2018-12-19T10:26:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Automation Anywhere (AA)?


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2019-10-10T05:43:00Z
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Real User

While calculating the setup cost you should account for the server, virtual machines, product licenses, maintenance costs, and running costs.

2019-09-10T12:05:00Z
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Real User

It takes a lot of effort to build up the internal infrastructure/topics like Virtual Machine/Security/development-Governance/Usecase-Management.

2019-09-09T11:00:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Our costs are approximately between $5,000 to $10,000 per license. They have a ridiculously expensive bot licensing structure, especially for the Asian region.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The licensing costs are a bit high, but the profits are very good.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Real User

For Runner we paid around five-thousand dollars and for Creator we paid around three-thousand dollars. The cost depends on the environment of an organization. I don't have the exact figures, but these are the production figures provided to me. We don't have a license for cognitive document processing yet. We are identifying the use cases for it.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

IQ Bots are very costly. It's not a sustainable bot for us as of now. We will look for better, alternate options for that.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

I am not sure about the costs, but two Bot Runners and four Bot Creators may cost approximately 1CR.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Consultant

With the Community Edition, a new user to RPA can utilize the tool and start learning how to use it.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Reseller

The product starts at $10,000 and then it's up to you regarding how much you can consume. Comparatively speaking, the costs are higher for Automation Anywhere.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Real User

It has good licensing costs which are average for the market.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I think it's $5,500 per license.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Real User

We purchased the commercial version with the license.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Real User

More than 40 to 50 percent of the IT budget will be for the cost of automation projects in the coming years since these projects enhance operations add value.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Consultant

Automation Anywhere is a bit more expensive. This is one of the things that we face when we talk to small start ups in Bangalore. They want to do an RPA implementation, but don't have the money. UiPath is the answer.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The licensing cost is approximately $4,000 USD, which is a seed license. You can have as many licenses as you want but the moment you start using them, they charge for them. For example, if you have purchased two hundred and fifty licenses to use over one thousand machines then at any point, only two hundred and fifty users can log in.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

The number of licenses that required when evaluating a solution was not a hundred bot licenses or Bot Runner machines. At that time, we were not looking at scale and that is where Automation Anywhere helped us. Including the AWS setup and everything per license, it costs us around $10,000 on an annual basis. I believe that is pretty reasonable considering the teams that we have.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Real User

We have a developer license for this solution.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are using the trial version. We are still trying to come to a conclusion about purchasing the product, which will take some time. Their licensing processes are in par with most industry standards.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Real User

We purchase on a bot basis. Our costs are approximately $5,000.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The licensing needs to be made simpler or shortened.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Real User

I don't know exactly what the pricing schemes are for the product as this type of negotiation is not my responsibility, but I think the basic pricing comes to $15,000. We have many employees and perhaps not so many doing Bot development and deployment. The Bots can service a lot of people and I think the rest of the pricing is based on usage.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Real User

This solution costs approximately $3,500 USD per license. For a large company, this cost would not matter, although if I had a very small organization and I wanted to automate a small process then this would be a bit costly.

2019-09-03T07:39:00Z
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Real User

The licensing fees are approximately $10,000 USD for between five and ten users.

2019-09-03T07:38:00Z
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Real User

They are already coming out with a community license, which is really good. That's something that I wish to have.

2019-09-03T07:38:00Z
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Vendor

We are currently negotiating a contract. Depending upon that, we will definitely look at increasing usage.

2019-09-03T07:38:00Z
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Real User

It costs up to $1,200 per license.

2019-09-03T07:38:00Z
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Reseller

As far as costs, it depends on your use. We started with a basic department pack, which is over 10K. The additional costs depend on the scale of the engagement and how it pans out. We customize to our needs on the go.

2019-09-03T07:38:00Z
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Real User

Our annual licensing costs for the entire company are $100,000.

2019-09-03T07:38:00Z
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Real User

Currently, we are using attended automation. We do have unattended bots but are in the process of procuring some other licenses. In future, we will make a few bots unattended as well.

2019-09-03T07:33:00Z
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Real User

We have purchased licenses, but are trying to obtain more bot programmer licenses. That should be happening in the next week.

2019-09-03T07:33:00Z
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Real User

As our team size increases, we may get some more licenses for the tool.

2019-09-03T07:33:00Z
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Real User

Approximately, for a developer, it is around $750 for a license a year. For Bot Runners, it is about $550.

2019-09-03T07:33:00Z
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Real User

The pricing strategy is one license, one creator. It is more complicated than that depending on the options you choose.

2019-09-03T07:33:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Automation Anywhere University is pretty good. They make it available free for everyone. You can download and learn from it. The courses are tailor-made. It's pretty decent. One can just go through the courses and start developing bots straightaway.

2019-09-03T07:33:00Z
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Top 20Real User

In the Indian market, I feel that for mid-size companies, such as ourselves, that having multiple bots costs a lot. If Automation Anywhere wants to expand in the Indian market, they will need to look at their pricing.

2019-09-03T07:33:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Pricing is average and less than blue prism. But one thing I would like to add that post 1+ years completion only we can expect ROI because after taking license and putting RPA solutions into production will take lots of efforts and time. Thus in one or below one year time period we can't expect good ROI.

2019-09-03T07:32:00Z
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Real User

I am using that Automation Anywhere Master Certification for version 11. Recently, this has been updated in Automation Anywhere University. Until this month, it's free to use. There are no charges. That's why I would like to complete it this month. We are waiting for them to release version A2019 version of Automation Anywhere University.

