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Robotic Process Automation(RPA) has seen an unprecedented spike in interest and adoption over the last few years. The surge can be attributed to businesses looking at automating manual and repetitive tasks as effective ways to reduce operational costs and improve resource utilization.

 

A study by Forbes indicated that 60% of all technology workforce spend around 30% of their time doing automatable tasks manually

 

This indicates that the massive opportunity for RPA is for real in the current times and is the key to an accelerated path towards optimizing business processes. The role of RPA in business transformations has grown multifold in the past years, along with its scope and the wide range of RPA service providers who provide custom automation solutions across diverse technology platforms.

 

The vast demand for RPA solutions has seen it evolve from basic UI automation to automated Bots, workflows, and forms, with many users opting for an integrated platform that includes both the core technology stack and the RPA functionalities.

 

Among the diverse sets of RPA suites in the market, Microsoft stands out as one of the most preferred and effective platforms for the rapid development and deployment of RPA solutions by digital transformation companies. The Microsoft platform delivers better efficiency, data security, accuracy, privacy, exception handling, and easier governance to enable agile process automation for specific business needs.

 

A study by Forrester Wave in 2021 for Robotic Process Automation has placed Microsoft as one of the top leaders in the set of RPA providers for its strong solution offering, strategy, and market presence.

Microsoft Power Automate as an RPA tool

Microsoft Power Automate has the features of a comprehensive RPA suite. It supports integration with a wide range of Microsoft and third-party applications, cloud deployment, and a distinct cost advantage making it a preferred choice. In addition, the suite has a simple low-code approach for automation of operational processes and using RPA to transform your business.

 

Microsoft’s RPA solution is a key driver of transformative changes in the automation spectrum, enabling businesses to leverage the vast benefits of implementing RPA in business operations.

Diverse Data Sources

Power Automate accesses both structured and unstructured data, text, and images with its vast integration capabilities. Integrated Artificial Intelligence capabilities such as AI Builder enable integration with Analog data, paving the way for seamless data integration.

No-code automation

The drag-and-drop capabilities make it easy to build automated Bots without the need for complex coding or specialized technology skills. It enables easy capture of keyboard and mouse actions in an application to create an automation cycle. The Microsoft Power Platform supports both attended and unattended RPAs while the App is running in the background.

 

Power Automate has a library of pre-built templates for common automation scenarios to configure for rapid deployment quickly. It avoids manual errors and ensures accuracy with error-free processing of workflows, operational processes, and data.

Extensibility

Power automate has over 300 data connectors that link with a range of third-party Apps, cloud applications, and data sources. The connectors extend the scope of automation possibilities in legacy systems by using the suite to integrate them.

Native Integration

The Power Automate suite integrates with the Office 365 ecosystem and Power BI. With this integration, the benefits of the Microsoft technology stack become available across the ecosystem.

Power Automate and Hyper automation

Hyper automation is an advanced feature of automation technologies that enhances the capabilities of automated processes by uncovering new scenarios and creating new automated Bots.  Hyper automation works with Artificial Intelligence capabilities which can discover hidden automation opportunities in operational models. It was one of the top 10 technology trends in 2020 and is now being widely used to extend the scope of normal automation methods by using AI solutions for business process automation.

  • Power Automate has integrated hyperautomation capabilities that enable users to go beyond traditional automation scenarios by breaking down siloed processes and enabling automation at a micro-level of the operational model.
  • Embedded AI capabilities in process discovery increase the pace of automation by five times with automatically creating bots.
  • Intelligent Bots gather data and workflow insights while working and automatically create new bots with extended functionalities.

Cognitive capabilities, optical character recognition, fuzzy logic, and Machine Learning capabilities enable unstructured information processing for intelligent document processing

Flexible Pricing Model

Power Automate has a flexible pricing model. Users pay for the services used, making it especially useful when adding and deleting bots.

 

As a comprehensive platform that supports business’ automation needs, Power Platform is an intelligent choice. It is a feature-rich automation suite, scalable, and users don’t need to have the in-depth technical knowledge to build automated bots or create workflows and forms. In addition, the low-code model expedites end-to-end process automation of manual processes and speeds up the enterprise digital transformation.

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