UiPath Pricing and License Cost

Jeremy Gilliland
Chief Automation Officer at JOLT
For pricing there is a variable at play, and that's scale. Depending on how you want to scale - whether working with a partner or directly with UiPath - there's a specific cost per license. But then it's all about optimizing a process, and what we call "license utilization." We try to maximize each license, and we'll have it running three or four processes. The cost is nothing, it's peanuts, when you see the capabilities. When you're talking about one license supporting what was previously done by 14 people, what is $1,500, or whatever the licensing cost is for unattended bots? Even more importantly, as a technology expert, I know that I could do some additional coding and automate the running of the bots. But why would I spend that extra time when they have Orchestrator. I could have a person running them as well, but the Orchestrator license is far cheaper than a resource; just click "run." When you compare the results that you get, the price is a moot point. View full review »
Automation Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I can estimate our licensing costs are approximately $100,000 USD per year. View full review »
Barry Rodick
Lead Consultant at Konexo UK
Take advantage of the Cloud-based implementation. You'll have to handle the Orchestrator licensing costs. It's obviously different for every organization. It's beneficial to get away from the on-premise installation. Also make sure that your business case justifies whatever the license cost is for an unattended or attended bot. Show your business case and that the automation will help you to exceed the license cost. You want to look at things that are going to give you a return on investment in about six months' time. Take advantage of the Cloud-hosted version so as not to pay the cost for Orchestrator. Then for your bots, make sure you will see a six months ROI in terms of how much automation you've gotten and how much you can get the robot to get done. View full review »
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Vikram Modgil
Founder at Pi Square
The most important tip that I would share with respect to the licensing is that you should not think of a bot as being able to do only one thing. You should always consider the downtime and utilize the bots properly. That's the way you can have exponential ROI from just that one simple investment. Even though these bots don't really cost much, you still want to say there are resources like a dedicated machine that is there, there are electricity and all kinds of resources that also go into it. So the overall cost, we should look at that. If a bot is doing ten hours' worth of work in five minutes, there are twenty-three-plus hours work that the bot can actually do. So, think of orchestration. View full review »
Head of Business Applications at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is pretty fair. Sometimes the pricing can be a little bit strange. There are different prices if it's for a specific user, a specific PC or if it's an attended bot or unattended bot. The price can be quite different, but I think when you talk to UiPath or when you look at the pricing sheets, there's not always a justification of why a certain license is more expensive than another. Licenses are more expensive than another but I wonder why there's such a big difference, why attended is four times more expensive, and that sort of thing. In terms of the orchestrator, I think it was a bit too much. It used to cost about 20,000 pounds a year. Now, they are ramping up costs. If you get an orchestrator but with just a few blocks, it's cheaper and then you can add up more parts to the orchestrator. So the cost goes up, which I think is better. View full review »
Solution Architect Support Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The cost depends on how many licenses we have and how we use the bots. We have a rate for attended bots and a rate for unattended bots. The price itself depends on the project and the number of licenses required. The prices, in general, are good — actually they are the best — but they could always be cheaper. Right now there is no one that is cheaper. The cost is in line with what we thought that it should be. View full review »
Parvez Mohammad
RPA Architect at AXA Equitable
We license the product on a yearly basis and it costs us around $80,000. We are a very large organization. We have unattended bots and there is a pricing structure surrounding that but I'm not involved in the licensing terms. View full review »
Thomas McEvoy
Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton Holding
Getting licenses has been relatively easy. We have all the prices for the software. Every project is up for a negotiation on how it's going to be done. A lot of times, with the federal government, it will be necessary to put it on contract. When we are bidding for something, we need to know, how many bots are we talking about? The tricky part is when the government is unsure what they actually want. A lot of times when contracts or proposals are put on the street, the government wants something that can support 100 bots. That's not really helpful given that the price points for unattended and attended are different. So, clarification is often necessary when we're asking, what ratio of attended to unattended are you really asking for? There is some initial sticker shock from a lot of people regarding cost, until you show them what the actual benefit is. Initially, people are just going, "Why?" So, the retort for that is, "Look how much you will save, time, and budget-wise with one bot. If one bot costs X, this is how much it will save you over one year. This alleviates the "Oh my gosh" face, when it's 1200 dollars for a bot. Getting clients, and our own people internally, to recognize that this is an investment in efficiency to drive effectiveness. If you can do that, and you can get past any initial sticker shock, thinking strategically and long term, then you've got them. But if they say, "Look, my budget this year is only 10,000 dollars. Why would I put that into bots?" That becomes a different type of discussion. It's mostly focused on, you're thinking about today. We need you to be thinking about three years from now. View full review »
Shashi Singh
Director of Shared Services Automation and AI at Virign Media Business
It's the same as what you would see on any of their list prices. There is also a corporate discount because of scale. Overall, we think it was a competitive price offering. They were the cheapest out of the three, so that's why we went with them. View full review »
Murali Kothapalli
Senior Analyst at Salt River Project
Our licensing fees are approximately $140,000 USD annually, which includes all of the bots, Orchestrator, and the Studio. View full review »
Rene Abel Christensen
RPA Process Consultant at Statens Administration
We would like to see improvement around the licensing and multitenancy. View full review »
Ever Espinoza
Monitor Technology at Equifax Inc.
