Trello Pricing: Features, Costs and Top Project Management Solution Alternatives

Trello is a project management app designed to help individual users and businesses collaborate better and keep their projects organized. It has several unique features, such as boards, cards and Power-Ups. Power-Ups turn each board into what Trello calls “living applications” by adding different features and integrations. Each board is categorized using lists, with each list including individual cards that have further details on a project, while cards can be annotated with labels for easier searching.

We’ve reviewed Trello and compared it to other project management solutions in terms of features and other attributes. This post will focus on its pricing, as well as the pricing of its alternatives.

How Much is Trello?

Trello is mainly a free service that lets users work with an unlimited number of boards, lists and cards. Free users can add one Power-Up per board and up to 10 team boards. They attach files of up to 10 MB from their computers or from Google Drive, Box, Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive.

Trello also has a new feature called Butler, a built-in workflow automation tool. The free plan supports some of these workflow features, such as 50 commands run per month, and those commands are limited to one card button, one board button and a single rule.

Trello offers two paid options:

Trello Business Class – Trello offers business-oriented features for companies in its Business Class version. Some of the key features include app integrations, increased size of file attachments, additional Butler workflow automation tools (e.g., unlimited buttons, rules and scheduled commands, command administration and email notifications) and security features.

Trello Business Class costs $9.99 per user, per month (if paid annually).

Trello Enterprise – Businesses with more extensive needs can opt for Trello’s Enterprise plan, which offers features designed for large companies that must coordinate projects with multiple teams. This plan includes features of Trello Business Class, and adds single sign-on access and additional security features, such as organization-wide permissions and attachment restrictions.

Costs for the Enterprise plan are tiered and vary based on the number of users. Contact the vendor for an exact quote.

Top Alternatives to Trello

Trello provides many features that help businesses track projects and collaboration. However, it’s not intended for complex projects and doesn’t include built-in budgeting management or time-tracking features. If your company requires these features, or if you’re looking into various project management solutions, here are three alternatives with similar or lower price points.

Asana – Like Trello, Asana has a free plan for individual users or small teams. This plan accommodates up to 15 users and includes basic dashboards and search functionality. It also supports unlimited tasks, projects and conversations.

There are three paid plans: Premium, Business and Enterprise. The Premium plan costs $10.99 per user per month (billed annually). It includes several features, such as advanced search functionality, task dependencies, custom fields and priority support.

The Business plan starts at $24.99 per user/month when billed annually. It includes additional features, such as portfolios, lock custom fields, and onboarding plan with its Customer Success Team.

The Enterprise plan includes additional features, such as customized onboarding, advanced security features, custom branding and advanced admin controls. Asana doesn’t publicly display pricing for the Enterprise plan, so please contact the vendor for a quote.

BasecampBasecamp offers a flat fee of $99 per month, regardless of company size. The price includes all of its features, such as unlimited users and unlimited project tracking. Companies can optionally pay $999 annually rather than monthly. There’s a 30-day free trial. Basecamp also offers a free account for teachers and students, as well as a 10% discount for nonprofits.

Jira SoftwareJira Software offers a choice of cloud-based or on-premise deployment. Companies with a small team of up to 10 users can pay a flat rate of $10 per month. For larger teams (11 to 100 users), Jira offers two pricing plans. The Standard plan costs $7 per user, per month and accommodates up to 5,000 users, has unlimited single project automation and has a 250 GB file storage space. The Premium plan costs $14 per user, per month and includes additional features, such as audit logs, unlimited storage and 24/7 premium support. Jira Software provides an online calculator for companies with over 100 users to calculate their costs. Jira also accepts annual subscription payments.

For companies that are interested in on-premise deployment, Jira provides a perpetual license (Server) and an annual license (Data Center). The Server license is a one-time payment that varies based on the number of users. For example, a company with 10 users would pay $10, whereas a company with 500 users would pay $40,000.

The price for the Data Center licensing plan also varies depending on the number of users. A company with 500 users can pay about $20,400 per year, whereas a company with 50,000 users can pay about $475,200 a year.

Takeaways

Trello and Asana both have similar pricing tiers for businesses. However, the features they each offer come at different price points, depending on the plan selected – for example, if you’re looking for custom branding, that feature is available in Trello’s Business Class plan, but it’s only available in Asana’s Enterprise plan, so you’d likely have to pay more for Asana’s custom branding.

If you’d rather pay a flat fee with all-inclusive features, Basecamp may be your best bet. However, it doesn’t offer Gantt charts, time-tracking or budgeting features, so you’ll want to take that into consideration.

Jira Software is mainly intended for software teams – however, the vendor offers Jira Core, a solution for marketing, HR, operations or finance roles.

These four vendors are just a handful of project management solutions to consider. If you’re looking at other solutions, check out our detailed reviews page where we’ve reviewed over 25 vendors.

If you need more information on project management solutions in general, our definitive guide can help. This guide discusses benefits, features and what to look for when purchasing a solution.

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