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RPA platforms represent a growth market, with enterprises investing in new RPA platforms for process and task automation to achieve greater operating efficiency and agility, while allowing the human workforce to focus on more-strategic and higher-priority projects/tasks.


  • Intelligent process automation (IPA) is in an early phase of its evolution and represents the next frontier for RPA vendors.

Features and Benefits

  • Enterprise IT and business leaders should refer this ODM to shortlist RPA platforms and vendors well-suited to their specific requirements.
  • Gain insight into the key strengths of and the opportunities for leading enterprise RPA platform vendors.

Key questions answered

  • Which vendors are stronger in terms of development features and user experience and automation & execution capabilities?
  • Which vendors have high scores across the "technology" and "execution and market impact" dimensions?
  • Which vendors achieved a high score for "AI capabilities" and "scalability and enterprise fit" criteria groups?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key findings

RPA platform and vendor selection

  • Inclusion criteria
  • Exclusion criteria
  • Ovum ratings

Market and solution analysis

  • RPA platforms have entered the mainstream and adoption is growing at a rapid rate
  • Ovum Decision Matrix: RPA Platforms, 2018–19
  • Market leaders: Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, Pegasystems, Thoughtonomy, and UiPath
  • Market challengers: Jacada, Kofax, Kryon, Redwood Software, Softomotive

Market leaders

  • Market leaders: technology
  • Market leaders: execution and market impact

Vendor analysis

  • Automation Anywhere (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Blue Prism (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Jacada (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Kofax (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Kryon (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Pegasystems (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Redwood Software (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Softomotive (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Thoughtonomy (Ovum recommendation: “Leader”)
  • UiPath (Ovum recommendation: Leader)


  • Technology assessment
  • Execution and market impact assessment


  • Further reading
  • Author

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