5 APAC / 2018 Indian Excellence Awards , 2 Automation Anywhere Increases Investment in India Automation Anywhere expects India to become the world’s automation hub and is set to capitalize on its rich talent pool, with 700 employees expected by end of 2018. Automation Anywhere, the largest enterprise software provider in robotic process automation (RPA), has announced it is expanding operations in India by opening a new facility in Bengaluru. After outgrowing its previous location in Bengaluru, the new center is focused on serving the increasing demand for Automation Anywhere’s Intelligent Digital Workforce Platform. The company also has offices in Baroda and Mumbai, with a total of 385 employees as of today across the three locations with plans to hire over 300 new engineering and operations experts in India this year alone to support the growing demand. India has been one of Automation Anywhere’s core growth markets and the company will continue to aggressively hire people responsible for partner success, sales, solutions architecture, training, support, customer service and marketing at the new Bengaluru facility. The company has not only identified India as a leading growth market, but also as the country possessing the largest engineering talent pool to serve global customers. Demand for RPA solutions in India has increased exponentially over the last few years due to significant adoption by GICs, financial institutions, telecom service providers, technology and manufacturing companies. Automation Anywhere expects its extraordinary growth momentum to continue as it invests in a technology ecosystem which has a rich talent pool, robust training programs and a strong partner network. “We are witnessing India emerging as the automation hub for the world similar to the explosive evolution of IT which took place over the last few decades. The market potential in the country is immense, from both a business growth and talent perspective,” said Ankur Kothari, Chief Revenue Office and Co-Founder of Automation Anywhere. The country has witnessed enormous economic progress in the last decade, transforming Indian enterprises to world class levels. MNCs worldwide view India as an automation center where the available talent is second to none. “As Robotic Process Automation continues its rapid adoption at enterprise organizations, we see India driving this trend worldwide. India is already the largest development center for us and we expect this to only accelerate through 2020.” Automation Anywhere is the robotic process automation market leader with over 1,000 enterprise customers worldwide. Its exponential growth over the past 12 months is the result of the significant investments it has made in their global customer success program, product innovation, market education and a large partner network with more than 100 global advisories, resellers and system integrators. The company gained 396 new enterprise customers in 2017, resulting in an upsell growth rate of 411 percent in total business in the second half of 2017 compared with the second half of 2016.