Microsoft introduces the Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution in India
Solution designed to help organizations prepare for the return to physical workplaces
August 6, 2020: Microsoft has announced the general availability of its Power Platform Return to the
Workplace solution across India. Introduced at its flagship partner summit Microsoft Inspire 2020, this
pre-built solution will help organizations plan, coordinate and manage the return to physical workplaces
with confidence. Designed for fast deployment and customization, the Power Platform Return to the
Workplace solution is a comprehensive, end-to-end set of modules built on a secure and compliant
platform. Together, the modules provide an end-to-end experience for executive leaders, facility
managers, employees, managers, as well as health and safety leaders. The solution will be free to
download and use for businesses of all sizes as an integral part of all existing and new paid Power Apps
Underlining its commitment to enable small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the country to bounce
back, Microsoft is also offering the Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution with its
Back2Business Solution Boxes for business continuity. Including offers on Microsoft Teams and
Windows Virtual Desktop, these boxed packages are focused on providing immediate, secure and easy-
to-deploy remote working solutions.
Reopening, or returning to the workplace, will be a phased process and it will be vital for organizations to
be equipped to give their leaders and employees timely and accurate information. According to Rajiv
Sodhi, COO – Microsoft India, “As the economic recovery begins, organizations are returning to their
workplaces with stringent new guidelines for health and safety; stewardship of employees and customers;
and rebuilding the business. The ability to be agile, react swiftly to changing conditions, and adapt will be
core to the success of companies. Fast feedback loops and acting on data available within the
organization will matter most for accurate and informed decision making. We believe the new Return to
Workplace solution will help our customers reopen responsibly, monitor intelligently, and protect
continuously with solutions for the rapidly evolving needs of the workplace.”
The Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution comprises
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
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 Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution provides an opportunity for Microsoft partners
to help and support customers with customizations and deployment. It offers a foundation that partners
can integrate and extend to meet unique customer requirements, with the solution available at no
additional cost. Designed to accelerate workplace readiness for stores, factories, offices or even schools,
this pre-built solution can help organizations save time and money by reducing risk and streamlining their
workplace reopening process.
About Microsoft Power Platform and Power Apps
Microsoft Power Platform is a low code platform that allows organizations to analyze data, build
solutions, automate processes, and create virtual agents, to meet business challenges effectively.
Power Apps is Microsoft’s low code application development platform that spans Azure, M365 and D365
as well as stand-alone applications, empowering everyone, whether a citizen developer, an IT admin or a
Pro Dev to collaborate and solve business problems and innovate faster.
Low-code platforms enable a visual approach to building apps and workflows. They reduce the time and
effort to build apps, automate workflows and derive value from data. They also bridge the gap between
IT, professional developers and the business, driving a collaborative approach to problem solving,
lowering the technical barrier to solving business challenges with technology.