Case Studies

Microsoft PowerApps Timesheet App Replaces Excel Solution

This commercial finance industry customer provides debt solution services to companies across all industries. The customer had been utilizing a Microsoft Excel-based timesheet system and was seeking a new mobile-friendly solution with advanced management and reporting capabilities.

Technologies Supported

  • Power Apps
  • SQL Server

The Challenge

A Need for a Modern, Mobile-Friendly Solution for Timesheet Submittal, Tracking, and Reporting

The existing solution was error-prone and labor-intensive. The intention was to create a web-based solution that integrated seamlessly with other backend systems. Upon completion, the customer would realize the following main benefits:

  • Mobile-friendly, cloud-based version accessible from anywhere
  • Consistency across organization-wide applications
  • Common database backend for advanced management and
  • reporting
  • Elimination of labor-intensive spreadsheet compilation and reporting
  • Decommissioning of the Excel-based timesheet solution
PowerApps timesheet app

The Solution

Create a Modern, Updated Version of the Application

IncWorx performed a thorough analysis of the customer’s existing Microsoft Excel-based timesheet solution. We developed and executed the plan to create a modern, updated version of the application leveraging PowerApps and SQL Server.

Some highlights of the solution include:

  • PowerApps canvas app for mobile-friendly timesheets
  • SQL Server database for storing timesheet data
  • Secure permission-based access to timesheets
  • Field-level business rules for time entry validation
  • Centralized storage for easy, cross-application reporting using Power BI
PowerApps timesheet replaces Excel

The Outcome

Reduced Errors, Eliminated Manual, Labor-Intensive Processes, and Realized Consistency

Upon completion of their new Microsoft PowerApps timesheet app using PowerApps and SQL Server, the customer was able to reduce errors, eliminate manual, labor-intensive processes, and realize consistency across other corporate applications on Office 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform.

The Conclusion

Realizing the Benefits of a Streamlined, Mobile-Friendly Timesheet Solution

Many companies have used Microsoft Excel for tracking and reporting time. It is a quick, effective way to get started, but as a company grows it finds the solution lacks controls and scalability. Access from mobile devices, better integration with other cloud-based tools, and advanced modern features are just a few reasons companies are making the move to PowerApps. Our customer engaged IncWorx to develop the app and are now realizing the benefits of a streamlined, mobile-friendly timesheet solution.

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IncWorx’s Microsoft technology stack provides the infrastructure and software necessary to maintain and grow your business. Combining Azure, SQL Server databases and SQL Server Integration Services packages provided this customer with a secure and robust data processing platform that will ensure the growth of their business for years to come.

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