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UiPath Pricing 2024: Its 3 RPA Pricing Models, Clearly Explained

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Cem Dilmegani
Cem Dilmegani
Cem Dilmegani

Cem is the principal analyst at AIMultiple since 2017. AIMultiple informs hundreds of thousands of businesses (as per Similarweb) including 60% of Fortune 500 every month.

Cem's work focuses on how enterprises can leverage new technologies in AI, automation, cybersecurity(including network security, application security), data collection including web data collection and process intelligence.

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UiPath is one of the biggest robotic process automation (RPA) vendors, with:

  • $2B in funding
  • ~6,0001 verified users
  • More popularity than competitors (Figure 1)
Figure 1: UiPath consistently outranks competitors in terms of online popularity
Figure 1: UiPath consistently outranks competitors in terms of online popularity

And with the increased importance of automated testing, UiPath’s recent release of its Test Suite – which allows all testing to be done in a single repository2 – will only increase their popularity.

However, an unclear RPA pricing model can be an adoption barrier, or lead to a lower ROI, with you paying more but getting less. If you want to get a high value for money, you should know exactly what you are paying for.

This article is for business leaders who want to use UiPath’s robotic process automation solution to automate processes, but are confused by its pricing models. We will explain all the new features and tools that UiPath offers, along a full comparison of UiPath pricing plans.

What do UiPath pricing terminologies mean?

UiPath plans mainly differ on the number of licenses, tenants, attended and unattended bots, and the UiPath Studio. The more you need each of these, the more you’d pay.

  • Licenses: Permission for each tool (i.e., unattended bots, attended bots, document understanding feature, task capture, etc.) to function
    • Users can view the their license usage on the UiPath’s visible dashboard. Figure 2, for instance, shows that 2 of the 1000 licenses for attended bots have so far been used.
    • If the license for a specific tool is exhausted, additional ones are purchasable at a flat rate (Figure 3)
Screenshot of UiPath's dashboard showing the amount of used licenses. License is a factor that affects the UiPath pricing.
Figure 2: UiPath’s visible dashboard showing the user’s license consumption. Source: YouTube
Screenshot of the UI of how additional licenses can be purchased.
Figure 3: After requesting new licenses, a sales rep would get in touch. Source: YouTube
  • Tenants: Compartments for storing and isolating each department’s workflows, resources, configurations, users, robots, permissions, etc.
  • Attended bots: Software robots that need triggering and monitoring by a human worker
  • Unattended bots: Bots that don’t need triggering and monitoring by a human-in-the-loop. Unattended robots can automatically initiate their tasks via scheduling.
  • UiPath Studio: Where you create your automation workflows and manage your automation pipelines

UiPath RPA plans

The aforementioned features are packed in three cloud-based UiPath RPA platform:

  1. Free version
  2. Pro version
  3. Enterprise edition

1. Free version

1.1. Features

In the free version of UiPath, users have access to:

  • 1 tenant + 25 attended robots licenses for deploying, managing, and monitoring a single automation workflow in one environment (i.e., sales automation)
  • In-built integration for connecting the bots with different business applications for end-to-end orchestration
  • Task capture for process mapping and detailing the steps involved in a task
  • UiPath Community that offers forums to ask questions, interact with other UiPath users, and troubleshoot your issues. As a free feature of UiPath support, the Community also offers webinars and certification workshops (Figure 4)
Figure 4: UiPath community offers a host of services. Source: UiPath community

1.2. Pricing model

You can use the free version for up to 60 days at no cost.

2. Pro version

2.1. Features

In addition to task capture and process integration, UiPath’s Pro Package provides users with:

  • 3 tenants + 25 attended and unattended bot licenses for deploying, managing, and monitoring automation workflows across 3 separate environments (i.e., tenants dedicated to sales, customer service, and HR automation each)
  • Automation Cloud Robots lets users run unattended workflows on the UiPath Cloud – as opposed to public cloud or on-premise – thus granting scalability (i.e. no required infrastructure) and online accessibility
  • UiPath Studio where users can create, design, and test their attended robots
  • Automation Ops for defining automation boundaries and granting users varying levels of access for controlling bots
  • Data Service to model, store, and manage business data within the UiPath platform so the bots can use
  • Apps Center where for low-code application development
  • Action Center for interacting with the unattended robots and taking over their processes if needed
  • UiPath Support in English that aims to troubleshoot issues within 2 to 8 hours, depending on 2 priority levels

Pricing model

The Pro Plan offers trial for 60 days. After that, it costs $420/month, or $5,000/year.

