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How many RPA tools are there on the market now?

Blog: BPM tips

Last year I published a guide about RPA with best practices from 30+ BPM and Robotic Process Automation experts.

Since it proved to be very popular I thought you may enjoy some updates and extensions.

First extension is about the RPA tools available on the market. That’s because when you decide that you want to give RPA a try, next frequent step is to select few tools for further analysis.

Background info

Originally I wanted to prepare something like my post from 2015 about BPMN tools, which simply listed the tools supporting the BPMN standard.

However, with RPA tools situation is not that easy.

First of all, there is no common definition of what is an RPA tool.

Therefore you can see AI tools, IT Process Automation software, macro recorders, scripting tools, as well as full blown process automation tools appear under one term: Robotic Process Automation. This reminds me situation from about 10 years ago when many tool vendors started claiming they offer BPMS.

With a bit of luck in few years time situation will be more clear, because since 2017 there is an “P2755-2017 IEEE Guide for Terms and Concepts in Intelligent Process Automation“, which defines terms such as Cognitive Automation, Robotic Desktop Automation (RDA) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). However currently you will see all those tools under RPA umbrella. That’s why I also decided not to introduce the RDA/RPA division.

Second point is even more tricky. Since various tools have different capabilities it is not easy to select proper one for your case. One could say that many of the RPA tools have incredible powers like superheroes, however they also have their own weaknesses. In addition, while some tools have Superman-like level of superpowers, others are more like Robin from Teen Titans 😉 – capable of many useful things, young and ambitious but still waiting for a chance to save the world.

Sadly there is no RPA counterpart of BPMN MIWG or DMCommunity Challenges which would allow comparing how different tools approach standard test cases. Maybe this would be good extension of this post?

How to use this post?

First of all, you need to understand what kind of capabilities do you need and what you can use in practice. This will help you avoid situation when you invest in a sophisticated tool which potential you can’t fully use.

As a follow up it makes sense to think if your needs are so specific, that you need a tool designed for a specific function or vertical. Apart from specific tool features it helps a lot if a company offering a tool knows situation like yours and speaks your language.

If you expect that your situation is unique, it will also be helpful to check if the RPA tool is open enough to allow specific extensions and integrations.

Next, if is helpful if the tool is easy to learn and there are many learning resources. Trial versions are useful too, as they not only help you test the tool, but also increase number of people who know how to use it.

Finally, if you have a limited budget most likely you will have a preference for free or open source versions.

To make your life easier this post is organised in a following way:
A) Recognised RPA vendors
B) Free tools
C) RPA vendors with best learning resources
D) RPA vendors involved in IEEE Intelligent Process Automation group
E) List of RPA tools
Each sub-list is organised alphabetically by company name.

PS. Answer is located near the end of the post.

A) Recognised RPA vendors

If you don’t have time to read about all the tools, I prepared small meta-analysis and provided for you a list of RPA tools recognised by reputable sources. By this I mean:
1) Everest Group Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – Technology Vendor Landscape with Products PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2018 (You can access this report for free via Automation Anywhere or UiPath)

2) Forrester Wave™: Robotic Process Automation, Q2 2018 (You can access this report for free via UiPath or Kofax)

3) Gartner Market Guide for Robotic Process Automation Software

4) HFS Top 10 RPA Products 2018 (Available for free for HfS registered readers)

Number in brackets signifies how many sources mentioned the tool.
Another Monday (1)
AntWorks (4)
Automation Anywhere (4)
AutomationEdge (2)
Blue Prism (4)
Contextor (3)
DataMatics (1)
EdgeVerve Systems (3)
EnableSoft (1)
Epiance (1)
Jacada (1)
Kofax (4)
Kryon (4)
NICE (4)
Novayre Solutions (2)
OpenConnect (2)
Pega Systems (4)
Redwood Software (3)
Softomotive (3)
Syntel (1)
Thoughtonomy (4)
UiPath (4)
Verint (1)
WorkFusion (4)

B) Free tools

Here you will find free versions of the RPA tools from the main list. Terms of use for those tools differ, so you need to check the legal aspects, but in general if a company offers a free version and provides support for users, it means they are pretty confident of their software quality, which is a good sign. Of course with open source this is more complicated 😉

Additionally you will find there free tools which I personally would not call RPA, but which can be seen in companies beginning their adventure with software robots.

Free RPA tools

A9T9
A9T9 offers you for free several nice tools (both for private and commercial use). First of all, there is a Kantu – open source extension for Firefox and Chrome allowing Web Automation. There are also two versions of SeeShell (also free, but not open source) – one for desktop automation and other for web automation.
You can download all of them at: https://a9t9.com/download

Arago
After registration you get access to the academy part with learning resources as well as one free license of HIRO.

