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Digital and E-Business Analyst at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 31 2020

What is most valuable?

I think the most valuable thing about this product for me is that it is really quick and easy to use. You do not need to have a lot of development skills to be able to create solutions. There is very… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The thing that this product has provided is a solution for quickly developing prototypes. We can create some new solutions really fast, test it to understand exactly which data is needed and then… more»

What needs improvement?

To improve the product, I think it would be great to see even more connectors available out-of-the-box and more maturity in that direction. I would also like to see some readiness for creating test… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Power Automate is really cost-effective. You pay for use and if you want a premium connector then you just pay for a premium connector. But a lot of things are available for free. If you want to use… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not really use a different solution before Microsoft Power Automate. We were using Flow originally, which is what the same product was called before it became Power Automate. The name change… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people who are considering implementing Microsoft Power Automate is that I think it is a really great tool that allows you to get started quickly on prototyping and integrating solutions… more»
Real User
Director at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is pretty low-code, so you don't need much coding expertise to use it. I like that Power Automate is bundled with Office 365 and that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Implementing Microsoft Power Automate has made our development team more efficient. They are the ones who tend to have used it and applied it to help automate micro-tasks… more»

What needs improvement?

The user access level and user account part of this product needs to be developed. For example, if I'm a line manager and I have multiple approvals that are automated then… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is bundled with our Office 365, so there is no additional licensing fee.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use Nintex, which does the same thing, but better. We have not switches solutions. We are dabbling with Power Automate to see if it can do a better job, or… more»

What other advice do I have?

We suspect that Microsoft is going to invest pretty heavily in this area. It might be strategic to start using Power Automate now because I suspect it will develop a lot… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before using Power Automate.
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Real User
Business Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 03 2020

What is most valuable?

From a development point of view, I found UiPath to be more valuable in flexibility. But Power Automate has been very easy to use in deploying most of our development, so because of that, it has become our preferred automation product.

What needs improvement?

I think that the thing which needs the most improvement is really just their documentation. It should have better details of the processes. Right now it is on the lower end of the scale and does not have enough depth. So just adding more… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Power Automate is a much less expensive product than the competition and you can still accomplish a lot with it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before really adopting Power Automate, I did have some experience with UiPath. The main difference between Microsoft Power Automate and UiPath is that I think UiPath just has a wider variety of opportunities for integration. By that I mean… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think the price points for Power Automate are very good in comparison to other products in the category. The advice that I would have for people considering the solution is that it is better for use with multiple, smaller projects and… more»
Real User
CEO at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
Mar 09 2020

What is most valuable?

It provides business workflow features and application features, but the most valuable component is the RPA. It is easy to set up and use. For people who already use Office 365, Power Automate is very easy to integrate and use.

How has it helped my organization?

We simplified the business processes and improved the efficiency of business user operations. As an example, we used to manually copy data between systems or to other files, and by using the RPA part of this solution, it now automatically… more»

What needs improvement?

In the future, I would like to see more focus on AI and third-party integration. Compared to other RPA solutions, there is a little bit of a feature gap.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with UiPath as an RPA solution, which has more features than Microsoft Power Automate. As an RPA solution, UiPath has been a market leader for several years.

What other advice do I have?

Power Automate is a new solution from Microsoft. It provides business workflow features, application features, and RPA features. It's an all-in-one solution and if the customer already uses Microsoft Office 365 they can easily integrate it… more»
Real User
CEO at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
Jan 28 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the Flow and the UI Flow. Flow is used for workflow automation, and UI Flow is used as an RPA solution. This product is very easy to use. RPA has introduced a lot of new features include computer automation… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Power Automate has allowed us to simplify the business process and improve operational efficiency. For example, we used to manually copy data in Excel from one system to another. This solution automatically copies and manipulates the data… more»

What needs improvement?

There is an RPA feature gap between this solution and other more mature products. UiPath is an example of another RPA solution that is more developed.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also have experience with UiPath. They have been in the lead for several years and are very experienced in RPA.

What other advice do I have?

Power Automate is a new solution from Microsoft that provides business workflow features, application features, and RPA features. It is an all-in-one solution and if customers already use Microsoft Office 365 then they can directly and… more»

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What is Microsoft Power Automate?

Microsoft Flow is now Power Automate—a versatile automation platform that integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps and services.

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