Community Edition Usage

Hi,

I’m using UiPath v2018.3 Community Edition. As community edition is free, can I suggest it to my client? Is there any cost involved if a small business team uses this edition?

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Hi @patil.gandhali58

See here:

In short, yes, companies can use Community Edition (as long as the company is not too big, see the link for details).

You should also be careful and note the difference between the Community Forever-Free version and the 60-days Trial for Enterprise customers.

The Community Edition will be forever free with limited functionality (such as forced auto-update to the new Stable version or lack of unattended automation options).

If the company is big enough, you can only request the Trial version and then decide whether to buy the license or not. The device which ran the trial version will be locked and unable to activate the Community Edition after the Trial period is done.

Thus, just to re-iterate, it is actually counter productive to test a Trial version instead of a Community Edition if you have the possibility. In that case, after the 60-day period is done, your Device ID would get locked and you would be unable to activate Community Edition.

I hope it helps :slight_smile:

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Thanks for your prompt reply!

Just to clear the ambiguity, I understand with Community Edition we get limited functionality. Can this be used in a team under big organization? To be specific, I work in Accenture and considering UiPath effectiveness, want to use it for my client (big telecom). Before I go ahead and suggest to my client, want to be double sure. Am I authorized to go ahead and use Community Edition in this scenario?

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Hi @patil.gandhali58

This depends strictly whether the company falls under this criteria:

If the answer is yes - then you need to start at 60-day trial.
If the answer is no - then you can use the Community Edition forever.

Unfortunately I cannot answer this question for you.

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Thank you.!! :slight_smile:
That’s solves my query…