Now, more than ever, businesses continue to migrate to Microsoft 365 to take advantage of powerful apps like Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and more to improve collaboration and communication. However, many do not realize the benefits that can be obtained by implementing Microsoft Power Automate in their companies and making the most of it.
But what are the benefits of business automation? With this technology you can automate the most repetitive tasks of your day to day. In addition, it helps get the job done by directing information to the right person at the right time by defining the use of user-defined guidelines and procedures. This automation helps organizations streamline many processes across different departments.
Still don’t know how it can help you and what Microsoft Power Automate is for? We tell you everything you need to know about this tool.
What is Microsoft Power Automate?
Power Automate is a workflow tool that automates actions between services and applications . It is capable of connecting two or more applications (both Microsoft 365 and third-party) and performing actions in order to automate routine business processes.
This app can send reminders about due tasks, sync files, receive notifications, move business data between scheduling systems, talk to over 275 data sources or any publicly available API , and can even automate tasks on a local computer like data calculation in Excel. All these tasks can be done by all kinds of users, thanks to its low-code platform.
For example, this tool allows us to establish that, in the event of receiving an e-mail from an important sender, an SMS is sent to our mobile. Or that when we receive an e-mail from a client that contains attached files, these are automatically saved in a predetermined folder and forwarded to another person.
The main objective of Power Automate is to increase the productivity of organizations by reducing the time spent on repetitive and lengthy tasks.
What was Microsoft Flow?
Microsoft Flow was a Microsoft 365 tool focused on improving worker productivity by automating multiple tasks by combining cloud services and applications.
And now you will ask yourself, if the purpose of both tools is the same, why did Microsoft decide to evolve from one to the other with the name change?
This change responds to the desire for this tool to better “align” with the Microsoft Power Platform (a platform that brings together Power Automate, Power BI and PowerApps combining their power).
Benefits of Power Automate
In addition to everything that we have mentioned previously, this tool allows us to automate manual tasks with pre-designed artificial intelligence capabilities , so that workers can focus on the tasks that are most important to the company. It also allows us to incorporate efficient workflows of all kinds , from simple tasks to large-scale processes, saving us time and gaining efficiency.
All this brings multiple benefits to our organization, among which we can highlight the following:
- Create automated flows without the need for programming.
- Automate robotic processes (RPA) through bots.
- Record a user’s manual interactions with the system and play them back later.
- Access the system APIs without wasting time in procedures to request them from their developers.
- Incorporate Artificial Intelligence and allow the most qualified personnel of your company to be released by creating a bot with a guided interface and without code.
- Create completely customized solutions adapted to the needs of your business thanks to 24/7 access to Azure Cognitive Services and the Bot Framework.
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This integration will allow you to connect it with an ERP or CRM , and you will have all the data and information connected on a single screen. This makes it much easier to fully analyze all of the company’s data.
The last aspect to take into account is that the scorecard is capable of adapting to some essential and specific KPIs that you want to measure and assess. It is necessary to be clear and know how to establish these performance indicators in order to get the most out of it and measure the data with the maximum level of detail.
Some examples of these indicators are: debt structure, liquidity, financing or resources available in a period, cost of borrowing or profitability of investments, deviations from the treasury budget, average collection and payment period, etc.