Asking for us all: how does Trello’s pricing work?

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40% of managers pick their project management software based on its functionality.

Where lies the other 60%?

Somewhere in the middle of not using any software to choosing it based on its price.

After all, it’s no use finding a software that has everything you need just to realize it’s out of your price range. That’s a bummer.

Let’s take a look at Trello — one of the best-known kanban-style platforms on the market. If you are thinking about adapting such a platform, let’s find out much is it going to cost…

To save you all the back and forth, we’ve put together an overview of Trello’s pricing plans, and the features included in each package. We’re also going to take a look at our own pricing and features for reference 🙂

So, let’s start by answering the most obvious question…

Is Trello free to use? Yes.

In a word, yes.

Trello offers all of its core features as part of its free plan.

Without paying a cent, you can create unlimited personal boards, cards, lists, and up to 10 team boards.

Board view of Trello project management software

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You can invite people to collaborate with you on the boards you create, and you can add simple automation to tasks. For example, moving a task to ‘complete’ automatically marks all of the tasks as finished.

But as you might expect, there are limitations with using the free version. The free version means you might not have access to all the features you will need to take your work to new heights. And you may quickly outgrow it.

What are some of these features that grow with your team? Try them for yourself in our free trial:

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Let’s take a look at the limitations:

    • Unable to export data into Microsoft Excel. You can only export data in a JSON format, which doesn’t load into Excel. This might be tricky for a lot of businesses, given that over 600,000 companies in the US are using Microsoft Office software.
    • Limited to 50 command runs with Butler Automation (per month). Butler Automation allows you to create automations on your board such as rules, buttons, and commands. But these are limited to 50 per month with the free version.
    • Unable to customize your board with custom images. You can change the color of your board, but you won’t be able to upload your own images. So there will be no image of your pet doggo on your board… *cries*.
    • Only one Power-Up per board. Power-Ups are additional features that allow you to integrate external apps into Trello such as Slack, JIRA, and Google Drive.
    • Max of 10 MBs for each file attachment. Anything larger than that can’t be uploaded.

What type of pricing plans does Trello offer? There are 3.

According to Capterra, 49% of people start their search for a project management tool with the hopes of paying less than $5,000 a year.

If you fall into that 49%, you’re in luck.

You’ll be glad to hear that most online project management software, like Trello and monday.com, are lower than $5,000 per year, assuming you have a small team and don’t need enterprise software.

When it comes to Trello pricing plans, there are two paid options you can choose from:

Trello's three pricing plans: Free, Business Class, and Enterprise

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Let’s take a look at these in more detail:

#1 Business Class

Trello Business Class pricing is $12.50 per month per user, or $119.99 annually per user.

What do you get with the Business Class Trello plan?

The Business Class plan has additional features, enhanced security, and administrative controls.

Here’s a short breakdown of some of what’s included:

  • Unlimited team boards. There’s no limit to how many team boards you have.
  • Admin controls. You’ll be able to create public and private boards, and control who sees what.
  • Unlimited Power-Ups. You can integrate as many apps and features into your boards as you want.
  • Trello Gold. All users will also have access to Trello Gold features, including custom backgrounds, stickers, and advanced automation.
  • Bulk data export. You can export as much data as you want in one go in JSON or CSV, so you can use it in excel. Hooray!
  • Board collections. You’re able to collate groups of boards into collections for your team to use.

#2 Enterprise

Trello Enterprise pricing starts at $17.50/user/month if you have at least 20 users. After 250 users, the cost per user starts to decrease. By the time you hit 5,000 users the monthly rate per user is only $7.38.

What do you get with the Enterprise Trello plan?

Trello Enterprise is the next step up from Business Class, making it easier to scale and grow your business securely.

Let’s take a look at what’s included:

  • Business Class features. All of the business class features are included as part of the Enterprise plan.
  • Unlimited automation. You’ll have access to unlimited automation and commands.
  • Enterprise admin dashboard. With access to the Enterprise admin dashboard, you can manage boards, teams, and members all in one place.
  • Reports. Access to data about boards, members, and labels within an Enterprise team.
  • Pay per-user. You can pay for per-user licenses instead of a group license.
  • Invoice payments. Instead of having to pay with a credit card, you can opt to pay via invoice.
  • Single Sign-On. The Enterprise plan provides an extra layer of security with SAML 2.0 Single Sign-On (SSO).

So, what’s the verdict? monday.com or Trello?

Well, of course we think you will get a lot more with monday.com, but there is a reason that when you think of Trello, you think kanban boards: Trello was a trailblazer in creating and digitalizing the kanban board.

It’s hard to give a yes or no answer to this question. In reality, it totally depends on what you need the software for, and what features you want.

Let’s take a look at what we offer here at monday.com as a Trello alternative, so you can decide for yourself.

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What is monday.com?

We offer hundreds of customizable templates to help you organize and plan your workflow in the most efficient way possible.

We are a Work OS — a system designed to help you get optimize your workflow with customized apps.

With dozens of integrations and automation, you can hit the ground running and get your team working collaboratively in no time.

monday.com's free project management plan template

So, that’s pretty much the thick of it.

How does monday.com pricing work?

Like Trello, all of our pricing plans can be amended based on the number of users. Or, as we like to call them, seats. You can choose from 3 to over 200 seats in any of our pricing plans.

So whether you opt for a Basic account or a Pro account, you’ll be able to choose the number of seats you’d like and the price will change accordingly.

Now let’s take a look at our pricing in more detail:

  • Free. Get access to unlimited users and boards with our free 14-day trial.
  • Basic: Perfect or a small team to organize and action their work smoothly and efficiently. Our Basic plan gives you access to unlimited boards, unlimited viewers, one dashboard, and up to 5GB of storage.
  • Standard: Our most popular plan! Get access to all the basic features and then some, including 3 dashboards, 250 automatons, and 250 integrations. Ideal for a team seeking a collaboration tool to help visualize, track, and improve their workflow. .
  • Pro: A step up from the Standard plan, the Pro plan is made for those who want to streamline and manage complex workflows. It includes up to 10 dashboards, 25,000 automations per month, and 25,000 integrations. Not to mention you can also create private boards and have up to 1000GB of storage.
  • Enterprise. We know that an enterprise-level business requires that little bit extra in order to keep up with scaling and growing the business. That’s why we offer our tailored Enterprise plan! We provide enterprise-scale automations and integrations, as well as enhanced security, reporting, and premium support. Get in touch with the monday.com team to discuss your requirements for this plan.

monday.com's 4 pricing plans: Basic, Standard, Pro, and EnterpriseTo figure out the perfect solution and price for your team and budget, jump over to our pricing page and play around with the different options available.

If you want more information about which plan is right for you, check out our blog: monday.com pricing: Which plan is right for you?

Conclusion

So there you have it. An overview of Trello’s pricing plans, and a look at monday.com’s pricing and features too.

Hopefully, you now have enough information to make an informed decision about which platform is best for you.

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