How can you benefit from Power Automate?

25 Feb 2021By Standout

You have probably noticed that there are thousands of apps that automate every possible business process. But, there’s a way to amp up your productivity even more…Microsoft Power Automate.

At these times, most of us are now working remotely from home, but for some, they still need to go to work to be able to perform their roles or serve their customers. People working in the manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and banking industries all still have to operate physically in their office locations, albeit often in a skeletal workforce schedule. Meaning, some businesses need to function with just the minimum number of staff to continue with operations, but are not optimised enough to be able to serve the way they usually would.

Now more than ever, companies should be thinking about reducing the reliance on manual business processes and actual human intervention to be able to serve business outcomes. These business processes can now be easily automated with the help of simple applications that can enable your people to do more, even with less resources or manpower.

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Enter Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate is a tool for automating repetitive tasks and increasing productivity across your organization. It is created with a mission to improve your workflow and save time so your teams can focus on strategic, high-value goals instead. Power Automate connects your favourite apps, allowing them to talk to each other with what it calls a “Flow”.

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You easily design powerful flows that only require a few steps for implementation. Additionally, you create your own multi-step flow across several enterprise applications that include Salesforce, LinkedIn, MailChimp, and of course, all Microsoft Services.

Best of all, it is a no-code tool so you don’t need any special skillset.

Why should it matter to your business?

Process automation can significantly impact how your business currently operates, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the key features of Power Automate:

  • Power BI connectors within flows that connect to third-party databases and tap into business intelligence and analytics
  • Complex team flow creation, where a project group owns and manages a flow together
  • Mobile app accessibility on Android and iOS for running flows on the go
  • Templates and a no-code interface that automates business processes with one click
  • UI flows that work with legacy desktop and web-based applications that lack an API
  • The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) records step-by-step actions, such as mouse clicks, keyboard use, and data entry, then replicates those actions into intelligent workflows that trigger automatically
  • Easy addition of AI intelligence through pre-built AI models, without users needing to know a line of code

Using those features you can easily streamline some of the business scenarios mentioned below:

  • Receive notifications for expense approval e-mails.
  • Process and consolidate data from forms.
  • Manage online appointments.
  • Receive a WhatsApp message when a customer reaches their credit limit.
  • Approve purchase invoices.

..and much much more.

How can your business benefit from it?

By creating Power Automate flows you and your company benefit directly by:

  • Decreasing the need for human intervention in applicable business processes to enable your people to do more with less workforce support or resources.
  • Saving on software costs by utilising the technology that you already have in your Office 365 subscription.
  • Cutting down on application development costs by empowering your staff with the ability to create simple workflows that will help with streamlining your operations.
  • Reducing the substantial reliance on IT development assistance to create simple business solutions.

How can we help you then?

Creating a unique solution for the demands of your business doesn’t have to be complicated. With Power Automate, you already have the technology to automate and streamline your business processes so your people can do more with fewer resources available.

If you have the vision but don’t have the time or resources to build these flows, schedule a quick call with us and we would be glad to help.