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What is Microsoft Power Platform

The Microsoft Power Platform is a collection of low-code tools designed to enable organizations to analyze data, build solutions, automate processes, and create custom applications. It consists of four main components:

  1. Power BI: A business analytics tool for visualizing and analyzing data.
  2. Power Apps: A platform for building custom business applications without writing code.
  3. Power Automate: An automation tool for creating workflows to automate tasks and processes.
  4. Power Virtual Agents: A tool for creating chatbots to automate conversations and processes.

What the key benefits of Power Platform​

AI tools on the Power Platform hasten app creation, automate workflows, visualize data, and cut down on repetitive tasks.

Accelerate application  and business process development

Get 45% reduction in app development costs.

Give more people the ability to solve problems while improving security posture and manage application lifecycle seamlessly 

Extend apps with the ultimate flexibility powered by best-in-class Azure services.

Maximize impact and potential by linking your solutions to Microsoft Fabric, Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365 within the cloud ecosystem.

Components of Power Platform​

Power BI is a business analytics service that delivers insights for analyzing data. It can share those insights through data visualizations, which make up reports and dashboards to enable fast, informed decisions. Power BI scales across an organization and has built-in governance and security, to allow businesses to focus on using data more than managing it.

Power BI - Headcount summary

Power Apps is a suite of apps, services, and connectors, as well as a data platform, that provides a rapid development environment to build custom apps for business needs. Using Power Apps allows to build custom business apps that connect to data stored either in the underlying data platform (Microsoft Dataverse) or in various online and on-premises data sources (such as SharePoint, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).

Power apps for HR

Power Automate lets users create automated workflows between applications and services. It helps automate repetitive business processes such as communication, data collections, and decision approvals.

Power Virtual Agents enables anyone to create powerful chatbots using a guided, no-code graphical interface. It minimizes the IT effort required to deploy and maintain a custom solution by empowering subject matter experts to build and maintain their own conversational solutions.

Power Pages is a secure, enterprise-grade, low-code SaaS platform for creating, hosting, and administering modern external-facing business websites. Power Pages allows to rapidly design, configure, and publish websites that seamlessly work across web browsers and devices.

Power Platform licensing​

Licensing overview for Microsoft Power Platform
Power Platform licensing cost

Download the detailed document from Microsoft website here