Microsoft introduces Process Advisor for Robotic Process Automation

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  • The new Process Advisor feature was announced at Build 2021 last month and is now available.
  • This feature helps end-users better determine which tasks are the best-suited for automation.
  • Recommendations received from the Process Advisor are automatically generated in the analysis phase.
  • Process Advisor is a subscription based service, which is available for users under three payment plans.

Users everywhere can now rejoice, knowing that Microsoft’s new robotic process automation service facilitates discovering workflows for potential automation, through the company’s Power Automate.

Microsoft, after making Power Automate Desktop available for no additional cost, for Windows 10 users, decided that the user interest was actually a demand for robotic process automation (RPA).

New Process Advisor feature presented by Microsoft

All the user interest in this domain is what actually drives the debut of Microsoft’s new Power Automate RPA service, as well as the new Process Advisor feature, which was announced at Build 2021 last month and now generally available.

This brand new Process Advisor feature is a part of Microsoft Power Automate, and it was created so end users can identify which tasks are best suited for automation.

After completing this step, they can later map the workflow tasks and begin automating formerly people-operated workflows.

One of the many Process Advisor service’s perks is the ability that allows users identify patterns and trends among apps, and also find inefficiencies between application switching and usage.

This process will provide substantial and valuable details in the process that can be reviewed to find the best usage practices in the workflow.

How does this work?

Basically, recommendations received from the Process Advisor are automatically generated in the analysis phase and later transformed into potential solutions for increasing efficiencies in a particular workflow.

Throughout the plethora of recommendations, automation opportunities stand out, as they show frequently accessed user actions that can be automated.

So, any discover connectors that can unite different workflow steps in order to to automate part or all of a workflow, and guided steps, which provide nudges and suggestions to users as they build out process automation flows.

There is no need to be concerned about managing all these new workflows and processes, because the system administrators can monitor all processes built in their tenant.

Even more, admin functionality also includes tools built for managing privacy, security, and sharing of the automated workflows, as well as the data they create in an organization.

How much do these services cost?

Thus, Process Advisor is now available to enterprise customers who wish to subscribe to Microsoft Power Automate and costs $15 per user per month.

You should know that there is also a license-by-user option that allows individuals to analyze their processes and create unlimited cloud flows, for $40 a month.

The final option, which is much more expensive than the others, is a license-by-flow plan that starts at $500 per month for five flows. With this plan, cloud flows with reserved capacity for unlimited users across your organization.

Whichever option you choose will surely contribute to the success of your future automation endeavors.

What is your opinion on these new services that Microsoft provides? Let us know in the comments section below.

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