Tallan’s Power Platform Governance solution is perfect for those considering a unified way to manage their organization’s data processing. Monitoring & managing Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents can seem daunting at first, but installing Microsoft’s Center of Excellence Starter Kit and designing a Power Platform Governance strategy will simplify and efficiently support your Power Platform administration.
What sets Microsoft Power Platform apart from other low-code options already in use in your organization or other shadow IT, point-solution SaaS providers, is that everything is governed and authenticated through Azure Active Directory —you need to sign in with your work or school Azure AD account in order to use this service. This means that as an admin, you have full visibility of everything your makers and users do—it’s governable, automatable, auditable, and manageable by default.Microsoft.com
What to Expect
In two weeks or less, Tallan can deliver a custom discovery summary of your current Power Platform structure. At the end of our engagement, your team can expect:
- Recorded working and education sessions for future use.
- Full analytics on Power Platform Suite stats, usage, app makers, licensing, environments, and more.
- Discovery summary documenting goals based on current pain points and recommended solutions.
- Option to design and implement a full governance program or DIY with Tallan’s support.
This client develops and sells pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, and medical devices multinationally. Tallan recently completed a project to build a governance approach for the Power Platform users in their Supply Chain IT team. Within this 60,000-person team, the goal was to strike a compromise between the wants of Power Users and the needs of administrators to maintain control and prevent data loss. Tallan assisted with designing and implementing a Power Platform governance program by providing planning, execution, and hands-on guidance.
Tallan’s discovery work included examining the company’s current Power Platform business and technological alignment. Everything was researched and documented, from roles and duties to pain spots, based on the customers’ identification of future requirements and the goals of its Power Platform users. Tallan was able to prioritize where to start and what to backlog as a result of this. Tallan and client teams then defined where Power Automate, Power Apps, and Power Flows should be developed depending on the team’s unique needs as part of planning to develop this large-scale Power Platform Governance approach. Tallan was able to successfully match the organizational roles and duties to the license requirements.
Tallan’s governance program has seven pillars: security and data loss prevention, licensing, environment management, monitoring, automation, team and user goals, and Power User enablement.
The Tallan team provided documentation and best practices for creating and managing Power Platform tools. Automating environment and licensing requests eliminated manual processes and streamlined administration. The automated monitoring and alerts of use and consumption allowed management to maintain budget adherence and align with the Data Loss Prevention policy Tallan designed, to keep their data connectors secure.
The client’s IT team was able to centralize monitoring of 7,000+ Power Platform instances thanks to implementing the governance program, resulting in a 10% reduction in the number of environments required. This made licenses more widely available, allowing power users to expand. The design and process flow of the Power BI gateway also handled on-premises data for dozens of business teams across the organization. Tallan provided mentorship and support to the client’s team during the initial installation of a Center of Excellence (CoE) starter kit, maintained oversight of the CoE updates, and provided training to the team to solidify the adoption of the Power Platform tools and the new governance structure.
Documented and illustrated findings provided direction on how to use all apps and flows customized for the organization. The client’s team gained valuable knowledge and independence, as Tallan showed managers and directors how to leverage Power BI to augment their decision-making. This helped advance the client’s adoption of Microsoft Power BI and the Power Platform, providing staff with accessible reporting to turn data into insights.
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