UiPath Automation Cloud

The UiPath Automation Cloud Guide

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About Licensing

There are 3 different licensing plans available for Automation Cloud from which you can choose according to your needs and budget: Community, Enterprise Trial or Enterprise. Each plan has its specific licensing offer and gives access to various services.

Licensing is activated automatically by UiPath when signing up on a specific plan. Robots and Studios are automatically licensed once connected to services in UiPath Automation Cloud. You can read about the Robot licensing concepts available in Orchestrator and the types of licenses here.

Automation Cloud enables you to easily manage licenses from a centralized location, within the Cloud Portal's Licenses page. The page is accessible through the Admin option in the left navigation bar > Licenses menu. Here you can view your existing licenses, upgrade your licensing plan and manage the API keys of your existing non-Orchestrator services.

Organization telemetry data is accessible on the Home page, displaying information about the usage trend of your existing licenses and how they are distributed across services.

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Important!

The Organization Administrator role grant you View and Edit permissions on the Licenses page.
The User role grants View permissions on both the Tenants and the Licenses pages.

Licensing Plans

UiPath maintains separate Cloud Orchestrator instances for Community and Enterprise customers. Upon upgrading to the Enterprise Trial or Enterprise plan, any pre-existing Orchestrator services created on the Community free instances are migrated automatically to the Enterprise instances over time. While still on the Community free instances, they receive all the benefits of the Enterprise plan, with Enterprise licenses. Any new Orchestrator services created after the upgrade are hosted within the Enterprise paid instances.

At the moment we don't have an automated migration mechanism in place for Orchestrator services. If you wish, you can re-create the Orchestrator services, knowing that they are hosted within the Enterprise paid instances.

Community

This is the licensing plan you get when you first sign up for Automation Cloud. You can enjoy the benefits of this plan free of charge for an unlimited period of time.

The plan is aimed at individual RPA developers, small teams and companies that are compliant with our Terms & Conditions.

The Community licensing plan gives you instant access to a number of licenses and services.

This plan offers free support through our forum.

Note that you can't request additional licenses while on this plan. Request the Enterprise Trial plan or contact us to upgrade your plan to Enterprise.

Enterprise Trial

You can experiment with more robotic power and our premium services if you request the Enterprise Trial plan. Benefit from all the perks of an Enterprise plan for a limited period of 60 days, no extra fees attached.

Upgrading from Community to Enterprise gives you access, within one hour, to additional licenses and premium services for 60 days.

This plan offers ticketed SLA support.

The trial period expires after 60 days. Please contact us if you wish to upgrade your plan to Enterprise during the 60-days trial period or if you require a Trial extension until your upgrade to the Enterprise plan is completed. Otherwise, when the Enterprise Trial expires, your account defaults back to the Community plan.

When defaulting back to the Community plan, make sure the number of distributed licenses is not greater than the Community default. If you’ve allocated more licenses than the number of licenses corresponding to the Community plan, then your tenants with their corresponding services are disabled and the licenses are removed from the services. Note that you can re-enable one of your tenants and re-assign licenses to its services in the limits permitted by the Community subscription.

Request Enterprise Trial

Here is how you can request the trial:

  1. In the Licenses page, click the Request Enterprise Trial button. The Upgrade to UiPath Automation Cloud for Enterprise window is displayed.
  2. Enter your details in the corresponding fields. These details are used by our sales representatives to contact you before the trial period expires regarding your potential upgrade to the Enterprise plan.
  3. Click Request. The Request Enterprise Trial window closes and a Thank You confirmation window is displayed informing you that your request has been successfully submitted.

The change to the Enterprise Trial plan propagates in 1-hour time and it is visible within the Licenses page.

Enterprise

The Enterprise plan allows you to tailor your licenses count according to your specific needs. You can purchase as many licenses of each type as you want, anytime you need them, contacting our Sales department.

This plan offers ticketed SLA support.

License Types

View information about your licensing plan with its expiry information and all the license types within the Licenses page in three tabs:

  • Robots - Displays the total number of licenses for each Robot type within your organization.
  • Studios - Displays the total number of licenses for each Studio type within your organization.
  • Other Services - Displays information about other licenses (Computer Vision, Document Understanding and AI Fabric).

The number of licenses of each type varies according to the licensing plan you selected when you signed up for Automation Cloud.

For the Enterprise plan, the current number of licenses is the sum of initial licenses plus any additional licenses you've requested and were already granted by our Sales team.

