Microsoft Power Automate Pros and Cons

Microsoft Power Automate Pros

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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IT Team Lead at Kantar
The most valuable feature is that it is very easy to use.
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VS
Practice Principal - Cloud and Automation at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The integrations that are built into Power Automate for those different Microsoft functions are good.
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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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SF
Digital and E-Business Analyst at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
This product is a really easy-to-use solution for quickly developing prototypes.
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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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MA
Smart Automation & RPA Tech Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution is pretty customizable. Even big automation tasks are done rather simply.
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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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SN
Head of Data & Analytics at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
There is an exhaustive amount of templates that users have access to.
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Solutions Architect at Alfapeople A/S
It's an intuitive product. It's not overly technical.
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Microsoft Power Automate Cons

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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IT Team Lead at Kantar
The tasks that can be automated are limited to Microsoft applications only.
Any task that is automated needs to be very simple. This tool does not seem to handle complicated tasks very well.
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VS
Practice Principal - Cloud and Automation at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
When compared to other workflow automation tools out there, it's just not as mature.
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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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SF
Digital and E-Business Analyst at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
If the product had onscreen help, it would be easier to learn and use.
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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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MA
Smart Automation & RPA Tech Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
While Microsoft has a way of integrating well with itself and its own internal tools, it could do more to include external options and add them to the mix.
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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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SN
Head of Data & Analytics at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution is still maturing, and it's going to take time for that to happen.
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Solutions Architect at Alfapeople A/S
The issue lies more in how you learn the solution. The information is very generalized. It could be extremely useful to have more specific information about how to use various features within the platform.
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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Power Automate. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2021.
521,817 professionals have used our research since 2012.