Empower your citizen developers while ensuring compliance, governance, and operational excellence with a Power Platform Center of Excellence

By establishing a Power Platform Center of Excellence (CoE), you can not only empower your citizen developers but also set and maintain standards, foster consistency, and ensure governance across the entire organization.

Compass365 is helping forward-thinking organizations get up and running with their own Power Platform CoE. Our experts bring their vast knowledge of app building together with Microsoft’s Power Platform CoE guidance to fast-forward your adoption efforts.

Why choose Compass365 as your Power Platform governance partner?

Highly Experienced Team

Our team of certified Power Platform developers brings years of experience and a track record of success in delivering complex, scalable, and innovative applications across various industries.

Security and Governance

Through our collaborative work with enterprise clients focused on security and governance we have leading edge experience implementing the Power Platform Center of Excellence.

Power Skills

In addition to strong technical skills, our solutions consultants are client-facing relationship builders who are comfortable engaging with stakeholders of all levels.

A Partner You Can Trust

More than 60% of our revenue comes from organizations that have trusted us to deliver services consistently for 10 years or more.

Complimentary Discovery Session

Accelerate your digital transformation with the Power Platform during a complimentary discovery session with a Compass365 Microsoft Solutions Architect.

Power Platform Discovery Session:

  • Discuss your needs and expected business outcomes
  • Provide an overview/demo of the Power Platform
  • Confirm your request is a fit for the Power Platform
  • Recommend steps for modernization with the Power Platform including licensing needs
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Customer Success

“The design of this solution with Compass365 is so user-friendly for our network and team. I gave them my vision, our branding guidelines, and what we believe in – they got to work and reflected everything in the solution they built for us. We love it.”

Matthew Thompson, Director of Financial Contract Compliance, Every Body Texas

“The time and energy Compass365 put into this work is unparalleled. I know I can rely on them to bring a solid, quality solution that we have agreed upon and is consistent across the board.”

Brian Pierce, Director of IT, Finance & Vendor Management , Carlisle Companies Incorporated

“Off-the-shelf products were back-ordered, didn’t meet our requirements, and cost at least twice as much as Compass365’s custom solution.”

Chris Amerine , IT Department Director, Union Rescue Mission

Our Process

The Business Applications team at Compass365 has been delivering Microsoft-based forms and workflow solutions for more than 15 years. We created the Compass365 Power Platform Center of Excellence offering to help our clients address the rapid growth, continued demand, and need for governance for Power Platform solutions.

Center of Excellence efforts start with an assessment and planning phase. Using a series of workshops with our Solutions Architects and key stakeholders, we clarify and document our client’s purpose, goals, objectives, and expected outcomes in a Strategy and Roadmap Planning document. We provide guidance on Microsoft’s best practices for Power Platform, potential licensing implications, document security, and compliance requirements as well as plans for configuration, communication, intake, and delivery processes. We’ll work with you to inventory any existing applications and areas of concern and map your requirements to the Power Platform Center of Excellence Starter Kit to identify the gaps and how to address them. Implementation estimates are provided along with formal documentation to carry out the implementation of the Center of Excellence.

In this phase, the CoE roadmap is implemented. This may include implementing the CoE Starter Kit, as well as O365 tenant and Power Platform configurations to reflect the governance policies and decisions in the roadmap. We’ll design and implement any supplemental automations identified to meet your requirements, along with design documentation, test scripts, and user guides. We believe strongly that formal, yet easy-to-understand and follow documentation is a key deliverable to every project, and critical to the long-term viability of the Center of Excellence. During this phase, the communication plan is finalized with a defined strategy, templates, and other assets to not only inform the organization but engage and build anticipation with the business for process improvements and opportunities to come.

While each organization’s strategy is unique, the goal is consistent. Once we have applied the proper security and governance controls, we enable and empower citizen developers with a series of tools, resources, and events. These can range from roadshow events with business units who’ve expressed interest to training videos, lunch and learns, online training/certification, reference guides, individual consultation sessions, and more. We rely on our clients’ understanding of their organization’s culture, technical aptitude, and maturity level to help shape the enablement program that will work best for them. While it may take time, ultimately champions will emerge. Providing a platform and opportunity for these folks to share their knowledge and successes helps the effort grow exponentially.

Managing, sustaining, and growing the Power Platform Center of Excellence program is an ongoing effort. Some of our clients have the in-house resources to sustain this effort, while others rely on our team to help with the care and feeding of the program through a Managed Applications Services engagement. Power Platform is a great tool for citizen developers to create their own low to medium-complexity solutions. Some processes, however, due to either complexity or time constraints, warrant escalation to developer resources to help guide, review architecture and build out the solutions. In many cases, the Compass365 team is engaged long-term as part of the program to deliver solutions, conduct workshops, build out proof-of-concept apps, help with discovery and estimation of effort, etc. With the organization’s IT leaders, we help establish audit and reporting processes that feed into the cycle of continuous process improvement.

Power Platform CoE Infographic

Download our Power Platform CoE Infographic to learn:

  • How a Power Platform CoE can help you.
  • What the Power Platform CoE consists of.
  • What’s included in the Microsoft Power Platform Starter Kit.
  • What you’ll need beyond the Starter Kit.
Compass365 Power Platform Center of Excellence Infographic

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