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Use Power Automate to Update Your Business Processes


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A valuable tool in the Microsoft Power Platform suite is Power Automate. Connecting your business solutions, data, and teams goes a long way toward freeing everyone in your organization to pursue value-added tasks. Power Automate was once known as Microsoft Flow. It will allow you to create workflows with native integration across the entire Microsoft stack. Power Automate also provides the capability to build custom connectors for the many and various apps and services used by your organization.

 

What is Power Automate? 

Microsoft Power Automate allows you to streamline repetitive tasks and paperless processes so you can focus your attention where it’s needed most.

Power Automate is employed in various ways – from sending information from one source to another to completely automating your business processes from beginning to end.

Users and developers can initiate automatic procedures quickly and cost-effectively. Connect your various solutions and services, so they communicate with each other and facilitate the movement of tasks through multiple platforms. It‘s easier now than it has ever been to construct workflows between applications and services.

 

Use Microsoft’s many pre-built templates and connectors

Power Automate offers hundreds of options for pre-built connectors that allow the sharing of information across different services and apps. These connectors are the foundation for users to build event-based workflows quickly. Plus, there are thousands of pre-built templates for building complete workflows. For example, there’s a template for “send an email to…” whenever specific criteria trigger alerts, or “Sync new OneDrive Files to Google Drive Files.”

 

Customize workflows

When you need to build a workflow that isn’t available among the templates, you can construct it simply by using a guided interface. Connect to online services and apps or use a data gateway to connect to on-premise data sources; now, you can build data connections and multi-step workflows.

 

Eliminate repetitive chores with automation

With Power Automate, you can robotize repeated processes to diminish errors, conserve resources, and allow your teams to focus on more important things. For applications without available API to enable the use of connectors, UI flows can automate redundant manual tasks by recording and replaying user interface actions.

 

Power Automate and Power Platform apps

Power Automate smoothly connects functions available in other Power Platform tools. You can use Power Automate to push data from a custom-built app made with Power Apps to a dashboard in Power BI. Power Automate will also integrate with Power Virtual Agents to automate your chatbots.

Your organization might use Power Automate together with an application custom-built to track returns. Employees could snap photos and log information about returned items. With Power Automate, information about the returns could automatically initiate an appropriate response process. Meanwhile, Power BI could track trends in returned items over specific periods. Power Platform uses a common data model; that makes it simple to connect and share all your information across all your applications.

 

Would you like to know more about the Microsoft Power Platform?

Microsoft Power Platform is a toolset that facilitates the generation of business solutions. The four apps within Power Platform make it possible for users to build complete solutions using guided interfaces with little or no coding.

At Western Computer, we are committed to helping organizations like yours move ahead with innovative technologies such as Power Platform. Contact our experts at Western Computer, and let’s talk about helping your business take the next steps.

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