Why you need Power Automate May 21, 2020 Have you heard of Power Automate yet? When it comes to saving time, there is no other application that offers as much as Power Automate. Integrating with over 275 third-party apps as well as the entire Microsoft suite, Power Automate has the ability to automate many of your time-consuming tasks improving efficiency and freeing you up to focus on more important tasks. Popular Power Automate integrations.Power Automate comes packed with out-of-the-box templates which can be implemented at the click of a button, or you can build your own custom flows for more complex automation. Power Automate Flow Templates.So how does this apply to your role? Here are some examples of how Power Automate can save you time. Marketing:Automatically track and manage social media presenceKeep your team updated when you get mentioned on social media, keeping an archive of customer sentiment.Automate the creation of email listsCapture, store and organise data from surveys, email campaigns, and more — without all the annoying manual copy-and-pasting. Sales:Automate digital sign-offsInstead of back and forth emails, use Power Automate with a signature app like DocuSign to get things signed quickly and easily.Onboard new vendorsAutomate new vendor on-boarding processes.Notify new leadsInstead of manually tracking leads, Power Automate can notify you of new Dynamics 365 or Salesforce opportunities as they come in.Productivity:Automatically store email attachmentsHow much time have you spent trawling your email for that file or presentation? Power Automate makes it easy to automatically store a copy of all your email attachments for quick reference and organization.Typical invoicing process.The illustration above shows a typical procedure for receiving and processing invoices. With Power Automate, you have the ability to filter emails with attachments and a subject line that includes "invoice". The invoice can be saved automatically and the information read and stored using AI capabilities. An approval form can then be triggered and emailed to relevant managers to get approval. Once approved the invoicing system is updated automatically!Get notified when data sources are updatedEnsure you're working with the latest information by using automated notifications whenever your SharePoint lists or cloud-based files and folders are updated.Automate manager approval email requestsAvoid bottle necks in your processes with build-in escalation options and automated triggers to ensure approvals requests are turned around quickly.Save time today by implementing Power Automate into your organisation. And remember, Power Automate is free if you already hold an Office 365 license!Want to learn how to use Power Automate? View our Office 365 Intermediate and Advanced courses.