Power Platform CoE Starter Kit: What are the Benefits?

Microsoft has recently launched the CoE (Center of Excellence) Starter Kit- a governance tool created to help Microsoft customers manage their Power Platform environments with ease. 

Caroline Mayou

Caroline Mayou

What is Microsoft Power Platform?

Microsoft Power Platform is a suite of cloud-based services that provides tools for creating data-driven applications and services. It enables users to quickly and easily build, automate, and analyze data-driven applications and services. It is designed to empower everyone from the non-technical user to the expert developer to create powerful, data-driven applications and services.

The Power Platform consists of four main components: Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. Power BI is a data analytics and visualization tool that can quickly and easily create interactive reports, dashboards, and visualizations. Power Apps is a development platform for creating custom applications and services. Power Automate is a workflow automation tool that can quickly and easily create automated workflows to streamline processes and reduce manual work. Lastly, Power Virtual Agents is an AI-powered chatbot builder that enables users to quickly and easily create custom chatbots to automate customer service.

The Power Platform can be used in a variety of sectors, including government, healthcare, education, finance, and retail. In each of these sectors, the Power Platform provides users with the ability to create powerful, data-driven applications and services. From automating business processes to creating custom applications and services, the Power Platform provides users with the tools they need to quickly and easily create powerful, data-driven applications and services.
Overall, Microsoft Power Platform is a powerful suite of cloud-based services that provides users with the tools they need to create powerful, data-driven applications and services. With the Power Platform, users can quickly and easily build, automate, and analyze data-driven applications and services. It is designed to empower everyone from the non-technical user to the expert developer, and can be used in a variety of sectors, including government, healthcare, education, finance, and retail.

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Introduction to Power Platform Center of Excellence (CoE)

Application governance is the process of overseeing the development and maintenance of business applications. It is an important part of ensuring that applications are properly developed and maintained in order to meet the needs of the business. Application governance is essential for businesses to ensure that their applications are secure, compliant and optimized for the best performance.

Application governance helps to ensure that applications are developed with security and compliance in mind. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), application governance is important for “establishing a framework for managing the security, privacy, and quality of applications throughout their life cycle.” Application governance helps to ensure that applications are properly tested and maintained, and that security policies are enforced throughout the entire application life-cycle. Additionally, application governance helps to ensure that business applications are optimized for the best performance, which can reduce costs and improve customer experience. According to a study by Deloitte, “Organizations with effective application governance are better able to align their technology investments with the needs of the business, leading to cost savings and improved customer experiences.” Application governance is therefore essential for businesses to ensure the security, compliance and performance of business applications.

With the growth of digital transformation, organizations have had to look for ways to better manage their data and processes in order to remain competitive. Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit is one of the solutions that organizations have turned to in order to achieve their desired outcomes.

The Microsoft Power Platform CoE Starter Kit is a comprehensive set of tools, resources and documentation that can help organizations set up a successful Power Platform environment and manage it effectively. This kit is designed to provide organizations with the necessary guidance and support to ensure that the Power Platform is adopted successfully and used to its fullest potential.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the various benefits that organizations stand to gain from using the Microsoft Power Platform CoE Starter Kit.

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1. Improved IT Productivity Within Power Platform

One of the major benefits of the Microsoft Power Platform CoE starter kit is improved productivity. The kit provides organizations with the tools and resources they need to streamline their processes and increase their operational efficiency. The kit includes templates and best practices that can be used to develop and maintain a Power Platform environment, as well as tools to help organizations monitor their environment and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. The kit also includes resources that can help organizations get the most out of their Power Platform environment, such as tips on how to optimize their processes and how to develop custom applications. By utilizing the resources provided in the kit, organizations can save time and effort that would have otherwise been spent on manual tasks, and can instead focus on more important tasks.

2. Enhanced Collaboration in IT Department

Another benefit of the Microsoft Power Platform CoE starter kit is enhanced collaboration. The kit provides organizations with the tools and resources they need to create a collaborative environment where teams can work together efficiently and effectively. The kit includes templates for creating and managing a Power Platform environment, as well as tips on how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot an environment. It also includes resources for creating custom applications and for integrating the Power Platform with other tools and services. By leveraging the resources provided in the kit, organizations can create a collaborative environment where teams can share information, collaborate on projects, and work together more efficiently.

3. Improved IT Decision Making

The Microsoft Power Platform CoE starter kit also provides organizations with the tools and resources they need to make more informed decisions. The kit includes templates and best practices for creating and managing a Power Platform environment, as well as resources for integrating the platform with other tools and services. By leveraging the resources provided in the kit, organizations can gain access to data and insights that can be used to make more informed decisions. The kit also includes resources that can help organizations optimize their processes and develop custom applications that can be used to automate tasks and reduce manual effort. With access to data and insights, organizations can make decisions that are based on facts and evidence, rather than on assumptions.

4. Reduced IT Cost

The Microsoft Power Platform CoE starter kit also offers organizations the benefit of reduced cost. The kit provides organizations with the tools and resources they need to set up and maintain a Power Platform environment without having to invest in expensive hardware or software. The kit also includes resources for creating custom applications and for integrating the platform with other tools and services. By leveraging the resources provided in the kit, organizations can save money that would have otherwise been spent on hardware and software, as well as on labor costs associated with setting up and maintaining a Power Platform environment. This can help organizations reduce their overall operational costs and free up resources that can be used for other projects.

Conclusion

The Microsoft Power Platform CoE starter kit provides organizations with the tools and resources they need to set up and maintain a successful Power Platform environment. The kit includes templates and best practices for creating and managing a Power Platform environment, as well as resources for creating custom applications and for integrating the platform with other tools and services.

There are several benefits to having a Microsoft Partner set up the Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence Starter Kit for your business:

  1. Streamlines the process of setting up the Power Platform Center of Excellence: Having a Microsoft partner set up the starter kit for you allows for a streamlined process that ensures everything is set up correctly and efficiently. This can reduce downtime for your IT department.
  2. Relying on expertise: A Microsoft partner has the expertise and experience to help you set up the Power Platform center of Excellence quickly and efficiently, saving you time and money.
  3. Access to resources: A Microsoft partner can provide you wit access to valuable resources such as templates, best practices and support.
  4. Ensures a comprehensive setup: A Microsoft partner can ensure that your CoE is comprehensive, convering all aspects of the Power Platform and not just the basics.

By leveraging the resources provided in the kit, organizations can improve their productivity, enhance their collaboration, make better decisions, and reduce their cost. For organizations looking to get the most out of their Power Platform environment, the Microsoft Power Platform CoE starter kit is an invaluable resource. With the right guidance and resources, organizations can ensure that the Power Platform is adopted successfully and that it is used to its fullest potential.

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