Robots-As-A-Service (RAAS)

Set Up Fee


Initial Development Charge

Monthly Service Charge


Ongoing Maintenance and Development Costs

Robot Run Costs Per Hour


Robot Runs (excluding AI Costs)

*Charged Pro Rata by the minute

Cancel anytime by giving 30 days’ notice.

All Prices exclude VAT

RPA Cost and Payback Estimator

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is RAAS?

RaaS (Robotics-as-a-Service) operates on the same basis as SaaS (Software as a Service). With this approach, you pay a monthly fee for a business outcome and output from the RPA automation, not the RPA robot programme itself. Without RaaS, you might have to pay sizeable upfront development costs, and then the costs of maintaining the RPA robot. With RaaS, you only pay a relatively small setup fee, and RPA savings are typically seen within a few weeks.

What am I getting for Setup fees, Service charges and Robot run costs?

We charge a setup fee of £1,000 for new automations. This covers some of the initial RPA robot developement costs. We then charge a monthly fee of £450 to spread the rest of the development costs, and the costs of maintaining the RPA Robot.

On top of this, the robot run time minutes are charged to you on a per minute basis. These run time costs include the cost of hosting and processing the automation on a server. On top of this, we charge a houly surcharge if it’s necessary to integrate AI into the workflow. This surcharge depends on the type of AI so it’s hard to be specific, however for budgeting purposes we’ve added an estimate of £2.05 per hour to the pricing tool above.

What are your payment terms?

Our normal payment terms are 14 days on invoice.

How do I cancel?

Just notify us via email and we will cancel the service after 30 calender days, charging any monthly fees and robot runtime costs on a prorata basis during that period.

If I cancel, how do we go back to our manual process?

In order to implement an RPA robot, we need to record and outline the current process. For some companies, this has never been done befoe. This record, which is called the Process Development Document (PDD), is used to develop the RPA robot. However, it could also be used to revert back to the manual process if needed.

Does my company need technical skills to introduce RPA?

No. One of the benefits of RaaS is that you don’t need to hire internal experts to deliver an RPA project. Their involvement in the project only extends to ensuring that we are given an adequate record of the human process, and confirming that the finished RPA robot meets the initial specifications.

When do you start billing my company?

We bill you for the £1,000 setup fee once the User Acceptance Tests (UAT) have been finished and signed off. This proves the RPA robot can do the job and is ready to be put into service. Every month, we then bill you the monthly service charge, and the RPA robot’s run time minutes.

How long does it take to get the Bot up and running?

We normally deliver a working, production-ready RPA Bot, in 4 to 6 weeks. However, if we have developer capacity, we can deliver projects sooner if necessary.

How much is RPA likely to save us?

With RaaS, RPA can save up to 75% of the process costs. The amount of savings does depend on how much the employee doing that job is currently paid, and how much of an employee’s time is taken up with the manual process, as well as the speed of the RPA robot.

To get an estimate on how much you’re likely to save on process costs use our RPA cost and return calculator above.

What are the risks?

The risks are minimal, since you won’t be billed until you’re satisfied that it works. If the RPA Bot hasn’t proven it can do the job, you pay nothing.

About Us

We provide Digital Automation to UK companies, in all industries, by offering Robots as a paid service. It’s rather like employing a person but this time a robot.

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Tel: 01925 321355

Autane Ltd
Wilderspool Park
Stockton Heath

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