Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate

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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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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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Score 8 out of 10
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 10 out of 10
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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.
Daniell Mercer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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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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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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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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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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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

A full RPA Platform

Score 9 out of 10
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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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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.
Score 7 out of 10
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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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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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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.