Microsoft Power Automate vs UiPath
Last updated: May 20, 2020
Microsoft Power Automate (earlier Microsoft Flow) - is a versatile automation platform that integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps and services.
UiPath is a leading Robotic Process Automation vendor providing a complete software platform to help organizations efficiently automate business processes.
Microsoft Power Automate vs UiPath in our news:
2020 - Microsoft acquires robotic process automation platform Softomotive
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today confirmed that the company has acquired Softomotive, a software robotic automation platform. It will become part of Microsoft Power Automate platform. Softomotive currently has about 9,000 customers around the world. Softomotive’s WinAutomation platform will be freely available to Power Automate users with what Microsoft calls an RPA attended license in Power Automate. In Power Automate, Microsoft will use Softomotive’s tools to enable a number of new capabilities, including Softomotives low-code desktop automation solution WinAutomation. Until now, Power Automate did not feature any desktop automation tools.
2019 - Microsoft introduced own RPA software - UI Flows
Microsoft has renamed its Microsoft Flow application integration and business process automation platform to Power Automate and added to it RPA software called UI Flows. As you know RPA (Robotic Process Automation) - allows you to automate routine operations at the user interface level. RPA system records user actions (mouse clicks, copying text from one field to another ...) and creates a software robot that does the same. Thus, you can create an automatic process and integrate old software (that doen't have an API for integration) into it. For example, the video shows how to create such a robot to copy data from legacy medical system to a cloud service. Note that Microsoft Power Automate now combines both RPA and API integrations with most popular cloud services.
2016 - Microsoft Flow is available on iOS
Microsoft Flow, the workflow management tool, has arrived on iOS. It lets you mash up up two or more cloud services in order to create workflows – like those that let you automate file synchronization, alerting, data organization and more. Competing services, including IFTTT and Zapier, have been around longer and offer a larger list of supported connections. Microsoft Flow, meanwhile, is more focused on integrations with Microsoft’s own business tools, like Office 365, Dynamics CRM, PowerApps, and Yammer, as well as those that are used in organizations, like MailChip, GitHub, Salesforce, Slack, and others. However, you can use Microsoft Flow to automate a number of common scenarios, like getting a text message whenever your boss emails you, saving the results of a Twitter search to an Excel file, copying files from OneDrive to SharePoint, copying photos from Instagram to Dropbox, and many more. With the new iOS application, you can now manage your previously created “flows” from your smartphone. That means you can switch them on or off, view their properties, or check out run history reports to make sure they are performing properly and haven’t had any errors.