MS Power Automate - Usage & Benefits
September 20, 2021

MS Power Automate - Usage & Benefits

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)

MS Power Automate is a part of the overall o365 suite and is directly available for any of our staff who wishes to use it. It helps us to automate all those repetitive functions over desktop and SharePoint with ease. Best part is it is very easy to take up and learn and not requires the user to get too technical unnecessarily.
  • Repetitive task can be automated
  • Filling up forms and managing plans and data flow/ approval processes
  • Integrates well with other commonly used products in office suite
  • For 3rd party products, it can be used by means of mouse movements and keyboard click recording
  • integrations to PowerPoint not as strong as one might see or expect.
  • similarly, integrations to Outlook could also be enhanced.
  • sometimes the "flow developer IDE" is a bit slow and laggy that lowers user experience
  • automation abilities
  • tight integration to common Office products
  • ease of availability to all staff
  • ease of use
  • we have seen improvement in productivity due to increased automation
  • where additional headcounts were required in the past, we are now able to manage with the current team as-is.
  • critical reports are generated with minimal effort and without concerns of human error in the data.
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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.