Xplenty stands as a leader in its market, offering cloud-based ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) solutions and data pipeline tools. In addition to its user-friendly interface and powerful transformations, Xplenty's simple, predictable pricing structure sets it apart from the competition. Xplenty is an easy-to-use solution that makes data transformation accessible and efficient -- and affordable. Comparing Xplenty to its competition further reveals a pricing methodology ideal for anyone looking for a platform that offers superior data pipeline tools.

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Table of Contents

  1. A Pricing Model Designed to Reduce Your Costs
  2. How Other Data Pipeline Tools Set Their Pricing
  3. What Does Xplenty Cost?
  4. Why Choose Xplenty?

A Pricing Model Designed to Reduce Your Costs

Xplenty devised an easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement pricing model. It helps our clients to accurately predict costs and scale when necessary. There are no hidden layers of costs that make your bill skyrocket. It's consistent with the philosophy of the Xplenty solution as a user-friendly, functional ETL platform sophisticated enough for data specialists, which remaining accessible to those with a limited programming background.

Xplenty offers a free 7-day trial to all new customers. As an Xplenty client, you pay a flat fee per month based on the number of connectors. It does not cost more if your data volume goes up in a pricing period, or if you write more lines of data. The complexity of your jobs doesn't affect the price either. If you want to upgrade your data transformation strategy and add more connectors, you can update your Xplenty package with the same, predictable pricing scheme.

There are numerous benefits to Xplenty's pricing model. If you plan to access more data as your business scales, but keep the same number of connectors, your costs are the same. In the event you have a big data transformation event, you can proceed without developing an additional budget for data pipeline costs connected to the additional volume. Xplenty allows businesses to predict their IT costs accurately and remain agile, even when preparing business plans months in advance.

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How Other Data Pipeline Tools Set Their Pricing

The straightforward Xplenty pricing model sets us apart from our market competitors. Compare the graphic below, where Table A, "Fixed Costs" represents Xplenty. The other two models where prices increase represent Xplenty's competitors.

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Here are some more concrete examples, using Xplenty's market competitors. As you will notice, Xplenty's pricing scheme is not only more predictable but costs businesses less overall -- for a platform that is superior to use and offers premier results.

Fivetran uses consumption-based pricing. Fivetrain is an ELT (extract-load-transform). The more data you use, the higher Fivetran's cost. Think of it as a pay-per-use plan where you won't know from period to period precisely how much your data transformation costs you. Variable pricing models make it almost impossible to budget. It can also put a strain on your data science staff members, who may change their approach to a data job because of the unpredictability of cost. With Xplenty, your IT personnel can just do the required data transformation, without worrying the job will result in cost overruns.

To see what this looks like graphically, refer to Table B, "variable costs."

Alteryx offers user-based pricing. You pay per "seat," and each one has a steep associated cost -- $5,195 for the base plan and up to $78,975 for the enterprise plan. Furthermore, most businesses require more than one user. Moreover, employees in different regions cannot share the same subscription, meaning any multi-regional operations need more than one user by default. That's in addition to the hosting and hardware costs of Alteryx. As a cloud-based solution, the Xplenty platform doesn't require hosting on local hardware.

Alteryx's scheme is an example of "mixed," or "semi-variable" costs, as the graphic represents in Table C.

Stitch has a hybrid pricing model, with plans that vary according to data volume and number of users. Stitch is an ETL. The Free and Standard plans for Stitch cap the number of users at 5, meaning any organization with more than five users has to upgrade to the most expensive Enterprise plan. The Free plan allows up to 5 data source types and Standard plan up to 10 data source types. The Enterprise plan allows for customization of the number of sources. Again, that's different from Xplenty, which bases its pricing on connectors alone.

This is an example of "step" pricing, where costs increase according to plan. You can see this scheme represented in Table D, "Step Costs."

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What Does Xplenty Cost?

Xplenty bases its costs on the number of connectors. A source and a destination represent one connector each for Xplenty pricing; therefore, the minimum plan provides two connectors by default. If you want to funnel your customer data from a single source into Salesforce, for example, that's two connectors. You pay the flat rate for two connectors, regardless of how many customers you have month-to-month or the extent to which that information changes. Irrespective of the number of people actively using Xplenty's data pipeline platform to transform your data, you pay the same monthly cost.

Of course, business data needs to evolve. Many companies will need to add a new data source or data destination. At that time, you can simply expand your Xplenty functionality to accommodate these new needs. Your Xplenty pricing will go up but in a predictable, budget-friendly way. Xplenty gives you the power to make realistic and reliable budget predictions. In a sense, Xplenty pricing represents its data pipeline structure -- easy to use, easy to comprehend, and ideal for business planning.

Why Choose Xplenty?

Xplenty is one of the most respected vendors in the data pipeline space. By partnering with Xplenty for your data transformation needs, you access a platform that lets you optimize your data. You also benefit from a transparent, predictable pricing structure. Your data transformation costs will not vary according to the lines of data you process, nor by the number of users on the platform. What matters is the connectors. When you use Xplenty, you get access to a clear picture of your data pipeline, as well as a wealth of resources to make that data pipeline the most functional it can be. To learn more about Xplenty pricing models and the number of connectors you may need, get in touch for a demo and 7-day free trial so that you can see for yourself.

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