Microsoft Kaizala Sample Case Studies

We have seen in my earlier posts how we can integrate Kaizala with other business applications. Now let us see where we can actually use Kaizala i.e what would be the  use cases for Kaizala.

Microsoft has published various case studies where Kaizala is either implemented or being piloted. Since the product is originated in India, it shows early adaption in India by Indian customers like YES Bank, Apollo Telemedicine, Republic TV, United Phosphorous Limited and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan etc. In addition to these Indian organisations, Government of Andhra Pradesh is the first Government organisation which has adapted Kaizala for day to day governance.

You can visit Microsoft site for details of these published cases studies to understand the scenarios which are addressed and how Kaizala can help in day to day governance and work management.

Let us take an example of Indian media company and it’s needs to become the top positioned media company.

The biggest challenge in media industry is to get access to real time news and understand how viewers are responding to the  news. It is very important to understand the viewer’s sentiment to make the channel popular.  The speed and the accuracy of the news is very important along with the pulse of the viewer.

Every channel has its resources spread across the locations, then how do you map the resources, how fast the resources can be moved from one location to another. Whether a reporter is enough or entire broadcast van is required, what is the current location etc.

Another need is to collect the feedback from the viewer. Broadcasting the breaking news to subscribed users and involving the viewers in live debates, discussions, executing live polls etc. involvement of citizens to encourage the citizen journalism during disaster news reporting would bring the powerful impact on the Channel’s growth.

For all such needs Microsoft Kaizala comes as a complete solution. Kaizala allows to submit the real time tracking of the resources. Reporters can submit their attendance as many times as required along with the Geo location and a real time selfie as well. Having correct data helps to take correct decisions and impacts on the channel growth.

There is a feature to create a public groups in Kaizala, which can be subscribed by citizens /viewers.  Unlike any other social connectivity App providers, it has no limit on number of users to be added in a group. Various announcements can be sent to viewers. We can have live surveys, or polls during live debates and results can be seen directly live on the Kaizala Management Portal. We can even use PowerBI to view the dashboards. Viewers’ feedback can be collected from this group and analysed.  Citizens can  directly click the photos, videos and upload in case they want to report something. Viewers can directly write to the chief editor if  permitted.

As you would have realized, Kaizala has solution to almost all challenges we discussed in the media industry.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Data Binding in PowerApps

Let us see how data binding works in PowerApps. In this blog let us see how to fetch data from various data sources in PowerApps. It’s very intuitive and easy to achieve the same.

PowerApps can connect to various data sources, let us take an example of Dynamics 365 CE. It can connect to Dynamics 365 online directly and for on premise, it can connect to SQL server via Gateway.

We want to create an app for the sales executive to create an opportunity on the mobile. Instead of entering whole lot of  information, he can just enter few mandatory fields and  create the opportunity.

We can achieve the requirement by building a PowerApps which connects to Dynamics 365 CE with below easy steps

  • Create data source for Dynamics 365 connectivity
  • Create UI to view the Opportunities, create new Opportunity and edit existing opportunity
  • Publish the PowerApps to make it available for the users to use

In case you already have data in the opportunity entity, you can create entire app just in few minutes.

Go to PowerApps

Build POwerAppS
Select PowerApps from Office Portal
Start from Data
Click on the start from data

You have to select the data source as Opportunity and click on phone layout. PowerApps will create the entire application in few minutes

This App would consist of  the three screens

  • Browse Screen – List screen to view the existing opportunities
  • Detailed Screen – Details of the single opportunity
  • Edit Screen- To edit  the existing opportunity

Once you look at these screens you would realise that how powerful and helpful PowerApps is.

 

The Browse screen would by default have the search and sorting feature . Along with this , it would have the ability to select any record and go to detailed view of the same. We can click to create new record as well from this screen. Don’t you think it’s really easy to create simple app using PowerApps. We really do not have to worry about the data connectivity, any SQL queries etc 🙂

Edit screen is also used for creating new record and its interesting  to see that PowerApps does everything on its own.

PowerApps decides which fields to be displayed on its own however we can change the fields later. You can just try creating such default app and we can further edit the functionality as we need. We will see in my upcoming blogs.

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