Power Automate does A Good Job at a High Price.
March 23, 2022

Power Automate does A Good Job at a High Price.

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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)

We use Power Automate for getting data to where it needs to be. We have some information on premises in different places, as in sharepoint or a SQL database, that need to match up to certain tasks in the 365 cloud. For example, we may have an incident report that could tag different users, send emails, and generate a form that needs to be archived. This requires some information from our SQL DB and our Sharpeoint 365 solution. Then it will store that record back in a datbase on premises. This is where Power Automate comes in handy. It helps get the data where it needs to go each step of the way.
  • Taking employee information, like demographics and contacts, from an on premises DB to the MS 365 Cloud
  • Taking questionnaire information from a form in the cloud and populating an on premises DB
  • Taking badge photos from an on premises database to a back storage device
  • More customizations for taking human resource related information with a lot of time stamps and transferring it to applicable forms. Whether for on boarding or training documents
  • More ways to trigger events and have them use multiple if thens, or different orders of operations.
  • That it interfaces with local databases and cloud base solutions
  • That it takes data from online forms and can populate them on prem
  • Power Automate has allowed us to create applications or customer interfaces we would not have been able to if we weren't able to move data around like we can with Power Automate
  • Power Automate helped us connect 3rd party systems that previously had no connection by passing data between different channels. This reduces license counts.
Power Automate was the easy win for us as we were so heavily integrated with Microsoft. Still, for the money the other tools like Wrike, CFLow, and SpecFlow offer very similar offerings for a better price.

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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.