Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate
Formerly Microsoft Flow

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9 out of 10
April 14, 2022
I currently use this to send out automated emails for quality assurance record entry and other types of automated emails. I primarily use …
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Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) enables employees to create and automate workflows and tasks across multiple applications and services without help from developers. Microsoft Power Automate includes capabilities from the former Softomotive, which was acquired by Microsoft…

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What is Microsoft Power Automate?

Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) enables employees to create and automate workflows and tasks across multiple applications and services without help from developers.

Microsoft Power Automate includes capabilities from the former Softomotive, which was acquired by Microsoft in May 2020 to expand the capabilities of Power Automate.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Implement Business process primarily around sending emails, and status updates. Also used in Lift & shift of data between various systems. The availability of the connectors makes it very easy to integrate with other systems. Mostly used with SharePoint online in the backend. Automation tasks are also implemented when there is a need to schedule certain overnight jobs
  • Sending Emails based on status updates
  • Connectors with other systems
  • Failure back mechanism & tracking
  • Time to develop complex workflows
  • Code tracking
  • Commenting in the steps for easy manageability
  • better UI to split steps in viewable pieces
Being in Microsoft ecosystem Power Automate will be a natural choice due to its extensive set of connectors. Easy to integrate basically plug and play with various Microsoft offerings. In case you have systems outside the Microsoft ecosystem then evaluate the availability of the connectors & pricing prior to the decision of adopting Power Automate.
Score 9 out of 10
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I currently use this to send out automated emails for quality assurance record entry and other types of automated emails. I primarily use this for end-users to view quality assurance results. The problem that this problem helps with is emailing out in masses automatically instead of me having to do it. I also have a workflow built that emails out with attachments to help keep communication as up-to-date as possible.
  • Send automated emails
  • Notifies colleagues / managers when records have been entered.
  • Sometimes I have to really research how to do something in power automate. It's great, but it would be better if it could be even more user friendly
  • Is there something other than forums to learn how to do certain things in power automate?
It's well suited for sending out automated emails or receipts of records entered. This has been extremely useful for our quality assurance initiative for keeping track of each QA and allowing each colleague an emailed / time-stamped receipt of their findings for review. It also has worked well for communication purposes, to send out emails to various teams with attachments and for them to go back and search through SharePoint instead of rummaging through their email trying to find something.
Jeff Crowell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I use Microsoft Power Automate to help clients automate their business processes, such as onboarding/offboarding and others. We typically use Microsoft Power Automate in conjunction with a forms tool - usually PowerApps or Microsoft Forms - and store data in SharePoint Online.
  • Workflow
  • Email notifications
  • Task management
  • Approvals
  • Connect to multiple data sources
  • Integration difficult with on premises apps (e.g. Active Directory)
  • Connectors to certain systems are not free
  • Limitations on how many flows can run based on subscription
Business process automation is quite straightforward in Microsoft Power Automate. We have automated processes for HR (onboarding/offboarding), Communications (anonymous suggestion box, employee kudos), Finance, etc. You can automate simple and complex processes with Microsoft Power Automate, including notification emails and assigning tasks that the flow can track for completion by users.
Score 8 out of 10
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1) Automate and implement several workflows spanning multiple business needs in sales, supply chain, finance, procurement, HR 2) Linked together with RPA tool to implement specific apps to reduce manual, repetitive work in business operations in sales, procurement 3) Created an employee portal as a central access point for all employees for all kind of workflows and related apps that an employee needs to access based on their profile. This has solved several productivity issues as before employees used to access multiple platforms to perform their daily work. This is a useful productivity enhancer.
  • Quite a plug and play approach - very fast to build and automate workflows.
  • Configurable workflow
  • Alerts, notifications and real time monitoring
  • Rules based
  • Only 250 actions per workflow is limiting for complex workflows.
  • Forms customization is not possible - need to combine with Power Apps.
  • Difficult to implement very complex business scenarios.
  • Can be sometimes limiting when implementing integrations / data access to other non Microsoft platforms/systems. This needs attention as its a major issue sometimes.
