2018-08-16T08:29:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for UiPath?


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1. The UiPath Platform is very cheap compared to other platforms.
2. You can recover this cost in Months time if your discovery process is stronger :)
3. To start with UiPath Starter Pack you would end up only paying <= USD $32,000 annually.
4. Considering bare minimum good enough to to 20 RPA cases:
5. With at least 1 Un-attended Bot, 1-Non-Production Bot, 2-Attended Bots, 2-UiPath Studios.

Hope this Answer helps :).

2020-06-13T00:29:44Z
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Top 5Real User

This solution is worth the investment.

2020-01-22T14:33:00Z
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Real User

The setup cost is minimal as far as other options are considered.

2020-01-16T12:23:00Z
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Real User

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.

2020-01-15T13:24:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2020-01-15T08:04:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2020-01-12T08:56:00Z
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Vendor

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.

2019-12-17T14:43:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-12-17T10:12:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Pricing is quite reasonable with UiPath and there are some tools which are free to use.

2019-12-16T01:15:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-12-13T02:00:00Z
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Top 10Real User

There are different licensing options and you should study which one better suits your company's needs.

2019-12-13T01:06:00Z
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Real User

UiPath is more cost-effective than any other tool.

2019-12-12T07:23:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-12-12T06:48:00Z
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Top 10Real User

UiPath is a good deal all round.

2019-12-12T02:16:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-12-11T20:26:00Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice is to use the community edition first to automate a small business process and then go full-on with UiPath.

2019-12-11T17:09:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-12-11T15:17:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-12-11T14:58:00Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice is to try the system out with the Community Edition first.

2019-12-11T14:33:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-12-11T14:18:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I hope in the future the costing will be trimmed down, especially on Studio.

2019-12-11T14:10:00Z
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Real User

License costs are high, but the setup is really quick and does not demand a lot of resources involved.

2019-12-10T15:46:00Z
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Top 10Real User

UiPath has multiple plans that suit most businesses that want to evaluate the suitability of RPA in their company before going with full adoption.

2019-12-10T14:47:00Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice is to ask about how the licensing works and how to get access to the other services that UiPath provides.

2019-12-09T15:51:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-12-05T16:01:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-12-05T15:34:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Our licensing fees for this solution are €68,000 (approximately $75,000 USD) yearly.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Our licensing fees are approximately $140,000 USD annually, which includes all of the bots, Orchestrator, and the Studio.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Our licensing costs are around $40,000 a year.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

The licensing fees for this solution are $8,000 USD annually.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

At the last place that I worked, it was $700,000 USD.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The licensing fees for this solution are approximately $100,000 USD annually.

2019-10-23T11:10:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:09:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I can estimate our licensing costs are approximately $100,000 USD per year.

2019-10-23T11:09:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We got purchased the basic minimum package and it was around $35,000 USD, annually.

2019-10-23T11:09:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:09:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:09:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-10-23T11:08:00Z
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Top 5Real User

This solution has a very competitive and flexible pricing scheme that depends on the process complexity.

2019-06-29T11:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution is priced less compared with other products.

2019-05-27T06:04:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We pay $3,000 per license, annually. We're using attended robots, but we will move to unattended as quickly as possible.

2019-04-28T11:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-04-28T11:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-04-28T11:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-04-28T11:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Go download it, install it, and play with it. You can't do this with any of the other platforms.

2019-04-28T11:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-04-28T11:49:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2019-04-28T11:49:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

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.

2019-04-28T11:49:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-04-28T11:49:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-04-28T11:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-04-10T08:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-04-10T08:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-04-10T08:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-04-10T08:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I have nothing to do with licensing.

2019-04-10T08:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have had our contract with UiPath since November 2016.

2019-04-10T08:55:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

We would like to see improvement around the licensing and multitenancy.

2019-04-10T08:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is not oversold. It does do what it was advertised to do.

2019-04-10T08:54:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I use the community edition which is actually a freeware version.

2019-03-28T08:15:00Z
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Consultant

* 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.

2019-03-28T06:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Reasonable pricing. If there can be a decrease for individual learners/developers.

2019-03-28T03:23:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I am using Community Edition which is free

2019-03-25T11:21:00Z
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Real User

Setup is really easy, and licensing is a bit on the higher side.

2019-03-18T09:17:00Z
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Top 20Real 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.

2019-03-17T19:11:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Easy to set up, and now the licensing is more straightforward.

2019-03-16T11:18:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Compared to other competitive market RPA tools, UiPath costs less, and they have a Community Edition as well.

2019-03-15T02:19:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

UiPath is cheapest. You can even start using it for free.

2019-03-12T20:13:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I did not participate in the tool acquisition process.

2019-03-12T00:20:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Despite being an expensive tool, it brings considerable returns.

2019-03-11T19:27:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The costs of UiPath are very high in my opinion. Small companies may not be able to get many licenses.

2019-03-11T10:16:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Easy installation and maintenance with lower costs than practiced in the market.

2019-03-08T17:59:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The license cost is high but has a community edition.

2019-03-08T05:11:00Z
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Consultant

UiPath's best package for everyone in the market. Starting from the free community version. It's all for the taking.

2019-03-06T19:01:00Z
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Consultant

I'm most concerned about Orchestrator's price.

2019-03-01T23:33:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I think when comparing with other products, UiPath has a flexible and simple licensing option, and their pricing is also good.

2019-02-16T15:33:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Although cost is little high ROI is also too good. Thus my recommendation is go for UiPath!

2019-02-05T16:11:00Z
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Real User

I have no idea about pricing, cost, and license.

2019-01-29T21:07:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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

2019-01-25T15:04:00Z
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Real User

Uipath is competitive when you have hundreds of robots, but it is expensive to small companies or entry level projects up to 10 robots.

2019-01-17T01:44:00Z
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Consultant

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).

2019-01-16T15:29:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Setup, cost and licensing are good.

2019-01-15T11:52:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing is reasonable.

2018-11-15T12:52:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It costs much less and it does much more than the competitors' solutions.

2018-10-10T07:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-10-10T07:36:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

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."

2018-10-10T07:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

They give it away in the community edition for free, so I use it at home.

2018-10-10T07:36:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-10-10T07:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-10-02T19:04:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

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.

2018-08-16T08:29:00Z
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