The wonders of Power Automate
October 31, 2020

The wonders of Power Automate

Phillip Templeton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)

We use Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) to automate business processes ranging from simple emails based on data entry to a full email survey system built using this software, Outlook, and Microsoft Forms. We use the vast amount of connectors to link our data to the solutions offered to create complex systems using very little code.
  • Connecting solutions
  • Data manipulation
  • Automation
  • Better error messaging for troubleshooting
  • More non-premium connectors to compete with the premium connectors
  • Clearer understanding of the limits within the flow and the ability as an administrator to adjust those limits on your environment.
  • Automating solutions has had a vast positive return on investment
  • Less manpower to do the same tasks
  • Full automation, which frees manpower to work on other tasks
We are a full Microsoft Stack user. We use Power Apps for custom applications, Power BI for data analytics, Teams for communication and this software to tie all our solutions together. Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) has connectors into most, if not all, of the applications that we use, and we use it heavily to manipulate all applications to obtain our desired solutions.
Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) is very user friendly. It is mostly just click to add functions or connections and then fill in pertinent information to ensure that the connector functions the way that you want. I was able to create my first flow within minutes just by looking through the connectors and piecing it together.
There are many avenues for support for Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow). There is the support through Microsoft as well as forums and websites dedicated to providing support and information. The Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) docs pages are very useful for providing insight into what a function does and how to use it. You should be able to use all of these avenues to build a robust flow.

Do you think Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) again?

Yes

Microsoft Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)
Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) is best suited for a low-code environment where you want to automate a solution that would normally require several systems. You can do this from a single solution and do so with little understanding of code. Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) does have some limitations where you would need to switch to Azure Logic Apps to obtain the right connectors for the job.