  • Workflows with complex logic are difficult to implement and may require look at additional and more advanced workflow platforms which challenges the investment in Power Automate.
Well suited
1) Sequential workflows
2) Typical approval workflows in organizations in Sales, HR, Procurement etc...
3) Automation with RPA tools for repetitive manual tasks enhances and opens more possibilities for automation
Situations that are poorly suited are which required more complex Workflows or Business flows and integrations to Non Microsoft systems.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Microsoft Power Automate to integrate multiple Office 365 applications and other third-party applications. It helped to automate multiple businesses as usual workflows which saved a lot of time for manual work. It does not require any coding skills and is very easy to use. Any kind of scenario could be easily automated with this tool instantly.
  • Integration with Office 365 suite and third-party applications
  • Easy to use and does not require any coding knowledge
  • Any workflow could be easily integrated
  • Customer support sometimes is slow
  • Couple of third party applications are yet to be fully integrated with the tool
  • Mobile application could be optimized more
Microsoft Power Automate is the best tool in the market to integrate any workflow and is well integrated with Microsoft Office 365 suit which makes daily task integration easier. The user interface is very easy to use, and fresh could quickly learn and could start automating any scenarios.
Score 5 out of 10
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We typically only use it when there are functions or connectors missing from Nintex or for very simple workflows that we don't want to waste a license quota on. A few users have tried Microsoft Power Automate's templates, but using them is difficult for our average user, and most give up pretty quickly.
  • Outlook automation
  • Scheduled workflow
  • Troubleshooting Flow issues
  • User friendliness!
  • UI is hard to read, each action's box is so large, it's difficult to see more than one item.
  • Premium items are 'hidden' in the templates, but users can't tell if they do or don't have the licenses required. In my experience, more than one has described it as 'bait and switch'
Microsoft Power Automate is difficult for the average user to use. Its canned templates use actions that are premium where a base action could be used. There are apparently quite a few actions that aren't available with a government (GCC) license, which further frustrates our users. On the positive side, it is excellent to use with anything related to the Office suite, in spite of having some glaring lacks. For instance, when using the 'Get Emails' function, there's no option to select by date.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Microsoft Flow to automate internal processes such as material purchase approval flow, document file upload, customer data collection, technical teams communication when new documents are published in the file repository, and recently the integration between our chatbot to support technical and commercial teams, implementing in the bot the sending of emails with attachments and password validation by 2FA. All these automation have been integrated with Office365 products: SharePoint, Microsoft Forms, Outlook 365, Office 365 Users, and Microsoft Teams. Activity flows utilize various integration components such as HTTP webhook, Egnyte, Office 365 user, and groups search. As a result, we reduced the time spent on internal processes, with email exchanges and billing between teams, improved the dissemination of important documents, and expanded the resources and services available to our internal users.
  • Easy to configure and implement the flows.
  • Large catalog of addons and integration components.
  • Ease of working collaboratively.
  • Allows creation of custom flow components.
  • Easy to share and distribute the flows.
  • Documentation about some components, functions, and usage syntax needs to be improved.
  • A tool for creating custom connectors.
For those who use Microsoft and Office 365 products, it is a great orchestrator and Automator of routines, running autonomously to integrate SaaS products, databases, and collaborative tools such as Teams and SharePoint. Depending on the need, a Premium subscription is necessary, as it enables a series of native or third-party connectors and integration services. Integrations with third-party systems and services require you to have a subscription or license to these services. Microsoft Flow will be much better used in situations involving several teams, or manual processes with many steps, standalone use can automate many routines that should be done using a workstation, even if server components, such as SharePoint, are required. Possible to create a flow integrating the components of these two environments. However, the workstation flow editor is not for beginners, it is a more complex tool that requires prior knowledge of the functioning of corporate systems and infrastructure and programming logic.
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Power Automate helped my organization to integrate multiple applications and automate Business as usual tasks which helped my team save multiple hours of work. This tool integrated well with all Microsoft Office 365 applications which saved a lot of effort. The experience with this tool is exceptional in terms of environment building, and deploying the solution for the production run.
