Microsoft Power Automate is a powerful cloud-based service that helps you automate your business processes. RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is a process where software robots are used to automate repetitive tasks. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to use power automate RPA with Microsoft to automate your business processes. Stay tuned!
Why should we use Microsoft RPA?
Enterprises use legacy, on-premises software for their daily operations and they cannot switch to another application. They also cannot use API automation with their application. Microsoft RPA provides a solution for enterprises by automating their processes and exchanging data with their legacy, on-premises software.
This UI-based approach can record and playback human-driven interaction with software systems that do not support API-based automation. In this way, it turns manual tasks into automated workflows. The benefits of using power to automate RPA include increased efficiency, accuracy, and compliance; improved customer experience; and reduced costs.
Types of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in Power Automate
Robotic Process Automation is a type of automation that can be used in Power Automate to speed up the automation of repetitive tasks. There are two main types of RPA: attended and unattended.
- Attended RPA runs on a worker’s PC and requires the worker to be logged in and available to correct any errors that may occur.
- Unattended RPA, on the other hand, runs in the background and does not require any user input. It automates high-volume, repetitive tasks that do not require human intervention.
Both types of RPA can help improve your organization’s efficiency and productivity.
How to use RPA in Power Automate?
RPA is one of the latest technologies to hit the market. It is being used by businesses of all sizes to automate repetitive tasks. RPA can be used in Power Automate to automate business processes.
The first step is to download and install two applications – Power Automate Desktop and On-Premises Data Gateway. After installing these applications, you will need to log in to On-Premises Data Gateway with your account. This application works as a bridge to connect the Power Automate web interface to the desktop application.
Once you have logged in, you can create a new gateway or use an existing gateway. After creating your gateway, you can configure your RPA settings in Power Automate. Finally, you can deploy your RPA solution and begin automating your business processes.
This is how to create a desktop flow that can be used to perform an action on a legacy app. Unlike the normal flow actions, we will define the flow actions by recording our activities on the desktop.
- First, we need to open the Power Automate Desktop and click New Flow.
- We will give our flow a name, for example, “Create New Invoice” and click Create.
- We will see a new window appear with various actions on the left panel, top panel, and on the right side, variables.
- We will use these actions and variables to record our desktop flow.
Robotic process automation (RPA) is a great way to reduce the time and effort it takes to complete routine tasks. By automating these processes, you can improve accuracy and consistency while freeing up your team members to work on more complex projects. If you’re interested in learning more about power automate RPA or how our team can help automate your business processes, contact us today.