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2020-01-12T12:03:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft Power Automate?

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Top 20Real User

Power Automate is a much less expensive product than the competition and you can still accomplish a lot with it.

2020-03-03T08:47:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Power Automate is really cost-effective. You pay for use and if you want a premium connector then you just pay for a premium connector. But a lot of things are available for free. If you want to use an adapter that is not available for free, then you have to pay the provider for it. I do not know how much that costs.

2020-01-29T08:35:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution is bundled with our Office 365, so there is no additional licensing fee.

2020-01-12T12:03:00Z
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Top 20MSP

The price is right. If you have Office 365, it's included.

2021-08-18T23:12:08Z
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Top 20Real User

There should be increased transparency about which features attend the pricing.

2021-08-17T12:21:23Z
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Top 10Real User

I don't know the exact number. It depends and varies a lot according to the licensing terms. There is no cost to maintain if we have less than 10 forms. Microsoft only charges if there are more than 10 forms. So, most of the companies can survive without paying anything extra. It is included in the Office 365 licensing.

2021-07-09T22:16:20Z
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Top 10MSP

Compared to other automation tools, Power Automate is very cheap although the price has increased recently.

2021-05-19T16:39:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Its licensing cost is comparatively less as compared to Automation Anywhere. We have bought a two-year license agreement.

2021-04-29T20:56:48Z
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Top 20Real User

It costs us nothing because we use it on the built-in cost that is a part of our existing license for 365. To use it more extensively, there are different pricing models. Its licensing is complex. It is complex to evaluate the cost in advance. As a result, people don't use it because they don't know what overall cost they are going to incur. There are too many criteria to figure out how much it is going to cost you to use the product to its full extent. Its licensing model should be improved, and the pricing should be more visible and transparent.

2021-04-27T10:57:15Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend Power Automate. Those will small use cases can use a free license.

2021-04-06T00:10:08Z
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Top 5Real User

Microsoft Power Automate is expensive. The full license is quite expensive.

2021-04-01T16:47:28Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The price is why I even considered it, because HelpSystems Automate was winning all of these awards and was supposedly the easier tool to use. That's what it says. But Power Automate's pricing model had a more gentle incline. That's why I went to the Microsoft Power Automate Desktop in the first place, because the pricing seemed to be more favorable. It the end, once you're using it for the whole organization, you end up paying the same thing for both products anyways. But to get started, Power Automate Desktop seemed better priced. But then it stopped working and I don't know how to get it back working yet. I'm using the HelpSystems Automate now, and I'm stuck on another step. I mean, it's hard and that's good. If it's hard, it means you'll get paid. So the bit being hard is not the issue. I just have no idea how to get Power Automate to work again. So when I do, I guess I'll let you know. The licensing was on a monthly basis. I liked it because it gave me a more reasonable per user cost. So I can set up one user like me, and then quickly set up all the workflows that I need, and it allows me to evaluate better and longer. I can onboard two or three other logins at a very reasonable price. Ultimately everybody wants to just dominate the entire organization anyway, and so the price is going to get ridiculous at some point. But by the time it gets there, the organization would be benefiting so much from it they don't mind. Whereas with the other solution, you have to bite the bullet a little sooner. I think you have to have an office license. I'm not sure actually. Maybe you can just use it by itself, but I'm not sure.

2021-04-01T09:10:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are just using the free products at the moment. We are using the ones that come with the license that we have got.

2021-03-31T16:51:03Z
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Top 20Real User

Currently, we are using the free license for testing. After everything is done, we'll buy the license.

2021-03-11T11:24:45Z
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Top 5Real User

We have it on our system. I don't really know if we need a separate license.

2021-03-06T05:35:01Z
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Top 20Real User

It is free for us. It is embedded directly in the Office package.

2021-02-09T16:58:50Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm not sure of the cost of this solution. Licensing and billing are not aspects of the product I deal with at this time.

2021-01-27T10:03:10Z
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Top 5Real User

The licensing set up depends on your organization. If it's an enterprise, it's based on their user department and how do you want the solution to be distributed. Many companies already have Microsoft Office licenses, for example, and this is part of that. It's not too expensive as a license. At least, that's my understanding. In comparison, an RPA tool with Outreach costs $5,000. You can use it, however, it's expensive.

2021-01-23T17:07:02Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is subscription-based.

2021-01-23T15:16:01Z
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Top 20Real User

I am not aware of the pricing, but the problem is something we run into often. As soon as you want to use a data service, all of a sudden the license cost goes up. It's more fragmented licensing, where every little thing that you add, you get an extra license cost.

2021-01-21T18:59:59Z
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Top 5Real User

The licensing itself isn't that great. That said, the solution is very cheap. It's on the lower end in terms of price, if you look at the entire market. It's rather affordable.

2021-01-15T23:45:57Z
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Top 20Real User

The price depends on the features that we are using. The licensing cost for us at this time is between $8 and $20 per user, per month. It's a monthly cost for every user that touches one of the flows or is kicking off a workflow. Licensing can get expensive. There are premium connectors, where if you want to connect to external data sources, there is an additional cost for that. I think one of the big issues was for an Azure SQL database or for SQL databases that used to be part of the standard connectors, and then they converted those to premium connectors, which increases the cost and limits the functionality for what you would be paying for it.

2021-01-04T16:27:14Z
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Top 20Consultant

I'm quite sure that they will increase their licensing in the next few months because the platform is getting better and better. The big advantage for them now is that a lot of organizations already have Office 365 licensing, so it's quite easy to sell.

2020-11-15T06:09:15Z
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Top 10Real User

It is free with Office 365 subscription.

2020-11-05T03:46:36Z
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Top 10Consultant

I am not aware of the recent pricing model, but during the time that I was using this solution is was reasonable. They have certain options that are available at a minimal cost and I am sure that if you buy more components of the Power platform then there are certain pricing models that are catered to the needs of all kinds of companies.

2020-10-31T14:05:46Z
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Top 20Real User

Since we are on the trial version, we haven't bought it yet, or paid for anything. If you are a small company, you can have a Power Automate license for as low as $30/month if you want to run one bot per month. It's pretty inexpensive. With solutions like Blue Prism or UiPath, you need to think in one or five-year terms and many small companies can't just throw down $10,000 upfront.

2020-10-28T07:51:40Z
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Top 10Real User

I'm unsure as to what the licensing costs are. It's not something that I generally deal with.

2020-10-21T04:33:57Z
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Top 10Real User

I don't deal with the financial side. I know that we pay for a per-user license. It is probably less than $20 a user, but I am not sure about the exact figures.

2020-10-14T06:36:59Z
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Top 20Real User

There is zero licensing cost. It comes with our Microsoft Office subscription.

2020-10-06T06:57:43Z
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Top 10Reseller

The solution is affordable and supportable, but the licensing is complex because you're paying for multiple services. You pay a license for Automate and a license for Azure Cloud. There could be a situation where you're managing more licenses than the bots.

2020-09-29T05:58:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There are licensing costs, however, I do not know the exact pricing. It's not part of my scope of work.

2020-09-17T08:05:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is offered as part of a larger Microsoft license. It came as a solution in a bigger package. I'm not sure what the exact cost of it it, as it's not my area of expertise.

2020-09-16T08:18:31Z
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Top 10Real User

This solution can save money when used for simple tasks specifically using only Microsoft products.

2020-09-13T07:02:22Z
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Top 20Real User

There are many different ways to license it.

2020-06-08T06:11:03Z
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