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Power Platform

The Microsoft Power Platform is an integrated application platform that combines Power BI, Power Apps, and Power Automate (Flow), to enable Power Users on the Office 365 platform to quickly created their own apps and data insights. Ballard Chalmers consultants can assist your teams in making use of all the functionality this technology offers.

Power BI

Power BI is the Ballard Chalmers tool of choice for developing reports and dashboards. With Power BI embedded used for embedding reports into the applications that we develop for our clients.

We also develop data warehouses and Power BI data models that allow our clients Power users to self-serve and create their own dashboards and reports form their own data. See: https://ballardchalmers.com/services/business-intelligence/

Featured Case Study

Custom built Power Platform Project for Parkinson’s UK.

Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

Power Apps and Automate allow a Power user to quickly create productivity applications and workflows in Office 365.

Whilst Ballard Chalmers do not normally develop custom applications using Power Apps and Automate as a higher degree of developer control is usually required and a Single Page Application (SPA) such as Angular or React are preferred instead.

However, for SharePoint development Power Apps and Automate are regularly used. See: https://ballardchalmers.com/technology/sharepoint-server/

In addition, if a client already has licenses for Power Apps and Automate, and the application is relatively simple and needs to be developed rapidly then these tools will be used.

These applications would not be restricted to SharePoint and could use any on the data sources supported by Power Apps including custom APIs

Ballard Chalmers has experience of developing for the Power Platform as part of an enterprise development and understands how to best use these tools in an enterprise level Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) that involves:

  • Environments (DEV, TEST, UAT, LIVE, …)
  • Versioning and Release management

Power Platform Case Studies

PowerApps was included with our Office 365 licenses, so when Ballard Chalmers proposed this as our solution it enabled us to have a cost-effective, easy to use application, delivered within very tight timescales. The product itself is very flexible, so it needed a flexible approach and good collaboration, which we certainly got from the Ballard Chalmers team.

IT Consultant – Parkinson’s UK

You have built us a beautiful PowerApp and we will be sure to include you in the credit and celebrations when it goes live. The team also really love and respect you. You have bought a lot of experience that they will gain from and I know they enjoyed the respectful way you worked with them day to day.”

Senior Scrum Master – Virgin Atlantic Airways

I was impressed with their flexible approach. PowerApps are customizable, which makes them very easy to configure and change. They delivered a high-quality solution. It’s difficult to deliver on cost and quality when it’s only two days of development, but they did.

Manager – Charity

You have a real knack for bridging the gap between technology and business and I know our teams from the Contact centre and Loyalty have been so grateful for you understanding what they need and demoing so clearly to them the functionalities you have built.”

Senior Scrum Master – Virgin Atlantic Airways

SOME OF OUR Power Platform PROJECTS

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