Some Linux knowledge may be helpful 🙂

https://arago.co/access-hiro/

AutomationEdge
AutomationEdge is offering free version of their tool: F3 RPA Bot. You get one robot agent which can be used in production. License needs to be renewed yearly. AutomationEdge also provides support for the F3 RPA Bot users.

If you are curious: F3A stands for Free, Feature Rich and Fast.

https://automationedge.com/f3-rpa-bot/

G1ANT
G1ANT is offering a free Software Developer Studio License of their tool along with access to the documentation.

You can sign up and download at:
https://beta.g1ant.com/#contact

Intellibot
After you sign up, you get a free license for the Intellibot RPA studio. You can also get support via forum and use marketplace for components.

http://intellibot.io/Account/Register

UiPath
UiPath offers Community Edition of their tool for free. UiPAth Community Edition is for individual developers, open source projects, academic research, education, and small professional teams. Registration gives you free license which needs to be periodically renewed as well as support via forum. There are also tutorial, knowledge base and learning videos available.

https://www.uipath.com/community

WorkFusion
WorkFusion disrupted the RPA market in early 2017 by offering free RPA Express. This tool can be used for commercial purposes and offers many enterprise grade features. There is also a support forum as well as educational materials.
https://www.workfusion.com/rpa-express/

Open Source RPA tools

This list is organised by tool name since some tools are developed by single developers and not companies. Those tools are not mentioned in a full list since they do not have necessary input. For each of the tools you will find link to GitHub repository where you can download it, learn more, and (if you are developer) add your code.

Automagica
Tool provided by Oakwood Technologies. Built on top of Python.
https://github.com/oakwoodai/automagica

OPAL
Telligro provides a free and open source RPA product OPAL.
https://github.com/telligro

TagUI
This tool may need some more technical skills to use, but it gives you interesting possibilities.

First of all – it’s fully open source. It works on Windows, Linux and MacOS. Finally – as opposed to many open source tools which are developed in a free time of a programmer this one is maintained by a government-funded initiative AI Singapore.

https://github.com/kelaberetiv/TagUI

Roro
Flowchart-based nice automation tool by Arvie Delgado.

https://github.com/arviedelgado/roro

taskt
taskt (formely sharpRPA) is a tool provided by Jason Bayldon.

https://github.com/saucepleez/taskt

Other free tools

In a few cases I had a chance to see how SikuliX was used for automating processes. This is not a full blown RPA tool, but allows you to start and has several nice features.
http://sikulix.com

For simple automation scenarios you may also want to use scripting languages. Apart from lower level solutions like Python following options are frequently used:
AHK (https://autohotkey.com/)
AutoIt (https://www.autoitscript.com)

If you are bit more technical, you may also want to consider some test automation solutions like e.g. Selenium (for browser automation) or Robot Framework.

C) RPA vendors with best learning resources

This list will give you an overview of vendors which took time and effort to create exceptional learning materials for their software. This is also important aspect since you can learn the tool faster and see what is it capable of.

Automation Anywhere
Automation Anywhere provides a nice library of 10+ online courses. Some of them are free (over 8 hours of content), others are very reasonably priced.
There is also free introductory course on Udemy by Automation Anywhere.
https://www.automationanywhereuniversity.com/
https://www.udemy.com/beginners-guide-to-rpa-automation-anywhere/

Pegasystems
Pega Academy contains 100+ courses in several languages. There are 8 courses (and few exams) related to RPA. Overall free courses have over 5 days of content.
https://academy.pega.com

UiPath
UiPath offers 9 courses for various groups of users in several languages. Overall there are 100+ hours of content – all for free.
https://www.uipath.com/rpa-academy

WorkFusion
There are 6 courses available – some provided by WorkFusion and others by partners. Overall there are 80+ hours of content. All the courses are free.
https://automationacademy.com/

D) RPA vendors involved in IEEE Intelligent Process Automation group

Last element that you may want to consider is whether a company offering RPA tool is supporting standarization efforts. Generally support for open standards is a good sign for end user. While for the time being RPA does not have more technical standards allowing e.g. interoperability between various tools (like BPMN standard for process automation tools), I would expect this in near future.

Below you can find a list of tool vendors participating in IEEE Intelligent Process Automation:
Another Monday
Automation Anywhere
Blue Prism
Kryon
NTT DATA
Redwood Software
Thoughtonomy
UiPath
WorkFusion

E) List of RPA tools

This is a list of RPA tools I could identify on a basis of my own research supplemented by a list of RPA tools provided by Prof. Sobczak (Robonomika.pl).

To help you get a better feeling of who is behind the tool, whenever possible, I also added information about the vendor (based on how do they describe themselves on their page).

Additionally you will see: presentation of a tool (usually video), info about availability of free version or demo, and educational resources helping you learn more about the tool.

I also added links to social media, so that you can stay up to date with news about a given tool.

This way, you can easily see if their approach and offering fits your requirements and learn more.

