Automation Anywhere (AA) Pricing and License Cost

William "Sonny" Kocak
Sr. RPA Developer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Automation Anywhere's pricing is competitive. That's obviously something that attracted our company to it. They're very well priced. I can't speak to let's say UiPath or Blue Prism. I do know Pega vs Automation Anywhere is somewhat comparable, but Pega also requires a lot more infrastructure and a lot more experience to get up and running. There's a bigger upfront cost to get Pega and they also want to push their case management, so even if you go RPA, they're going to want to get you to do the case management side of things as well. View full review »
AutoMan9843
Automation Manager - Nordic at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We just did a round of price comparison on a global scale and found it's so hard to compare the license prices. But, Automation Anywhere, in general, is on the same price level as the other vendors, a bit lower in some cases. If we're thinking about the list prices, the Enterprise platform license fee is quite high. If you have five Bot Runner licenses, five bot creator licenses, a Control Room, and an Enterprise License fee, Automation Anywhere is much more expensive than the others. But if you have a global agreement with them, the Enterprise platform fee is shared between all the entities that are using Automation Anywhere. In that scenario, it would be a lot cheaper. The prices are quite okay. View full review »
Sharad Soni
Director Of Innovation at Quantum AI
If you look at the capital expenditure, Automation Anywhere is number two to UiPath. But if you take a long-term view, on a scalable model of a large number of bots coming out, it slowly goes on to become the costliest tool. There is something they can do about that. I did a cost comparison on short-term basis, long-term basis, CapEx versus OpEx, and Automation Anywhere is the costliest. Surprisingly, Blue Prism becomes the cheapest, if you look at the long-term view. That's because of the licensing terms, the pricing policy, and the engagement models. Blue Prism doesn't want you to buy just one license. They want you to sign up for the long-term, for at least a minimum block of ten licenses. Automation Anywhere can give you a single license, so the capital expenditure is low. But as you go on, the OpEx, the regular increase in the number of licenses and the price per, starts to add up. The capital expenditure goes out right at the point of buying the tool. For Automation Anywhere, I would need to spend $20,000. UiPath can give me something for $6,000, while Blue Prism will come in at $300,000. If I'm just experimenting, or I don't have a need for a large number of bots, or I can optimize my design to run bots sequentially on the same machine, Automation Anywhere vs UiPath is quite comparable. View full review »
ShripadMhaddalkar
Director of Operations at XLNC Technologies
The pricing and licensing of Automation Anywhere plays an important rule in the Indian market because in the Indian market $10,000 USD is too much. Hence, the pricing tends to go down depending on the customer relationship with the partner: A starter pack is $10,000 and an enterprise pack is $100,000. If you go through an implementation partner, you can get good deals. They can save some money. An annual contract is really beneficial for support. View full review »
Jeff Hagee
BPM Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're just starting to renew our license, and we were quoted $115,000 without the IQ Bot. The IQ Bot is another $30,000. This is with very limited pages, as we go through our first projects. The majority of the cost was for ten days of onsite training. View full review »
SeniorDi7ec0
Senior Director, Digital Transformation at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
On a yearly basis, our licensing costs are about $80,000. We bought a package and when we tried to get this high-availability to work we bought some extra Bot Runners. I know that if we buy IQ Bot there's an additional cost for that but we haven't gotten there yet. View full review »
Brian Walling
Global IT Director at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
Cost is the biggest area in need of improvement for Automation Anywhere. Annually it's $250,000. That's what deterred us right away. We stopped using it as a primary solution because of the costs. We did not apply hardware to that, because we've already got the cost baked into our infrastructure. Otherwise, there would have been hardware costs on top of that. If we really took a full, all-in cost for Automation Anywhere, it would have been much higher. But we don't do it that way. There are three big, heavy-hitters in RPA, with Automation Anywhere probably being the premier, followed by Blue Prism, and then UiPath. Of those three, Blue Prism and Automation Anywhere are very expensive, but the accomplishments are the same. UiPath is pretty affordable as a buy-in, with the accomplishments being the same. Overall, each has its own uniqueness, strengths, and weaknesses, but when it comes to looking at it on the financial side, Automation Anywhere is probably one of the most expensive to have an all on-prem solution. We're all about on-prem. It was very expensive to stand that up. We went with UiPath. View full review »
Prateek Kapoor
Global Intelligent Automation & Transformation Leader at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
They're very flexible around pricing and licensing. View full review »
Software66b3
Software Engineer at The Travelers Companies, Inc.
