Microsoft Power Automate Pros

EG
Principal Consultant at The Bluestone Corp
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.
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TR
Head of Digital Transformation at Zaact
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.
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Meindert Van Der Galiën - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Software Developer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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Microsoft Power Automate
January 2023
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AG
Digital Strategy Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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WilliamBowers - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Vertical Symmetry
With the desktop version, we can automate many things. The ability to do a lot of things is one of the most valuable features.
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RE
Director - Analytics and Data at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The product is very stable.
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MD
management leader at International SOS
Overall, it is a great service at the given price. It is very modern, and it integrates in a great way with pretty much anything. It is also fast.
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SM
Technical Analyst at Miral
I believe document reading has been beneficial when dealing with Microsoft.
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SK
Co-Founder at Beta Edge Technology Limited
The most valuable feature is that it easily integrates with other Microsoft products, so it has multiple connectors. You can create solutions that connect to Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, and OneDrive.
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RE
Director, Product Management at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Its usability is very valuable because it has a quite simple flow. It is very user-friendly. It provides you templates. I started learning with the help of Teams templates, and then I started providing them. It is always good to start with a template so that you understand how it works. Its branches are quite user-friendly. You can put expressions in it. It allows you to link and test the flow so that you can check whether everything is running properly. From a business standpoint, Power Automate is quite good for a non-tech person. It is not like Java, HTML, or C++, which are very developer-driven. Power Automate is a more business-oriented kind of tool.
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Microsoft Power Automate Cons

EG
Principal Consultant at The Bluestone Corp
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.
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TR
Head of Digital Transformation at Zaact
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.
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Meindert Van Der Galiën - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Software Developer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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AG
Digital Strategy Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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WilliamBowers - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Vertical Symmetry
The debugging tools require improvement as well as the monitoring which goes along with it.
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RE
Director - Analytics and Data at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It would be great if you could integrate outside of Microsoft environments.
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MD
management leader at International SOS
They can provide a deeper level of feedback about running processes. When I compare it to Blue Prism, the control room has slightly less information about the running processes and possible errors. I'm not a pro, so I am not entirely sure if this is a core feature of the product or if it is because of the way our partners have developed it or set it up.
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SM
Technical Analyst at Miral
The technical support has room for improvement.
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SK
Co-Founder at Beta Edge Technology Limited
There are some bugs or intermittent behavior in the Excel activities that require using workarounds.
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RE
Director, Product Management at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
They can build more templates and more connectivity with other platforms. They can provide a more user-friendly way to connect with other platforms. They have their own in-built plugins for certain third-party vendors, but there are still a lot of third-party vendors that are not there.
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Buyer's Guide
Microsoft Power Automate
January 2023
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Power Automate. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2023.
672,785 professionals have used our research since 2012.