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I'm not too sure about the pricing part, because our organizers handle that. I'm just a developer. We get the software already installed on our machine.
Considering the cost, it is a bit high, but worth the price because the output accuracy is high.
I would like to highlight that AA has a bit more pricing range compared to other RPA tools. AA charge for control room. They charge for bot runners.
I don't have any information about the pricing or licensing on offer. It's my understanding that there's different pricing, depending on how many licenses a client needs. It's very flexible. If a client just needs a certain aspect, they can just get a license for that.
Automation Anywhere provided the best quality for products like iPhones.
We are not into advisory. We only use the tool.
The price is a little bit high but the support is good.
Small companies can't afford this cost as the pricing is a little higher.
The pricing of AA is quite high as compared to other tools as it's one of the best RPA tools available in the market.
The cost of unattended bots is reasonable and when it comes to attended automation the licensing cost for Attended bot runners is a bit expensive. The overall price is not so expensive compared to other tools.
We didn't look at other options while choosing Automation Anywhere.
I'm an RPA developer, so I don't have any idea about the cost or pricing but the licenses for developers and runner IQ Bot are pretty good.
I advise others that even as of right now, the setup cost and licensing cost to automate bots on Automation Anywhere is steep but it is worth the investment!
I usually advise them not to worry about the overall cost since the outcome will be profitable.
Licensing is pretty straightforward with Automation Anywhere since creator licenses are unlimited and free if we select a certain package. Setup cost and pricing is also very reasonable which helped us in making all client projects economically viable
Calculate the IQ Bot page count and usage. Factor in the development as well as training time required for IQ Bot training and validation. The effort is easily underestimated.
The cloud-based version comes at an increased cost, although our clients are happy with the new features and have not complained about the pricing. Precious things are valuable, and they know that.
You need to be mindful about the initial server costs if you go with an on-premise deployment model as the specification can surprise some of your stakeholders. For licensing, always try to get through reselling partners for getting more customized and better prices.
Cost Licensing is little high.
Pricing is a bit high when compared to other available tools; however, the tool is worth the cost.
Setup: A2019 is very easy. A single installer does it all. Cost: Cheaper compared to Blue Prism and UiPath Orchestrator. Licensing: Floating licensing
The pricing is reasonable and one can achieve ROI faster when compared to other tools.
I don't have much idea on this, as I am an RPA developer. I would suggest talking to a sales person about this.
We would advise going for Automation Anywhere as it is cost-efficient and easy in-terms of licensing form.
Overall, the pricing of Automation Anywhere is good.
The installation is a bit of hectic process and also the price is more in market compared to other competitors.
Automation anywhere is best suited for processes that have high volume and are repetitive. They offer good discounts when purchased in bulk or they provide extra bit runner runners with the existing prices. The setup cost basically depends on usage. They can be installed both on-premises or on the cloud depending upon the user's requirement.
First have hands on with Community Version and then figure out your requirements.
1. Setup cost is minimal as AAE Control Room is hosted in the cloud. Also, with AAE no dedicated setups need to be run and installed 2. Licensing cost is relatively less compared to other solutions on the market 3. Pricing stands out well compared to other solutions
It's very good in terms of cost and pricing.
The setup cost, pricing and/or licensing of AA sounds reasonable considering its capability.
I do not have that much knowledge about cost/pricing or licensing details.
This is a value for the money product.
License for AA, before investing in infrastructure list out and analyze the current setup, since AA can be implemented at a minimal cost as well without extra infra/setup.
The costs are just a one-time cost, but the amount of savings it will generate is uncountable. So it's better to invest in something now, learn and start saving your time, effort, and money in the future.
I feel the cost of licensing is very high for the A2019 version. There is nothing much to say about the setup cost.
Costs are ok. IQ Bot is too expensive. Bot Vision should come for free as one can easily use a number of other visualization options for free. There is no point in paying too much for too little.
If it is saving FTE and Generating a good ROI then it is Worth Investing.
There was a little confusion in terms of the setup costs for the pure cloud version because it was a bit misleading when we understood that all the Control rooms and the bot creators and runners would be on the cloud. The provisioning for the bot agents was not understood immediately.
