Microsoft Power Automate time saver
June 25, 2021

Microsoft Power Automate time saver

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)

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
  • Automation and OnDemand flows
  • Keeping track of all of the interactions
  • Modernizing with flows
  • Takes employees less time to submit request
  • Employees understand the request better as they submit survey type responses
  • No need to constantly look for request or ask if there are any, as you receive automatic emails about each submitted flow
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.

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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.