  • Helped Integrating Business application
  • Automated BAU Task
  • Ease to use
  • Customer Support
  • Mobile Application is laggy
Microsoft Power Automate is the best tool to automate and is well integrated with Microsoft Office 365. This will help organizations to automate multiple BAU tasks with few clicks. This is a very easy-to-use tool. Even fresher can quickly learn and start automating stuff.
Andrew Ferrara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Through connectors, Microsoft Power Automate allows us to link with other programs or services, ensuring that data flows seamlessly from one application to another. We can communicate with and access organizational data through Microsoft Power Automate connections. Microsoft Power Automate is adaptable to automate the operations of our organization; it is cloud-based and allows us to create secure workflows without the need for code.
  • We can use Microsoft Power Automate to automate the most time-consuming and manual activities using pre-built AI capabilities.
  • Microsoft Power Automate is great for implementing effective workflows ranging from single tasks to large-scale procedures; it will save us time and allow us to operate effectively.
  • Microsoft Power Automate doesn't support starting a second flow as a continuous operation of the main flow.
  • We can't rearrange the steps set for each process with Microsoft Power Automate.
Microsoft Power Automate is beneficial for automating our work processes; it is activated when an event of the pre-selected processes occurs; there are immediate updates and send a notice. Scheduled flows take advantage of Microsoft Power Automate as they fire when we schedule them and quickly send an alert about an upcoming occurrence. Microsoft Power Automate is favorable in button flows, which are activated when we decide through a button.
Score 10 out of 10
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Used Power Automate to create instant flows linked with SharePoint Lists to collect/Modify data and notify users. Flow captured the data and converted it into a pdf file and sent it to relevant users in an email.
1. Power Automate helped us streamline our internal expense approval process.
2. Customer Voice Survey results were collected using Power Automate.
3. PowerBi report's data refreshed using Power Automate to show the most relevant data in the dashboards.
  • Capture/modify data in real time.
  • Notifying the users of any changes in data.
  • Customized response email to customers service request emails.
  • Approval file size limit can be increased. currently 50mb in attachment limit.
  • Ability to recover the flows. Currently if a flow is deleted there is no way to recover it.
  • Converting data from SharePoint into pdf can be done but need to use 3rd party connections.
Well Suited
- Collecting data and organizing it.
- Eliminate a lot of admin work.
- Send auto-response emails to customers/users.
- Notify relevant users when the data is updated.
- Creating business process flows.

Less Appropriate
- If creating a flow to create a pdf file that combines all the attachments into one pdf file.
- Flow will fail sometimes if the flow is too long and complex and if the flow connections are changed from one user to another.
Score 4 out of 10
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I used Microsoft Power Automate to create task workflows within my team. I primarily used this tool to automatically create items in Microsoft Tasks based on the inputs into Microsoft Forms from the wider organization. An example workflow would be: if a member of our sales team wanted a piece of content created, so they filled out the Content Request Form. Based on their inputs in this form, a task would be automatically generated and assigned to the appropriate member of our marketing team for follow up.
  • Simple automation
  • Made duplication of similar automations quick and relatively painless
  • Notifications if/when an automation was broken
  • I think general training could be improved. I'm sure there are many more uses than the simple automation tasks I was using Power Automate for, but I didn't have the time or bandwidth to dig through Microsoft's documentation on the tool.
I used Microsoft Power Automate only because my organization required us to use Microsoft products. For me, having Microsoft applications speak to each other was important, but I would only recommend it if there were no other options/tools available.
Score 10 out of 10
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The flow wizard is amazing for those who are unfamiliar. It helps in connecting to data sources from other products other than Microsoft. We use it on daily basis. This app support flow in multiple applications. And integrate seamlessly with any application.
  • Helped under making Business Decisions.
  • HR system.
  • Multiple application integration.
  • Some application are yet to be integrated with Power Automate.
  • Add support to Linux or Mac.
The interface and code used are low-level and very easy to understand. The software is easy to deploy in the company from the beginning and benefits are seen almost immediately. It's very easy for freshers to understand. The graphical user interface to click and drag functions together to build an automated workflow. It also has advanced AI/ML analytics/functional capabilities.