Setup cost is a bit okay, but once it is up, it can give a great amount of ROI.
It is a very effective tool since it requires less coding and one can easily get trained on this tool with little knowledge of coding.
It's a great product, timely support, and guidance.
RPA solutions are not cheap. There will be a large cost to implement any RPA solution but ROI can be huge and very quick if you are not timid. Do not go slow. Embrace the platform and it's huge potential and your RPA program will be a cash cow for your organization.
The setup cost is less than other solutions in market
Cost-wise, it should be reduced.
We generally follow the Gain-Sharing Pricing model, which enables the customer to start getting the RPA benefits right from day one of their implementation.
As an RPA developer, I do not personally have much to say about this topic. I find the license pricing to be competitive and reflective of the pricing models throughout the RPA space, and I believe there is a lot of value in continuing to maintain the free community edition platform.
Know ahead of time what capabilities you are going to require and plan accordingly to determine the total number of user licenses and development licenses required.
There is a free trial so that they can get an overview, and there are different licenses that are very affordable and can suit every business model.
Pricing depends upon the number of licenses required by the company. They can implement using the community version. If their business can be automated based upon the business process workload they can decide a number of Bot runner and Developer licenses are required.
The pricing is a bit higher.
The Sales team would take care about pricing, since other teams were also using AA. Licensing was modified based on the runners needed as per the projects. Number of developer licenses were fixed.
So far so good. When it comes to 2019 and the AA cloud I think many are skeptical about the pricing and support model. For example, we are already on our own cloud, AWS and azure so as a cost-effective solution we would obviously want to choose our own platform for hosting. Be it IAAS, PAAS, SAAS etc. Now that AA is proposing a cloud as well, we are still in the thinking phase of the costing model to see if this fits us better in terms of revenue and margins. We are looking forward to experiencing the AA cloud soon.
Pricing is affordable and I would recommend beginning with the Starter Package.
I don't deal have cost specifics but I can say it is a tool that provides value for the money.
The one-time setup cost can be fully recovered with the ROI achievement within six months, provided the implementation of bots is planned properly. The pricing and licensing are definitely moderate to costly but easily recoverable by achieving ROI quickly. Our setup cost was only procuring AWS instances but installations are performed in-house.
The price of this product is good.
I advise users or prospective buyers of this product to know more about the features they offer before diving in with this solution, pricing-wise. It is one of the most affordable RPA solutions, and as for licensing, they offer a community edition that greatly helps anyone who aspires to learn about the product before buying the enterprise solution. It will give them an overview of the features and functionalities that they will encounter when using the robot.
My only suggestion in terms of pricing is very generic and that is to consider that as much as RPA saves cost and does automation, please get a realistic estimation done on whether you are really achieving any ROI over your investment with RPA. Once you are sure about it, go for it.
The licensing model and cost are very impressive. Now, you do not have to worry about infra setup cost like Server, Database as it comes free of cost with the A2019 cloud version.
The price between distributor and partner is different, especially in terms of the discount. We cannot lock the discount from partner to distribution, so we still have a different price.
The setup cost for this is onetime and licensing is based on your choice of product.
It's cheapest among the competition, although bargaining is a must. Different licenses are for Bot Runner and Bot Creator, which saves on the cost.
The cost of this solution is a little bit high, but it is worth the price.
It's an ideal pricing model to customize the components based on everyone's needs.
With the newer cloud version of Automation Anywhere product, the setup cost has been cut down because the customer doesn't need to invest in new hardware. Automation Anywhere is flexible in terms of costing and licensing.
I really enjoy the pricing options with Automation Anywhere, as they are able to flex their ability to adapt to the needs of the customer really well. I am sure the specifics for some pricing are on a partner-by-partner basis but providing the ability to scale the licenses, setup, and pricing to the customer is a huge benefit with Automation Anywhere. Their technical support system and response times directly to a partner are really good.
The price is very reasonable.
This is a comprehensive automation offering with a scalable architecture and flexible pricing models. This keeps the RPA TCO low and you can automate with confidence.