At the bottom of this list you will also find names of the RPA tools I found, but did not have a chance to research more in depth (usually because their website did not provide that many details).

a9t9 software GmbH (https://a9t9.com/)

Tool: SeeShell

In their own words:
“a9t9 software was founded in 2016 by two robotic process automation industry veterans. Earlier, they both founded iOpus Software, which is best known for its iMacros browser macro recorder with more than 1,000,000 active daily users. a9t9’s company goal is to convert the recent advances in computer vision into usable products for business users and smart hobbyists. Our flag-ship products are the popular OCR.space OCR API and SeeShell, the first visual browser automation tool.”
Learn more: https://a9t9.com/seeshell

Trial version: https://a9t9.com/seeshell/compare
Free version: https://a9t9.com/download

Social media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/a9t9_com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qb9GbazYUl8cKR_EqzJRg

Another Monday (https://www.anothermonday.com/)

Tool: RPA platform (including components called Live Tracking, RoboChat, DIY Robot Designer).

In their own words:
“With Another Monday, we are continuing our more than 12-year-old success story with enthusiasm for future-oriented solutions. We are reorganising and expanding our offer concerning automation solutions for ‘New Work’. To put it simply, the name stands for better, different work. The kind of work that improves Mondays – because it is not monotonous and repetitive, but rather exciting and meaningful.”
Learn more:
https://www.anothermonday.com/en/methods/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/anothermonday/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/anothermonday_
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCflrn0SCZPll5v6dXp96pyw

AntWorks (https://www.ant.works)

Tool: ANTstein

In their own words:
“We — AntWorksTM — are a global, artificial intelligence (AI) company; creating new possibilities with data through automation, digitization and enterprise intelligence. We provide the only integrated intelligent automation enterprise level product that is powered by Fractal Science.”
Learn more:
https://www.ant.works/resources/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/antworks-reimagine-it/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/antworksglobal
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDonYmMbAhM5Ehqj6pD2Xag/featured

Arago (https://arago.co/)

Tool: HIRO

In their own words:
“Arago is a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence and one of few companies worldwide to offer a commercially proven general artificial intelligence platform. Our mission is to guide our clients’ transformation into future-proof AI-enabled enterprises and to empower them to unleash the potential of their existing intelligence – regardless of industry.”
Learn more:
https://arago.co/hiro/academy/

Free version: One basic license is free, renewal needed. Installation requires Linux.

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aragogmbh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aragoGmbH
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aragoag

Automation Anywhere (https://www.automationanywhere.com/)

Tool: Automation Anywhere Enterprise

In their own words:
“Automation Anywhere empowers people whose ideas, thought and focus make the companies they work for great. We deliver the world’s most sophisticated Digital Workforce Platform making work more human by automating business processes and liberating people.”
Learn more:
https://resources.automationanywhere.com/
https://www.automationanywhereuniversity.com/
https://www.udemy.com/beginners-guide-to-rpa-automation-anywhere/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/automation-anywhere/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutomationAnywh
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aatethys

AutomationEdge (https://automationedge.com/)

Tool: AutomationEdge

In their own words:
“AutomationEdge is the preferred IT automation and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution provider. AutomationEdge helps organizations automate their mundane ,repetitive rule based tasks across verticals.”
Learn more:
https://automationedge.com/it-automation-rpa-resources/

Trial version: http://automationedge.com/it-robotic-free-trial/
Free version: F3 RPA Bot https://automationedge.com/f3-rpa-bot/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/automationedge/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutomationEdge
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQNT47rj29d84XABaULNT2w/featured

Ayehu (https://ayehu.com/)

Tool: Ayehu eyeShare

In their own words:
“Ayehu is the IT Automation and Orchestration platform built for the Digital Era. Powered by machine learning algorithms, it acts as a force multiplier for IT operations, security operations, managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs). Customers can significantly save time on manual and repetitive tasks, respond to incidents with pinpoint accuracy, accelerate mean time to resolution, and maintain greater control over IT infrastructure. Ayehu has been deployed by major enterprises worldwide, and currently, support thousands of IT processes across the globe. ”
Learn more: https://ayehu.com/resources/

Trial version: http://info.ayehu.com/it-process-automation-download-ayehu-eyeshare-free-30-day-trial

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4140672/profile
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ayehu_eyeshare
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ayehusoftware/videos

Be Informed (http://www.beinformed.com/)

Tool: Be Informed Platform

In their own words:
“Be Informed is an internationally operating, independent software vendor. The Be Informed Platform transforms administrative processes. Thanks to Be Informed’s unique semantic technology and solutions, business applications become completely model-driven, allowing organizations to instantly execute on new strategies and regulations.”
Learn more: http://www.beinformed.com/platform.html

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/be-informed/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/beinformedcom
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/beinformedcom/
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/beinformed

BlackLine (https://www.blackline.com/smart-close)

