The biggest benefits of the Power Platform can probably be achieved by the increased efficiency that comes from streamlining business processes. Yet, it often seems to be difficult for customers to see where they could use it. What are the business processes they could streamline? My first advice is to think of PowerApps as a tool to build small, to-the-point apps, that make some small, repeating tasks very simple and fast to do, even when you’re on the move. This helps in removing extra delays in information flow and frees people from the I-must-remember-to-do-this-the-next-time-I-am-at-the-office thinking.
HR departments are typically good hunting grounds for PowerApps as they often host a lot of processes, many of which are very small. However, best use-cases for PowerApps might not be situations where the app is just used to just get data in from users. Microsoft Forms exists for this purpose and it is the simplest possible tool to get data in. PowerApps starts to excel when data needs to flow to both or multiple directions and when there are also requirements for modifying the data or monitoring its status. Here are some examples of common HR processes that could easily be streamlined with PowerApps to provide the desired efficiency boost: