About BusinessQ Pricing
It was not an easy task to determine pricing for our new product – business intelligence reporting tool BusinessQ. We tried to be as much creative and fair as one can be.
Similar BI software, almost all of them will charge customer per user. That means that licence for 100 users will be ten times the licence for 10 users. That licence is often further divided on report viewers, report creators, developers, administrators, etc… with different pricing for every division.
We think that approach is unnecessarily complicated and it causes that you can spend whole afternoon just to find out what will be your total cost of ownership if you buy that piece of software. Another thing that we find unfair is the fact that to charge total number of users is not the best way to scale and compare one customer over other; one user in one company can use software more then 10 users in other company.
Those are the reasons that lead us to believe that the best way to price BI software is:
Unlimited number of Users
More Objects, less the Object price
In our licencing approach only thing that matter is the actual number of concurrent Objects in BusinessQ – number of Reports, Analysis, Information Dashboards, Input Forms, Planning forms…
At the same time you can have an unlimited number of users. In our pricing mechanism we have built-in discounts that will reward companies that use BusinessQ more (more Objects, less the single object price).
As example, 20-th Object you are buying will cost you almost half the price of the first Object. Check interactive graph on this page for more info.
We strongly believe that this model of pricing is the most fair in both directions. Moreover, it should force companies to stop producing “garbage”, unused reports, analysis, chart junks or forgotten reports that no-one is using and are just making BI repository slower and less clear.
What do you think? If you have comments or any kind of feedback, please let us know.