Tool: BlackLine Smart Close

In their own words:
“Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become a leading provider of cloud software that automates and controls the entire financial close process. Our vision is to modernize the finance and accounting function to enable greater operational effectiveness and agility, and we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and services to empower accounting and finance leaders around the world to achieve Modern Finance.”
Learn more: https://www.blackline.com/resources

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blackline/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlackLine
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BlackLineSystems

Blue Prism (https://www.blueprism.com/)

Tool: Blue Prism

In their own words:
“Blue Prism® invented the term Robotic Process Automation. Our software platform enables business operations to be agile and cost effective through rapid automation of manual, rules based, back office administrative processes, reducing cost and improving accuracy by creating a “digital workforce”.”
Learn more: https://www.blueprism.com/resources

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blue-prism-limited/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/blue_prism/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BluePrismLtd

Cicero (http://www.ciceroinc.com/)

Tool: Cicero Automation

In their own words:
“We believe there is a better, smarter and more secure way to use technology to access and shape information in order to make interactions and processes more efficient. It all starts with the single biggest obstacle to making it happen – the employee desktop.”
Learn more: http://www.ciceroinc.com/resources/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cicero-inc./
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ciceroinc

Contextor (https://contextor.eu/en/)

Tool: Contextor Interactive Assistant, Contextor Standalone Bot, Contextor Studio, Contextor Control Room, Contextor Galaxy

In their own words:
“Contextor is the European leader in the design and integration of innovative software solutions based on the performance of real-time increased interactions … now called Robotic Process Automation.”
Learn more: https://contextor.eu/en/category/expert-blog/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/contextor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Contextor
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJEtt4vQqJ_HJ7DxiR19qw

Datamatics (https://www.datamatics.com/)

Tool: TruBot

In their own words:
“Datamatics is a technology company that builds intelligent solutions enabling data-driven businesses to digitally transform themselves through Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Mobility and Advanced Analytics.”
Learn more: https://www.datamatics.com/white-papers

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/datamatics-global-services/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dgsl
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/datamaticsglobal

EdgeVerve Systems (https://www.edgeverve.com/)

Tool: AssistEdge

In their own words:
“EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys, develops innovative software products and offers them on premise or as cloud-hosted business platforms. Our products help businesses develop deeper connections with stakeholders, power continuous innovation and accelerate growth in the digital world. We power our clients’ growth in rapidly evolving areas like banking, distributive trade, credit servicing, customer service and enterprise buying. Today, global corporations across financial services, insurance, retail and CPG, life sciences, manufacturing, and telecommunications use EdgeVerve products”
Learn more: https://www.edgeverve.com/resources/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edgeverve/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@edge_verve
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOOIDiNqcDogzFU0h6_q7lQ

EnableSoft (https://www.enablesoft.com/)

Tool: Foxtrot

In their own words:
“When EnableSoft introduced Foxtrot in 1995, the term Robotic Process Automation (RPA) had not yet been coined. Screen Scraping, Extract Translate and Load (ETL) and Data Scripting were a few of the many terms used to describe what Foxtrot was able to do. Most sources today still describe RPA as an emerging technology, meaning that Foxtrot has always been a product ahead of its time.”
Learn more: https://www.enablesoft.com/resources

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/enablesoft-inc-/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoxtrotTech
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu9Ix7AoNikK3c2RJcUhSVQ/videos

Epiance Software (http://www.epiplex500.com/)

Tool: EpiGenie RPA

In their own words:
“Epiance is the leading provider of enterprise software that helps companies manage their IT driven business process transformations successfully. Our products deliver a combination of process automation, knowledge transfer, performance support and process improvement capabilities that reduce costs, increase productivity and improve business performance.”

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/epiance/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-21gJcMPyRZZGs4YoDs7zg/videos

EXILANT Technologies (now part of QuEST Global) (http://www.exilant.com/)

Tool: Fusion RPA

In their own words:
“EXILANT is a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) Services and Custom products using various distributed models to clients worldwide. Our sphere of operations includes Application Lifecycle Management, Infrastructure Lifecycle Management & Product Lifecycle Management.”

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/exilant/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExilantTech
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWP2x6IkFVnYjEH24pfgkA

G1ANT (http://g1ant.com/)

Tool: G1ANT.Robot

In their own words:
“Provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software with unique scripting language, Robots per Minute, free developer studio and open platform to extend with own add-ons. ”
Learn more:
https://github.com/G1ANT-Robot/G1ANT.Tutorials/blob/master/Wiktoria/README.md

Free version: https://beta.g1ant.com/#contact (free Software Developer Studio License)

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/g1ant/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/g1ant_rpa
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsm8dbf45slxwq_bkjkOkcA/videos

Ikarus Process Automation (https://www.ikarus.ai/)

Tool: AllSpark (coming soon, based on Ikarus Cognitive Process Automation framework)

