Top 13 RPA Software
Last updated: September 22, 2021
RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is the technology that allows to configure a software “robot” to emulate and integrate the actions of a human interacting computer to execute a business process or routine tasks.
UiPath is a leading Robotic Process Automation vendor providing a complete software platform to help organizations efficiently automate business processes.
Award-winning case management, Robotic process automation and BPM for continuous operational excellence
Microsoft Power Automate (earlier Microsoft Flow) - is a versatile automation platform that integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps and services.
Blue Prism is a Robotic Process Automation software to provide businesses and organizations like yours with a more agile virtual workforce.
Nintex is the market leader in end-to-end process management and workflow automation. Easily manage, automate, and optimize your processes with no code.
Automation Anywhere caters to enterprises looking to deploy a digital workforce composed of software bots that complete business processes end-to-end.
The Intelligent Automation Cloud. An entire automation ecosystem, connected and customized to fit your needs. Ideal for companies growing their RPA capabilities
Selenium automates browsers. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can be automated as well.
Kofax Intelligent Automation software platform helps organizations transform information-intensive business processes, reduce manual work and errors, minimize costs, and improve customer engagement. We combine RPA, cognitive capture, process orchestration, mobility and engagement, and analytics to ease implementations and deliver dramatic results that mitigate compliance risk and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability.
WinAutomation brings the benefits of Robotic Process Automation to your desktop. It offers the most powerful, robust and easy to use windows-based software that allows you to automate routine and repetitive tasks. WinAutomation helps you reduce costs and improve overall speed and accuracy of business processes.
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Kryon is a one-of-a-kind automation company, providing a full-cycle intelligent Automation Suite: taking our customers from process discovery, through analysis and finally streamlining the automation via intelligent robotic process automation:
Celonis, the market leader in Process Mining, is now going one step further to eliminate system complexity with the Execution Management System.
NICE RPA is a process automation tool. It features the Attended Bot system i.e. you can automate a process that requires human interaction in between processing the flow. The automated system stops and allows the user to manually interact with the system when needed.
Latest news about RPA Software
2021. Salesforce announces new Mulesoft RPA tool based on Servicetrace acquisition
When Salesforce announced it was buying German RPA vendor Servicetrace last month, it seemed that it might match up well with MuleSoft, the company the CRM giant bought in 2018 for $6.5 billion. MuleSoft, among other things, helps customers build APIs to legacy systems, while Servicetrace provides a way to add automation to legacy systems. Sure enough, the company announced today that it’s planning a new MuleSoft-Servicetrace tool called MuleSoft RPA. The Servicetrace deal closed on September 2nd and the company isn’t wasting any time putting it to work wherever it makes sense across the organization — and the MuleSoft integration is a primary use case.
2021. ‘No code’ test automation platform, Leapwork, fires up with $62M
Copenhagen-based process automation and RPA platform Leapwork has snagged Denmark’s largest-ever $62 million Series B funding round. Software testing is a particular focus for the tools, which Leapwork pitches at enterprises’ quality assurance and test teams. It claims that by using its no-code tech — a label for the trend which refers to software that’s designed to be accessible to non-technical staff, greatly increasing its utility and applicability — businesses can achieve a 10x faster time to market, 97% productivity gains and a 90% reduction in application errors. So the wider pitch is that it can support enterprises to achieve faster digital transformations with only their existing mix of in-house skills.
2021. Salesforce steps into RPA buying Servicetrace and teaming it with Mulesoft
Salesforce has dipped its toe into the RPA pool by acquiring German RPA company Servicetrace. Salesforce intends to make Servicetrace part of Mulesoft, the company it bought in 2018 for $6.5 billion. When Servicetrace is in the fold, it should fit in well with Mulesoft’s API integration, helping to add an automation layer to Mulesoft’s tool kit. While Einstein, Salesforce’s artificial intelligence layer, gives companies with more modern tooling the ability to automate certain tasks, RPA is suited to more legacy operations, and this acquisition could be another step in helping Salesforce bridge the gap between older on-prem tools and more modern cloud software.
2021. Process mining software startup Celonis snares $1B
Celonis, the late-stage process mining software startup, announced a $1 billion Series D. The company’s processing mining software sits at the beginning of the process automation food chain, which includes robotic process automation, no-code workflow and other tools to bring more automated workflows to companies. It’s quite possible that the company could develop other pieces of this or use the new capital to buy talent and functionality, something that Rinke acknowledges is possible now with this much capital behind the company.