The nice part about being on the software development side is that we have don't have to deal with licenses etc. I've had to in the past. Put it this way: It becomes easier and easier to sell when they can see what we're doing. View full review »
SeniorCo515c
Senior Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I don't agree with the IQ Bot licensing costs, which depends on the consumption of the document rather than per bot or user. This is confusing for me, because most of the cases for us in a possible future scenario, there would be a lot of invalid data to be scanned to get to real data. E.g., we would have to supply approximately 100 pages of scanned data to extract two pages of original data. In these type of cases, the IQ Bot might be a costly venture. View full review »
Pratyush Kumar
Delivery Manager, Robotics Process Automation at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
They give us a good deal on the licensing because we bundle and customize things. If you ask to get a bulk business deal, you will receive more benefit. If you take other products from the suite, like IQ Bot, you can also receive a deal on the licensing. We have also worked with them for so long now that we have developed a relationship. View full review »
Businessb9e8
Business Transformation Manager at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees
Yearly, our licensing costs are about $90,000 to $100,000. There will be additional licensing costs when we add more Bot Runners to our infrastructure. View full review »
Ronaldo Firmo
Automation COE Manager at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Automation Anywhere is costlier than the general competition. I believe that it is consistent with their market share and with the benefits AA has to offer. View full review »
Architec82e8
Architecht at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm not sure what the monthly licensing cost is, as that is taken care of by another team, but I would say it's around $100,000. View full review »
VpIsGlob37e5
VP IS Global Development at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have a three-year contract with Automation Anywhere. View full review »
Kunal Goel
Digital Expert at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
It's cheaper than other similar solutions. View full review »
SeniorIT8b1c
Senior IT Design Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have 10 licenses right now. View full review »
FounderC1f7e
Founder CEO at Predikly
The cost is anywhere between $10,000 and $100,000. View full review »
Kumar Animesh
Senior Technical Consultant at Fujitsu India
Licensing is not done by us but by the server team. They provide the infra and they manage the installation and licensing because licensing is very costly. It's a very confidential thing. They cannot share the license with everyone. If I compare it with Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere is cheaper. Blue Prism is very costly. Automation Anywhere's pricing follows the market, not less and not more. View full review »
Asif Hussain
Senior Project Manager / RPA Architect at Royal Cyber Inc.
When I started working on it, it was difficult to obtain a trial version (barrier to entry). Now, they have a Community Edition, which may make it easy to get started. View full review »
Automati7e97
Associate Director, Healthcare Technology Solutions at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our annual license is somewhere in the neighborhood of $115,000. View full review »
Bruno Rocha
Workforce Coordinator at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Annually, we are paying almost one million reais. View full review »
Rpa5a1d
Tech Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is expensive. Automation Anywhere has reduced the price slightly, as we have grown. However, the price is still excessive enough that we are engaged in PoCs on other tools. View full review »
Solution1ddf
Solution Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Costs varies per client. View full review »
Jiaming Deng
Developer at Normandy Insurance
I would like them to have better license management. View full review »
ChiefITA7b2f
Chief IT Architect at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Once the license is sold, the support could improve. View full review »
Jian Chen
Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our annual licensing costs are around $100,000 a year. View full review »
SeniorMada6d
Senior Manager Development at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
If you are looking into Automation Anywhere, get the Community Edition and play with it. View full review »
ProcessI4690
Process Improvement Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Pricing is too high for small-scale groups. The Control Room yearly fee is high, making it difficult to break even. View full review »
Infrastr17d7
Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Our annual licensing costs are about $500,000. View full review »
Shashikumar Kasarla
MTS IV Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We are not receiving the right information about their features, e.g. Automation Anywhere University, or anything that they are selling. They need to improve their documentation. View full review »
ProductM6aa8
Product Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The Community Edition is also a good offering from the company. View full review »
Software0742
Software Developer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Discuss the solution with other companies before purchasing. View full review »
Technica28f7
Application Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Annual licensing costs would be about $100,000. View full review »
Developeec22
Developer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Go to the market. You can see the difference between this tool and the others there. View full review »
Matt Rethlake
RPA Business Analyst at Franklin Electric
The cost is affordable, which makes an easy barrier to entry for the RPA market. View full review »
André Scher
CEO at Auctus
Licensing costs range from $50,000 to $200,000. View full review »
Krishna Kishore Paraselli
Senior Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Our licensing costs are setup on an annual basis. View full review »
Shyam Sundar Govindan
Developer at Tata Consultancy Services
We only deal in annual licenses. There are no pay-as-you-go licenses. We would like them to change the license model of charging per bot. View full review »

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