Score 9 out of 10
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I am using Microsoft Power Automate to create recurring tasking in Teams Planner for the entire department. We have daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks that we have been copying the task cards for and I believed it would be more efficient for the team to have these tasks set-up as recurring tasks.
  • Our Finance teams annual audit task for our Accountants.
  • Finances daily and weekly A/P tasks.
  • Finances monthly A/R tasks.
  • It would be nice to have it linked to Teams.
  • It could have the codes in laymen terms for non-IT users.
  • It could have templates for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks.
I would like to more templates for non-IT users.
Daniell Mercer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Power Automate templates make it easy to send and forward emails, as well as receive notifications when a new item is added to your list. Microsoft Power Automate allows additional flexibility in prioritizing and marking tasks, as well as sending emails up or down. Microsoft Power Automate helps us automate repetitive tasks in the Microsoft 365 cloud environment. Workflows in Microsoft Power Automate can be linked to many data sources. Microsoft Power Automate's no-code/least-code architecture simplifies process design.
  • Microsoft Power Automate offers benefits to automate the business activities of the organization.
  • Microsoft Power Automate is a great tool for sending automatic reminders of overdue tasks.
  • With the ability to transfer robust data between systems on our schedule.
  • Microsoft Power Automate offers a variety of connections and capabilities for Premium customers only for an additional fee.
  • I would like the customer service section to be decisive and attentive at all times.
Microsoft Power Automate is flexible in terms of integration with other programs and works as part of a single workflow. Microsoft Power Automate is really helpful in providing templates to get you started, such as the ability to set up push notifications when we receive emails from certain people, as well as email reminders to ensure projects aren't forgotten. It is beneficial to use Microsoft Power Automate to generate a list of potential customers from email responses to a marketing campaign. Microsoft Power Automate is effective in automating time-consuming manual procedures with the use of preprogrammed AI, allowing you to focus on more vital and complex tasks.
Melanie Hyatt-Wilfong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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It has been very useful. I am our HR department of 1 and it has helped me organize and automate many functions of my job. However, that being said, the system is not very intuitive. I find it very hard for someone with very basic knowledge to learn how to use the program. I have learned a lot and it's been a very useful tool. I know that there is way more that the program can do, but understanding how to do them is not the best. That doesn't mean I would quit using it.
  • Approvals
  • Communication
  • Notifications
  • Training modules that are in more layman's terms
I use it for communication flows to different groups of people depending on the answers in the form that is attached to the flow. There are more technical steps that I do not understand fully. There are outputs with a graphic format for each email communication. Approvals are easy to set up, but, again, formatting the email is not intuitive and when left on default, it does not look very good.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Microsoft Power Automate extensively throughout the business. My usage of it is to streamline, schedule, and automate the evaluation, training, and onboarding of qualified individuals who meet the skillset required for the job. It addresses the primary business problem of being able to track/manage thousands of candidates in a way that works for a temp/outsourcing firm. It does everything from staged onboarding to scheduled mailings of bespoke examinations, to preparing emails to our customers for items such as employee terminations. My scope handles over 90,000 unique records.
  • "When an item is changed in a SharePoint list, do ____" - very easy to trigger massive flows of data based upon a one-field change on a SharePoint list.
  • Being able to manually trigger from a Microsoft PowerApp button press to perform actions.
  • Scheduled tasks - once a day, get every record in (LIST) with (Filters) and do (Stuff) to them.
  • The Power Automate tool can often take upwards of 10 minutes to start a "When an item is changed" flow, which is very frustrating when the action is time-sensitive.
  • The Power Automate builder's search is hot garbage - it only searches the names of the already-fetched Flows. so if you are looking for a flow with the word "Resignation" in it, you have to sit there and click "Load More", and wait ~30 seconds per click for it to fetch more data.
  • The documentation is Poor at best, and even the Forums can be rather incorrect.
