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Market Share Analysis: Robotic Process Automation, Worldwide, 2018

Published: 23 May 2019

ID: G00385825

Analyst(s): Bindi Bhullar, Fabrizio Biscotti, Derek Miers, Cathy Tornbohm


The RPA software market grew 63.1% in 2018 to $846 million, making it the fastest-growing segment in the enterprise software market. The RPA market is seeing many new entrants and the blurring of lines with other automation technologies, such as optical character recognition and AI.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Market Findings
  • Vendor Performance Highlights

Market Share Data

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

  • Digital Transformation Initiatives Drive Process Automation (and Integration)
  • RPA Grows Along Industry and Functional Lines
  • New Vendors Continue to Enter a Fast-Evolving Market
  • Megavendors Are Showing a Keen Interest in RPA
  • Subscription and Cloud Offerings Attract Interest

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • No. 1 — UiPath
  • No. 2 — Automation Anywhere
  • No. 3 — Blue Prism
  • No. 4 — NICE
  • No. 5 — Pegasystems

Other Notable Vendors

  • No. 6 — Kofax
  • No. 7 — NTT-AT

Mergers and Acquisitions


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