Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate

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Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)

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Power Automate Really Reviewed

9
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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Solid Platform for Business Workflows

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April 12, 2022
1) Automate and implement several workflows spanning multiple business needs in sales, supply chain, finance, procurement, HR 2) Linked …
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Not For the Average user

5
April 10, 2022
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 …
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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…

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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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Jeff Crowell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Nintex is a more powerful workflow tool, but Microsoft is closing the gap with Power Automate. Microsoft Power Automate can do simple tasks very well, and they both can connect to multiple other systems very easily.
Score 8 out of 10
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Quite competing products but since we had a Microsoft strategy, Power Automate was the preferred choice. Simple workflows that can also be built by citizen developers or end users in business has been one of the most important points in favour of Microsoft Power Automate. Also, employee portal has been well appreciated by the business.
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Power Automate is the only tool that is very well integrated with Microsoft office 365 suit and could automate multiple workflows. The user interface is very user-friendly, and any new user could quickly understand and start automating any workflows. I highly recommend this tool for any kind of automation.
Score 9 out of 10
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The tools competing with Microsoft flow have interesting features, but they fail when you need to use resources located internally in the company, such as databases and network file repositories, in your flow, in addition, the security, permissions, and authentication part is not integrated to the Active Directory used for user authentication on the network, it is even possible to implement this authentication integration, but this requires a level of access to the server environment and network services that ordinary users will not have. If you only want to use cloud services in your flow, some free tools can be useful, including the free license of the Microsoft flow itself.
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Power Automate is the only tool that will deeply integrate with Office 365 and other business applications. The UI is very easy to use and anyone can automate it. This tool support multiple platforms like website, desktop application, mobile, and tablet. Other similar tools are also good but they does not support integrate with multiple applications.
Andrew Ferrara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Power Automate is useful and practical to help us achieve our corporate goals. It enables us to design time-saving workflows on anything from individual tasks to large-scale operations, by combining applications with connectors and enabling all participants to build secure workflows with a guided experience that requires little to no programming.
Score 10 out of 10
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  1. Power Automate is more user friendly.
  2. It connects to Microsoft products seamlessly like Power Automate and SharePoint Lists.
  3. Pricing is cheaper. standard MS 365 subscription includes PA.
  4. A lot of online tutorial videos from customer with use cases
Score 10 out of 10
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The approval feature and the automation of repetitive tasks are the value of Power Automate software. As well as the ease of use. Easy to integrate with other Office 365 products. It saves a great deal of time by automating. Its UI is easy to understand and fun to use.
Daniell Mercer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Power Automate is advantageous because it can link with current products in the Microsoft ecosystem, can automate a large number of desktop operations with Microsoft, is cloud-based, and can connect with on-premises and cloud applications.
Melanie Hyatt-Wilfong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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ADP Mobile Solutions has ways to communicate and set up approvals. However, they are only related to HR/Payroll. I have created approvals and communications not only for recruitment communications but also for employee engagement. I have also created pulse and exit surveys for our employees.
Score 10 out of 10
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We were previously using on-prem Sharepoint and Exchange 2016. After migrating to 365 we realized it was hard to replicate this functionality without using power automate. We didn't look elsewhere because the license was included with our 365 subscriptions.
February 07, 2022

A full RPA Platform

Score 9 out of 10
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Power Automate is a real RPA platform, while UFT for example is just a tool to test software that can offer a good level of automation for desktop applications. Power Automate is cloud-based and offers automation for both cloud and on-premises applications. Besides that, it has a good way to monitor tasks.
Bradley Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I have not used any other RPA software since we are so invested in the Microsoft platform. This makes integration with everything from our ERP (Dynamics) to our daily workflow in emails, Teams, Word, Excel and others seamless and feel non-intrusive. At this point we don’t see any value in changing to another option other than Power Automate.
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Power Automate is the first flow-based service that I have used, and I loved its convenience. It does take some time to learn and a lot of research. I recommend that you first plan out how you imagine that the flow should work and change things around as you start creating the flows.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Microsoft Flow is more powerful, and it integrates some of these programs into its automation. However, Microsoft Flow does have limitations with integrating into a web browser or website format. Microsoft Flow is targeted towards business users, not so much the social media side of things. It does serve some function for online businesses.
Score 10 out of 10
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In my opinion [Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)] is heads and shoulders above Nintex. It was much easier to learn to use and had a much cleaner UI. Nintex and Power Automate both had connections to a lot of platforms but since we used a majority of Microsoft products Power Automate seemed to plug in to our organization just a bit smoother. In the time that we had both products Power Automate had great improvements to an already good product whereas Nintex had much fewer (although also improved).
Score 7 out of 10
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Nintex is well suited for highly big enterprise apps, it does come with its own cost and challenges as well.
[Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)] is greatly suited for creating simple to medium workflows and automations that can be done at every department level not necessary by a core technical person.