Microsoft Power Automate is Perfect for basic automation depending upon actions taken in a SharePoint list, or even to simplify your life. anything from "Once a week, back up any new documents in this folder to this other SharePoint", "on Monday morning, send trainees their login information", to "When someone books an event in my Outlook calendar, automatically schedule a 15m buffer meeting afterward to prevent meetings from overlapping". It's less appropriate for time-sensitive tasks that MUST be done immediately.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use this tool to mainstream posts from our website to our intranet. It saves us the extra steps of having to repost content that is relevant for the rest of our team to see, which saves us a lot of time. We are a small team, so the efficiency it provides is valuable.
  • Automates post types.
  • Boosts productivity.
  • Streamlines our workflow.
  • Some of the initial setup required research.
  • Not always intuitive about setting up automation rules.
  • Could benefit from a better quick start guide.
As the communications lead tasked with website management and external communications, Power Automate helped streamline our sharing of external content across our teams internally. We were able to publish earned media, website news, social media, and similar content within our organization's SharePoint site, ensuring that staff was up-to-date on relevant organizational news and content.
Score 10 out of 10
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We needed a solution for our payables department to receive invoices from email attachments, going into a one drive folder. Microsoft Power Automate gave me the tools needed to design a product that achieves our end goal in simplifying payables document management. We linked it from our Exchange Online mailbox to our Microsoft OneDrive account.
  • Allows you to create automation and scripts that speed up productivity in the workplace.
  • Shows an overview of the workflow and job history.
  • Has lots of plug-ins with other Microsoft and third party vendors' product's.
  • Would like to see deeper integration with Exchange online, specifically the plugin realizing that an email is being sent via an alias address, not the primary SMTP address. We had to do a workaround that involved creating multiple single-member distribution groups to get power to automate to differentiate different email addresses going to the same mailbox.
  • The interface is slow to load at times.
The integrations for Microsoft products seem robust and reliable. It's well suited for workflows staying inside 365 products, but not as much when it comes to third-party integrations. Microsoft Power Automate also is not suited for IoT due to a lack of integration with those services.
Score 4 out of 10
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We use Power Automate for getting data to where it needs to be. We have some information on premises in different places, as in sharepoint or a SQL database, that need to match up to certain tasks in the 365 cloud. For example, we may have an incident report that could tag different users, send emails, and generate a form that needs to be archived. This requires some information from our SQL DB and our Sharpeoint 365 solution. Then it will store that record back in a datbase on premises. This is where Power Automate comes in handy. It helps get the data where it needs to go each step of the way.
  • Taking employee information, like demographics and contacts, from an on premises DB to the MS 365 Cloud
  • Taking questionnaire information from a form in the cloud and populating an on premises DB
  • Taking badge photos from an on premises database to a back storage device
  • More customizations for taking human resource related information with a lot of time stamps and transferring it to applicable forms. Whether for on boarding or training documents
  • More ways to trigger events and have them use multiple if thens, or different orders of operations.
Power Automate is well suited to move basic pieces of data to items that are of similar type. For example, moving data between two sharepoint lists. It is also well suited for taking local database information and moving it to online cloud forms. It is not as well suited for moving items between sharepoint lists in the cloud. It could also improve by having some more granular triggers for starting the process based on data changes.
February 07, 2022

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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Power Automate to essentially build robot processes. We look to repetitive and other eligible tasks for automation, work with users to standardize their processes, and build flows so the process can be eliminated or shrunk from the users' hands. This may include the use of cloud flows and desktop flows.
  • Some processes can run entirely on the cloud.
  • On-premises applications can be automated with desktop flows.
  • Web and desktop recorders help create the automation.
  • Supports Java forms within the Power Automate Desktop application.
  • Reference connections are hard to maintain, when we have cloud flows within a solution, being migrated across different environments and with different shared accounts.
  • Power Automate Desktop application has some performance issues.
  • It's hard to find detailed information on Microsoft's blogs about what exactly is being changed in each Power Automate Desktop release.
  • FTP actions for cloud flows don't always work as expected.
It's one of the best RPA platforms on the market currently. However, we all know that it's a work in progress system, with a lot of changes/fixed every month. Developers sometimes are not free to customize the flows with their own codes. But compared to what other tools on the market can offer, this is the best way to go.
