Microsoft Power Automate Valuable Features

Vinai Sankunni
IT Team Lead at Kantar
It is very hard to say what the most valuable features are in Power Automate because we are still exploring the product and utility. I like the simplicity of how we can create those automated activities quickly. For now, the most valuable feature is that it is very easy to use. View full review »
reviewer1268505
Digital and E-Business Analyst at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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 little code involved, which is great, and it is very logical. It has also got great reporting. You can see the success and failure of each item that has been run through it. There are a lot of out-of-the-box connectors as well that make things easier. View full review »
reviewer1391880
Smart Automation & RPA Tech Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution seems to have a good drag and drop functionality. It's very well automated. The solution is pretty customizable. Even big automation tasks are done rather simply. If you want to do more, we've found that anybody can do it. Even a business user that has no knowledge of IT can jump on and figure it out. Two or three years ago, in all IT products, there were a lot of standards that were missing. Now, using the cloud and using some EA tools, there is a huge scope of possibilities. It's much better. View full review »
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Scott Weiler
VP at Speridian Technologies
The initial setup is pretty easy. The entire product is pretty easy to pick up and learn. We've got some developers and some software engineers that have picked it up. We have RPA specialists that are are deep specialists in UiPath, and they picked up Power Automate relatively quickly. We have guys that are trained in multiple platforms such as Automation Anywhere or Blue Prism and they got it right away. View full review »
reviewer1241364
Director at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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 it integrates with it pretty well. View full review »
MIkeHunt
Training Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Its integration with SharePoint and Outlook is the most valuable. I found it very easy to use. I could do everything that I wanted very quickly, and I didn't have any complications at all. I never had a problem in using Microsoft Power Automate. View full review »
Hayaa Kayasseh
Process Specialist - Operational Excellence at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the ability and ease of linking multiple connectors within the same flow. For example, you can have the same flow connections with Outlook, SharePoint, and DLLs. It is a low-code environment, which means that it is more agile in terms of automation. You are able to start with one automation and then easily modify it for other uses. The interface is user-friendly. It took me perhaps a month or two to understand what the dynamic is and how it works, and then how it can be linked to the sprint. I would say that it takes two or three weeks to learn the basics, but then it becomes easy to work with. The more you learn, the more you can evolve the flow, and you can implement additional scenarios. View full review »
Alankar More
Sr. Software Engineer at Globant
I really like the Excel operations and the templates that the solution has available. If you're looking for 10 items, chances are there are templates already for six to eight of them. We just have to download or integrate that template and our work has been done for us, in a sense. It's really user friendly. One of the coolest features that I've found is when we are writing some functions or some custom line of code, there is specific virtualization that we are working with that we are utilizing for recording. In just in one click, we can see any documentation, etc., that we need. It makes it very easy to navigate. View full review »
Sharad Chandra
Co-Founder & Director - Technology at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The connectors are a very good feature in this solution because they allow you to connect to multiple applications within the Microsoft environment. The solution is readily integrated. View full review »
Oscar Osorio
Programmer Analyst at Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
The RPA robotic process automation is a good feature. We can make a flow within a flow. We just made a UI flow. The flow is to run every day so far it's been quite helpful. There's good Microsoft documentation that makes setup easy. View full review »
Mithun Kumar
Advisory Council Member at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a great solution for simple automation activities or simple automation of simple tasks. It is also integrated with Office 365. Integration is an absolute breeze with any RPA software. View full review »
GauravSatle
Technical Lead & Consultant at Tech Mahindra Limited
It has some basic components that are able to communicate with different platforms within Microsoft. The interface is simple and it's easy to use. It servers our purposes in bringing together all types of applications, being able to automate them with the right intelligent output from the data that we plugin. View full review »
Eric Espino
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
It is basically free for me because it comes with my Office 365 subscription. The main feature is that there is abundant learning material on platforms like YouTube. You can find information about whatever you want to be done in Spanish or English without a problem. It is very easy to learn. Users can start using it on their own without any former training, which is something I like about this solution. View full review »
reviewer1026081
Senior Manager - RPA & Transition Projects at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The sequencer programming mode's ease of use is its most valuable aspect. The ease of calling out the functions in a sequence, basically from the functional side, is great. View full review »
reviewer1299474
Business Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1448229
Strategy Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I like the power automate side of the platform, which I'm using as well all the core applications to include a human loop in the process. I'm quite relieved now because they have the Power Automate desktop platform which is good. View full review »
reviewer1237389
CEO at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1237389
CEO at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
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, AI, and third-party certified application integration. View full review »
reviewer1349154
Teamleader Robotic Process Automation at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is that it is integrated into the browser, which means that you don't need a development environment. Power Automate is intuitive and easy to use. There is a broad community so you can find a lot of information on the web about how it works. It is also well-documented. View full review »
Achyuth Teja
SharePoint Online at Neskaa
The approval feature is the most important feature. We also use the flow history feature. It is a very useful product as compared to other products. We can automate easily when a list is updated. We can also handle approval-related issues and integrate it with emails. View full review »
reviewer1248864
Director, Km & Bpo Innovation at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
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