Right now we have around 200 licenses in terms of the bots we have in production. I know the cost is about $200,000 or $300,000 per year. I am not sure about additional costs. From what I understand UiPath is cheap when you compare the costs to other vendors in the same market. In any case, the price seems to be good in comparison to the actual benefit. We also have some type of special agreement for pricing discounts because we are one of the early adopters who engaged with UiPath for use of the product. I feel we have some very special treatment and the price, for us, is reasonable and convenient. View full review »
RPA Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
We license the use of the product on a yearly basis. The licensing we bought costs $7000 in 2019 for what we have in production. That is the cost of the license plus Studio. From a cost perspective, I believe that unattended robots can save even more time and more money than attended robots. The only reason we haven't gotten unattended processes into production yet is simply that we haven't got the authority to operate Orchestrator on our network server. The cost is not an issue given our budget, we need to be able to justify how secure it is. View full review »
Managing Associate at a legal firm with 51-200 employees
The pricing is okay, but I recommend to build a business case before going live. Ensure that you really use the license and building the robot makes sense. Try to think of multiple use cases, because one license can be used for several robots. There are additional costs for using third-parties. We also have internal costs with the infrastructure and for the virtual machines where the robot operates. The costs are quite affordable. It is a solution that makes sense from a business perspective. View full review »
Terry Yoo
Sr Finance BI Manager at Vulcan
We got purchased the basic minimum package and it was around $35,000 USD, annually. View full review »
Sr Manager Operational Support at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Because we have so many agents, that's why we went unattended. Attended was very expensive for us because it's a per person license. Where we can take entire workflows, do the triggering and scheduling, etc. We never have to have any human interaction with unattended. We have a cost model for operating expense savings. It is usually about $100,000 to $125,000 and takes us six weeks to develop and implement. That's development, testing, and implementation. We do code reviews on everything. That does not include all the documentation, assessment, etc. We just signed a very large perpetual agreement. So, we had 125 Studios and 1200 unattended licenses. We paid $3.7 million. Then, we paid maintenance costs for the next three years, which was 15 percent of that. View full review »
Director at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to have transparency in pricing. We're creating more functional robotic process automation use cases all over the place. I'm never really clear on what the pricing model is, the skews, and how much of an investment can be made in letting new agencies do any of the following: * Start to do pilots versus proofs of concept. * Pricing per bot in production versus Orchestrator costs. * Fixed cost versus licensing cost per user. * Have access to Studio. View full review »
Richard Denton
Director at RPA Box
There's information online. There's actually a section where you can go through training online for licensing. There's some documentation available as well from the UiPath sales team. You can just ask them. I've already struggled with licensing a little bit. It's never been super clear because you have the notion of a mode lock and concurrent users and things like that depending on whether you want it on one machine or whether you want the licenses to be able to float around different users. The wording around it can be improved. They communicate in a simpler way. View full review »
Felicia Schmid
Senior Consultant at Vindelici
So far, our first customer started with just Orchestrator and an unattended bot, along with a couple of studio licenses. I don't know the cost. Maybe $25,000 for the year. I would definitely say it's worth the money. View full review »
AI Chief Technologist at BRMi
Go download it, install it, and play with it. You can't do this with any of the other platforms. View full review »
Jeremy Rank
Application Support Engineer at Centene Corporation
As far as pricing, I don't know what the company spends on the license. I do know about the robots. I think the attended robot is a little bit too pricey. With the unattended robots, we can put them on virtual machines — not really Citrix but regular virtual machines which are a little bit cheaper. View full review »
Dhaval Shrimankar
Manager at Capgemini
I can't say whether their licensing structure is complicated or easy. I'd like to say it's complicated, but I try to stay away from the whole licensing issue. I tell my clients, "You buy the license. It's your tool. I'll come and build the bot for you." I don't want to have anything to do with the licensing. That deters some of the clients because it's a bit pricey. In the government sector, where I work, "free" is looked at skeptically: "Why are you giving this to me for free? If I download it what is it going to do on my laptop?" from a security standpoint. Some of the agencies get the approval to download and install but others don't. View full review »
Bard Strom
Chief Digital Officer at Cutters As
