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The 3 Key Automation Benefits of Microsoft Copilot

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Mar 18, 2024 9:00:00 AM

With digital transformation at the forefront of business strategies and objectives, Microsoft Copilot is poised to be a game changer in achieving the transformation many organizations covet.

Even though it’s still relatively novel, Microsoft Copilot is already proving to be a pivotal tool, reshaping how businesses interact with Microsoft 365 applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook. This AI-powered assistant extends its prowess into the Microsoft Power Platform, revolutionizing tasks from low-code app development in Power Apps to easily creating intricate Pivot Tables in Excel.

Since we’re always most interested in the automation space here at Blueprint, this article explores the three benefits of Microsoft Copilot where Microsoft Power Automate is concerned.

#1 – Microsoft Copilot Empowers Businesses with Simplified Automation Design and Delivery

One of the challenges of RPA (Robotic Process Automation) has always been its reliance on highly skilled technical resources for automation design and delivery. Microsoft Copilot democratizes RPA and significantly reduces this traditional dependency.

The heart of Microsoft Copilot's innovation lies in its ability to democratize technology, making advanced capabilities accessible to the average business user without the need for extensive technical know-how.

An excellent example is how Copilot can be leveraged within Microsoft Power Automate. Traditionally, building automations required significant coding and technical expertise. Now, Copilot enables users to describe what they want to automate in natural language, and it crafts the automation flow accordingly.

According to Microsoft, this "describe it to design it" approach not only simplifies RPA design and delivery but has been shown to halve development time and increase the likelihood of automations being deployed by 1.8 times in just a week.

#2 – Microsoft Copilot Accelerates Achieving Automation at Scale

Another challenge RPA programs have encountered is achieving automation at scale. The returns realized after adoption have been fruitful and promising, yet rapidly automating the right processes and applying RPA across the business has been difficult to attain.

A significant advantage of Microsoft Copilot within Power Automate is that it encourages a broader adoption of automation across various business processes. This capability enables the average business user to address automation opportunities that may have been backlogged within IT departments or to create new automations independently.

As more individuals within an organization engage in automation, scalability expands, leading to a natural increase in productivity and returns from automation investments.

#3 – Microsoft Copilot Fosters Continuous Improvement and Quality

There is a lot of concern about using AI-assisted RPA delivery with ground-breaking tools like Microsoft Copilot. The alarm revolves around what’s referred to as automation sprawl, where organizations lose visibility and control over the automations, making it into production and creating issues around quality control and standards.

Microsoft Copilot makes significant strides in alleviating and mitigating this challenge because its conversational AI interface allows for continuous interaction, offering suggestions for improving and refining automations.

Users can request the removal of unnecessary steps or redundancies, ensuring that each automation is as efficient and resilient as possible. This continuous improvement process is vital for maintaining an adaptive and efficient workflow.

Moreover, Copilot enhances quality control by offering assisted conversational suggestions, allowing automations to be optimized before deployment. It also can debug existing automations, identify vulnerabilities, and recommend enhancements to prevent potential issues like timeouts.

Even where automation sprawl is concerned, Copilot is making significant strides to overcome and address this pain point head-on.


Microsoft Copilot represents a significant leap forward in integrating AI within business process automation, providing a powerful tool for individuals at all levels of technical proficiency.

By simplifying the design and deployment of automations, accelerating scalability, and ensuring continuous improvement and quality control, Copilot is a testament to the potential of AI to transform the landscape of automation.

As businesses explore and adopt these technologies, the horizon of what's possible in digital transformation continues to expand, marking a new era of innovation and growth.

For more on how Microsoft Copilot is perfectly positioned to take automation to new heights, we hosted a live webinar on April 5th at 11 am EST where Blueprint’s VP of Marketing, Matthew Agnew, and Microsoft’s Power Platform Advocate, April Dunnam, answered all your questions and provide their expert insight on:

  • Migrating to Power Automate and the benefits you can expect
  • How Microsoft Copilot is poised to change the game
  • How easy an RPA migration can be with Blueprint 

Watch the on-demand webinar now, and don’t let all the insight on how Copilot can take your automation initiative to new levels slip through your fingers.