UiPath Pricing 2024: Its 3 RPA Pricing Models, Clearly Explained
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)
- 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:
- Free version
- Pro version
- Enterprise edition
1. Free version
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)
1.2. Pricing model
You can use the free version for up to 60 days at no cost.
2. Pro version
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
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)
- 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
Undisclosed. Per an unofficial report, it cost $97,0003in 2021.
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.
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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.
Cem has been 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 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.
Throughout his career, Cem served as a tech consultant, tech buyer and tech entrepreneur. He advised businesses on their enterprise software, automation, cloud, AI / ML and other technology related 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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