As FLSmidth had already conducted a few pilots with the creation of canvas-driven Microsoft Power Apps for individual business needs, and the Microsoft Dynamics platform being an integrated part of business processes, a model-driven Microsoft Power App was the logical next step to explore. Together with the longtime Microsoft Partner Projectum, FLSmidth chose Power PPM for future Project & Portfolio best practices. Power PPM is built with an integration to Microsoft Project for the web directly in the cockpit, as well as Microsoft Power BI for project and portfolio reports and dashboards.
Delivering a better experience
A key requirement for the prototype was to arrive at an enhanced user experience, and that the solution also works with the rest of the Dynamics 365 platform. Also, a best-in-class performance should be the target. Soon, the right data entities were established, and a simple, yet user-friendly UI was agreed on. Because of the underlying Dataverse, the solution showed a fast performance and responsiveness. Further, the solution got the right “project portal” experience, by adding a few work areas from a front page, such as Portfolio Overview, Program Execution, PPM Insights, and Project Planning.