Seven consulting firms win UiPath award for RPA capabilities

22 October 2019 3 min. read
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Software giant UiPath has unveiled the winners of its annual Partner of the Year Awards. Seven of the twelve awards went to consulting firms that have deep capabilities in robotic process automation (RPA) and UiPath solutions.

UiPath was initially founded in Romania in 2005, specialised in process automation. Fast forward fourteen years and UiPath is one of the globe’s largest companies dedicated to process software, business process automation and robotic process automation. Now headquartered in the US, UiPath has over 3,000 employees generating revenues of around $200 million.

Similar to other large software vendors, UiPath has a partner programme in place, comprising a select group of qualified consulting firms, business process outsourcers, system integrators and managed service providers. In their respective field, these “trusted partners” of the company are recommended by UiPath to organisations seeking an external partner to help them embrace UiPath-based automation projects.

The annual Partner of the Year conference is designed to place these partners in the spotlight, alongside other objectives such as product development and knowledge sharing. At the conference, held in Las Vegas last week, UiPath also announced the winners of the 2019 Partner of the Year Awards – a prize that recognises excellence in UiPath implementations and services. “Partners are the core of our company strategy,” said Chris Morgan, an executive at UiPath.

Seven consulting firms win UiPath award for RPA capabilities

Six of these awards went to players in the consulting industry. The Big Four scooped three of those, with Deloitte named partner of the year for Automation Services (Deloitte and UiPath have partnered to bring solutions leveraging RPA with AI technologies to solve complex problems) and EY named partner of the year for Automation Solutions (EY has developed a new approach to migrating SAP customers to the new S/4 HANA platform utilising UiPath’s automation platform).

Fellow Big Four giant PwC was named partner of the year for Scaling RPA. Across its international footprint, PwC upskilled those in its workforce closest to the processes with key digital skills, including knowledge of process automation, helping to unlock new territories of efficiency along the way.

North American IT consulting firm JOLT Advantage Group was named partner of the year for Innovating RPA, on the back of a national roadshow it organised which educated dozens of IT leaders on RPA technology and the competitive value it can bring to modern enterprise. Cognizant took home the Business Acceleration award, for its rapidly growing UiPath track record: the firm has more than 2,000 UiPath developers globally and now serves over 100 UiPath clients.

French-origin IT giant Capgemini – the parent of Capgemini Invent – won the partner of the year award for the EMEA region, with Novatio, and Wipro winning the counterpart awards for the Americas, APAC and India regions.

The seventh consulting firm to triumph on the night was Tacstone, a small management consultancy from the Netherlands. The firm has pioneered an approach to implement RPA at schools and universities, and in the slipstream of its work, Tacstone’s initiatives have encouraged educators to include RPA in their classes and curriculum.