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Power Automate

A comprehensive, end-to-end cloud automation platform powered by low code and AI.
Streamline processes across your organization to save time and focus on what's important.
Overview and features

Automate and optimize business processes

  • Optimize processes and uncover business automation opportunities with task and process mining.
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  • Automate across nearly unlimited systems, desktop apps, and websites with AI and digital and robotic process automation.
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  • Confidently scale automation across your organization with built-in security, governance, and 360-degree monitoring.
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  • Accelerate digital transformation with automation-infused apps, websites, chatbots, and more in Microsoft Power Platform.
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Use cases

Systems of record, work, and collaboration

Powerful governance made easier

Get more visibility and control with less effort. Govern at scale with Managed Environments.

SAP procurement solution template

Quickly and easily set up solutions that carry out core purchasing processes.

Streamlined approval processes

Create, manage, and share approval processes across your organization. Approve from anywhere with mobile support.

Interoperation with Microsoft 365

Automate in Excel, OneDrive, or Teams without switching applications and interrupting your flow of work.

Innovative document automation

Easily set up robust document processing with AI Builder, Power Automate, Power Apps, and Microsoft Dataverse.

Data-driven business automation

Connect to Power BI and kick off downstream workflows when your KPIs cross critical thresholds.

Achieve high ROI with low code and AI

Learn how Power Platform helped organizations improve business outcomes by empowering employees to create solutions.

Recognized by top industry analysts

Microsoft is named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms.3
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Pricing

Power Automate pricing

Free trial

Experience Power Automate, including premium features, free for 30 days.
Free

Power Automate Premium

Scale workflows with cloud and attended desktop flows enhanced with premium connectors, process mining, and more.
user/month

Power Automate Process

License a bot that can be used for unattended desktop flows or cloud flows that can be accessed by unlimited users in the organization.
bot/month
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Partner marketplace

Get expert help from Power Automate partners

Take advantage of the Microsoft partner ecosystem of service providers in low-code process automation development.
Customer stories

Real stories, real impact

Frequently asked questions

  •  To use Power Automate, all you need is a web browser and an email address.

  • Power Automate can be used on a large variety of devices and browsers. For the best results on a mobile device, use the Power Automate mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows. For browsers, use the most up-to-date version compatible with your operating system: Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. The Power Automate for desktop app is also available for the Windows 10 and 11 operating systems.

  • No, Power Automate is a cloud service. However, you can securely connect to your own on-premises services through its on-premises data gateway.

  • More than 1,000 prebuilt, certified connectors are available for Power Automate, including popular services like Dynamics 365, SAP, and Salesforce. You can also build a custom connector to any cloud application and have it certified for sharing broadly with the Power Automate community. To extend to a non-API service, use RPA to connect to systems.

  • Templates are prebuilt flows for popular and common scenarios. To use one, you just need to have access to the services in the template and to input any required settings.

  • Yes. You can add co-workers or groups in your organization as owners so they can edit and manage the flows. Or, for flows that can be run manually, you can grant other people or groups in your organization permission to run them.

  • The number depends on the type of license you hold. Power Automate offers a great deal of flexibility in licensing and pricing to cover a broad range of use cases. Contact your administrator for details regarding your current license, or see pricing details.

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Start using Power Automate for free

Experience how Power Automate helps you automate business processes and boost productivity.

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[1] Microsoft research, September 2023.

 

[2] The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Power Platform Premium Capabilities, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, August 2022. Data reflects the three-year ROI and net present value (NPV) of adopting Power Platform premium capabilities for a composite organization.

 

[3] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, Oleksandr Matvitskyy, Kimihiko Iijima, Mike West, Kyle Davis, Akash Jain, Paul Vincent, 17 October 2023. Gartner is a registered trademark and service mark and Magic Quadrant is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

 

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

[4] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation, Saikat Ray, Arthur Villa, Melanie Alexander, Andy Wang, Mukul Saha, Sachin Joshi, 2 August 2023. Gartner is a registered trademark and service mark and Magic Quadrant is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

 

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

[5] Requires access to the Microsoft 365 admin center with global administrator or billing administrator roles.

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