Guide to Automating Business Processes Using Microsoft Azure Logic App

Guide to Automating Business Processes Using Microsoft Azure Logic App

 In an organization, processes are essential to run the business; an organization needs a tool for automating business processes and integrating them with multiple applications. Microsoft Azure Logic App services make it possible to automate these business processes using workflow and integration of the applications over cloud.

What is Microsoft Azure Logic App?

Azure Logic Apps is a serverless application that enables users to integrate applications and define workflows; the user can schedule or automate business processes and workflow. Logic Apps has inbuilt scalability as it is an Integration Platform as a Service (IPAAS). It simplifies design and builds scalable solutions for integration like app integration, data integration, and system enterprise application integration. 

How does the Logic App work?

Logic App workflow always starts with a trigger, which triggers when a specific event happens; for example, a workflow starts when records are updated. Logic App connectors contain out-of-the-box basic scheduling capabilities; for advance scheduling, users use recurrence as the first step.

Logic Apps Architecture

Logic Apps architecture has below components:

  • Backend systems: Backend systems may include Azure Services, SaaS services, or web services.
  • Azure Logic Apps: Azure Logic Apps use to build a workflow that integrates applications, data, and services.
  • Azure API Management: Azure API management contains two components
  • API Gateway: HTTPS calls accepted by API Gateway and routes to the backend.
  • Developer Portal: Using the developer portal, the developer calls test APIs.
  • Azure DNS: DNS domains to be hosted on Azure DNS.
  • Azure Active Directory: Azure AD is used to authenticate   
  • client API gateway.
API Management

Why should I choose logic apps?

Logic Apps is managed as IPAAS so, the organization does not have to worry about hosting, scaling, operating, maintaining, and monitoring the apps. It also helps organizations move towards digitization and automate business processes; it also provides pre-built APIs as connectors. 

The pricing model is also very flexible; the organization will have to pay only for consumption.

Inbuilt Connectors: It provides several out-of-the-box connectors, triggers, and actions that cover most business scenarios.

Fewer development efforts: Complex processes can be simplified using visual design tools; the Logic Apps will automatically generate the code in the background.

Extensibility: The logic app allows users to develop their custom API functions if the box connectors do not meet the requirement.

Predefined templates: Logic Apps provides out-of-the-box predefined templates for common business cases. 

In case of any queries, do not hesitate to get in touch with an expert.

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Divyang Shukla has been an IT professional associated with DEV IT for several years now. He leads the Dynamics team with utmost passion and integrity. He is keen to learn new things everyday and his expertise lies in developing Dynamics 365 applications.

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