In their own words:
“Ikarus is a software company that develops solutions to automate manual repetitive tasks for businesses. We have created a Cognitive Process Automation framework which leverages advanced machine learning algorithms to work on unstructured text documents like invoices, forms, contracts and emails. Using our solutions, businesses can automate their processes with high accuracy and significant savings in cost and time!”
Learn more: https://blog.ikarus.ai

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ikarus/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/techikarus
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKdRwOMUzZgbp8Ec3vWIQzA/featured

IntelliBot (https://intellibot.io)

Tool: Intellibot

In their own words:
“IntelliBot – an AI enabled, fast, simple and versatile RPA platform to handle complex business process automation requirements. It uses state of the art Computer Vision Engine and Visual Programming to significantly simplify the automation design process.”
Learn more: https://intellibot.io/Home/Videos
https://intellibot.io/documentation/

Free version: http://intellibot.io/Account/Register

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/intellibot/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IntellibotRPA
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAFs8vCYphOMqnWctyH7Lg/featured

IPsoft (https://www.ipsoft.com/)

Tool: 1Desk and Amelia

In their own words:
“IPsoft makes it possible to transform business performance through the employment of digital labor. Every day we automate thousands of IT and business processes for enterprises across a wide range of industries.”
Learn more: https://www.ipsoft.com/category/white-papers/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ipsoft/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ipsoft
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/IPsoftInc

Jacada (https://www.jacada.com/)

Tool: Jacada Customer Service RPA

In their own words:
“Jacada is a leader in customer service and contact center solutions. Jacada’s award winning solutions enable organizations, all around the world, to provide the absolute highest quality of service for their customers.”
Learn more: https://www.jacada.com/white-papers-and-surveys

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jacada/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jacada_inc
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYY7jWsSUMDcttElGVDn0Q

Kofax (https://www.kofax.com/)

Tool: Kapow

In their own words:
“Kofax is a leading supplier of software and solutions to automate and digitally transform human and information intensive processes across front and back office operations. These can dramatically improve customer engagement, greatly reduce operating costs, mitigate compliance risk and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability. Its broad range of software and solutions can be deployed in the cloud or on premise, and include robotic process automation, business process management, multichannel capture and other critically important capabilities. ”
Learn more: https://education.kofax.com/training/courses.php

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kofax/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kofax
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KofaxInc

Kryon Systems (https://www.kryonsystems.com/)

Tool: Kryon RPA (including Process Discovery, Studio, Console, Robots, Admin). Please note it was previously known as Leo.

In their own words:
“We’re true RPA Innovators and AI technology pioneers, transforming how enterprises do business in the digital age.”
Learn more: https://www.kryonsystems.com/resources/
https://www.kryonsystems.com/what-is-rpa/kryon-rpa-training/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kryon-systems/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kryonsystems
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPdTzMZVg66GS6iAO32OgWg

Loop AI Labs (http://www.loop.ai/)

Tool: Loop Q

In their own words:
“Loop AI Labs is a California company that is working to radically change how machines can autonomously learn and understand the human world, mirroring the same learning process that humans use.”
Learn more: http://www.loop.ai/machine-learning

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/loop-ai-labs/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoopAILabs
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC82mQn0Rwd_EuUK-76F-L7Q/featured

NICE (https://www.nice.com/)

Tool: NICE Robotic Automation, NEVA

In their own words:
“At NICE, we protect people’s money, ensure their safety and improve their experiences. Many of the world’s leading companies and organizations are expected to manage these three critical elements of modern living. To do so, they are tapping into the power of data, which has become ubiquitous in both business and life. These organizations turn to NICE to operationalize this data to improve business performance, increase operational efficiency, prevent financial crime, ensure compliance, and enhance safety and security.”
Learn more: https://www.nice.com/websites/rpa/ResourceCenter.html
https://community.spiceworks.com/pages/nice?tab=17747

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nice-systems/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NICELtd
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NICESystems

Nividous (http://nividous.com/)

Tool: Nividous RPA

In their own words:
“Nividous is a global software development and consulting company specializing in delivering outsourced business solutions that require deep technology knowledge, process proficiency and domain expertise. Nividous was formed with the vision of creating the maximum business value for enterprises around the globe by helping them work at their peak efficiency.”
Learn more: http://nividous.com/solutions/digital-process-automation/nividous-rpa/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nividous/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nividous
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nividous/

Novayre Solutions (http://www.jidoka.io/en/)

Tool: Jidoka Server, Jidoka SDK

In their own words:
“Jidōka (自動化) is a Japanese term coming from the Lean Manufacturing methodology whose meaning is ‘automation with a human touch’. Considering this paradigm, we have built Jidoka, a software solution that operates programs and applications in the same way that people do it.”
Learn more: http://blog.jidoka.io/en/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jidoka-io/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jidokaIO
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClaYAilBghfPQvYZnh4wMeQ

NTT DATA (https://us.nttdata.com/)

Tool: NTT DATA Automated Full-Time Equivalent (working with 50+ tools including AFTE framework, AFTE command center, NTT DATA Business Process Management Suite). NTT DATA also partners with: Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, IPsoft, and Pega.

