BrightWork 365 ties together several solutions including those in your instance of Microsoft 365, allowing you to fully leverage your investment in this powerful platform.
- With over 25 years of experience and innovation with productivity solutions, BrightWork lets you hit the ground running with project management process templates that have best practices built right in.
- Simplify task management with resource allocation and Work Reports.
- Manage deadlines with interactive Gantt charts and simple yet powerful scheduling.
- Centralize project processes and information in one hub, working across Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Apps (Word, Excel, and OneNote), Power BI, Power Automate and SharePoint Online.
- Microsoft’s security and compliance capabilities can be relied upon to protect data and users.
Microsoft Power Platform
- BrightWork 365 is a managed solution installed in a Microsoft Power Platform environment. Power Platform Environments are where Power Apps such as BrightWork 365 are installed. The app is sandboxed into the environment and only users given access to the environment can use the app. All full app users need at least a Power Apps per app license.
- BrightWork 365 uses the Power Platform Dataverse for data storage. A basic environment = 1 GB of database storage. The first Power Apps per user license enables 10 GB, and small increments are provided for each additional license purchased from Microsoft.
- Microsoft Power Apps lets your organization deploy a model-driven app to manage the full project lifecycle from initial project request to project completion.
- Built in workflow capabilities let you automate processes for efficiency and accuracy, freeing you up to focus on managing your initiatives.
Microsoft Power BI
Microsoft Power BI allows users to get rich insight into BrightWork 365 portfolio data including timeline, resource allocation and tasks, all displayed within interactive reports.
Power Automate is how BrightWork 365 interacts with other parts of Microsoft 365. BrightWork 365 uses three out-of-the-box Power Automate connectors:
- Word Online (Business) - Connectors: Populates a Status Report word doc with data from the app.
- Office 365 Outlook - Connectors: Used to send notification emails in approvals.The emails come from the account of the install user.
- SharePoint - Connectors: Used to add the Status Report word doc to the SharePoint folder associated with the Project, Program or Portfolio from which the status report was created.
BrightWork 365 also uses the HTTP with Azure AD - Connectors to:
- Get the list of MS Teams that the install user has access to and update the MS Teams table in the app.
- Create a channel for the project in the Team associated with the program that the project sits in.
BrightWork 365 also uses the following connectors solely in the context of the environment within which BrightWork 365 is installed:
- Microsoft Dataverse - Connectors: Used to Create, Read, Update and Delete rows in the Dataverse tables in BrightWork 365.
- Approvals - Connectors: Communicates with the native approvals app that is used for approving requests for project creation and other approvals.
- Power Apps Notification V2: Included in the solution but is not used.