The Everest Group, a global technology consultant based in Dallas, has released its annual evaluation of the robotic process automation software market. The company, which produces a “PEAK Matrix” report for dozens of technology sectors, named Automation Anywhere, NICE, Microsoft, SS&C Blue Prism and UiPath as its top performers in the RPA space.
The consultancy ranked 23 companies in the RPA space on two axes—”market impact” and “vision and capability.” It separates them according to their position on the matrix into “aspirants,” “major contenders” and “leaders.”
RPA technology evaluated by Everest Group for the report include solutions from: Aiwozo, Appian, Automation Anywhere, AutomationEdge, Cyclone Robotics, Datamatics, ElectroNeek, HyperCAP, IBM, JIFFY.ai, Laiye, Microsoft, NICE, Nintex, Nividous, OpenBots, Pega, qBotica Qruize, SAIO, SAP, SS&C Blue Prism, UiPath, and WorkFusion. While the company sells a version of the report on its website that includes a full market and trend analysis, the graph showing the relative positions of the companies included in the evaluation is publicly available.
“The post-pandemic era is repeatedly stress-testing organizations’ abilities to adapt to a volatile world through rising inflation, an economic slowdown, geopolitical tensions, supply chain disruptions, and talent shortages,” Everest Group said in a statement. “As corporate executives go back to the drawing board to re-examine their strategic priorities, they are increasingly regarding automation as a strategic initiative to emerge successful amid these uncertainties.”
Last year’s “Leaders” remain the same, with one addition. Joining Automation Anywhere, SS&C Blue Prism, NICE and UiPath this year is Microsoft. Microsoft, SS&C Blue Prism and UiPath were named “Star Performers.”