Track That Shipment!

Track That Shipment!

The newest Power Automate connectors run the gamut from geocoding and maps, to idea tracking, fraud protection, cybersecurity, secure messaging, shipment tracking, business process automation and more. Combined, the current count of possible automation options is 601!

We have a lot to unpack with the latest drop of these ten new Power Automate connectors, but I’ll begin with the one for shipment tracking.

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AfterShip is an independently published connector that works with the global shipment tracking solution and can trigger your automations. And, it’s only the second one we’ve identified specifically for this purpose. When conditions are met, this connector will take action on your shipment tracking. With it you can add notifications, get tracking details, or return a list of couriers. It integrates with Dynamics 365 and third-party services. You can craft some interesting flows with this Power Automate connector.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Four and a half stars.

Two connectors from ArcGIS Online offer options for geocoding and maps.

Let’s check these two out.

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The ArcGIS connector allows you to use your ArcGIS Online account to perform actions against location services or use your content within the system.

It’s seven actions include:

  • Create a feature layer in ArcGIS using data from an existing source.
  • Locate a single address using a geocode service resource.
  • Find multiple addresses, place names, and businesses and then display that information on a map.
  • Get facts about a location or area including information about the people, places, and businesses in a specific area or within a certain distance or drive time from a location.
  • Connect to a feature layer in ArcGIS and pull its data and attributes into your existing dataset, or create a new one.
  • Get geometry or boundary information from a feature layer and export it as Esri JSON or to a shape column in your dataset.
  • Create point-to-point routes.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Three and a half stars

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The ArcGIS PaaS connector allows you to leverage an ArcGIS API key to use location services in your automated flows. Also, it connects them to resources from your ArcGIS organization. Its four actions let you access geoenrichment, geocoding, and routing services to add demographics and location information to your data. They include:

  • Locate a single address using a geocode service resource.
  • Find multiple (batch) addresses, place names, and businesses and then display that information on a map.
  • Get information about the people, places, and businesses in a specific area or within a certain distance or drive time from a location.
  • Create point-to-point routes.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Three stars

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Ideanote lets users collect, develop, prioritize and act on ideas. When an idea or comment is created within Ideanote, you can trigger a flow to take action on it, in Slack, SharePoint, Teams or other software that you already use internally.

Actions include:

  • Create a new user or update a specific user on the workspace
  • List all ideas
  • List all comments for an idea
  • List all missions
  • List all ideas for a mission

The connector can trigger a flow when:

  • A user, idea or comment is created.
  • An idea or comment is liked.
  • Someone rates an idea.
  • The phase or status of an idea is changed.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Four stars

Two new connectors for Dynamics 365 landed, one more powerful than the other.

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Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection

The Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection connector is a boon for any business that accepts online payments. With it, you’ll leverage the actions to help avoid payment fraud, to prevent loss and to enhance account protection. You can write a flow with actions to send events for risk evaluation.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Four stars

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Dynamics 365 Commerce Ratings and Reviews

Among those connectors I looked at in this post, this is the disappointment of the day with its narrow scope of actions.

It allows you to tap into user reviews within Dynamics 365 Commerce. One use case you might try would be when a user posts to a forum, you could use its action to submit the user review on the D365 Commerce page. I anticipate much more to come from this one, but for now…

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Two stars

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Recorded Future V2

When used with their cyber security and cyber threat insights, the Recorded Future V2 connector, powered by artificial intelligence tools provides AI metrics for its users.

Actions include:

  • Domain, hash, IP, URL, or vulnerability enrichment
  • Lookup alert notification
  • Recorded Future RiskList and security control feeds download
  • Search alert notifications
  • Search Recorded Future UI alert rules
  • SOAR API – look up multiple entities

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Three stars

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Secure Message Delivery

The Secure Message Delivery connector from DataMotion, Inc. for encrypted messaging, allows users to integrate secure message and file exchange solutions into your existing flows. Use the actions here to send secure, automated notifications, or even retract previously sent secure messages.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Four stars

The final two additions, Square Business and Square Payments, come from an independent publisher (*cough, cough* *Troy Taylor* cough*), and were delivered with what should be fireworks and fanfare.

Or a marching band…your choice.

With the Square Business connector, you can write flows that help you automate a variety of actions for customer loyalty, gift cards, bookings, financials and many more of your business process needs. With its 67 actions, I’m not sure what you won’t find! 

Not to be outdone, the Square Payments connector allows you to automate your entire ecommerce suite on Square. If you can’t find a use case with any of its 87 actions, you should strongly consider a new field of work.

(Just kidding!) Seriously though, these two connectors are real power house options. Use of the two will save you a ton of time.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Five stars for each of these two connectors. Simply beautifully designed connectors!

The selection of Power Automate connectors have grown in scope and number this year by a solid 20 percent! Sifting through the options can be a handful, but we can help you with that. TELL US what you want to do and we’ll help you to get started automating your projects.

Kimberly Kratz
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