Licensing costs are high, but still well within a positive return on investment. We like the hybrid model, but it would be very costly for us to have one Attended Robot for each person in the organization. Although, it would be nice to have, we don't do many mundane, repetitive tasks in entire our organization. We actually have UiPath to do all the work that we don't do, which means we can think about it differently from the start. If we can consolidate all those tasks on Unattended Robots from the start, then we save on licensing money, which we try to keep as tight as possible. The main cost driver is developing and maintaining the software. Ensure that you don't spend unnecessary time implementing something you don't know. Get someone who knows it to get it up and running. Let that be the basis of your tech choice. I like UiPath roadmap, and the roadmap of the product should also be very important. View full review »
Health Systems Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
For our licensing cost with this solution we have invested $90,000 right now, but that is to cover several facilities. The UiPath solution is not expensive considering that. View full review »
Aaron Falk
Process System Administrator at Rich products
Right now we only have a couple of Studio licenses and a couple of bots, so we're at about $8,000 USD per year. We're hoping to ramp that up pretty soon. View full review »
Jon Andersen
Senior Manager AI at Telenor
Our licensing costs are roughly 1.1 million Danish krones a year. We see some elements in the license model that we're trying to figure out how to utilize. There have been some elements in the license model where UiPath has helped us solve them commercially, and having a license model which is more focused on scalability would be a great feature. If UiPath really wants to put Attended Robots out to everyone, there will be a cost issue. We have some that we are testing now and what their effect will be. However, these are the robots where the license model needs to change before we go full throttle in that direction. View full review »
Richard Autry
Consultant RPA Developer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Generally, we push unattended. We think the cost savings is better with unattended. As far as ROI, when you are talking about returning man-hours or moving people off work, unattended does that efficiently. Attended doesn't always save much time. Thus, we push unattended for cost. View full review »
IT Manager at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
For our first customer, we started with Orchestrator, an unattended bot, and a couple of Studio licenses, all of which cost $25,000 USD for the year. It is definitely worth the money. View full review »
Edward Burrows
Robotic Process Automation Program Manager at U.S. General Services Administration
We pay $3,000 per license, annually. We're using attended robots, but we will move to unattended as quickly as possible. View full review »
Developer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It would be nice if you could just buy the product instead of having the annual rate license renewals. I assume that's how UiPath makes its money. It's expensive, but I guess we'll have to do the business case to see what the ROI truly is. View full review »
Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The licensing fees for this solution are $8,000 USD annually. View full review »
Nihal Khalifa
Operations Support Sr Manager at Etisalat UAE
From a cost perspective, unattended robots are better. They run twenty-four hours a day and do not require running on a client machine. The attended robots are not as cost-effective. View full review »
Jeff Martin
AVP Customer Experience at Encova Ins
Our licensing costs are around $40,000 a year. View full review »
Zachary Rubenfeld
RPA Developer at Guidehouse
Blue Prism definitely has a simpler licensing structure, but I feel like that's almost a shot in the foot at certain points. It also gets kind of deceptive. There's a crossover point at which, if you're scaling up to a high number of bots, UiPath path definitely does come out cheaper. But the initial implementation has a higher cost. View full review »
Head of Automation at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
At the last company I worked with, the annual licensing fees were $700,000 USD. From a cost perspective, I have an issue with the price of the bots. At the company that I was with previously, we were paying $3,600 USD per bot. With the new company that I am at, because we're new and we don't have the size, we are paying $8,000 USD per bot. View full review »
Victor Sirianni
Business Intelligence & Automation Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Plan to scale from the start! We initially deployed with a single-node on-premise configuration to test everything out and validate the business case. Six-months later and we now have to stand-up a new environment that is critical-process-capable (multi-site/cloud, load balancing, log monitoring, failover, etc) and has the capacity to handle the number of robots and users needed as we roll out enterprise-wide. It would have been more cost-effective and much easier on the infrastructure team to plan it all out ahead of time. View full review »
User at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
UiPath has a Community version that is totally free (including Orchestrator) and has all the features. Any organization that wants to get into RPA should try that out and then look into the paid version. View full review »
Camilo Gutierrez
RPA Leader and Business Analyst at Ecopetrol
Unattended robot costs are high. For our company, we have money to buy the solution and we have a huge contract with UiPath, but for companies that are smaller, the costs are too high. For example, a company that is not too big, because they have to pay in dollars, may suffer because conversion rates are high. View full review »
Patrick Graf Von Hardenberg
Senior IT Project Manager at Otto group
Our licensing fees for this solution are €68,000 (approximately $75,000 USD) yearly. View full review »
Daniel Hartzler
Digital Workforce Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
At the last place that I worked, it was $700,000 USD. View full review »
Saif Ul Islam Khan
