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 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.
It’s easy to get started with Power Automate Desktop and build your first desktop flow—the series of steps that automate a specific action or task—using either prebuilt drag-and-drop actions or by recording your own desktop flows to run later. An intuitive drag and drop visual designer provides more than 400 actions that run on your desktop, a recorder to capture clicks and mouse actions, as well as a robust authoring experience to edit and modify the recordings.
Watch the “Automating benefits for the Communications sector” video to see how a marketing department generates reports and saves time using RPA along with additional capabilities in Power Automate.
In addition to the capabilities you get with Power Automate Desktop for Windows 10, you can extend this one step further with capabilities in the Power Automate per user with an Attended RPA plan. With this you can enable automation across an organisation to share and collaborate across flows, access more than 400 built-in connectors through cloud flows, identify bottlenecks in your business processes with process advisor, extract data from documents in AI Builder, and manage and control flows with centralized governance.
To take advantage of these capabilities and to further support organisations seeking to adopt RPA, Microsoft have a limited time offer available until September 30, 2021, the Power Automate per user plan with attended RPA will be available for $15 per user per month. A minimum purchase of 5,000 licenses and other conditions may apply.
By bringing RPA to Windows 10 users, everyone across an organisation can collectively focus on work that makes a difference for the bottom line. Start your desktop automation journey today by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org