Microsoft Teams as a Platform

Digitise, optimise and automate work processes with Teams and the Power Platform

Microsoft Teams offers more than just chat, video and telephony. With the seamlessly integrated Power Platform, you can automate workflows, create apps, simplify processes and analyse data – all without in-depth programming knowledge. We accompany you with professional advice and ensure that your employees can get the most out of these modern technologies.

Power Platform for more efficient collaboration

NUse Microsoft Teams as a platform and exploit the full potential of the application. With the integration of third-party applications, such as Microsoft Power Platform, Teams becomes the central experience hub for all employees and interactions, allowing you to react faster to new business requirements, increase productivity in your company and enable employees to collaborate more efficiently. Fundamental to this is data democratisation: the correct preparation, storage and centralisation of data, as well as data analyses, which you can easily create yourself using the Microsoft Power Platform and tailor to the needs of your company.

Low-code platforms are the future

Flexible, needs-based platforms that simplify everyday work even for those without experience in software development are becoming increasingly popular. According to Gartner, by 2024, 65% of all applications will be developed on the basis of so-called low-code platforms*. These enable you to create and use individual, professional applications, even if you have limited IT resources or minimal IT expertise. Platforms such as the Microsoft Power Platform are suitable for all companies looking to drive innovation by automating work processes.

 

* Source: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, 2019.



Your benefits

Efficient processes: increase the productivity of your company with automated processes.

Central hub: use Teams as a central location for business processes, data storage and management, with the option of integrating more Microsoft applications.

Transparent reports: visualise your company data in transparent reports and analyses.

When is it the right solution?

Our solution is designed for companies that want to simplify their business processes quickly and easily, make them more efficient and use them centrally without having to invest in complex IT infrastructure and software development, e.g. with a self-created, easy-to-use app that can be used across all devices.

The solution is ideal for companies that want to provide their employees with a modern and efficient working environment that offers much more than the classic Microsoft Teams features. Create automated workflows, model processes or generate informative dashboards at the touch of a button to simplify your business processes on the basis of this information.

What’s in it for you:

  • Develop your own low-code apps for all devices
  • Fast, efficient process automation and data usage
  • Professional support from Swisscom with bespoke getting-started workshop

Certifications

Microsoft Partner


Why Swisscom?

  • ZAccess to IT innovation: we support you in connecting to complex IT systems and innovative technologies such as IoT, 5G and AI.
  • Professional support with getting started workshop: we will show you how you and your employees can use Microsoft Teams as a platform in your day-to-day work.
  • Many years of industry expertise: we're on hand with advice and support from over 250 certified Microsoft experts.

The first step

Workshop

Analyse use cases and create prototypes

Discover the potential of Microsoft Teams as an application platform and the Microsoft Power Platform. Our Business Application Discovery package includes:

  • Inspiration and discovery workshop for your use cases
  • Deployment of a prototype in Teams
  • Includes Power Platform licence for 3 calendar months

Power Platform capabilities

With the Microsoft Power Platform, you can take advantage of the many benefits of Microsoft Teams and create your own low-code applications without in-depth IT or coding knowledge; for clear data analysis, developing your own apps, automating workflows or creating chatbots.

Power Apps

Create and use custom business apps

Turn ideas and challenges into business solutions by enabling your employees to build individual apps.

Application examples

  • Map and optimise specific tasks and scenarios in simple, clearly arranged apps
  • Create your own apps to simplify time-consuming tasks

Power Automate

Automate repetitive tasks

Power BI

Create clear data analyses

Power Virtual Agents

Create your own chatbots

Drawing on our many years of expertise in the field of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), we will support you in complex, large-scale automation projects that are implemented outside the Microsoft environment.

Examples of low-code apps

The Microsoft Power Platform can be used to create apps easily and in line with the needs of specific use cases. Be inspired by what customers and employees have already achieved courtesy of low-code capabilities.

  • LitWare

    Create project plans

    An app for the strategic planning of roadmaps and project plans. The app can be used to easily manage and clearly present strategic information on a timeline.

  • Virtual Conference

    Register new devices

    The Device Registration app simplifies the registration of new Windows devices. Serial numbers are logged via barcode scanning.

  • Microsoft Teams

    Manage skills database

    An app for managing the skills of a team or larger organisation. Find the right person for the right task and help them steer their personal development in the right direction.

  • Teams

    Order work clothes

    Employees can order new work clothes via a simple, e-commerce-like system. This powerful app includes approval workflows and a rating system.

  • Teams

    Teams Governance Chatbot

    The Teams chatbot supports the creation of new Teams channels and classifies them on the basis of content and access rights. To ensure efficient administration, the chatbot saves each new Team in a database.

  • “By 2024, low-cde application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.”

    Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, 2019.

  • “88% of respondents say that Microsoft Teams has created time savings by having all their solutions in one place.”

    Forrester, The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Teams, 2019.

  • “Information workers save 4 hours per week from improved collaboration and information sharing.”

    Forrester, The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Teams, 2019.

Would you like to know more about Teams as a Platform and Power Platform? Our experts will be happy to advise you.