Sr Managing Consultant at Abacus Consulting
Licensing is one of the big issues when I have been doing some pre-sale activities. One robot price licensing is quite high with UiPath. They should provide some discounts to partners so we can spread the product easily in countries, like Pakistan and other areas in the Middle East. Licensing should be reduced and price should be cut down a bit. View full review »
RPA Lead at Slalom Consulting
Attended is fairly cheap. Anytime you bring in Orchestrator, that starts to become a little more expensive. I'm a little concerned about all the new SKUs that are coming in and the products associated with them. I am really interested in finding out if someone wanted a full product suite, what kind of money are they looking at annually. View full review »
Umar Farooq , OCS
Oracle ERP Consultant at Al Falak
UiPath is not very pricey. If you purchase an Orchestrator then it's pricey but you receive the benefit that it runs many processes simultaneously. View full review »
Jesper Kristensen
Business Analyst at Region Syddanmark
I have nothing to do with licensing. View full review »
Kamal Gairola
Software Engineer In Test at CenturyLink
The setup cost is minimal as far as other options are considered. View full review »
Shaguna Virmani
Manager Applications Development at Mercury General Corporation
The licensing costs for the unattended bots are a little too expensive. If it were lower then I think we could use it more effectively. View full review »
RPA Solutions & Support Lead at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
I think the setup cost is quite nominal, but the licensing might be on a higher side when compared to Automation Anywhere. However, we should not forget about the features and flexibility which UiPath has. View full review »
Software Engineer at Cognizant
UiPath's best package for everyone in the market. Starting from the free community version. It's all for the taking. View full review »
VP Strategy at Interimage
Given how cheap it is to initially buy the product, the licensing methodology that they have in terms of renewing every year is appropriate. Later on, if they start charging more early on, for deployment, buying the license, and deploying it initially, then having a lower maintenance fee might be more appropriate. Now, with the scale they are at, it is an appropriate way to do the licensing. View full review »
Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 5,001-10,000 employees
The licensing fees for this solution are approximately $100,000 USD annually. View full review »
Nilesh Pawar
Associate Director - Cloud Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
UiPath is very cost-effective. View full review »
RPA / AI Senior Developer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
UiPath has multiple plans that suit most businesses that want to evaluate the suitability of RPA in their company before going with full adoption. View full review »
Muhammad Khan
Head of Commercial Contracts Business Development RPA at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
It is not a cheap solution. There is an annual licensing cost for all the components. When it comes to back office licenses, why can't we have parallel processors running on one back office license? I understand the commercial aspect, but when you have servers and a node locked license, you should be able to use the license from different instances. View full review »
Director at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Plan for the future! Don't just focus on trying to buy a license to meet your current need, but look to have the right infrastructure in place to help you scale. The investment is relatively small compared to the potential in qualitative and quantitative benefits that can be achieved. View full review »
Arun Antony
RPA Developer | Automation Engineer at Atkins
Although cost is little high ROI is also too good. Thus my recommendation is go for UiPath! View full review »
Johanna Jancsó
Consulting Specialist at Goodwill Consulting
This solution is worth the investment. View full review »
User at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Do your research, the infrastructure piece is important to understand before purchasing. Also, you need Orchestrator to implement UiPath properly, so don't let anyone tell you different! Finally, you don't need to start with 100 bots... my advice is to start small and then scale. View full review »
User at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I hope in the future the costing will be trimmed down, especially on Studio. View full review »
Bhushan Wanhere
* Good tool, it's extremely easy to use since it has just a drag-and-drop functionality. * Setup and installation are very easy. * Good for beginners since the community version is easily available. View full review »
Danish Ahamed
Compared to other competitive market RPA tools, UiPath costs less, and they have a Community Edition as well. View full review »
Lakshman Ganta
RPA Developer at Tata Consultancy Services
The initial investment cost is expensive, but I promise you guys this will be very helpful as we can easily automate applications and our productivity has increased. View full review »
User at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing is quite reasonable with UiPath and there are some tools which are free to use. View full review »
Principal Engineer at Salt River Project
You need IT support in installation and operations. This is not the job of 'just' plug and run. Costing and licensing were generally in line with expectations of this type of software. View full review »
User at a consumer goods company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The cost is small compared to the benefit. Licensing can be cumbersome and makes overall pricing needs somewhat hard to forecast, but not too difficult once the tool is scaled. View full review »
Christian Birch Molgaard