In their own words:
“At NTT DATA Services, we drive outcomes that keep our clients a step ahead in this digitally dynamic world. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, our team of more than 50,000 professionals worldwide works with you to address today’s challenges, and tomorrow’s — whether it’s to help jump-start your cloud migration, reinvent the customer experience, streamline business processes or upgrade aging infrastructure. As a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global IT services provider with 118,000+ employees in more than 50 countries, we excel in blending IT and business expertise with decades of industry know-how.”
Learn more: https://us.nttdata.com/en/solutions/automation

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ntt-data-americas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NTTDATAServices
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeNfE7_iG5AuSJjyFj9eZNQ/featured

Oakwood Technologies (https://automagica.be/)

Tool: Automagica

In their own words:
“Turning high-tech into real-tech supported by Artificial Intelligence. We provide companies with simple solutions to complex problems.”
Learn more: https://automagica.be/classroom/

Free version: https://github.com/oakwoodai/automagica

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oakwood.ai/

Olive (formerly CrossChx) (https://hireolive.com)

Tool: OliveLabs, OliveWorks

In their own words:
“Olive builds artificial intelligence and RPA solutions that empower healthcare organizations to improve efficiency and patient care while reducing costly administrative errors. Olive puts a blue collar on artificial intelligence and lets it manage the repetitive, high-volume tasks and workflows that machines do best, leaving the tasks that require creativity, empathy, and passion to people.”
Learn more: https://hireolive.com/blog/
https://hireolive.com/whitepapers/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hireolive/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hire_olive
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBIVrRp_vqOBXg8JsWZ6mxg/featured

OnviSource (https://www.onvisource.com/)

Tool: Automata

In their own words:
“OnviSource enables companies to cost-effectively automate and optimize their operations, manage their customer’s experience and increase customer satisfaction. We help companies reduce costs and manage compliance, enhancing their brands and revenues through solutions that are offered as software products or cloud services.”
Learn more: https://www.onvisource.com/news-resources

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onvisource/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/onvisource

OpenConnect (https://www.openconnect.com/)

Tool: AutoiQ

In their own words:
“Building on over 30 years of helping companies improve operational efficiency, OpenConnect, based in Dallas, Texas, is a leader in robotic process automation (RPA), mainframe modernization and integration, and operational intelligence. Our customers use these products to automatically discover, automate, and improve operations; optimize workforce productivity; and enable maximum access to mission-critical data and applications. This allows them to quickly address and adapt to today’s operational and competitive challenges.”
Learn more: https://www.openconnect.com/resources/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/openconnect-systems/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ocs_inc
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/+OCOpenConnect

Pegasystems (https://www.pega.com/)

Tool: Pega Robotic Automation Studio, Pega Workforce Intelligence (please note that Pega took over RPA vendor OpenSpan)

In their own words:
“Pega’s adaptive, cloud-architected software – built on the unified Pega Platform – empowers people to rapidly deploy, and easily extend applications to meet strategic business needs. Over its 30-year history, Pega has delivered award-winning capabilities in CRM and Digital Process Automation, powered by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic automation, to help the world’s leading brands achieve breakthrough business results.”
Learn more:
https://academy.pega.com/
https://www1.pega.com/rpa-video-series
https://www1.pega.com/products/pega-platform/robotic-automation#p-2cf5cbaa-c681-4234-9b6f-e9e55b44fce7

Trial version: https://www1.pega.com/platform-trial

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pegasystems/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pega
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Pegasystems

Perpetuuiti (http://www.ptechnosoft.com/)

Tool: Perpetuuiti Platform (Av3ar, Ops-Central, ContinuityPatrol, ContinuityVault, DDE, eBDR, DataSync)

In their own words:
“Perpetuuiti is focused on enabling Digital Transformation for companies by building futuristic software products that help transform the way businesses operate. We are a leading Enterprise Software Products company with innovative solutions built in accordance with global benchmarks transforming the way businesses operate in the digital age. We deploy futuristic technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Computing (CC), Machine Learning (ML) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to enable iNTELLIGENt Automation solutions for iNTELLIGENt Business Service Availability Management (iSAM), iNTELLIGENt Organizational BCP Automation (iBCM), Data Replication and Cloud Migration, Real-Time auto-discovery of application IT infrastructure and application interdependency mapping.”
Learn more: http://www.ptechnosoft.com/Ops-Central.html

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/perpetuuiti/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Perpetuuiti
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmbtX-U6DniCMg9Wbmk-DUA/featured

Redwood Software (https://www.redwood.com/)

