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 »
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 »
Rene Abel Christensen
RPA Process Consultant at Statens Administration
We would like to see improvement around the licensing and multitenancy. View full review »
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Tyler Williams
Tax Systems Manager at QuikTrip
They give it away in the community edition for free, so I use it at home. View full review »
Chakradhar Sriperumbudur
Sr Vice President at a tech services company
If you want to do a demo trial, it is a 30 days free. However, the community edition is completely free. Then, people say, "There is nothing to lose, let me try it." View full review »
Director92ca
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 »
BryanGraham
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 »
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 »
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 »
Directora76e
Director of Business Systems at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability is there. There are so many use cases, certainly for our company. There are many opportunities. We're essentially automating what I would consider to be the low-hanging fruit, and there are so many things to build on top of that, as we get that foundation. UiPath absolutely is capable of scaling. 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 »
Develope936a
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 »
Sandeep Alexander Goni
Chief Technology Officer at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
It costs much less and it does much more than the competitors' solutions. 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 »
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 »
Jesper Kristensen
Business Analyst at Region Syddanmark
I have nothing to do with licensing. View full review »
Manager1675
Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Traditionally, Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism are the biggest things competing against UiPath. Those are usually what most of the clients lean towards, if they see a cheaper licensing option. Most of the time, clients choose UiPath because it's easier to deploy and learn within their teams. That's what truly makes sense for them. View full review »
Ajay
Software Engineer at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
UiPath's best package for everyone in the market. Starting from the free community version. It's all for the taking. View full review »
KamranKhan
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 »
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 »
Arun Antony
RPA Developer | Automation Engineer at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Although cost is little high ROI is also too good. Thus my recommendation is go for UiPath! View full review »
Bhushan Wanhere
User
* 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
User
Compared to other competitive market RPA tools, UiPath costs less, and they have a Community Edition as well. 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 »
Ranjith-Kumar
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The pricing differs on the requirements. If there is a huge purchase, then we get a discount. There is not a fixed pricing of the product. 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 »
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 »
Khushal Chate TOSCA Certified Professional
Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
* 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 »
reviewer1039119
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 »
seniorde990159
Senior Developer | Data & Automation at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Strategic partnership might bring you a significant discount (it also depends on the size of your company and future potential of the vendor — your business cases). View full review »
Wladimir Corrêa
Developer RPA at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not participate in the tool acquisition process. 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 »
reviewer1000371
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I have no idea about pricing, cost, and license. View full review »
FelipeRangel
RPA Developer at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Despite being an expensive tool, it brings considerable returns. View full review »
reviewer1031583
User
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 »
Agenor Roris Filho
Business Analyst and Process Consultant, Test Lead at a tech services company
Uipath is competitive when you have hundreds of robots, but it is expensive to small companies or entry level projects up to 10 robots. View full review »
reviewer1031013
User
The license cost is high but has a community edition. View full review »
reviewer1033404
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 »
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
User
This solution is priced less compared with other products. View full review »
Domenico Musto
System Engineer at a tech services company
Setup, cost and licensing are good. View full review »
Rahul Miragi
User
Setup is really easy, and licensing is a bit on the higher side. View full review »
Balakumar Mannarsamy
User
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 »
Jessie Q
Energy Storage Business Developer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is very good. The license does not have to be in a bundle, like in other competitor products. You only have to purchase at least 10 from the beginning, for one year. View full review »
Ankit J
User
I use the community edition which is actually a freeware version. View full review »
SYED ABDHAHIR M
RPA Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I'm most concerned about Orchestrator's price. View full review »
ReviewerCP30
retired at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
The pricing is reasonable. View full review »
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