Microsoft Power Pages helps government agencies connect with voters
Microsoft has officially launched Power Pages as the newest service in the Power Platform family, but the product legacy of Power Apps Portals (and before that Dynamics 365/CRM Portals) already includes a wealth of business case studies. government agencies.
At a recent event for government-focused Microsoft Business Applications users, Microsoft Vice President for Power Pages Sangya Singh told customers that Power Pages recently passed the milestone of 100 million active users. . “And many users leverage the platform for government services to citizens, including application processing services, such as permit applications, visa applications, as well as registry registration services and partner portals where they can securely share key business data,” she said.
The event, part of the DUG4GOV Meetup Group organized by Dynamics User Groups, brought together Sangya Singh and speakers representing two major government agencies who have used Power Pages and its predecessor products for a variety of scenarios.
Power Pages not only aligns with the rest of the Power Platform, Singh told the audience, but with the broader trend of low-code platforms in government.
“We see low-code platforms becoming tools that all major commercial organizations and state and local governments are adding to their innovation portfolios. [to respond more quickly to constituents’ needs]“, she told the audience, adding that Gartner predicted that 70% of large companies will develop low-code software within the next three years.
While Power Apps is primarily intended for internal use within an organization, Power Pages is designed to build solutions for an external audience, she explained. In the case of a government agency, this audience could be businesses, residents or other interest groups.
Power Pages helps New Jersey agency respond quickly to legislative changes
One government agency using Power Pages is the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.