2020-11-23T22:17:23Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Collibra Governance?

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

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Top 10Real User

In terms of pricing, it's not bad. You pay more money for the author licenses, which is where you do most of your entry and whatnot. Whereas consumers are basically viewing information and using the tool to say, "Hey, I want to look at this data." I think what we would like to get to eventually might be an enterprise license, rather than having to say, "I'm going to pay for 50 authors or 100 authors." At some point in the future, I could see us wanting an enterprise license. They may offer that now, but it wasn't at a price that was palatable for our company at this point. Plus, we needed a few years to get uptake in it to justify going to that high level. It's just more money licensing wise, but not unrealistic, in my opinion. The money is well spent for the product and the services we're getting.

2020-12-21T20:50:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

I do not have visibility into the pricing of the product. It's not an aspect of the product I handle.

2020-12-20T20:51:30Z
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Top 20Real User

You pay for a one year license for the whole Collibra. Then, you have some modules which are paid separately, such as the data lineage or the privacy and security module and others or insights, so that you can access some metrics. Licensing is also based on what you pay for each alter-license. It means that, if you want someone to actually create content in Collibra, you need to have an alter license, which is quite costly. The way it's done, it ensures that the people who actually use the solution are trained and they can correctly control the content, and how it's created and how it's governed, as opposed to having a free-for-all. It is a good model. That said, it can be costly.

2020-12-20T16:07:59Z
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Top 10Real User

I think they have a trust issue. I did not like the way they recently went through the process. They were like, "Finish this SOW first, only then will we sign the other SOW." Or, "Finish this code." I didn't like that much. And they're also very hard. They don't negotiate much: The first price is the first price. We tried our vendor management team contracts that our negotiation people use, but they did not negotiate at all, nothing at all. The very first price they quoted, they almost always stuck to the same price, within 95-98%. Always the same price; hardly anything went down. So that's one thing. They shouldn't do that. Generally, when all the vendors quote, first they quote and then we start negotiating it. They might then reduce the quote or just provide a different way of getting around. Collibra were very rigid cost-wise, so they should improve that or maybe come up with some plan on how to negotiate.

2020-12-15T09:01:00Z
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Top 10Real User

As a consultant, I never really get into pricing and licensing. However, comparatively speaking, I'd say that it's not as expensive as other options. It's probably about average within the industry. It's not so expensive that companies can't afford it.

2020-12-15T05:25:45Z
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Top 10Real User

If you compare the solution to Informatica, it is much cheaper. The licensing for this product is on a yearly basis and you have to pay for the type of users that access the platform. For example, if you want to have a user in read access mode, you don't have to pay for them. However, if you want a write access user, for example, to insert information, to upload data, and so on, you have to pay for that license. Therefore there are two main charges. You have the license cost of the tool and the cost of the users that have write access. Beyond that, it's my understanding that there are no other costs.

2020-12-13T19:34:43Z
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Top 20Real User

I was not involved in the licensing of this solution.

2020-12-13T15:56:41Z
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Top 10Real User

I think it is on a yearly basis, but I'm not involved with the pricing session, so I have no idea. There are several licenses for different models. You get one license per product, but a lot of features are controlled separately through different licenses. So, as and when you want to use a feature, you have to procure the license for that feature.

2020-12-10T02:16:03Z
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Top 20Real User

I am not so much aware of price details. Initially, there was an add-on NuSoft license to use the DVC connector that NuSoft gives to create integrations, but Collibra is now phasing out of it slowly. Collibra is cutting ties with them is what we have been led to believe, and we have started developing on Spring Boot, which is open source.

2020-12-09T15:07:32Z
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Top 10Real User

Collibra started at a very reasonable price and then they increased the cost significantly by about 150% and almost lost us as a customer. It was something that the people from procurement and from finance ask whether the solution is really necessary.

2020-12-07T22:57:40Z
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Top 20Real User

I don't exactly remember the pricing but my impressions from everybody that I've talked to is that it's an expensive tool. It's more expensive than its competitors. It may well be worth it in terms of how it's being used. I think it's a superior tool, but it's also a premium tool.

2020-12-06T16:07:14Z
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Top 20Consultant

There are two license types - author and consumer. The author has all of the rights. He can edit and catalog anything. The consumer has limited access. We have around 10,000 consumers and 40 author licenses. Professional training costs are in addition to licensing costs. The pricing is pretty high if you compare it to other governance tools.

2020-12-06T14:20:49Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The costs vary. I don't have details on the exact pricing of the solution as we do not resell it even though we recommend it. This enables us to maintain our neutrality as a client advisor. Their licensing model focuses primarily on the advanced technical users to help to establish the data governance foundation and manage and maintain it as more and more business groups are brought on board. What I like about their licensing model is that they try to remove barriers to adoption by making it very inexpensive to add "data citizens" across the organization, i.e. normal, "lite" users who are using, but not developing, connectors, workflows, communities, etc. In that sense, the marketplace perhaps is not aware of the beneficial TCO of Collibra's license structure, because it causes them to focus on the initial cost of the heavy advanced users, while not realizing that they will be able to bring the overall corporate community onboard at a relatively minimal cost. Therefore, their pricing can appear high per user, however, in fact, for a community or population of data governance users, it's, not actually that high, it's just front-end loaded to establish the technical foundation and basis for the data governance program.

2020-11-23T22:17:23Z
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