Over the past year, Microsoft Power Automate doubled down on its investments in the robotic process automation (RPA) space, acquiring Softomotive, announcing the general availability of Microsoft Power Automate Desktop, and making Power Automate Desktop available to Windows 10 users at no additional cost. Keep reading to learn how this user-friendly, low-code application empowers coders and non-coders alike to optimise their workflows by automating repetitive and time-consuming manual tasks.
The pace of business is accelerating, and everyone is looking for ways to be more productive and drive faster time to value while delivering more strategic and innovative thinking. All too often “busy work”—repetitive, manual, time-consuming tasks—consumes the finite hours in each workday.
Power Automate Desktop uses low-code RPA (no coding required) to give you time back for more high-value work by automating “busy work.” RPA makes it possible to automate workflows across modern and legacy applications on your desktop by recording actions such as mouse and keyboard clicks. It works much like macros work in your favourite Microsoft Office app, by recording repetitive actions from your desktop across multiple applications—like SharePoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and many third-party applications—as well as websites, and then lets you replay the automation whenever needed.
A common scenario we see is the need to scale and automate the creation of large-scale weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting. With Power Automate Desktop, you can automate the consolidation of data across multiple sources—such as a database, webpages, Excel files, PDFs, and more—to auto generate a report based on your requirements.
Building on the power of RPA, advanced functionality in the desktop environment enables any business user to:
In an increasingly connected world, automation capabilities allow organisations to do more with less across their business. To learn more, check out our latest webinar recording!