2019-09-03T07:32:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are restricted to use one license on one PC. However, if my license is not working, I want to be able to use it somewhere else. This would be a nice improvement to the licensing, as other competitors in the market have better licensing terms.

2019-09-03T07:32:00Z
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Real User

Talk to your manager and try to procure an automation license for training. This will allow you to train people, so you can move to automation.

2019-09-03T07:32:00Z
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Real User

Price is where I'm least satisfied. Other vendors are more willing to offer discounts.

2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Licensing is done on a yearly basis. There are some additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees. There are a couple of add-ons we've looked at: The IQ Bot for OCR and machine-learning were add-ons, as well as the Bot Insights - the analytics. We got The Bot Insights rolled in immediately, on a trial basis. The Meta Bots, if not immediately, we had added on very early on. The IQ Bot is something that we've been looking into recently. We have not yet purchased that license. We have run a PoC with it and are looking into adding that on.

2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

I believe it is $10,000 for Bot Creator.

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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Real User

# Licensing: One of the components of key drivers for us to renew our contract is AI or automation. As an organization, we are moving toward smarter operations. Our pricing a year ago was $600 per license, but I am not sure of our current licensing cost. # Set up cost: Additional costs will be for the machines and the number of machines that you are using. You can deploy virtually as well as on physical machines. In both the situations, you do need to allocate a certain budget for securing the machines and where the software will be installed and running. # Dedicated Machines: The machines cannot be used for anything else, because only a certain bot can run at a certain time. You need to be very particular about your scheduling of running the bots, and while the bot is running nobody can use the machine. You cannot have an agent working on a machine and the bot running in the background. The machine has to be completely dedicated. # Network Bandwidth and Disk Space: Then there are the network bandwidth requirements and disk space requirements, which are additional costs apart from the licensing and software costs. The developer is also going to charge you for their coding time too.

2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
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Consultant

The control room access gives the ability to create different roles, which helps when purchasing additional licensing. Their overall pricing falls in the middle of the market. Cost-wise, Automation Anywhere is quite expensive because of their analytics, IQ Bots, and MetaBots. For a standalone machine, the pricing is okay. When adding in the licensing for IQ Bots (or MetaBots), it can become quite costly. They recently launched a Community Edition, which is okay, but they should have done this a long time ago.

2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
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Real User

Being one of the Bot Creators, I wasn't included in the breakdown, makeup, or negotiation of pricing or licensing. I only know the total cost.

2019-06-19T13:47:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We purchased AA through ISG and have done both annual renewals and a multi-year renewal, the latter recently. It has been very easy to add bots on an as-needed basis. There are no additional costs from Automation Anywhere, but there is obviously the infrastructure costs for the VMs.

2019-06-04T07:43:00Z
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Real User

I've seen the price vary by opportunity cost, in essence, for Automation Anywhere. If they think that the client is going to scale and adopt a tool, the price could change. There is variability based on how quickly and how substantially you want to invest in it.

2019-05-27T08:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have a few licenses. They cost roughly $10,000 each.

2019-05-27T08:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

One of the important from the community side of it is the Bot Store, which is one of the biggest factors that I can think of. It is like a marketplace.

2019-05-27T08:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Roughly, as of today, it is around $250,000 annually.

2019-05-27T08:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

No one is balking at the cost. They are market rates and will change, but no one is saying, "That is ridiculous or impossible." They are saying, "Show me the ROI and prove that the cost is accurate." One of the things that will be good for the community will be to get the free version to download, which came out just a month ago called Community Edition. So, you can actually download it and try it for yourself.

2019-05-27T08:37:00Z
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Top 5Real User

It looks like it will be right around $115,000, not counting IQ Bot, which we won't renew until later.

2019-05-27T08:37:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-05-09T13:13:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-05-07T23:23:00Z
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Real User

We have 10 licenses right now.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

Annual licensing costs would be about $100,000.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

Our annual license is somewhere in the neighborhood of $115,000.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Reseller

Licensing costs range from $50,000 to $200,000.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

The cost is affordable, which makes an easy barrier to entry for the RPA market.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

Costs varies per client.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Our annual licensing costs are about $500,000.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The cost is anywhere between $10,000 and $100,000.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Annually, we are paying almost one million reais.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

If you are looking into Automation Anywhere, get the Community Edition and play with it.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

Our annual licensing costs are around $100,000 a year.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

Go to the market. You can see the difference between this tool and the others there.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Consultant

Once the license is sold, the support could improve.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

The Community Edition is also a good offering from the company.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

Discuss the solution with other companies before purchasing.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

Our licensing costs are setup on an annual basis.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

We have a three-year contract with Automation Anywhere.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Real User

I would like them to have better license management.

2019-04-21T07:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-04-17T08:37:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

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.

2019-02-19T08:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-10T10:06:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-05T07:17:00Z
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Consultant

It's cheaper than other similar solutions.

2019-02-04T08:44:00Z
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Top 5PopularReal User

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.

2019-02-03T08:26:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-01-16T07:54:00Z
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PopularReal User

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.

2019-01-13T11:37:00Z
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Real User

They're very flexible around pricing and licensing.

2019-01-06T18:17:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-12-30T11:29:00Z
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Real User

Pricing is too high for small-scale groups. The Control Room yearly fee is high, making it difficult to break even.

2018-12-19T10:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-12-19T10:26:00Z
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