In order to use these licenses, allocate them to the services within your tenants. Robots and Studios are automatically licensed once connected to your Cloud Orchestrator services.

Robots

The following types of Robot licenses are available in Automation Cloud:

  • Attended Robots - Named User - displays the number of users who can employ an Attended Robot license exclusively.
  • Testing Robots - Runtime - displays the maximum number of Testing Robots that are able to run simultaneously.
  • Unattended Robots - Runtime - displays the maximum number of Unattended Robots that are able to execute back-office processes simultaneously.
  • NonProduction Robots - Runtime - displays the maximum number of NonProduction Robots that are able to execute nonproduction processes simultaneously.

Create Attended, Testing, Unattended or NonProduction Robots in your Cloud Orchestrator service, then connect them to your Cloud Orchestrator service in the UiPath Robot tray.

Studios

The following types of Studio licenses are available in Automation Cloud:

  • Studio - Named User - displays the number of developers who can employ a Studio license exclusively.
  • StudioX - Named User - displays the number of developers who can employ a StudioX license exclusively.
  • StudioPro - Named User - displays the number of developers who can employ a StudioPro license exclusively.

Create Studio, StudioX or StudioPro Robots in your Cloud Orchestrator service, then connect them to your Cloud Orchestrator service in the UiPath Robot tray.

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Note:

You're not required to activate your Studio license anymore after installing it, because Studio is automatically licensed once connected to your Cloud Orchestrator services.

Other Services

AI Robots and GPUs

AI Fabric uses the concept of an AI Robot and a AI Robot Pro (GPU) for licensing.

An AI Robot is the runtime for serving ML Skills (machine learning models available for robots to make prediction requests) and run ML Training jobs (training a new model version on new data).
One AI Robot can serve two ML Skills or run one ML training job concurrently. Any user connected to the cloud Orchestrator instance can access ML Skills.

An AI Robot Pro (GPU) is the same concept as an AI Robot with the addition that the runtime can use a GPU (for both serving a model or training a model). A GPU is just a different processing unit that speeds up some types of computations. The efficiency gain by using a GPU runtime is heavily dependent on the code being run.

Allocate AI Robots licenses to your tenants with AI Fabric services in order to access AI Fabric at service level.

Computer Vision API Key

The Computer Vision section in the Other Services tab on the Licenses page displays the amount of data (in megapixels) that can be processed every minute by our Computer Vision servers based on your license entitlement. Access to the Computer Vision servers is granted based on an API Key. The key is generated automatically when you create your organization, along with your Organization ID, and is stored within Automation Cloud.

The Computer Vision API Key enables you to license the AI Computer Vision Activities Pack activity in Studio.

Click Copy API Key to copy the displayed API Key to your clipboard. Paste it in your CV Screen Scope activity, as described here.
A request is sent from the activities to the Computer Vision Server, and access to the server is granted based on your API Key.

If at any point the API Key is compromised, discard it by generating a new one.

Keep in mind that we limit the amount of data that can be processed every minute by our Computer Vision servers. The limit depends on your Automation Cloud plan and is measured in megapixels/minute:

  • For the Community plan, the limit is 30 Mp/min, roughly equivalent to 15 fullHD images/min.
  • For the Enterprise plan, the limit is 240 Mp/min, roughly equivalent to 120 fullHD images/min.

Generating New API Keys

  1. Click Generate new under the desired API Key. A confirmation window is displayed.
  1. Click Generate in the confirmation window to generate a new API Key.

The old key is invalidated, while the new key is stored within Automation Cloud.

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Important!

Don't forget to communicate the new API Key to the developers using the AI Computer Vision Activities Pack in Studio.

Document Understanding API Key

The Document Understanding section in the Other Services tab on the Licenses page displays the consumption entitlement (in number of pages) that can be extracted by our Machine Learning servers based on your Document Understanding license entitlement.

