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 Tulip customers have a long history of connecting their frontline operations applications to external systems. Using Tulip’s connector framework and Microsoft Power Automate, it's even easier to connect your Tulip apps to the Microsoft ecosystem, including Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure. With the Tulip Power Automate Connector, manufacturers are connecting their frontline workers to the business software they already use every day.

Power Automate is a workflow builder from Microsoft as part of their Power Platform. Power Automate allows you to build logic with integrations to over 100 other software applications. The Tulip Power Automate connector eliminates the need to configure your API and speeds up the time it takes to deploy business logic into your processes.

As an example, remote engineers can collaborate easier and resolve issues through Microsoft Teams, when a production issue is escalated from a Tulip app. As a machine operator uses a Tulip app to guide them through assembling a CNC machine spindle, they may encounter an error during a line startup checklist. In the Tulip app the operator can log and capture the issue, while the engineers see the issue in a shared Microsoft Teams channel. Remote engineers can collaborate and identify a solution. This PowerAutomate workflow can allow the operator to quickly implement a fix and get the machine up and running, minimizing downtime in their shift.

There are many other examples that we are starting to see our customers using:

  • A team uses Tulip and Power Automate to enable remote approval and reduce shipping delays by sending final product details into Teams for approval and release by a quality assurance team.

  • One Tulip user creates transparency of delivery arrivals on a large site and reduces admin work entering new orders through Microsoft Forms. A delivery driver can scan a QR code and complete a form. The data is then sent from Microsoft Forms to Power Automate and to a table in Tulip, creating a notification to goods receiving staff that an order is arriving and all the required information is already entered into Tulip by the driver.

  • Another Tulip customer is using the Tulip Power Automate connector to connect Tulip to a PDF creator in Adobe, enabling them to create final product reports in a pdf that is sent to their customers automatically.

These are some of the ways that the Tulip Power Automate Connector can enable new, exciting, collaborative use cases between Tulip and the Microsoft platform. Tulip and Microsoft are working to help customers empower their frontline workforce to make data-driven decisions with real-time production visibility, as seen at Hannover Messe 2023, the world's largest industrial fair.

There are endless ways you can create integrations between Tulip, Microsoft, and non-Microsoft platforms. We're excited to see what you build.

See the connector in Power Automate →