of our expertise, without having to research and hire in-house developers yourself. You’ll be able to develop more apps in a shorter time. What’s more, with the intuitive no code PowerApps system, you won’t need to invest heavily in future-proofing and costly upgrades.