Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate

Comprehensive and advanced process/task automation platform

About Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate is an advanced automation platform that offers a range of capabilities, including BPA, DPA, RPA, process/task mining, and AI-powered automation. With Power Automate, users can streamline their workflows and automate tasks across multiple applications and services. The platform, which has built-in AI capabilities, is aimed at both "Citizen Integrators" within enterprise organizations and IT decision-makers wanting to delegate workflow creation to line-of-business partners. The platform allows users to streamline repetitive tasks and paperless processes, offering seamless integration with other products - including Salesforce - using hundreds of prebuilt connectors. The ability to manage an on-premise data gateway allows connection to both on-premise and cloud data.

Microsoft Power Automate allows users to create complex, multi-step flows to trigger multiple actions or advanced options with a single event. Advanced options allow users to customize the actions carried out, such as marking an email sent through the workflow as high priority. Conditions can also be added to flows to specify that actions should only be performed in certain situations. One example usage is to archive received Tweets in SharePoint based on keywords they contain, but only if the Tweet is retweeted a certain number of times.

With Microsoft Power Automate, users can create multiple approval flows to automate approvals for vacation, travel, or overtime requests, or budgets, contracts, articles, and other documents, eliminating manual processes. Approvers are automatically sent email notifications for new requests, and all requests can be viewed and approved from the unified approvals center. Users can also create custom data loss prevention (DLP) policies to ensure that organizational data is protected and prevent workflows from accessing or using protected data.

Free trial available. Subscription plans start at $15/user/month; visit https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/ for more information.


Key benefits of Microsoft Power Automate

• Multiple actions and advanced options can be added to flows with a single trigger, such as using an item added to SharePoint to trigger sending an email and creation of a file in Dropbox.

• Microsoft Power Automate provides a flow template library for users to select from and either use directly, or customize to their needs.

• Recurring flows can be scheduled to perform single or multiple tasks once every minute, hour, or day, on a specified date, or after a defined number of minutes, hours, or days.

• Automated workflows can be created to process approvals for requests or documents, with email notifications for approvers, and all approval requests accessible through a unified approvals center.

• Data loss prevention (DLP) can be used to define which connectors can access or share business data to prevent sensitive data from being published.

• AI Builder can effortlessly automate repetitive or time-consuming tasks. It can extract data from documents, create reports and even respond to customer inquiries without human intervention.

• Using the "Describe it to design it" feature, users can easily create flows by describing them in natural language. This simplifies and speeds up the flow creation process, resulting in flows that are more likely to be utilized.

• The native iOS and Android apps allow users to create automated workflows, generate and share buttons that trigger workflows with a tap, and receive push notifications for flow activity.

• The Power Automate platform offers a wide range of connectors, so you can easily integrate your existing applications and systems.

Microsoft has recently introduced two new features:

• Copilot, an AI assistant that provides suggestions for actions, connectors, parameters, and supports in debugging flows.

• "Create text with GPT," another AI-powered feature that generates text for multiple purposes like content creation, feedback collection, and document information extraction.


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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
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Automate your workflows with ease with Microsoft Power Automate

Reviewed on 2023/03/29

Pros

One of the most impressive features of Power Automate is its ease of use. With an intuitive, user-friendly interface, you can easily create custom workflows with just a few clicks. You can also use pre-designed templates to create workflows faster and easier.Power Automate is also very flexible and can be used to automate a wide variety of workflows, such as collecting data, sending notifications, creating tasks and more. In addition, it is compatible with many popular applications and services, such as SharePoint, Dynamics 365, OneDrive, Teams and many more.

Cons

First of all, the user interface of Power Automate may seem a bit complex for new users. While the tool is designed to be easy to use, there can be a learning curve for users who are not familiar with creating automated workflows.In addition, Power Automate is a cloud service, which means that all data processed by the tool is stored on external servers owned by Microsoft. This can raise security and data privacy concerns for companies that handle sensitive data. Users should therefore be aware of this and take the necessary steps to protect their data.Finally, Power Automate is a paid tool and can be costly for small businesses or individual users who do not need extensive use of the tool. Users should therefore consider the costs associated with using the tool before deciding to adopt it.

keith
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Power Automate for SharePoint and PowerApp integration.

Reviewed on 2023/06/17

We've implemented Power Automate across different business areas and a variety of departmental...

We've implemented Power Automate across different business areas and a variety of departmental applications are supported.

Pros

Easy to use, part of the Office suite so single sign on and we can share workflows between team members.

Cons

Copying workflows to different URLs can be a bit tedious as every reference to the URL needs manually updating.

Nick
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  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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License changes mean I will avoid

Reviewed on 2018/03/06

Used for around 6 years. Was big fan. Changes to licensing model in version 7 mean I cannot...

Used for around 6 years. Was big fan. Changes to licensing model in version 7 mean I cannot continue to use. Increases our cost for continuing to use the software by over 1000%. Sad. face. :(

Pros

Simple and easy to build automations, (some) powerful functionality built in. Flexible for many tasks once you've learnt your way around.

Cons

Paying for tokens to run compiled EXE files has rendered the software unaffordable. Like many software providers, the quality of support and documentation seems to be in decline.

Sandra
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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Easy Way of Automation using Power Automate

Reviewed on 2023/08/30

An organization can have this platform as an alternative workflow solution for a higher degree....

An organization can have this platform as an alternative workflow solution for a higher degree. This can provide a good solution for business-critical processes, which makes them attracted towards it. Overall, easy and efficient automation can be done with the Microsoft Power Automate Platform.

Pros

Power Automate has every basic feature to satisfy an individual and an organization's needs such as sending reminders, getting updates from blogs, and sending emails for adding SharePoint lists.It has many connectors and independent workflow, which makes the tool easy to automate.

Cons

Licensing can be difficult for small organizations. Workflows cannot be changed once you run it.The customization of forms is not available, and workflows are not long-lasting.

Prakadeesh
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best of Power Automate

Reviewed on 2023/06/18

My overall experience with MS Power Automate has been highly positive. Its extensive range of...

My overall experience with MS Power Automate has been highly positive. Its extensive range of features and integration provides a comprehensive solution for workflow automation.

Pros

Microsoft Power Automate is a powerful automation tool that simplifies complex tasks and enhances productivity. Its intuitive interface and wide range of connectors enable seamless integration with various apps and services.

Cons

The interface and drag-and-drop features are slightly difficult to use. But it is an amazing tool for automation.

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Microsoft Power Automate FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Power Automate.

Microsoft Power Automate offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$15,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Microsoft Power Automate can be licensed on a per-user or per-flow basis. Per-user plan: $15/user/month Per-user plan with attended RPA: $40/user/month Per-flow plan: Starting at $500/month for 5 flows per month; additional flows $100/flow/month.

Microsoft Power Automate has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Microsoft Power Automate supports the following languages:

Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Microsoft Power Automate supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

Microsoft Power Automate integrates with the following applications:

Box, Google Drive, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, Microsoft 365, Microsoft SharePoint, OneDrive, Power Platform, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Trello, Twitter/X

Microsoft Power Automate offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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