Hi, I would like to know if the Pega Robotics manager is a standalone component with a separate license or itt's bundled along with the Pega BPM product license. The reason for this is to understand if the Robot manager can still function of the BPM product's license gets expired.
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Hi, @ArunR240 - under the hood Robot Manager application is essentially a set of Pega rules that cumulatively enable administration of bots and work that involves bots from Pega platform. By itself Robot Manager is just a .jar file. You need a base install of Pega platform in order to import and run Robot Manager application rule sets. As a result, Robot Manager is NOT licensed separately and you can freely download it from Pega Marketplace. A customer can use Pega platform (and make use of Robot Manager application) either when they are licensed for Pega Infinity (a license type that covers Pega BPM and RPA) or for a standalone Pega RPA (in this case the customer is allowed to install and use Pega platform solely for the purpose of running Robot Manager application and to manage bot work). Some legacy Pega BPM customers prior to when Pega introduced RPA, may require an RPA add-on to their license. The customer needs to be licensed for Pega RPA in any shape or form to be able to get any value from Robot Manager. This is because Pega RPA Studio and Runtime software are necessary to build and run robotic automations and this software is required for basic Robot manager use. To your specific question, the customer can keep using Pega platform with Robot Manager as long as they have at least a Peg RPA license even if their BPM license is expired. In all cases, a customer needs to check through their Pega Account Executive to ensure they can use certain Pega products and capabilities under the terms of their license.