Tool: RunMyJobs

In their own words:
“At Redwood Software, we help our customers stay ahead by freeing people from repetitive manual tasks. Redwood Robotics™ solutions help businesses optimize processes for digital operations, while RunMyJobs© supports IT teams that want freedom from repetitive manual tasks in the services they provide to the business. We design easy-to-use, flexible and scalable solutions and our customers tell us that we offer unparalleled levels of service and support.”
Learn more: https://www.redwood.com/runmyjobs/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redwood-software/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RedwoodSoftware
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO49op3IHyKNtkRx6L0w7Jw

Rimilia (https://www.rimilia.com/)

Tool: Rimilia Alloc8 Collect

In their own words:
“From our beginnings in 2008, we have strived to create a business that is not only technically advanced (we do AI after all), but retains its human side. This human to human thinking is inherent in our software solutions – we want to make people’s life easier and more efficient. Today, we are a best in class SaaS provider, who with partners such as Microsoft, can deliver solutions that are unrivalled in the financial and accountancy market. ”
Learn more: https://www.rimilia.com/resources/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rimilia-ltd/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rimilia
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g7LRBcgi-kVNK0VateGIg

Servicetrace GmbH (https://www.servicetrace.de/)

Tool: Servicetrace Robotic Solutions (Robot, Central Server, Workflow Studio), Servicetrace Robotic Cloud Solutions

In their own words:
“Servicetrace GmbH is a leading technology provider of software robotic solutions and has a growing clientele across all sectors.”
Learn more: https://www.servicetrace.de/servicetrace-robotic-solutions/?lang=en

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/servicetrace/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/servicetrace (in German)
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1OAYx7b32j_8kaJ8-hLLbA/videos

Softomotive (https://www.softomotive.com/)

Tool: ProcessRobot, WinAutomation

In their own words:
“Softomotive is one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation products and services, trusted by more than 7.000 companies worldwide. With more than 10 years in the software automation market, Softomotive offers the most reliable and scalable RPA solutions, bridging the gap between best-of-breed technology and unparalleled ease of use. Softomotive automation solutions are proven to deliver operational efficiency, reduce costs and exposure to risks, drive compliance and empower brands.”
Learn more: https://www.softomotive.com/processrobot/
https://www.winautomation.com/video-tutorials/

Trial version: https://www.winautomation.com/download/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/processrobot/
https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/winautomation/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/processrobot
https://twitter.com/winautomation
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOPBay3_FJtBXmkNRR8kcsA

SolveXia (https://www.solvexia.com/)

Tool: SolveXia Platform

In their own words:
“In early 2008, Mark Schneider and Jonathan Glass decided to form a start-up – one that could help European life insurers deal with what were, at the time, fast-approaching regulatory burdens (Basel). Mark had founded Classic Solutions in the early 90’s, the company behind MoSes which remains one of the most widely used actuarial modelling tools used today. Jonathan had been a managing director for JP Morgan, responsible for the Futures & Options business across Asia. Together, the pair set out to build a company that they hoped would revolutionise enterprise software. They called the company, SolveXia.”
Learn more: https://www.solvexia.com/blog/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/solvexia-pty-ltd/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/solvexia
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZoeB1ML_OVHEb59pY-FXFw/featured

Syntel (https://www.syntelinc.com/)

Tool: SyntBots

In their own words:
“Syntel is a leading global provider of Information Technology and Knowledge Processing services. We help global enterprises evolve their core IT applications, infrastructure and business processes by leveraging intelligent automation, scaled agile development and cloud computing solutions. Our digital services enable clients to engage their customers, discover new insights, and create more connected enterprises.”
Learn more: https://www.syntelinc.com/services/core-services/bizops

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/syntel/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SYNTEL
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/syntel

T-Plan (http://www.t-plan.com/)

Tool: T-Plan Robot Enterprise (formerly known as VNCRobot)

In their own words:
“Founded in 1989, T-Plan developed a test management tool which ensured that applications of critical importance to the UK and Global economy were developed, tested and launched successfully. T-Plan has worked closely with some of the most prestigious institutions in the UK.”
Learn more: http://www.t-plan.com/robotic-process-automation/

Trial version: http://www.t-plan.com/free-trial/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/t-plan/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TPlanltd
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Tplanltd

Telligro (http://www.telligro.com/)

Tool: OPAL (Open Process Automation Layer)

In their own words:
“We provide cutting-edge technologies and services for enterprise-wide process automation. In our previous venture, we founded the company that pioneered User Interface-based Automation, which is now known as Robotic Process Automation (RPA). We introduced this automation technique to the world of Shared Services and Business Process Outsourcing.”

