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Forrester names Automation Anywhere as leader in RPA

By Catherine Knowles
Fri 25 Oct 2019
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Automation Anywhere has been named a leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in the Forrester Wave report for Q4 2019. The report by Forrester Research evaluated 15 RPA providers across 25 criteria that were grouped into three high-level categories: current offering, strategy and market presence.

Automation Anywhere received the highest possible score in the bot development/core UI/desktop functions criterion as well as the market presence category - which reflects the number of each vendor’s enterprise RPA customers and enterprise customers and its product revenue.

The company also received the highest possible scores in 15 sub-criteria including RPA/AI platform integrations, insights for Digital Workers, RPA SaaS & platform support, partnership, marketplace and community as well as RPA and text analytics.

According to the report, “Automation Anywhere continues innovation and market expansion [with] one of the largest trained partner ecosystems… more than 800 partners and more than 3,000 customers … [and] increased its global presence to cover all major geographical regions with 40 plus offices...”

The report also states, “Automation Anywhere remains one of the elite products in the field; clients select its thin client architecture, ease of use, ability to easily connect automations, granular controls for designing robots, and overall low cost of ownership.”

Automation Anywhere chief technology officer Prince Kohli says, “Automation Anywhere pioneered intelligent automation and has cultivated the tremendous advancements in RPA technology to become among the fastest-growing technologies in decades.

"It is an honour to be named a leader in The Forrester Wave for Robotic Process Automation, as we believe this recognition further underscores the expanding RPA market and how intelligent automation can drive unprecedented productivity to unlock human possibilities.”

Automation Anywhere’s customers span a variety of industries, and now include more than 85% of the world’s top banks and financial services companies and 90% of the world’s top healthcare companies, and expects to deliver three million bots by 2020, according to the company.

The company recently announced Automation Anywhere Enterprise A2019, a web-based and cloud-native Digital Workforce platform. Enterprise A2019, available both on-premise and in any public, private or hybrid cloud, delivers RPA-as-a-Service to users through different channels.

The company’s flagship platform now includes more than 175 features across 40 different product capabilities with the ultimate aim of simplifying business automation.

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