SaaS pricing is opaque and complex, increasingly hidden behind enterprise quotes and sales calls. It’s impossible to know what software really costs.
This information asymmetry benefits vendors, but we all bear the burden of more expensive software.
We're building a price transparency community to level the playing field.
The goal is simple: We want you to know what other companies actually pay for software. We want you to know you're getting a fair price, and didn't just get shovelled into the raw end of an A/B test. And we want you to never have to sit through a demo call again just to figure out how much a product costs.
We already have hundreds of data points on real SaaS pricing. If you anonymously share what you pay for at least three SaaS products, we'll give you early (and free!) access to ALL the pricing data when it's ready. Cool?
(We promise to keep your submissions anonymous. We ask for your email address to properly vet submissions, but will never share any personally identifiable data and will only share details in aggregate.)
We have 221 employees. Our inital quote was $4500/mo. ($19.95/user/mo.)
We showed them a quote from Monday.com for $2800/mo. and they matched it.
We send 5M emails per month, and made the switch to SendGrid. Based on their self-service pricing, this would’ve cost $2000/mo. When we first spoke to a sales rep, they offered $1,750 per month. We kept holding out while comparing alternatives, and on the 27th of the month they offered us $1500/mo. if we signed by EoM.
We were able to negotiate a 50% discount for the first year. We didn’t have competing quotes, but we did let them know we were looking at competitors and they came back and offered this.
After some negotiation, we got them to offer a 40% discount. This gave us up to 30 channels @ $34/user/month, with a minimum of 15 users (Based on their current publicly listed pricing, it actually seems like this is more than 40% off).
Mixpanel cost us $1k per month for a site with around 400k monthly active users. Based on their public pricing, this would have cost around $5K per month.
We had 5 people who needed access to Chartio, which would’ve cost $9K/year, but we created one shared account that allowed us to stay at $1,788/year, and it works really well.
Free for the first year via an unlisted startup program—includes full access to all Intercom products.
We are a large financial company. Our initial quote was $12/user/month, and we got them to drop it to $6.5/user/month.
You can get a discount if you bundle two of HubSpot's products together, so we pay $800/month total for MarketingHub and SalesHub. And we also got 30% off an annual contract with BREX.
Software's confusing—but it shouldn't be. The industry that democratized information should be the most transparent, the easiest to decode.
So we're building a community of people who care about software to do that together. Somewhere where we can hold our industry to a higher standard.
We’re on a mission to end information asymmetry in business software.
We believe everyone's an expert in the software they use everyday. We'd all be more productive if we shared our software tricks—what we paid, why we picked one tool over another, how we get the most out of our individual software suites. We know the best way to discover software is from each other.
That starts with price transparency. And then, we're building a living repository of software knowledge—guides, reviews, documentation, and more built from what we've all learned using software on the job.
And we'd like you to learn and share with us.
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