Microsoft Power Automate Primary Use Case

Vinai Sankunni
IT Team Lead at Kantar
The reason why we are using this product is that we like to use it where we have automation projects specifically for Microsoft products. We can automate to improve productivity and for those applications and simple tasks, it is easy to use. For example, suppose I get my email with Outlook. There are certain times I will get specific Excel files from a pre-determined output which I have to always place into a particular SharePoint folder. From there, some other automation gets triggered and the file is processed in a certain way. Those are the sort of things we can automate with Power Automate. It is very good at working with those simple Microsoft-product-related processes. We use it wherever we have workflow processes in which Microsoft products are interacting. Before using this solution, people would get those emails and the recipient had to download the file and then manually put it into SharePoint. Now, as soon as it comes into the inbox, Power Automate gets triggered and it automatically copies the file to the correct SharePoint. There is no reason that a repetitive task of this sort needs to be done manually. View full review »
reviewer1268505
Digital and E-Business Analyst at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our primary use for this product is for the automation of manual tasks that may require some small integrations between systems. An example would be something like automatically sending an email from an action that is performed on our online system. Another might be writing data to our CRM database based on the input from an online form. View full review »
reviewer1241364
Director at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution to automate small parts of procedures in our workflows. Particularly, linking when emails are received, as well as picking out documents and loading them into SharePoint folders. From there, it feeds things like Power BI dashboards. In general, they are specific things that we automate in order to reduce manual tasks. We have not applied it to any sort of more sophisticate process, like an approval process, or a supplier engagement process. View full review »
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MIkeHunt
Training Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We use SharePoint to collect information from tests, exams, and similar things that we do in our office. When people complete the tests, we use Microsoft Power Automate to collect the results and email them to appropriate people. We are currently using the latest version of Microsoft Power Automate. View full review »
Hayaa Kayasseh
Process Specialist - Operational Excellence at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Our primary use case is the automation of tasks. View full review »
Sharad Chandra
Co-Founder & Director - Technology at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
This is one of the solutions we sell to our customers. I'm an automater and we are customers of Microsoft. View full review »
Oscar Osorio
Programmer Analyst at Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
We primarily use the solution for testing. For example, we made a website solution and we're open to trying new things because it's not on production yet. We use your flows in order to make some data automation. We fill our flows with some data and test to see if it's all correct. View full review »
Mithun Kumar
Advisory Council Member at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Microsoft Power Automate is a part of the Office 365 environment. Currently, 5% to 7% of our 19,000 employees use Microsoft Power Automate. It has already been connected to all the applications that our employees use, such as Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, and the ecosystem of applications that come with Microsoft Office. This is one of the primary reasons for using this solution. We are also using it for workflow approval and automated signature use cases to deploy a digital signature solution for some documents. It is all automated, from the client all the way to signing and storing the documents. View full review »
reviewer1026081
Senior Manager - RPA & Transition Projects at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The use cases for the solution would be banking related, typically, and specifically surrounding BFS, Banking Financial Services. View full review »
reviewer1299474
Business Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use for this product is actually for a variety of reasons in conjunction with a few different products. We use it mostly for our accounting and invoicing purposes. View full review »
reviewer1237389
CEO at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
We use Power Automate to build applications for businesses uses such as workflow applications and process applications. We copy the data or get the data from other systems and use Power Automate to do some lightweight RPA tasks. The Power platform has several features and Power Automate has two features. One is Flow and the other is UI Flow. Flow is used for workflow automation and UI Flow is the RPA solution. View full review »
reviewer1237389
CEO at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
We use Power Automate to build applications for business users. Examples of this are workflow applications and business process applications. Sometimes, we need to copy data or get data from other systems and we try to use Power Automate to do some lightweight RPA work. View full review »
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