2021. Laiye, China’s answer to UiPath, raises $50M
Laiye, which develops software to mimic mundane workplace tasks like keyboard strokes and mouse clicks, has raised $50 million in a Series C. RPA tools are attracting companies looking for ways to automate workflows during COVID-19, which has disrupted office collaboration. Laiye says its RPA enterprise business achieved positive cash flow and its chatbot business turned profitability in the fourth quarter of 2020. Laiye is expanding its services globally and boasts that its footprint now spans Asia, the United States and Europe. It now employs about 400 staff globally with entities in China, Singapore and the U.S., while it is hiring in Europe.
2021. ServiceNow acquired RPA startup Intellibot
IT service management vendor ServiceNow became the latest company to take the robotic process automation (RPA) plunge. It has acquired India-based RPA startup Intellibot. The purchase comes at a time where companies are looking to automate workflows across the organization. RPA provides a way to automate a set of legacy processes, which often involve humans dealing with mundane repetitive work. The company can now bring RPA natively to the platform with this acquisition, yet still use RPA bots from other vendors if that’s what the customer requires.
2021. Microsoft’s Power Automate Desktop is now free for all Windows 10 users
Microsoft is making Power Automate Desktop, its enterprise-level tool for creating automated desktop-centric workflows, available to all Windows 10 users for free. Power Automate Desktop is what Microsoft calls its “attended Robotic Process Automation” solution, but you can think of it as a macro recorder on steroids. It comes with 370 prebuilt actions that help you build flows across different applications, but its real power is in letting you build your own scripts to automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks. Users who want to give Power Automate Desktop a try can now download it from Microsoft, but in the coming weeks, it’ll become part of Microsoft’s Insider Builds for Windows 10 and then eventually become a built-in part of Windows 10, all the way down to the standard Windows Home version.
2021. Infinitus launches with $21.4M for voice RPA aimed at healthcare companies
RPA startup called Infinitus is coming out of stealth to apply this concept to the world of healthcare. Infinitus uses “voice RPA” to become the machine-generated voice that makes calls from, say, healthcare providers or pharmacies to insurance companies to go through a series of questions (directed at humans at the other end) that typically need to be answered before payments are authorized and other procedures can take place. Those conversations are then ingested into Infinitus’s platform to parse them for relevant information that is input into the right fields to trigger whatever actions need to happen as a result of the calls.
2021. Robotic process automation platform UiPath raises $750M
UiPath, one of the leaders in the quickly growing robotic process automation (RPA) space, has closed on $750 million in Series F funding at valuation of $35 billion. UiPath’s self-proclaimed mission is “to unlock human creativity and ingenuity by enabling the Fully Automated Enterprise™ and empowering workers through automation.” Its Automation Platform aims to “transform the way humans work” by giving companies a way to build out and run automations across departments.
2020. Microsoft acquires robotic process automation platform Softomotive
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today confirmed that the company has acquired Softomotive, a software robotic automation platform. It will become part of Microsoft Power Automate platform. Softomotive currently has about 9,000 customers around the world. Softomotive’s WinAutomation platform will be freely available to Power Automate users with what Microsoft calls an RPA attended license in Power Automate. In Power Automate, Microsoft will use Softomotive’s tools to enable a number of new capabilities, including Softomotives low-code desktop automation solution WinAutomation. Until now, Power Automate did not feature any desktop automation tools.
2019. Microsoft introduced own RPA software - UI Flows
Microsoft has renamed its Microsoft Flow application integration and business process automation platform to Power Automate and added to it RPA software called UI Flows. As you know RPA (Robotic Process Automation) - allows you to automate routine operations at the user interface level. RPA system records user actions (mouse clicks, copying text from one field to another ...) and creates a software robot that does the same. Thus, you can create an automatic process and integrate old software (that doen't have an API for integration) into it. For example, the video shows how to create such a robot to copy data from legacy medical system to a cloud service. Note that Microsoft Power Automate now combines both RPA and API integrations with most popular cloud services.
2019. Robocorp raised $5.6M to bring open-source option to RPA
Robocorp, a San Francisco startup, that wants to bring open source and RPA together, announced a $5.6 million seed investment. The company is built on the open-source Robot Framework project, which was originally developed as an open-source software testing environment, but he sees RPA having a lot in common with testing, and his team has been able to take the project and apply it to RPA. The company is offering a cloud service to reduce the complexity even further of using the open-source tools, and that includes the kinds of features enterprises tend to demand from these projects, like security, identity and access management, and so forth.