Microsoft, which jumped into the RPA space with great fanfare last spring with the acquisition of Softomotive, recently announced the general availability of its Power Automate Desktop solution. The desktop-based, low-code RPA solution has been in public preview since October. At the same time, Microsoft said it is introducing a preview version of a process mining and intelligence tool.
According to a Microsoft blog post, the December release contains several important updates including the availability of execution logs in the Power Automate portal, the ability for new users to begin trials from within the Power Automate Desktop, and others.
The Seattle-based software juggernaut said the new Process Advisor is a process mining capability that “provides a deeper understanding of how people work and provides insights about time-consuming processes best suited for automation.” Process intelligence has become an invaluable part of RPA operations and Microsoft said the integrated process advisor enables users to visualize processes, identify bottlenecks, and apply insights quickly.