Microsoft has announced the general availability of its Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution across India. This pre-built solution built for the company's low-code platform was unveiled at the recent Microsoft Inspire 2020 event and helps organizations plan, coordinate, and manage the return to physical workplaces post the lockdown necessitated by the pandemic.
The Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution is designed for fast deployment and customization and is an end-to-end set of modules that include:
- Location Readiness: Allows facility managers and task force leaders to determine the readiness of their facilities and efficiently manage their safe reopening. Facility managers and task force leaders can use the Location Readiness dashboard to quickly make informed decisions by using critical factors like COVID-19 infection rates and the availability of supplies.
- Employee Health and Safety Management: Empowers employees with self-service tools that help them work safely, confidently and productively. They can check into work remotely, self-screen before entering the building, reserve a meeting room virtually and more – including from a mobile app.
- Workplace Care Management: Gives health and safety leaders the tools to actively manage COVID-19 cases, identify hotspots for safety improvement, and import data from third party systems to determine possible exposure. Executive dashboards enable monitoring of all Workplace Care Management data for a consolidated view.
- Location Management: Gives facility managers the tools they need to keep their locations open safely. Location Management helps maintain a safe environment with tools for monitoring occupancy, health supplies, safety procedures and other facility-related best practices.
The solution will be to download and use at no additional cost for businesses of all sizes as part of all existing and new paid Power Apps licenses. The Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution offers a foundation that the Microsoft partners can integrate and extend to meet unique customer requirements.
The solution is designed to accelerate workplace readiness for stores, factories, offices, etc., and aims to help them save time and money by reducing risk and streamlining their workplace reopening process. According to Rajiv Sodhi, COO of Microsoft India, the ability to be agile, react swiftly to changing conditions, and adapt will be core to the success of organizations as they return to their workplaces with stringent new guidelines for health and safety and rebuild their business as the economy recovers.