In terms of pricing, this is a good product.
Regarding the price, licensing, and maintenance, Automation Anywhere provides its customers with its best and affordable value.
They're very flexible around pricing and licensing.
The setup cost depends on multiple factors, so you need to get details before choosing.
The cost can be reduced a little for users.
I am not in charge regarding this matter.
The setup and licensing cost is affordable, and it is not exaggerated like UiPath.
It is the most economically friendly and it provides you with a lot of functions.
AA comes at a more affordable price than the other tools.
I can suggest Automation Anywhere.
Our advice is that anybody interested in this product should negotiate product bundles in order to reduce the cost of installation and setup. This product will ultimately help you to innovate and excel, and we recommend it.
It's affordable and this accords all users a chance to use the platform and grow their portfolio and withstand competition in their respective industries and markets over their rivals.
Each RPA Tool has its own limitation & benefits - For an early started UiPath may be a better option because the license cost is less but once you Scale & Try to move to advance complex Use Cases involving Cognitive it may not help much
Looking at overall feasibility from features to costing perspective we have taken a call to go along with AA. Installation is easy however pricing etc. can be reduced a bit as it is still more for small business/automation.
I am managing the entire cost, price, and licensing model for our project.
The setup cost for AA is always fixed since the configuration won't change much for the different number of bots, the license cost is lower in AA,
may not be able to comment here.
While calculating the setup cost you should account for the server, virtual machines, product licenses, maintenance costs, and running costs.
It takes a lot of effort to build up the internal infrastructure/topics like Virtual Machine/Security/development-Governance/Usecase-Management.
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.
The licensing costs are a bit high, but the profits are very good.
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.
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.
I am not sure about the costs, but two Bot Runners and four Bot Creators may cost approximately 1CR.
With the Community Edition, a new user to RPA can utilize the tool and start learning how to use it.
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.
It has good licensing costs which are average for the market.
I think it's $5,500 per license.
We purchased the commercial version with the license.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have a developer license for this solution.
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.
We purchase on a bot basis. Our costs are approximately $5,000.
The licensing needs to be made simpler or shortened.
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.
The licensing fees are approximately $10,000 USD for between five and ten users.
They are already coming out with a community license, which is really good. That's something that I wish to have.
We are currently negotiating a contract. Depending upon that, we will definitely look at increasing usage.
Our annual licensing costs for the entire company are $100,000.
It costs up to $1,200 per license.
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.
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.
We have purchased licenses, but are trying to obtain more bot programmer licenses. That should be happening in the next week.
As our team size increases, we may get some more licenses for the tool.
Approximately, for a developer, it is around $750 for a license a year. For Bot Runners, it is about $550.
The pricing strategy is one license, one creator. It is more complicated than that depending on the options you choose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Price is where I'm least satisfied. Other vendors are more willing to offer discounts.
I believe it is $10,000 for Bot Creator.
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.
# 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.
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.
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.
It looks like it will be right around $115,000, not counting IQ Bot, which we won't renew until later.
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.
Roughly, as of today, it is around $250,000 annually.
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.
We have a few licenses. They cost roughly $10,000 each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cost is anywhere between $10,000 and $100,000.
Our annual licensing costs are about $500,000.
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.
Costs varies per client.
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.
The cost is affordable, which makes an easy barrier to entry for the RPA market.
Licensing costs range from $50,000 to $200,000.
Our annual license is somewhere in the neighborhood of $115,000.
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.
Annual licensing costs would be about $100,000.
We have 10 licenses right now.
Annually, we are paying almost one million reais.
I would like them to have better license management.
We have a three-year contract with Automation Anywhere.
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.
Our licensing costs are setup on an annual basis.
Discuss the solution with other companies before purchasing.
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.
The Community Edition is also a good offering from the company.
Once the license is sold, the support could improve.
Go to the market. You can see the difference between this tool and the others there.
Our annual licensing costs are around $100,000 a year.
If you are looking into Automation Anywhere, get the Community Edition and play with it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's cheaper than other similar solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pricing is too high for small-scale groups. The Control Room yearly fee is high, making it difficult to break even.
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.
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