Traditionally, integration challenges arise when a business process needs to be automated; the task usually ends up on the desk of someone in the IT department. Flow helps you extend your reach to both business users and customers. Flow lets business users solve simple problems on their own, so you can focus on the more important stuff. Want to sync files between two SharePoint sites? What about creating an approval workflow for the next team event? Flow enables these goals and others with just a few clicks.
Microsoft Flow is part of a powerful and adaptable business application platform that includes PowerApps, the Common Data Service, Dynamics 365, and Office 365. This platform allows our customers, our partners, and our ISV partners to create purpose-built solutions for their own companies, their industry, for functional roles or even for specific geographies. Line-of-business users, who understand their business needs best, can now easily analyze, compose, and streamline data and processes. Professional developers can easily extend the automation, analytics and apps line-of-business to leverage Azure services like Functions, App Service, and Logic Apps. API connectors, gateways and the Microsoft Common Data Service make it possible to get more value out of services or data already in use, either in the cloud or on-premises.
And last but not least, in order for business users and customers to use Flow, not only with out-of-box connectors but also to communicate with systems controlling your company’s services, custom connectors need to be developed. Again, Flow is a go-to resource to handle this task.
Now we’re really adding value to the business!