Have you ever wondered the differences between the main GIS/Map providers? We have too. So we asked 6 of the largest providers 6 questions to help us better understand. We will be rolling out the answers we received in a series of blog posts. This is the fourth in the series and covers our next topic: pricing. Please note, the answers provided in this blog series is text supplied by each of the providers. We have not edited any of this text. We will in the last post of the series write a summary of the information provided.
Question 4: Could you summarize your pricing model?
Pitney Bowes offers both subscription and licensing models to remain flexible and responsive to the current environment of IT innovation.
Pricing is primarily seat-based, with options for access to our engine through the API and SDK. Also optional is data augmentation through our Data Observatory (demographic and other 3rd party data sources). More details here: https://carto.com/pricing
We have SaaS pricing model, where we offer monthly and annual subscriptions for all our apps.This means that our clients pay only for the period they use the apps without any hidden costs. As you pay for apps ‘per user’, it offers you a perfect and efficient scalability and adaptability to your needs.
Additional “2 months off” discount is applied to all annual subscriptions and we also offer volume discounts for clients that need more licenses.
We also have the on-premise solution available in case you need to have data stored locally on site, so we have a really competitive price per server option as well.
The Boundless open GIS platform includes Desktop, Exchange, Suite and Connect. Subscription pricing for support and maintenance of the Boundless product stack starts as low as $5 per month to annual support contracts for the enterprise offerings.
We did not receive feedback from Esri on pricing. We suggest visiting individual web pages for specific information, for example: ArcGIS Online.
Our goal is to reduce the barriers to getting started. Up front we offer much for free, for private development. We have a highly scaleable pricing model for enterprise implementations. For more details visit: mapbox.com/pricing.
Our pricing is based on a subscription model (software as a service) and our professional plan start at just $49 per month.
The plans are tiered with each plan offering more maps, data, storage and features. The plans are very easy to understand, we don’t have any complex pricing variables such as service credits, tile loads or map views.
More details here: https://mangomap.com/pricing
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