Microsoft Power Automate

Business processes and monotonous tasks transformed into simple background procedures through automated workflows. We can help you streamline your business with Power Automate.

Microsoft Power Automate

What is Microsoft Power Automate?

Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) is a cloud-based service where users can create and automate workflows, streamlining business processes, and transforming monotonous every-day tasks into simple background procedures. Workflows can be scheduled to run at selected intervals, triggered manually, or triggered automatically by an action, like the creation of a file or the receipt of an email. The pre-built connectors harnessed by Power Apps and Power BI are available to Power Automate too, allowing everything from simple 1-to-1 integrations to expansive, complex business workflows with branching conditions and multiple integrations.  

Complex approval process

Take a complex approval process. We create a Flow which is triggered when a user creates a file in a specific folder in SharePoint or OneDrive, using their respective pre-built connectors. We can then attach this file to an email and build a complex approval system, with branching conditions and added layers of complexity based on the user who created the file and values inside the document. Finally, we use the DocuSign connector to send this document out to be signed, with recipients once again dynamically selected basic on who created the file. No more time spent chasing people, no more time spent writing emails, and no more printing costs.

Creating an alert

The simple task of creating an alert. Using Power Automate we can create a scheduled Flow which runs every Friday at 5pm, and pings our mobile to remind us to submit our timesheets. Scheduled flows can be set to run at any time you like, as often as you like – so no excuses for being late! Whilst Power Automate is hugely scalable and capable of handling complex logic and conditions, it is often great for solving small problems like this. 

Flows can also be triggered by a button press in a Power App, so users can send emails in Outlook, start approval chains, and push data to Dynamics CRM – all with one click in Power Apps.