Free version: https://github.com/telligro (Open Source)

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/telligro/

Thoughtonomy (https://thoughtonomy.com/)

Tool: Virtual Workforce

In their own words:
“Founded in 2013, our vision was to develop a new ground-breaking automation platform that would help organizations overcome the challenges of workforce productivity, skills availability, and digitization of service offerings. We recognized that whilst there were many automation technologies in the market, these were not effectively addressing that challenge. Typically focused on the niche automation of a specific task or function, or on re-engineering the processes and systems in use, these often required lengthy, disruptive, and expensive change programs, and were rarely simple to deploy, easy to adopt or flexible to consume.”
Learn more: https://thoughtonomy.com/resources-1/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thoughtonomy/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thoughtonomy
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI0XYVAhUZNsjPmW_CZN8Mg

UiPath (https://www.uipath.com/)

Tool: RPA Platform (Robot, Studio, Orchestrator)

In their own words:
“UiPath is, in essence, the slow fruit of a group of engineers driven by an enduring ambition to build the best technology they possibly could. They went in wholeheartedly and made UiPath the most widely used RPA platform in the world today, drawing together elite enterprises, global partners committed to excellence in implementation and product innovation, and the largest RPA developer community ready to make an impact on the world.”
Learn more: https://www.uipath.com/rpa-academy
https://www.uipath.com/resources

Trial version: https://www.uipath.com/freetrial-or-community
Free version: https://www.uipath.com/community (UiPath Community Edition)

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uipath/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uipath
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/UiPath/

Verint Systems (https://www.verint.com/)

Tool: Verint Robotic Process Automation, Verint Process Assistant

In their own words:
“Verint Systems Inc. is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence® solutions. Actionable Intelligence is a necessity in a dynamic world of massive information growth because it empowers organizations with crucial insights and enables decision makers to anticipate, respond, and take action. With Verint solutions and value added services, organizations of all sizes and across many industries can make more informed, timely, and effective decisions.”
Learn more: https://www.verint.com/robotics

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/verint/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Verint
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/VerintTV

VisualCron (https://www.visualcron.com/)

Tool: VisualCron

In their own words:
“To solve and automate everyday Task scheduling for everyone. To support the latest technologies, standards and protocols by constantly update our software. To provide an interface that is easy to use and gives enough information to answer questions like; When did this Job run? What does it do? Who ran it? How did it go?”
Learn more: https://www.visualcron.com/tutorials.aspx

Trial version: https://www.visualcron.com/download.aspx

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2134609/profile
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VisualCron
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/VisualCron

WeAreBrain aka Brain Agency Group (https://tur.ai/)

Tool: Tur.ai (AI) & @Elio (Workbot)

In their own words:
“We are The exciting new player in Robotic Process Automation. We develop intelligent software solutions, so companies can easily manage their virtual workforce.”
Learn more: https://tur.ai/features
https://thebrainfiles.wearebrain.com

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tur-ai/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mariogrunitz
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user67737189

WorkFusion (https://www.workfusion.com/)

Tool: Smart Process Automation, RPA Express

In their own words:
“The rapid rise of AI and automation, along with the changing roles of people in the workforce, have created both complexity and opportunity for individuals, businesses and entire countries. Our company’s purpose is to reduce this complexity and help our customers exploit the opportunity through products that pair people with intelligent software robots.”
Learn more: https://www.workfusion.com/demos-videos/
https://automationacademy.com/

Free version: https://www.workfusion.com/rpa-express/

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workfusion/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/workfusion
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/workfusion

Worksoft (https://www.worksoft.com)

Tool: Worksoft Analyze

In their own words:
“Worksoft provides the world’s leading automation platform for enterprise applications. Our fifth-generation platform provides automated business process discovery, documentation, compliance, testing, risk analysis, and RPA to support critical applications, including SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Workday®, SuccessFactors, ServiceNow, and more.”
Learn more: https://www.worksoft.com/worksoft-university
https://www.worksoft.com/products/worksoft-analyze

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/worksoft/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorksoftInc
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/worksoftinc

Zensar Technologies (https://www.zensar.com/)

Tool: DigiSmart

In their own words:
“Zensar is a leading digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their Digital Transformation journey. Zensar’s comprehensive range of digital and technology services and solutions enables its customers to achieve new thresholds of business performance. Zensar helps clients deliberate not only on executing Digital initiatives but on realizing the Return on Digital®.”
Learn more: https://www.zensar.com/service/robotic-process-automation

Social media:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zensar-technologies/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zensar
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Zennovation

Honorable mentions

Below you will find more RPA vendors which did not make it to the main list because I could not find enough information about them or did not offer english version of the software.
Grupo WDG (http://www.wdgautomation.com/)
Makeitright (https://makeitright.pl/en/robotic-process-automation-2/)
Micro Focus (https://software.microfocus.com/en-us/what-is/robotic-process-automation)
YURPA (part of ulam.ai group) (https://www.yurpa.xyz/)
First Byte (http://wizlink.eu/)


Possible answer to this question is 59 🙂

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