“If only there was a way I could get rid of all the manual tasks in my workflow.”
If your working day is bogged down with repetitive manual tasks then Power Automate may be the tool for you!
Are mundane, repetitive manual tasks hindering your productivity?
Efficiency, good organisation and high productivity are the keys to success. For many businesses though, achieving any one of these aims can be enough of a struggle, never mind all three.
Remember, feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day isn’t necessarily a sign you’ve been productive, it could indicate that the way you work is inefficient. Persevering with the old routine may seem like the only option, but if you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of recurring menial tasks you should be looking for solutions that can help slim down your burden of work, and give you time to focus on the more rewarding aspects of running your business. Even if you are managing currently, automating menial tasks will give you time to focus on other things and will increase your capacity to take on more work which means greater revenue potential!
Fortunately, Microsoft offers a platform to help you address these common business problems.
Introducing Microsoft Power Automate
Previously called ‘Microsoft Flow,’ Power Automate is a service that enables users to link apps, services and files and create automated workflows between them without the need for technical expertise.
Power automate will let your business ‘automate-away’ many of the annoying and tedious tasks that plague daily office life using digital and robotic process automation. Listed below are a few of the ways it could benefit your business.
Improved Productivity. As the name suggests, Power Automate can bring the benefits of automation to your Office. Such benefits include improved organisation, time savings and increased efficiency. By automating mundane tasks your workforce will be able to focus on the things that add value, such as building relationships with clients and working on business performance outcomes.
Easier access to business data. Trawling through files and applications to bring data sources together may not seem like too much trouble, but when you’re doing this many times a day, five days a week the time spent on it soon adds up. You can use Power Automate to establish ‘flows’ between file locations/apps allowing you to transfer files from one location to the other utilising over 100 data source connectors. For example, you can set up a connector between Outlook and SharePoint so that email attachments you receive are automatically transferred to a SharePoint site.
Fast and easy automation that requires no expert knowledge! You don’t have to be a computer genius to set up workflows in Power Automate. The whole process is guided, intuitive and doesn’t require any knowledge of coding, so you can let all your staff take advantage of the power of automation. What’s more, you can rest assured knowing that your business’ data is secure thanks to cloud-based data loss prevention and access management services.
At least 30% of activities in approximately 60% of job roles are estimated to be technically automatable. By investing a little time now automating those repetitive tasks you could save yourself and your business countless hours in the future.
Struggling to find a solution that fits around your business?
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