Microsoft's platform to do Automation with Less code
March 30, 2021

Microsoft's platform to do Automation with Less code

Ankit saxena | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)

[Microsoft] Power Automate [(formerly Microsoft Flow)] is being vastly used across the organization to automate some of the manual paper based processes and also to create new automations / processes within each Departments. It ranges from small functionalities like Sending email notifications to multi stage approval chains for getting things done.
  • Integration with other applications specially Microsoft 365 Apps
  • 1 Service account needed to run multiple (unlimited) flows
  • Scheduling the flow works great with Power Automate
  • Reminders & Approvals (even parallel state machine approvals)
  • Its not completely Low code - It does need some amount of code in there
  • Need slightly more better and detailed logging
  • Licensing is sometimes confusing and ever changing
  • Reduction in Development & Maintenance costs for applications
  • Reduction in hours spent on manually tracking approvals, communication via emails manually
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.

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 Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) is well suited] if you have scenarios where you want to automate email notifications or getting approvals from different stakeholders.
Also if you need integrations with some other M365 Applications, this works great.
To make the flows running longer than 30 days you need to do some workarounds like create new flow post 30 days. This is still a challenge in Power Automate