KPMG introduces Power Platform assessment tools for re-entry workplace

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Most companies are currently looking for methodical and safer ways for their employees to come back to their workplaces, and at least to some extent, tech companies are looking for the best ways on how they can get involved in the process.

KPMG is utilizing Microsoft’s Power Platform code tools to come up with a new risk-based framework geared towards helping companies implement a workplace re-entry arrangement amid COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The risk-based framework integrates Power Automate, Power Apps and Power BI with applications and services that customers can utilize to generate a data-driven return to work plan. The KPMG officials announced the framework on June 25, 2020.

The components of the KPMG digital tool kit

KPMG’s “Restarting American program” digital toolkit is composed of six main elements.

  • A mobile application meant for employees, crews, fans and others who want to execute wellness tasks such as travel, daily check-ins, status reports or stay-at-home requests, etc. The mobile application was built with Power Apps which also have capabilities to be integrated into Microsoft teams.
  • A decisions support dashboard meant for facility managers and decision-makers to get insights concerning facilities, employees, protocols, etc. KPMG built it using Microsoft Power BI, and can optionally integrate with Power Automate to manage workflow.
  • A risk scoring engine that offers calculated scores for an individual and community threat risks. This is termed as app programming interfaces and utilize Microsoft’s Azure Functions serverless tech.
  • Workflow and case management used to automate several tasks by the use of Power Automate.
  • Data and App integration meant to integrate Wi-Fi-gateways, HR, badge reader, testing provider, and other back-end systems. This employs Microsoft Logic and Power Automate Apps technologies under the covers.
  • Contact and proximity tracing which is created around ten techniques and by use of Power Automate and/ or external workflow tools.

User-customizable blueprints

Each of the six components also come with built accelerators or user-customizable blueprints. The accelerators are custom-built, and therefore, the prices will vary based on integration, and other workflows users want to be built.