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.
We have a three-year license. The one thing I'll say is that it is very expensive. That's the reason we are not giving access to Tosca to everyone in the company, because it's licensed-based. The licenses are concurrent, but still, only our quality engineer workforce gets access to Tosca. Developers don't get access. Test automation developers don't get access. Others don't get access either. We have around 200 licenses and the cost around $1.4 million a year. We have found benefits with Tosca. That's the reason we went with it. Ruby and other open-source solutions are free, but we were not able to get the skillsets we needed for them and maintenance was an issue. With Tosca, we see benefits from that perspective. We don't have to lose our workforce. We can harvest the subject-matter expertise that people already have and use them for this. We did see a lot of benefit in moving to Tosca. That's why we were ready to take on a licensed tool, in comparison to an open-source tool. For Tosca, there are no other costs. Tosca BI is twice the cost of Tosca so we have limited Tosca BI licenses as well. There are things that come along with Tosca from Tricentis and we're looking at some of those tools.
We paid upfront for the licenses and maintenance and we pay the maintenance fees as we move forward, yearly. There are no additional costs that I am aware of.
Tricentis Tosca may be relatively on the higher side in terms of pricing, but their sales rep can give pretty decent deals when asked.
We hired a consultant to figure out all the tools in our company and how they fit in our company before we purchased the solution.
Pricing is steep, if you go for the premium model. Advise would be to buy a mix of licenses, depending on the need. The Tricentis Sales are pretty good at helping you with this, once you give the intent to buy. They are not just shoving you the highest premium toy / license.