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Introduction to Microsoft Approvals with Power Automate

Jessica Compton,

March 1st, 2024

3 min read

How do Microsoft Approvals and Power Automate Collaborate?

In any business environment, a multitude of tasks require approval, ranging from customer quotes to employee holiday requests, work orders, and other matters. Effectively managing these approval processes across multiple systems and stakeholders can pose a signficant challenge. However, by leveraging both Microsoft Approvals and Power Automate, you can seamlessly oversee document or process approvals across a variety of services, such as SharePoint, Dynamics 365, Salesforce, OneDrive for Business, and others. This integrated approach not only saves time but also strengthens internal compliance, establishes an audit trail, and streamlines request processes, thereby enhancing overall productivity and efficiency.

Examples of how you could use Microsoft Approvals

The flexibility of Microsoft Approvals makes it adaptable to numerous organisational needs. Here are some everyday scenarios where your business can leverage Microsoft Approvals:

  • Approving Holiday Requests
  • Managing or Assigning Tasks
  • Purchase Approvals
  • Work Order Approvals
  • Quote Approvals
  • Event Attendance Approvals
  • Acknowledgement of Code of Conduct or Working Practices

Moreover, Microsoft Approvals ensures process transparency by maintaining a fully traceable record, preventing the removal of earlier entries from the tracking list.

Demo Video: Introduction to Microsoft Approvals using Power Automate

Witness firsthand how to create an Approval Workflow using Power Automate in our recent video demonstration:

Microsoft Approvals in Teams

As showcased in the above demo video, Microsoft Approvals is seamlessly integrated within Microsoft Teams, empowering users to create, manage, and share approvals directly from the Teams Apps. Explore more about this functionality here.

microsoft teams approvals shown on tablet and mobile

Speak to one of our experts!

For further insights on Microsoft Approvals or to explore how Pragmatiq can support your business, don’t hesitate to reach out via the contact form, or directly through email at or by calling us at 01908 038110.


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