Automation Anywhere has released a community edition which is basically a “cripple” version of their enterprise software. You would need the full version if you need to meaningfully use in an Enterprise environment. The community edition is anyway targeted for small business, developers, and students.
Automation Anywhere is using the same strategy that UiPath has successfully used to grow its developer base. Blue Prism hopefully will come out with a similar community license soon for developers. There are rumors that they will follow suit.
Automation Anywhere community edition has all the capabilities of the enterprise software except that Bot creation capabilities are supported only up to 2 devices. It can only be consumed from the cloud – no on-premise version.
Another key differentiation from Enterprise edition is that the Tech support is via online forums only. One of the developers also reported that the Citrix feature is missing.