Automation Anywhere Provides Students, Developers Free Access to its RPA platform


Users of the Automation Anywhere Community Edition will have access to the full suite of the company’s products

Automation Anywhere, the global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Tuesday released Automation Anywhere Community Edition, the company’s free offering for small businesses, developers and students.

By providing unfettered access to its digital workforce platform, Automation Anywhere has eliminated the barriers to RPA adoption for small businesses, developers and students.


Users of the Community Edition will have access to the full suite of Automation Anywhere products, including RPA, IQ Bot (AI), Bot Insight (embedded analytics) and Bot Store, the industry’s first online marketplace for preconfigured downloadable RPA bots.

The new offering gives students, young professionals and career builders full access to the RPA platform and empower them to play their parts in shaping the future, the company said.

Students will discover exceptional opportunity in building their own futures at the company’s Automation Anywhere University, it added.

Rapidly expanding RPA market

The global RPA market is emerging as a $100 billion opportunity, according to Arvind Ramnani, equity research analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Gartner has also predicted that by 2020, 40 per cent of large enterprises will deploy RPA software, up from less than 10 per cent today.

“We envision a future where digital workers are working side by side with every employee in businesses of all sizes,” said Mihir Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, Automation Anywhere.

“We believe Automation Anywhere’s digital workforce platform is the most tangible example of how RPA and AI can transform and enrich the lives of millions of people. To accelerate this journey, we are providing free access to our industry-leading RPA platform with built-in AI, smart analytics and the industry’s first Bot Store. This will especially help small businesses turbocharge their automation initiatives while empowering a whole new generation of RPA developers.”

How will Automation Anywhere Community Edition benefit developers? 

For developers, Community Edition provides the most advanced bot development environment to create and bring new automation solutions to market faster. Technology vendors can use the platform to build bots with skills directly related to their service offerings and upload them to Automation Anywhere’s Bot Store.

“As a developer and deployer, having access to Community Edition will allow us to bring our automation expertise to more people and do it with speed,” said Mark Trepanier, chief operating officer of transformAI.

“We are ‘creative heroes’ for our clients, and this gives us the opportunity to leverage Automation Anywhere’s platform to build game-changing RPA technology solutions that could alter the course of business for us, and most importantly for our clients,” he added.