Senior Admin Automation Engineer at Danfoss
We have had our contract with UiPath since November 2016. View full review »
User at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
UiPath is a good deal all round. View full review »
User at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
There are different licensing options and you should study which one better suits your company's needs. View full review »
User at a non-profit with 10,001+ employees
My advice is to ask about how the licensing works and how to get access to the other services that UiPath provides. View full review »
Dhenn Espiritu
Senior RPA Consultant at Ernst & Young
UiPath is more cost-effective than any other tool. View full review »
User at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
My advice is to try the system out with the Community Edition first. View full review »
Armando Lee
RPA Manager at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Setting Uipath is really easy and they have a LOT of training information in their Academy, so no way you will get lost Pricing, a little bit expensive but it will be worth it at the end, as you will ended up reducing human for the bots View full review »
Shan K M
RPA Developer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I think when comparing with other products, UiPath has a flexible and simple licensing option, and their pricing is also good. View full review »
Client Account Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
License costs are high, but the setup is really quick and does not demand a lot of resources involved. View full review »
Khushal Chate TOSCA Certified Professional
Consultant at Wipro
* UiPath provides a flexible licensing model which helps the customer to spend based on their need. * UiPath has a reasonable license price compared to other leading RPA tools. * UiPath is an easy to learn and use tool with a great user interface. View full review »
User at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
My advice is to use the community edition first to automate a small business process and then go full-on with UiPath. View full review »
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
If you are a smaller organization, use the free community version of the software to get a feel for its features and abilities. Then, once you are comfortable with how it can be applied, work with UiPath to implement it. It will take sacrifice, but the returns are great. View full review »
Business Analyst RPA at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This solution is not cheap but the price is worth it because by following the documentation and using the support, you get good robotic processes that are stable. Overall, we are satisfied with the pricing. View full review »
User at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Easy to set up, and now the licensing is more straightforward. View full review »
User at a university with 51-200 employees
The best thing is that the UiPath Software is available as a Community Edition that is free and sufficient for personal use or small business. View full review »
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I have no idea about pricing, cost, and license. View full review »
Filip Fryklund
Change Manager at Trelleborgs
We only use the technical support when we were renewing our license. The process could be easier, as there are a lot of steps. We are set up for annual licensing and will be taking the time to renew. View full review »
Wladimir Corrêa
Developer RPA at Student
I did not participate in the tool acquisition process. View full review »
RPA Developer at Global Hitss
Despite being an expensive tool, it brings considerable returns. View full review »
Senior Consultant at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
I'd advise others to consider sharing the costs after ensuring they understand their expectations for utilizing the capacity of the robots. Share the cost if you forecast not utilizing the entire capacity. View full review »
Easy installation and maintenance with lower costs than practiced in the market. View full review »
Birinder Singh
Founder | RPA Solution Architect at Auxiliobits Technologies
This solution has a very competitive and flexible pricing scheme that depends on the process complexity. View full review »
David Hunter
Strategic Project Manager at Ericcson
It is not oversold. It does do what it was advertised to do. View full review »
User with 1,001-5,000 employees
The costs of UiPath are very high in my opinion. Small companies may not be able to get many licenses. View full review »
The license cost is has a community edition. View full review »
Asif Hussain
Senior Project Manager / RPA Architect at Royal Cyber Inc.
UiPath is cheapest. You can even start using it for free. View full review »
Kalyan Appana
This solution is priced less compared with other products. View full review »
Ruby Goyal
Technical Writer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
If you are using UiPath at a very small level then its community edition can serve your purpose. However, it still has a lot of limitations in terms of the number of robots and support. The selectors are not reliable and you often face issues with the presentation layer. View full review »
Rahul Miragi
Setup is really easy, and licensing is a bit on the higher side. View full review »
Balakumar Mannarsamy
Reasonable pricing. If there can be a decrease for individual learners/developers. View full review »
Anupam Mittal
Founder at Brontominds
I am using Community Edition which is free View full review »
Ankit J
I use the community edition which is actually a freeware version. View full review »
RPA Developer at UST Global
I'm most concerned about Orchestrator's price. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about UiPath. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
456,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.