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Pricing plans

Find the right plan for your needs

On Demand Enterprise
Cloud, on-premises, or both
Create multi-dimensional plans, budgets and forecasts
Unlimited what-if scenario modeling in personal sandbox
Easy self-service contribution, analysis and dashboards
In-memory database capabilities that keep results up-to-date
Direct upgrade from Trial edition
Excel interface to drive easy adoption

Enterprise scale and advanced features

On Demand Enterprise
Streamlined workflow management enables process visibility
Predictive forecasting
Enterprise level data scalability
Create scorecards for fast, intuitive performance insights
Ability to link plans and forecasts for a cohesive view
Automate routine tasks via scheduling

Integrations that align with your organization

On Demand Enterprise
Data integration with third-party sources
Data integration from on-premises systems to the cloud
Integrates with IBM solutions such as Decision Optimization, Cognos Analytics and Watson Studio

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to common questions.

How do I determine which plan is right for me?

The right plan for you is determined by  what interface you will use, how much RAM you require, and data integration.

If you need an Excel interface, select the Enterprise plan. If you need an expedited model built for , you can load your Excel workbook into the Enterprise plan for rapid prototyping capability.

The amount of RAM differs between the On Demand and Enterprise plans. On Demand starts at 2 GB.  Enterprise starts at 64 GB. The maximum RAM for the On Demand plan is 4 GB, and the Enterprise max 4 TB. Please contact an IBM representative to help determine your model sizing to confirm which edition is right for you. 

As for data integration, the On Demand plan has simple, flat file data integration. For more robust enterprise scale automation of source data, you will need the Enterprise edition. 

How much will Planning Analytics with Watson cost me?

The On Demand plan begins at USD 40 for each user per month, along with a USD 5/month charge for each instance.

How can I try IBM Planning Analytics with Watson?

Planning Analytics with Watson offers a 30-day free trial.

What happens to my data when I upgrade from the Trial?

Data and metadata (such as dimensions, rules, and cubes) that are created in Planning Analytics Trial cannot be transferred when upgrading to a Planning Analytics Enterprise account.

How many users can I have?

The On Demand plan allows for a flexible number of users. You can add additional users for USD 40/user, and there is a minimum of one user with no upper limit to the number of users.

The Enterprise plan includes a minimum of 21 users (1 modeler/administrator plus 20 additional users) and can be scaled from there. 

Do I need to manually upgrade my software?

No. The On Demand plan provides updates automatically. IBM performs database updates on the Enterprise plan at a mutually agreeable time with the client.

What is the minimum contract term length?

 1 month for the On Demand plan, and 12 months for the Enterprise plan.


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