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Understanding the UiPath Platform and Licensing Models

On March 16th, 2020, UiPath released new licensing offerings, including the addition of the User Roles Licensing and the retirement of standalone Attended Robot and Studio licenses, as well as the Node Locked Unattended Robot licenses. Click here to learn about UiPath's new 2020 Licensing and what changed.


With over 5,000 satisfied customers around the world, UiPath is the fastest-growing enterprise software company in history. It was named a leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation Software as well as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Robotic Process Automation, Q4 2019

To address the UiPath enterprise RPA platform requires the understanding of its main components, see below the definition for each of its components.

UiPath Platform Components

UiPath Studio is the tool used by RPA developers to build automation workflows which will be performed by UiPath robots once in production.

UiPath Robots are in charge of executing the automation workflows designed in UiPath Studio, there are dedicated licenses for each robot type: Attended, Unattended and Non-Production.

Attended robots can be used to speed up repetitive front office tasks, they work with users on activities that require human intervention, residing on the user's workstation. They are best suited for help desk, sales, and call center activities, learn more here.

Unattended robots are best suited for any type of back office processes that don't require human intervention or supervision, injecting productivity and operational efficiency to a variety of business processes.

Non-production robots are used in testing environments such as UAT (User Acceptance Testing) to test the automation workflows before moving them into production.

Finally, the UiPath Orchestrator is a web-based management platform that provides remote control and monitoring of the UiPath robots, all UiPath licenses can be managed within the Orchestrator.

UiPath Licensing Models

With the understanding of the UiPath platform components, we can now go on to describe the licensing options available for each of these components.

The Named User license is used for granting a single specific user access to the UiPath platform at any time on any machine. While the Concurrent User license indicates how many users can access the UiPath platform simultaneously, as it is not assigned to any particular user, so when the number of users who are using the platform surpasses the available concurrent licenses, additional users will not be able to access the platform until it is freed up by other users. These 2 license types apply towards the use of Attended robots and Studio.

In the case of Unattended and Non-production robots, there is only one licensing model available: the Concurrent Runtime license. The number of concurrent runtime licenses indicates how many processes can be run by the robots simultaneously, regardless of the user or device. The number of acquired licenses should equal the number of robots connected simultaneously to execute back office processes.

Lastly, the UiPath Orchestrator license is a server license, meaning one license is required to activate one Orchestrator instance. The Orchestrator manages all robot licenses, hence, every UiPath platform license can be managed within the Orchestrator.

UiPath Licensing Matrix

Source: UiPath


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