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Microsoft Power Automate pros and cons

Vendor: Microsoft
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Microsoft Power Automate Pros review quotes

EG
Apr 1, 2021
Power Automate Desktop allowed me to quickly visually identify parts of a screen and record it. So I can see that I know I'm going to have to click this button here, this field there, and this tab here, and I can literally go and quickly just record all of them and identify them and have them in a list that I can see and say - there's my list of things.
DL
Jul 17, 2020
This product has an easy-to-use interface with nice detail in the features.
VS
Sep 13, 2020
The most valuable feature is that it is very easy to use.
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VS
Jan 4, 2021
The integrations that are built into Power Automate for those different Microsoft functions are good.
TR
Jul 20, 2021
Workflow management is what clients select the most. It is very intuitive and pretty much drag-and-drop, so we can create escalation, decision flows, and if-else conditions pretty much by dragging and dropping boxes. Even someone who is not technical can develop a workflow for the business.
SF
Jan 29, 2020
This product is a really easy-to-use solution for quickly developing prototypes.
SM
Dec 27, 2021
This solution improved the reporting in our organization. The financial department was doing a lot of copy pasting from different sources to create financial reports. Through ProcessRobot, we were able to automate all those copy pasting and produce all those financial reports overnight.
Meindert Van Der Galiën - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 10, 2022
Its ease of use is most valuable. A lot of the bulk functionality is done either through standalone or custom connectors and standard API processes.
AG
Apr 29, 2021
The best part is the automated workflow, which is quite good and easy. It is just drag-and-drop. We are able to create workflows quite quickly. We are able to directly integrate the data that it generates with Power BI dashboards. Its integration is quite good with other Microsoft tools, such as Power BI. The visualization of the data has become helpful for us.
WilliamBowers - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 9, 2022
With the desktop version, we can automate many things. The ability to do a lot of things is one of the most valuable features.
 

Microsoft Power Automate Cons review quotes

EG
Apr 1, 2021
I was working on it for around three days and then took a break of about two days. When I went back to it, all of the Excel, and all the Excel functions, just disappeared. Completely vanished. When I looked up the help, it said that sometimes that happens when you're not connected to the internet.
DL
Jul 17, 2020
The stability of the product is not very good and can even fail with simple projects.
VS
Sep 13, 2020
The tasks that can be automated are limited to Microsoft applications only.
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VS
Jan 4, 2021
When compared to other workflow automation tools out there, it's just not as mature.
TR
Jul 20, 2021
While working with big data, when we have structured data like logs, we have to work with an ETL tool before manipulating the data and creating the workflows and the forms. This can be improved. Big data support is something that I'd like to be covered a lot.
SF
Jan 29, 2020
If the product had onscreen help, it would be easier to learn and use.
SM
Dec 27, 2021
Some automation features on some programs did not work smoothly.
Meindert Van Der Galiën - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 10, 2022
There are two versions of the automation suite. You've got your cloud functionality, and you have got your on-premises functionality for legacy systems. There are a lot of functionalities between the two systems that don't cross-correlate with each other. A lot of the functionality in the cloud system is not there on the production side in the on-prem system. If they could implement some of the similar functionalities and streamline them for integration, it would be a lot easier. There should be seamless integration between the two systems.
AG
Apr 29, 2021
Microsoft shouldn't charge extra for the database license if you want to store the data in the database during the trial. We wanted to have a historical trend of the data, and we started with the trial version of the tool. The database license is not included with the trial version, and you have to purchase it separately. Because we had a budget constraint, we had to pull all the information manually from the system, massage it, and push it to the dashboard. About two months ago, we have upgraded to the full-fledged version in which the database is integrated. The database license should be there in the trial version, but they have totally decoupled it. They should have provided a bundle, at least for the trial version, so that once a person or a firm gets a sense of it, they can start building. It might be because they wanted to sell additional licenses or premium licenses, and that's why they have added it in the premium version. It should have more cognitive features. Automation Anywhere and UiPath are different because they have cognitive functionality plus intelligent automation. The cognitive functionality is currently not there in Microsoft Power Automate. It is just for workflow automation and basic bot-level tasks. It should have more cognitive features, which probably will be launched in a couple of years.
WilliamBowers - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 9, 2022
The debugging tools require improvement as well as the monitoring which goes along with it.