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Jan 06 2022

Become More Efficient With Microsoft Power Automate

How much more time would you and your team have if you were able to automate the tedious and manual tasks you do every day?

One-way organizations are freeing up valuable time and saving money is by using automation to do business. Giving them a leg-up over their competitors who have yet to introduce more efficient ways to serve their customers, support their employees, and engage with their partners. Many organizations are turning to Microsoft Power Automate to automate the tasks in their business. In this post, we are going to explore what Power Automate is all about and what it can do for your organization. 

What is Microsoft Power Automate?

Power Automate is a cloud-based service part of Office 365 that helps you automate manual and repetitive processes so that you and your team can focus on higher-value tasks. It can help you create workflows as simple as getting a notification when you receive an email from an important contact to workflows as complex as converting client files to PDFs and storing them in secure places like SharePoint.

Power Automate connects with more than 500 services such as Asana, DocuSign, MailChimp, Zendesk, and Eventbrite. Making it easy to create automated workflows from many of the services you use every day. 

Within the platform, there are different types of flows that are used to create automations for your tasks: cloud flows, desktop flows, and business processes flows.

Certain flows, like business process flows allow you to automate custom multistep, guided processes. They help ensure that employees enter data consistently and follow the same steps every time they work with a customer or perform a task. You can configure flows to support common sales processes that can help your sales team achieve better results or for service teams, flows can help new staff get up-to-speed more quickly and avoid mistakes that could result in unsatisfied customers.

Benefits of using Power Automate in your business

As mentioned above, introducing technology like Power Automate to streamline tasks can help your business work more efficiently and smarter not harder. The more things you can automate, the more time that is saved increasing the productivity of your team and supporting your business’s revenue. Some specific ways that Microsoft Power Automate can benefit your business are:

Enhance your HR department

Introducing flows to your HR can free your HR professionals from tedious, manual tasks and allow them to focus on more complex and strategy-focused activities. This can improve employee onboarding, timesheets, time-off requests, and even performance management. Overall improves their efficiency and the efficiency of onboarding new recruits, enhancing organizational growth and reducing employee turnover due to heightened employee engagement.

Streamline your Marketing

With Power Automate, you can automate tasks in your marketing department to make it more efficient. Allowing them to automate activities like content curation for your business social media profiles or keeping your entire team up to date with industry news by setting up flows to automatically share relevant news to Teams, email, or Slack channels.

Minimize error

Automation reduces the human interface which eliminates the risk associated with human error. Through automated flows, you can reduce any worry about consistency errors. This also means your employees will be more confident and relieved while handling their tasks or covering for an absent coworker.

It’s not just for IT Professionals

You aren’t required to be a coder or skilled technical person to use Power Automate. Whether you are a business user or an IT professional, you can easily drag and drop items and use pre-built templates to create automation for your manual tasks. Helping you turn those great ideas into valuable solutions in a matter of minutes.

It’s accessible from your smartphone

The Power Automate App for mobile will help relieve any stress of being away from your business as you can monitor your business process from home or on the go. The app gives you the ability to create flows from wherever you are.

Make smarter business decisions

Power Automate collects data from your business processes and sends it back to you and your team. With this collected data, your business can make decisions more accurately and timely.

Start saving time with automation

Power Automate is a great solution for the organization’s looking to optimize efficiency and streamline productivity across their workplace. If that sounds like your organization, our team of IT professionals can help you introduce Power Automate into your daily business processes without causing an interruption.

Book a free discovery call with us to learn about how we can help you get access to Power Automate and other essential Microsoft solutions designed for the modern workplace.

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