Score 8 out of 10
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I have used MPA to make the business processes easier and streamlined (email generation based on task status, document migration from email to SharePoint, etc.). It removes a lot of manual labor from task management and mass communication across a team. I have been able to reduce time spent on remedial projects or tasks.
  • Easy to follow icons to build flows
  • Simple UI
  • Templates to get started
  • Maybe adding some drag and drop functionality for building flows
MPA is great because it is very easy to learn and doesn't require much technical knowledge. It's easy to roll out across an organization and it makes business functions more robust. It has been great for use within small teams and in our entire organization.
February 03, 2022

Kunal Jaipuriar's review

Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Power Automate for investment customers wherein we are pulling records from multiple source systems, doing data massage, and pushing data to Power BI
  • Workflow automation
  • Data extraction
  • Data push
  • AI Ml
  • Unstructured data extraction
Based on the results collated from the different customers on different domains
Score 7 out of 10
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MS Power Automate is a part of the overall o365 suite and is directly available for any of our staff who wishes to use it. It helps us to automate all those repetitive functions over desktop and SharePoint with ease. Best part is it is very easy to take up and learn and not requires the user to get too technical unnecessarily.
  • Repetitive task can be automated
  • Filling up forms and managing plans and data flow/ approval processes
  • Integrates well with other commonly used products in office suite
  • For 3rd party products, it can be used by means of mouse movements and keyboard click recording
  • integrations to PowerPoint not as strong as one might see or expect.
  • similarly, integrations to Outlook could also be enhanced.
  • sometimes the "flow developer IDE" is a bit slow and laggy that lowers user experience
Unlike all other automation tool, this is from Microsoft and hence has a good patch/support mechanism by default and is readily available to all the o365 users as a part of the subscription making it one of the most easily accessible tools across all levels of staff. This has helped in places where we need to do mundane and repetitive tasks by enabling automation - one such scenario is creating reports from excel data on a weekly basis. The data is always of the same format and so is the final report. Once the flow is setup, the weekly reports are automatically generated and sent to end users via the outlook integrations thereby saving a good deal of manual labour.
Bradley Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Microsoft Power Automate is used to reduce touches of repetitive tasks in various departments. It’s used to create workflows such as to-do list from emails. Currently it is not used throughout the company but that is the goal once our core users I have gained a good enough knowledge to support our users. We see it as a way to save time and avoid things falling through the cracks.
  • The Instant bug checking is great
  • The base cost a free makes it a no brainer
  • Visualization of the flow is natural
  • The definition of low code or no code is not necessarily accurate
  • [I feel that] without some knowledge of coding seem out of reach for some.
It’s well-suited for companies that have someone who understands code and is able to walk users through the process of setting up a flow. Anything that requires the same exact steps over and over is a time saver.

A business without some sort of technical support would find this very daunting. If a task deviates a single step from repetition it's not useful.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Microsoft Power Automate to automate a lot of our old procedures. For example, we created a Return Material Authorization (RMA) which goes through a process of approvals. Also, have new hire and employee exit forms that automatically create a help desk ticket with Jira. The best part is that you can set it up to run automatically, on schedule, or ever use manual triggers to activate the services.
  • Saves time
  • Make live and instant changes
  • Makes working with SharePoint much easier
  • Create a flow and clone it for easy use
  • Phone app works great for button trigger flows
  • A lot of free pre-made flow templates available
  • Still need to do a lot of research on getting the flows to work once you add more function
  • Naming convention for the answer/result fields (the answers to questions ) gets confusing [in my experience]
  • [I feel it] needd simpler code for non-coders or make it easier to search for required code
Microsoft Power Automate is best suited for approvals and working with SharePoint Lists. It is easy to create an approval that either requires the submitter's manager (Active Directory) to approve or enter in a specific person or person's to approve. Additional approvers and other subtasks can be added as well. For example, if the request was approved, a SharePoint List can be created and or updated by adding the new request as a new row and enter in only the data that you set as required on the list. It will also send out customized emails for "Approved" or "Rejected" requests. Also, add comments to Microsoft Teams Channels, export to Microsoft Excel or Adobe PDF, these are some of the features available in flow.