Access to the models' endpoints is granted based on an API Key. The API Key is generated automatically when you create your account, and it is required for the Machine Learning Extractor activity in Studio. This activity allows you to use the following models built by UiPath:

Model

Purpose

Accepted File Formats

Supported Languages

Templateless Invoices Extraction

Extract information from invoices.

pdf, png, jpeg, tiff

English, French, German, Portugese, Romanian, and Spanish

Templateless Receipts Extraction

Extract information from receipts.

pdf, png, jpeg, tiff

English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Romanian, and Spanish

Templateless Purchase Orders Extraction (preview)

Extract information from purchase orders.

pdf, png, jpeg, tiff

English, German

Templateless Utility Bills Extraction (preview)

Extract information from utility bills.

pdf, png, jpeg, tiff

English

Templateless Invoices India Extraction (preview)

Extract information from Indian invoices.

pdf, png, jpeg, tiff

English

Templateless Invoices Australia Extraction (preview)

Extract information from Australian invoices.

pdf, png, jpeg, tiff

English

UiPath Document OCR (preview)

Read document text

pdf, png, jpeg, tiff

English, French, German, Italian, Portugese, Romanian, Spanish

Click Copy API Key to copy the displayed API Key to your clipboard. Paste it in your Machine Learning Extractor activity, as described here or in the case of UiPath OCR, in the UiPath Document OCR engine activity as described here.
A request is sent from the activity to the Machine Learning Server, and access is granted based on your API Key.

If at any point the API Key is compromised, discard it by generating a new one.

Keep in mind that we limit the size of documents that can be extracted by our servers.

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Note:

Machine Learning technology is probabilistic in nature. UiPath makes continuous efforts to improve our Document Understanding products but can not guarantee accuracy or performance on any particular business document.

Document Understanding Endpoints

There are two types of endpoints available for each model within the Document Understanding:

  • Community endpoints - The size of documents that can be extracted is limited to 2 pages and 4MB. Community endpoints also have rate-limiting per IP address at 50 requests per hour. When an IP address reaches the rate limit, an 429 - Too Many Requests error status is displayed, and the IP address stays blocked for 1 hour. Data sent to these endpoints is stored by UiPath for quality assurance purposes. Community Edition license of Document Understanding has no quantity displayed on the Licenses page within the Document Understanding section.
  • Enterprise endpoints - The consumption entitlement is displayed as a number of pages on the Licenses page within the Document Understanding section. The size of documents that can be extracted is limited per page to 20 megapixels and 10MB, in JSON-Base64 format. Data sent to these endpoints is NOT stored by UiPath.

Make sure you connect your activity to the correct endpoint.

Here are the endpoints available for each of our models:

Model

Community Endpoint

Enterprise Endpoint

Templateless Invoices Extraction

https://invoices.uipath.com or
https://invoices.uipath.com/?edition=community

https://invoices.uipath.com/?edition=enterprise

Templateless Receipts Extraction

https://receipts.uipath.com or
https://receipts.uipath.com/?edition=community

https://receipts.uipath.com/?edition=enterprise

Templateless Purchase Orders Extraction

https://du.uipath.com/ie/purchase_orders or
https://du.uipath.com/ie/purchase_orders?edition=community

https://du.uipath.com/ie/purchase_orders?edition=enterprise

Templateless Utility Bills Extraction

https://du.uipath.com/ie/utility_bills or
https://du.uipath.com/ie/utility_bills?edition=community

https://du.uipath.com/ie/utility_bills?edition=enterprise

Templateless Invoices India Extraction

https://du.uipath.com/ie/invoices_india or
https://du.uipath.com/ie/invoices_india?edition=community

https://du.uipath.com/ie/invoices_india?edition=enterprise

Templateless Invoices Australia Extraction

https://du.uipath.com/ie/invoices_au or
https://du.uipath.com/ie/invoices_au?edition=community

https://du.uipath.com/ie/invoices_au?edition=enterprise

UiPath Document OCR

https://du.uipath.com/ocr or
https://du.uipath.com/ocr?edition=community

https://du.uipath.com/ocr?edition=enterprise

Form Extractor

https://du.uipath.com/svc/formextractor or https://du.uipath.com/svc/formextractor?edition=community

https://du.uipath.com/svc/formextractor?edition=enterprise

Intelligent Form Extractor

https://du.uipath.com/svc/intelligentforms or https://du.uipath.com/svc/intelligentforms?edition=community

https://du.uipath.com/svc/intelligentforms?edition=enterprise

Intelligent Keyword Classifier

https://du.uipath.com/svc/intelligentkeywords or https://du.uipath.com/svc/intelligentkeywords?edition=community

https://du.uipath.com/svc/intelligentkeywords?edition=enterprise

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Important!

Having an Enterprise licensing plan on your Automation Cloud doesn't imply that you have access to the Enterprise Endpoint for Document Understanding. Access to the Enterprise Endpoint is subject to a different, separate license.

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