Run multiple background & a foreground process using a Single Robot parallelly

Is it possible to execute multiple processes parallelly using a Single Robot in UiPath :grey_question:
The answer is YES. But there are conditions applied to perform this parallel execution.:pushpin:

Using UiPath we can create two types of processes, one is a foreground process and another is a background process.

The Background Process is a template for creating processes that can run in parallel on the same Robot, together with one foreground process. But there should not be any interactive activities used in the background process. :white_check_mark:

Those who are working with multiple documents, email, API, or system automations without UI interaction can effectively use this feature to explore the full efficiency of your Robot.

:point_right:Background Process: UiPath - Background Process | Run multiple background process simultaneously with single Robot - YouTube

I believe this is possible only with Attended Robot. With Unattended you need specific licenses irrespective of Background or Foreground process.

Just posting it here to avoid confusion.

I’m sorry, is this only applicable for Cloud Automation? Because I would like to measure how many background process can be done in On-Prem

Hi @azeem_rosli,
It’s same for both cloud and on-prem, only the license type matters. You can get more info on background process here : Background Process Automation (

Thanks. I’ve read the documentation but have no idea how to calculate how many background process can be run in on-prem. There’s ‘robot units’ stated in the documentation but nowhere found in our on-prem Orchestrator as how much it has consumed. Can you guide me?

Hello @azeem_rosli

If you have the enterprise license you can directly reach out to the Uipath account manager. They can help you with this. Raise a ticket with them and they will respond quickly.

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Hi @azeem_rosli,

An Attended Robot (meaning 1 attended license) can concurrently execute one foreground process (with UI interaction) and multiple background processes (without UI interaction) in a machine.

If you need to know exactly how many background process can be run using single attended robot license, please reach out to UiPath Support as mentioned by Rahul.

Ok, noted. Thanks @Rahul_Unnikrishnan & @JithinKP

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