Microsoft Power Automate has come a long way - it is a solid process automation tool now
April 14, 2022

Microsoft Power Automate has come a long way - it is a solid process automation tool now

Jeff Crowell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)

I use Microsoft Power Automate to help clients automate their business processes, such as onboarding/offboarding and others. We typically use Microsoft Power Automate in conjunction with a forms tool - usually PowerApps or Microsoft Forms - and store data in SharePoint Online.
  • Workflow
  • Email notifications
  • Task management
  • Approvals
  • Connect to multiple data sources
  • Integration difficult with on premises apps (e.g. Active Directory)
  • Connectors to certain systems are not free
  • Limitations on how many flows can run based on subscription
  • Process automation
  • Task assignment and tracking
  • Integration with multiple systems
  • Generally, very positive - saving time on processes at low cost
  • Ease of development
Nintex is a more powerful workflow tool, but Microsoft is closing the gap with Power Automate. Microsoft Power Automate can do simple tasks very well, and they both can connect to multiple other systems very easily.

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Business process automation is quite straightforward in Microsoft Power Automate. We have automated processes for HR (onboarding/offboarding), Communications (anonymous suggestion box, employee kudos), Finance, etc. You can automate simple and complex processes with Microsoft Power Automate, including notification emails and assigning tasks that the flow can track for completion by users.