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Microsoft Power Automate

Process & task automation workflow solution

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Microsoft Power Automate Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Microsoft Power Automate product overview

Price starts from

15

/user

Per month

What is Microsoft Power Automate?

Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) is a cloud-based workflow automation solution which enables the creation and management of simple and complex workflows to automate tasks and processes across multiple services or applications. The platform, which has built-in AI capabilities, is aimed at both "Citizen Integrators" within enterprise organizations, and IT decision makers wanting to delegate workflow creation to line-of-business partners. The platform allows users to streamline repetitive tasks and paperless processes, offering seamless integration with other products - including Salesforce - using hundreds of prebuilt connectors. The ability to manage an on-premise data gateway allows connection to both on-premise and cloud data.

Key benefits of using Microsoft Power Automate

• Multiple actions and advanced options can be added to flows with a single trigger, such as using an item added to SharePoint to trigger sending an email and creation of a file in Dropbox.

• Microsoft Power Automate provides a flow template library for users to select from and either use directly, or customize to their needs.

• Recurring flows can be scheduled to perform single or multiple tasks once every minute, hour, or day, on a specified date, or after a defined number of minutes, hours, or days.

• Automated workflows can be created to process approvals for requests or documents, with email notifications for approvers, and all approval requests accessible through a unified approvals center.

• Data loss prevention (DLP) can be used to define which connectors can access or share business data, to prevent sensitive data from being published.

• The native iOS and Android apps allow users to create automated workflows, generate and share buttons which trigger workflows with a tap, and receive push notifications for flow activity.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Phone Support
24/7 (Live rep)
Chat

Training options

Videos
In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation

Microsoft Power Automate pricing information

Value for money

4.4

/5

42

Starting from

15

/user

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Microsoft Power Automate features

Functionality

4.1

/5

42

Total features

23

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Alerts/Notifications
Activity Dashboard
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Third Party Integrations
Document Management
Workflow Management
Task Management

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Microsoft Power Automate users reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

/5

42

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.1/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

24

13

4

1

0

Pros
Overall, I enjoy using Power Automate and I appreciate having this software as a tool to help drive efficiency. Would definitely recommend.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Best thing about this app is it supports flow between multiple apps. It works seamlessly between several apps.

SR

Sandeep R.

Overall I am quite happy with the ease of use for this software. I would have loved to use power automate to send emails through my Gmail to avoid using mail mergers.
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Godfrey Eric M.

Cons
This problem is pushing companies to buy extra licenses /software purchases or make alternative plans with vendors. This is sometimes frustrating.
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Nothando M.

Essentially I had to figure out how to use most of the functionality myself because of the lack of guides/training available for this compared to other tools.
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Allen H.

I found it very difficult to figure out if you are not used to the computer science way of coding integration.

DD

Daniel D.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A real game changer for Office 365 users

Reviewed 25 days ago
Pros

The ability to automate nearly everything in your business processes is the biggest pro for Power Automate. Built in connectors for all of the Microsoft products and many 3rd party software mean that you can connect processes together like never before. There is very little technical knowledge needed to operate and create the flows but the power that the user gets is amazing.

Cons

I least liked the fact that in order to use some of the connectors, such as MS SQL, you need to purchase a premium license - this is something that should have been provided out of the box.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Automated thousands of hours of manual work using power automate

Reviewed 5 months ago

Overall pretty good. Quick learning curve if you have even the most basic background in programming. You can implement powerful automated tools that could cut down a lot of manual processing for your organization. I was able to build a solution to replace/replicate a CRM tool (that costed us 6 figures to maintain) using power automate to piece together various other MS office applications together...

Pros

Power automate has a pretty easy to use graphical user interface to click and drag functions together to build an automated workflow. Can be scaled and implemented quite quickly within your organization. Also connects to a lot of existing microsoft products/ecosystem so it could automate a lot of desktop procedures for any organization that uses microsoft (which is a majority of large scale orgs). I like the pre-built automated templates you can use, and the access to third party templates (some cost additional money) that automate various desktop procedures for you. Also has advanced AI/ML analytics/functional capabilities.

Cons

Customer support is okay/pretty trash - it involves searching/posting in their forums and hoping someone has the same issues as you for answers. Essentially I had to figure out how to use most of the functionality myself because of the lack of guides/training available for this compared to other tools. Also get a lot of random unexplained glitches with flows i've already built but haven't touched...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Good For Business...

Reviewed 22 days ago
Pros

Automated workflows. Streamlined repetitive tasks and actions. Reduce process execution and processing time. Reduce costs related to personnel dedicated to these tasks.

Cons

Using it requires time and some basic knowledge.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Buena idea, pero solo adecuado a procesos de baja complejidad.

Reviewed a month ago

Inicialmente probamos Power Automate para automatizar aplicaciones de escritorio. Al principio es fácil e intuitivo, pero a medida que el proceso se hizo más complejo, se hizo muy difícil el poder retroceder versiones o hacer pruebas. No poder contar con control de versiones GIT, por ejemplo, nos impide dar un buen mantenimiento profesional.

Pros

Es gratis para usuario de Windows. No se necesita aprender otro lenguaje de programación más.

Cons

-No hay control de versiones. -No se puede volver a estados del desarrollo anteriores. -No hay control sobre el código fuente. -Extremadamente difícil de mantener para procesos de complejidad media y alta. -No se puede exportar el código fuente.

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Practical Business Automation Solution.

Reviewed 2 months ago

I usually integrate Microsoft Power Automate with Office 365 and Microsoft Power Apps. It saves time and effort, supports team collaboration on the cloud, increases productivity, and helps my team organize day-to-day work. For instance, It distributes customers' email requests received on Outlook to the corresponding department's mailbox, sends attached files to a shared folder on OneDrive, and instantly notifies team members of the up-to-date status of the requests. Microsoft Power Automate keeps our work organized, aligned, informed, and responsive to customers' needs.

Pros

Microsoft Power Automate facilitates the workflows all over the company. It has seamless integrations with the commonly used business applications, especially within the Microsoft environment. It's a no-code/low-code solution that allows business users to automate repetitive tasks, organize document flow, manage the data flow, and set up customized notifications to keep everyone informed. Power Automate allows for synchronous and asynchronous dataflow and connects desktop Applications (on-premises) with cloud applications in one productive workflow.

Cons

Power Automate works well within the Microsoft ecosystem, but it doesn't integrate well with applications outside. Also, the App documentation/troubleshooting is geared toward IT professionals more than business users.

Microsoft Power Automate FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Power Automate offer?

Microsoft Power Automate has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $15.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft Power Automate?

Microsoft Power Automate has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Microsoft Power Automate support?

Microsoft Power Automate supports the following languages:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Latin


Q. Does Microsoft Power Automate support mobile devices?

Microsoft Power Automate supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone


Q. Does Microsoft Power Automate offer an API?

No, Microsoft Power Automate does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does Microsoft Power Automate integrate with?

Microsoft Power Automate integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft SharePoint, OneDrive, Trello, Google Drive, Box, Twitter, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Meta for Business, Mailchimp


Q. What level of support does Microsoft Power Automate offer?

Microsoft Power Automate offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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