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Overview of Approval Flows


Approval flows are useful for coordinating approval in a business process across one or more different individual parties.

This makes it easy to reach not only people that are using the Power platform application. However, those outside of it in our organisation that might be involved in the approval cycle of a business process that we’re building applications for.

These can be used for getting timely approvals of discounts, escalations, or any other approval scenario and oftentimes can make a big difference in speeding up the closure of that transaction.

You can use Flow to help coordinate approvals with one or more users inside the organisation. And it is something that is limited to use inside the organisation, so the user has to have an Azure Active Directory account that can be coordinated with to do the approval process.

Approval requests can be formatted to include key information, allowing a user to quickly make a decision oftentimes only by the information included in the approval request.

Another important aspect is that approval can be data-driven from CDS. Oftentimes this can be when a record is selected by the user triggering it, but using the triggers when a record is created or when a record is updated, you can kick off an approval process.

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