Microsoft released the availability of Microsoft Flow and PowerApps in late 2016, which helps organizations to automate workflows and quickly build custom apps that suit their specific needs. Microsoft Flow has integration flexibility with SharePoint, making it easy to create and launch flows directly from a SharePoint list. PowerApps can also be integrated with SharePoint to drive rich new experiences to users and help enterprises to focus on reinventing business processes with modern document libraries and modern lists in SharePoint.
Microsoft know that developing custom SharePoint solutions require a tight integration to unlock productivity gains for the digital workplace. Accessing data from many mobile devices is the first step. Next is bringing various business processes to the same site for team documents and data. That’s why SharePoint is a great asset to enterprise for using business applications.
How to integrate PowerApps with SharePoint?
PowerApps is embedded into SharePoint, making it fully integrated and delivering seamless web experience. Apart from web, PowerApps also provides a great mobile experience with the information connected to the data stored in SharePoint lists. Below is a sample snapshot of how PowerApps is viewed as the default in-browser experience for any SharePoint modern list.
Benefits of PowerApps + Microsoft Flow + SharePoint Integration:
a.) You can launch PowerApps directly from the SharePoint mobile app
b.) PowerApps and Microsoft Flow can use modern document libraries can be used as data source
c.) You’ll be able to run any flow on demand for a specific document or list item with Microsoft Flow and set automated triggers
d.) With the data gateway, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow can function with SQL on-premises data and SharePoint as simply as cloud-based data
e.) With deeper integration of Power BI and SharePoint Online, you’ll be able to embed visualizations and charts from Power BI directly into a SharePoint team site as business process requires more than data and automation
Apart from connecting with SharePoint Online and on-premises, as well as SQL, Exchange, OneDrive and a broad range of enterprise services such as Yammer, Twitter and Box, Microsoft’s PowerApps and Microsoft Flow can also be integrated with Office 365 commercial plans.. The pricing details are available at www.powerapps.com/pricing. Microsoft is encouraging many organizations to explore the resources available at powerapps.com and flow.microsoft.com to leverage the integration flexibility with SharePoint. Did you faced any difficulty for integrating with SharePoint? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.