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Top Reasons to Attend Perficient’s Microsoft Teams Digital Summit

If you are looking for a great follow-up to #MSInspire, which is taking place virtually this week, you are in luck. Fresh off the heels of Inspire, our Microsoft experts will explore some of the hottest solutions and innovations buzzed about at Inspire during our Microsoft Teams Digital Summit, which takes place from 10:30 am to 2 pm CDT next Wednesday, July 29th and Thursday, July 30th.

Here are our top reasons to join this two half-day digital event:

1) Discover remote-work opportunities with Teams

Teams usage is at an all-time and staggering high of 75 million active daily users. That adoption rate shows no signs of slowing. Driving this is likely Teams features that make it more than just a calling platform. Teams features such as meetings, live events, personal file storage, and real-time collaboration make Teams Microsoft’s leading collaboration hub.

In fact, during the first day of Inspire, Microsoft CVP, One Commercial Partner, Gavriella Schuster had this to say about Teams:

“Teams is MADE for remote work…to be able to chat, meet, call, collaborate securely. [But] adoption is only part of the opportunity here. What’s truly transformative is what happens when customers start working in Teams and learn the full value of Microsoft 365 as a secure, remote work collaboration.”

During a time when the world is adapting to a “new normal”, Teams offers opportunities for organizations to adapt to these change, build new and more efficient business processes and collaborate on a global scale. Our experts will dig into best practices for leveraging key Teams features and capabilities to drive business outcomes during next week’s Digital Summit.

2) Explore how Teams can drive tremendous productivity savings

A recent report by Forrester, titled, “New Technology: the Projected Total Economic Impact of the Microsoft Teams Platform” report found that productivity savings from using Teams leads to a staggering $8.8 million to $21.7 million in labor costs over three years.

Plus, consider this – when Covid-19 hit, the pandemic resulted in millions of workers across the globe working remotely. As result, many organizations reactively deployed tools to support remote work. But as employees start returning to work, hybrid offices will likely be a new reality. Organizations wanting to maintain business continuity will need to optimize current operations in today’s “new normal” while also preparing for the next disruption.

During our Teams Digital Summit session “Returning to Work with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams”, we’ll discuss top considerations for leveraging Teams to improve productivity and offer real-life insights and use cases demonstrating how we’ve helped our clients realize tremendous return on their Teams investment.

3) Learn more about the low-code/no code superpower of the Power Platform

Power Platform is the Robin to Teams’ Batman – and for good reason. Power Platform, Microsoft’s low-code platform spanning Office 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, and standalone applications such as Teams, helps drive business transformation by reducing development costs and increasing overall efficiency.

During today’s Inspire keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella indicated that 97% of Fortune 500 companies are using Power Platform. He further had this to say:

“[Power Platform] makes it so simple to build applications that if you use Excel, you can build an app.”

Nadella referenced real-time use cases and insights from Microsoft ecosystem clients who are finding new and innovative ways to leverage Power Platform to return to work, including:

  • Executives using the Power Platform to make informed decisions about returning to the office using data such as local Covid-19 infection rates
  • Employees leveraging Power Platform apps to check-in to work with a series of questions designed to asses health and wellness standards
  • Hospitals and clinics managing supplies using Power Platform apps

The use cases seem infinite, given the opportunities to customize apps based on the business need. Factor in that Forrester’s “Total Economic Impact” report indicates the impact of Power Platform on Teams to be significant app dev savings, by as much $363k, and the question of leveraging Power Platform isn’t as much a question of if, but when.

During the Teams Digital Summit, our experts will cover how to get started with Power Platform, including steps needed to deploy and make continuous improvements.

If you’ve been exploring Teams, heard the buzz during Inspire around the app’s top features that enable remote work, or have been kicking the tires of leveraging Power Platform, you won’t want to miss our Teams Digital Summit. To register now, click here.

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Angie Clark, Alliance Manager, Microsoft

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