Microsoft buys Clear Software to strengthen low-code Power Platform

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Microsoft has acquired Clear Software to improve Microsoft Power Platform’s integration with ERP solutions such as SAP and Oracle ERP.

Companies are increasingly dependent on the smooth operation of business applications running on various platforms and varying data storage locations. Operability between these diversifying applications and datasets must be upheld. Thus, Microsoft aims to strengthen its Power Platform through an increasing number of integrations with systems such as SAP and Oracle ERP.

Data modelling

The acquisition of Clear Software, an iPaaS and Business Process Management (BPM) company is an important step in the aforementioned direction. Clear Software provides more than 100 pre-built abstractions (means for data modelling) for widely used solutions such as SAP and Oracle. These abstractions are highly customizable for customer-specific needs, and soon to make an appearance in Microsoft’s Power Platform, which primarily consists low/no-code solutions such as Power Automate, Power Apps and Power BI.

Integration into Power Platform solutions

According to Microsoft, the integration of said abstractions into Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate allowes customers to more easily build applications and automation tools for complex systems.

The exact moment of Clear Software’s integration into Microsoft’s Power Platform solutions is unknown at this time.

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