Automation Anywhere and UiPath fought a rubble for a while regarding market leadership. Meanwhile, it is clear that UiPath has the upper hand, particularly since Microsoft opened up the RPA market toward the RPA “do-it-yourselfers.” UiPath could accommodate that more easily than Automation Anywhere. That being said, Automation Anywhere is a very solid tool, with a nice track-record, and has a solid foothold in mainly very large organizations (Fortune 500).
All major RPA players naturally like to invoke the biggest customers, and at Automation Anywhere, that has been the approach from the beginning. The tool is scalable, robust and has high market penetration; elements that inspire confidence. Also present are all the elements for a robust ecosystem: bot-store, AI integration, community version and university. On the other hand, a hefty investment in both licenses, infrastructure and training is required before getting started. The number of available developers is very limited in the Benelux market.