About This Constellation ShortList™

When people are faced with mundane or repetitive tasks, their employee satisfaction drops, and the quality of their work suffers. Thankfully there are applications available that can help alleviate some of these tasks, improving the quality of work. These tools are referred to as Robotic Process Automation (RPA). 

RPA software is trained to understand the workflows or business processes in which human employees are responsible. This could range from data entry to intricate steps in a loan application or insurance claim. Instead of relying on complex programming languages, the software robots can be easily configured or trained using low-code or no-code approaches that allow configuration through visual process maps and process definitions.

While the RPA market is converging with existing business process management (BPM) and workflow tools, this evaluation considers the standalone vendors. Buyers should expect these tools to leverage artificial intelligence to blur the lines between human and machine processes.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Attended operations
  • Unattended operations
  • Server-based solutions
  • Data pooling and collection
  • Bot development
  • Control room
  • Reporting tools and analytics
  • Resilience
  • Macro or scripted automation
  • IT automation business process management
  • Plug-in architecture tools and integration
  • Automation management features
  • Product versus services focus
  • Input/output options

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates over 40 solutions categorized in this market. The Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share, and internal research.

  • AntWorks
  • Automation Anywhere
  • Blue Prism
  • EdgeVerve
  • K2
  • Kofax Kapow
  • Pega
  • UiPath

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients may work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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