An Asset Management Firm Automate Return To Workplace Using Microsoft Power Platform


VNB Consulting assisted an Asset management firm implement return to workplace Power Platform solution to ensure employee safety after Covid-19 lockdown

Customer Profile

Customer is an asset management firm that focuses exclusively on technology providing strategic guidance to their portfolio companies and help them drive growth through their global network. They provide a wide range of advisory services, including mergers and assets, divestitures, private capital raising and strategic advice. They utilize integrated platform, along with global network and reach, to provide different services and a unique viewpoint.

Customer Situation


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the employees have been working remotely. Customer was looking for a solution to open and operate their offices responsibly to provide employees with a safer environment. They wanted their staff to feel safe when returning to the workplace without having to worry about their safety.

Our Solution Offering


VNB helped the customer to implement Return to the workplace Power Platform Solution provided by Microsoft with certain customizations to ensure employee safety when they return back and the organization can quickly respond to changing circumstances. Microsoft Power Platform has the capabilities to ensure businesses can reopen their workplaces safely and efficiently. The solution is made up of 4 key applications: Location Readiness dashboard – helps determine the readiness of the facilities under your control and efficiently manage their safe re-opening. Facilities leaders or ‘return to work’ taskforce can use the Location Readiness dashboard to quickly make informed decisions, using critical information, such as COVID-19 infection rates and supplies availability. Facility Safety Management – provides facilities managers with the tools to ensure that they are providing a safe work environment for employees to return. It helps them to effectively prepare and manage the re-opening of their business locations. Workplace Care Management – gives health and safety leaders all the tools they need. Actively manage COVID-19 cases, identify hot spots for safety improvement, and import data from contact tracing systems to determine exposure. Using the Workplace Care Management dashboard, they can monitor all of the data from the Workplace Care Management app. Employee Return to the Workplace – allows your workforce to check-in remotely and self-screen before they ever step foot into any of your locations. This self-service tool helps give employees the tools they need to return with confidence and be productive. The low code solution enabled the customer to have a quick view of the readiness of their facilities. Additionally, it offers the workforce a self-service tool needed to feel confident about returning and remain productive while onsite. ‘Employee Return to the Workplace’ is a feature staff can use to check in to work remotely and self-screen before entering a building. Our team also customized the solution to enable the customer to track workforce facility visit using displayable QR code.

Customer Benefits 

  • No Downtime: With Power Apps Portal, the customer’s new external website platform has reduced the downtime required on an premise for various maintenance activities.
  • Enhanced Security: All content is behind a Microsoft powered authentication; thereby reducing the customer’s stress around security features on an external website.
  • Enable anyone to build responsive websites: Power Apps Portal helped in easily matching the website to the look and feel of customer branding with customizable portal templates and responsive themes. It empowers content developers to create and manage the content which external users and partners can access using an intuitive interface and step-by-step guidance without any coding.
  • Cost Savings: Having a total cloud solution helped the customer to eliminate the cost of a separate on-premises infrastructure required to supporting an external site.
  • Low code Portal App: Customer reused page designs through templates, add forms and views to display key data from Common Data Service, and publish to users. There by reducing need for extensive code and application lifecycle management.

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