3. Enterprise edition

In addition to the features of the Pro Version, the Enterprise version of UiPath RPA gives users:

  • Unlimited tenants + 100 attended and unattended bot licenses for compartmentalizing as many automation workflows across as many departments as possible
  • Process mining and task mining for x-raying all of company’s as-is processes, giving a clear picture of all the yet-to-be-automated processes
  • Document understanding for scanning documents and extracting data at scale. For instance, each OCR-equipped RPA bot has the license to scan 2 pages of documents (Figure 5)
Image shows how many document pages an OCR bot can scan & extract data from.
Figure 5: Each OCR bot can extract data from 2 pages at a setting. Image source: YouTube
  • Test Manager for automating the testing of all automation pipelines in one hub with full traceability and performance report
  • AI Center for improving and enhancing the ML models to create intelligent bots
  • Advanced Insights for an in-depth and analytical into the performance of automation bots
  • UiPath’s Premium Support in 7 languages, offering tech support, audit reports, and root cause analysis, with a response timeline of 1 to 8 hours, depending on 3 priority levels

Pricing model

Undisclosed. Per an unofficial report, it cost $97,0003in 2021.

Figure 6: Unofficial records showing UiPath’s yearly licensing cost.

What do users say about UiPath pricing model?

Software vendors are intentionally vague with their licensing costs to incentivize you to reach out and sit through a sales call. Even the Pro Package, which has a clarified pricing of $420, can quickly increase with ad-ons. So, it was a bit hard to find how much a certain company, with certain requirements, paid for any of the packages.

The general consensus4 is that UiPath doesn’t have an affordable price, and that the license cost can deter SMEs, with limited budgets, from adopting the UiPath platform (Figure 7). Having said that, there are users who view UiPath as an economical RPA choice given its features and capabilities.

Ultimately, whether UiPath RPA is considered expensive or not is a subjective matter and may depend on individual circumstances and automation and scalability needs.

Figure 7: Some users believe UiPath has a high price. Source: Gartner Reviews
Figure 8: Some users, especially those with scalable needs, deem UiPath RPA as good value for money. Source: G2

Further readings

If you want to invest in an RPA solution, head over to our data-driven, sortable list of RPA vendors:

Find the Right Vendors

Sometimes, you might need an RPA partner to help with the integration into existing systems. Download our RPA partner whitepaper to learn more:

Guide to Choosing an RPA Technology Partner

What is RPA?

RPA is a technology for developing customized agents that work with GUI elements to carry out routine rules-based operations.

What are the benefits of RPA?

RPA leads to cost reduction, workforce augmentation, and expediting task execution speed.

Who are UiPath’s alternatives?

Solutions offered by big market players that operate on the same wavelength as UiPath include, but aren’t limited to, IBM RPA, Microsoft’s Power Automate, Automation Anywhere, and WorkFusion.

What makes RPA different from other automation solutions?

RPA tends to be more flexible, cost friendly and easy to integrate with other systems compared to other automation solutions.

This article was originally written by former AIMultiple industry analyst Bardia Eshghi and reviewed by Cem Dilmegani.

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Cem Dilmegani
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Cem is the principal analyst at AIMultiple since 2017. AIMultiple informs hundreds of thousands of businesses (as per Similarweb) including 60% of Fortune 500 every month.

Cem's work focuses on how enterprises can leverage new technologies in AI, automation, cybersecurity(including network security, application security), data collection including web data collection and process intelligence.

Cem's work has been cited by leading global publications including Business Insider, Forbes, Washington Post, global firms like Deloitte, HPE, NGOs like World Economic Forum and supranational organizations like European Commission. You can see more reputable companies and media that referenced AIMultiple.

Cem's hands-on enterprise software experience contributes to the insights that he generates. He oversees AIMultiple benchmarks in dynamic application security testing (DAST), data loss prevention (DLP), email marketing and web data collection. Other AIMultiple industry analysts and tech team support Cem in designing, running and evaluating benchmarks.

Throughout his career, Cem served as a tech consultant, tech buyer and tech entrepreneur. He advised enterprises on their technology decisions at McKinsey & Company and Altman Solon for more than a decade. He also published a McKinsey report on digitalization.

He led technology strategy and procurement of a telco while reporting to the CEO. He has also led commercial growth of deep tech company Hypatos that reached a 7 digit annual recurring revenue and a 9 digit valuation from 0 within 2 years. Cem's work in Hypatos was covered by leading technology publications like TechCrunch and Business Insider.

Cem regularly speaks at international technology conferences. He graduated from Bogazici University as a computer engineer and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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