UiPath bets big on India operations

Robotic process automation solution provider plans to double its headcount in India by end of 2019.

By Author  |  Published: 13th Mar 2019  12:13 amUpdated: 12th Mar 2019  10:13 pm
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Hyderabad: Robotic process automation (RPA) solution provider, UiPath is looking to consolidate its business this year even as it plans rapid expansion in terms of customer acquisition and recruitment.

In terms of customer base, without divulging exact number, the company said it plans to not only acquire new customers but also look at increase the width of services it offers to its clients from various sectors.

In addition, the automation provider plans to double its headcount from 350 people in India to 700 by the end of 2019 and globally plans to have 4,000 people from 3,000 currently.

UiPath, which has been in operations in India since 2016, is looking to tap into the domestic market with its product offerings in the space of automation. It caters to varied industries including BFSI, manufacturing, e-commerce, retail, media and entertainment and it has been receiving lot of interest from government sector for their citizen services.

“We have seen that many State governments are opening to using our technology to automate their citizen services and departments. We see a lot of opportunity in the country and that is why we are calling 2019 the year of consolidation,” said Murli Mohan, vice-president and head – India (Domestic), UiPath. For the company, India business contributes 10 per cent to its overall global revenues.

The Romanian company with its India headquarters at Bengaluru is also looking at training students in the RPA technology. It has set a target to training 500,000 students to become professional RPAs and it is forming academic alliances with many institutions and universities along with collaborations with IT companies like TCS and others.

“By the end of this year, we are looking at forming 20-25 academic alliances,” said Manish Bharti, senior V-P, global enterprise accounts, UiPath.