Power Apps for Citizen Developers

Microsoft PowerApps Citizen Developers of the past used to create solutions to streamline their daily routine using Excel and Access. These have been the tools of choice for a decade. Microsoft has now delivered the new Power Suite of tools to enable Citizen Developers to continue solving and streamlining their departmental processes through centralized cloud based tools that are cutting edge. Now departments are empowered with tools that can deliver using cutting edge solutions for mobile development, dashboards and reporting.

Why is PowerApps a game changer?

Every day new technologies emerge—and with them, new skillsets. Yet, too many organizations are poorly equipped for these disruptions.

It’s not only the executives who are feeling the strain. IT and development teams also scramble to keep up with the demand for customized software applications.

What’s more, as teams increasingly need to digitize their processes, many rely on consumer products to do so. But this strategy comes with its own set of problems.

Here’s where PowerApps enters the picture.

According to Microsoft, PowerApps allows the CIO and his team some control over how employees leverage their tools. (That means fewer Frankenstein apps).

Nigel Fenwick of Forrester adds, “PowerApps may help the tech app team themselves to quickly deliver MVP apps to employees. So, there is a great deal of potential upside for Microsoft customers if PowerApps governance is managed well from the outset.”

Our plan is to govern these new tools across the organization to empower departments to solve their own technical issues but with a common architecture and the support of IT Power Developers. Our goal is to create stronger technical skills across the entire organization. This approach will improve efficiencies across the enterprise and create cost savings throughout.


Q: Where can I download the mobile app for PowerApps?
A: You can download it from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.