Pricing & Comparison

Essential Product Comparison

See what you get with each version

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Annual Price *

from $19,999


Get Started

Ontology-based Meta Model, rich beyond EA

Over 130 views focused on analysis, road mapping and visualisations

Unlimited users of Modeller and Viewer

Fast start Launchpad populating key foundational views


Extensible Meta Model and Viewer

Technical support included

Browser-based modelling

Access to Everyone's Essential, for easy data capture and maintenance




3 Repositories and 3 Viewers included

Hosting Options

Hosted in Cloud (public)

Hosted On Premise


A powerful security interface, across data capture and viewer

SAML Integration

MFA Support

Leverage Business Accelerator Packs **

Access to business lenses such as APM

Access to specialist lenses such as Data Management

6 Month success review included

Integrate Data

Advanced bi-directional APIs

Basic Rest APIs

Easy import and export of data via Excel, CSV or XML

For Essential Docker prices please contact us

* For our full transparent, predictable pricing, see the Pricing Breakdown below

** You can do great Enterprise Architecture, including APM, Data Management, etc, out of the box, however, these packs provide additional overlays if you want more depth (and require more data)

Essential Pricing Breakdown

Transparent, predictable pricing, so there are no surprises

Note: All Essential prices are USD and assume an AWS US instance, prices for instances in EU or AUS may vary slightly. Non-US instance prices are based on our GBP rates, please contact us for a price sheet Annual price increases are inflation linked, so the price you pay each year will only increase by UK Government published April RPI inflation rate. Technical support only is included in the base platform cost.

We offer Essential free for educational course purposes, contact us for more details.

For consulting and non-technical support services costs, please contact us.

Essential Cloud
Base Platform
- (~130 views, APIs, Editors, etc)
- Unlimited Users/Admins

Optional Extras

SAML Set-up$4,100
SAML Annual Fee$1,320
MFA Set-up$800
MFA Annual Fee
(No charge if using SAML)
Portal Branding & Setup
This can be managed by the client in the tool or we can configure this for you
Essential Success Pathway
Workshop, questionnaire and roadmap plan for being successful with Essential
Onboarding Support$6,400
Consulting SupportContact Us

No Surprises – Maintaining a Low Cost Platform means some things you may need to pay for

To maintain a low-cost platform we rely on self-service as much as possible. We have a standard contract, and for security we maintain an ISO27001 folder that we provide access to as part of the procurement process, which answers pretty much most questions we get asked. We are happy to discuss minor queries and additions without charge.

However, some clients prefer us to use their own contracts, to complete their cyber questionnaires and/or to work with external cyber partners, and in these cases we charge.

Additionally, if we are asked to participate in an RFP process we will charge, either for an upfront reasonable costs fee or on higher priced no-win, no-fee basis.

Non-standard Contract$1,200
Cyber: Client Questionnaire$2,000
Cyber: Work with External Party$5,000
RFP: Pre-RFP$2,500
RFP: No-win/No-fee RFP$6,000
Other Fees: Pay By Credit Card3% fee
Other Fees: Pay By Cheque/Check$500 fee

Note: fees charged by resellers and/or partners may vary from those shown above. Prices exclude any taxes.

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