by Kim Kaluba | March 09, 2022

Predictable Pricing Yields Faster Integration Success with CData Connect Cloud

Organizations are adopting SaaS solutions at a rapid speed. In fact, according to Better Cloud, companies are using an average of 110 cloud applications across their organization – an increase of 38% from 2019.

But connecting these applications to realize their full value is often a challenging task. That's why we've built CData Connect Cloud. CData's newest SaaS offering provides frictionless, real-time data connectivity from any data source to any business application – no code necessary.

We designed CData Connect Cloud as a universal data connectivity platform, meaning all of your cloud applications, systems, and platforms can connect with each other within one simple, intuitive interface. Organizational data is available to everyone in real-time, regardless of type, location, or system.

Now, your business can continue innovating in the cloud without worrying about how new technologies will integrate with your data stack.

The Challenge with Consumption-Based Pricing

While building our newest SaaS offering, we realized that there are insurmountable challenges associated with the traditional consumption-based SaaS pricing models. So, we're changing things up.

As organizations shift business to the cloud, many are initially excited by the prospect of consumption-based pricing models. The idea that you only pay for what you use allows businesses to feel like they are truly optimizing the deployment of business resources.

But the honeymoon period is often short. Businesses quickly realize that, while these models create the perception of efficiency, they lack any semblance of predictability and often obfuscate consumption metrics with additional fees. You end up spending more money than you initially planned, throwing off your entire budget.

We want to make it easy for organizations to move quickly without going over budget, so we are doing things a bit differently.

Predictable Pricing

At CData, our goal is to allow businesses of all sizes to realize the value of real-time data connectivity. We understand that organizations need SaaS pricing models to be straightforward and affordable – that's why we've broken down the CData Connect Cloud pricing model into three tiers, based on the number of data source connections and users within the platform.

Users can include IT personnel, data analysts, or even line of business employees like Sales Ops, Accounting, or Marketing Ops professionals. Simply set user permissions within Connect Cloud to enable anyone within the business to build their own connections to the apps and systems that matter to them.

For example, within our easy-to-use, no-code interface, an accounting professional can set up a connection to access their NetSuite data in Google Data Studio. In just minutes, they will be building visual reports for financial leadership using up-to-date, reliable data.

With our user-based pricing model, there are no unexpected overages, complicated math equations, or confusing record counts. Nothing is holding you back from innovation.

Ready to connect your enterprise data with real-time connectivity in the cloud? Take control of your budget with predictable SaaS pricing. Try CData Connect Cloud for free today.


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