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2019-05-28T07:49:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Black Duck?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 20Real User

We are not the primary team to procure this solution. My counterparts in Paris are the only ones who are aware of the pricing. We are only using a few of the licenses because they had acquired several licenses, but I'm not involved in the pricing and the contract negotiations.

2021-08-26T09:43:15Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The cost of the solution is very high. We'd prefer if the product offered a monthly subscription.

2021-08-06T14:11:22Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Black Duck is more suitable if you require a lot of licensing compliance. For smaller organizations, WhiteSource is better because its pricing policies are not really suitable for huge organizations.

2020-12-15T15:36:41Z
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Top 20Vendor

The price is low. It's not an expensive solution.

2020-12-07T19:42:53Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm not sure of what the exact pricing is for the solution. That's not something I handle. My company deals with those aspects of the solution.

2020-09-27T04:10:02Z
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Top 20Real User

The price is quite high because the behavior of the software during the scan is similar to competing products.

2020-06-07T09:08:59Z
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Top 5Real User

There are some features that cost extra but we don't use them because I'm not sure there's added value. The product is not cheap. There are several methods of payment - by product, by scale, or by code-based size. I suggest those buying Black Duck know their code size in relation to the code size that the system registers. This gives a good estimation of how to negotiate the pricing model. If you're buying extremely high capacity, it costs a lot.

2020-01-15T08:04:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReseller

The pricing works either by the number of users or by code size. In the case of code size, they give you unlimited users. For example, if you have two thousand developers but you want a code size of 20GB, then that is what you get. If, however, you have forty developers and a lot of projects then you can say "We'll use forty developers and then we can scan unlimited applications, even if our applications are going to be 3,000GB." Depending on the use case, the cost could range from $10,000 USD to $70,000 USD. It depends on what you are doing. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, including the academy. If you buy the license then they give you access to their academy, where you can get trained. The integrations are free, and the plug-ins are free.

2019-05-28T07:49:00Z
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