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 has a free plan that includes built-in automation, unlimited cards, up to 10 boards per Workspace, unlimited Power-Ups per board, unlimited storage (at 10 MB per file), Trello templates, up to 250 Workspace command runs per month, custom background and stickers, unlimited activity log, assignee and due dates, a mobile app and two-factor authentication.

There are three paid plans:

  • Trello Standard – The Trello Standard plan is intended for small teams. It costs $5 per user, per month and includes all of the features of the free plan, plus unlimited boards, advanced checklists, custom fields, unlimited storage (at 250 MB per file), up to 1,000 Workspace command runs per month, single board guests and saved searches.
  • Trello Premium – Trello Premium is intended for teams with up to 100 members who need to track multiple projects. It costs $10 per user, per month. In addition to the features of the Standard plan, Trello Premium includes dashboard/timeline/calendar/workspace table/maps views, unlimited Workspace command runs, admin and security features, workspace-level templates, Board Collections (ability to group boards together), Observers, priority support, Google Apps sign-on and simple data export.
  • 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. It starts at $17.50 per user, per month and adds on unlimited workspaces, organization wide permissions, organization visible boards, public board management, multi-board guests, attachment permissions, Power-Up administration and free SSO and user provisioning with Atlassian Access.

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 looking for cloud-based deployment and that have a small team of up to 10 users can take advantage of the free plan, which includes basic features, up to 2 GB file storage and community support. For larger teams (11 to 100 users), Jira offers three pricing plans. The Standard plan costs $7.50 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 $14.50 per user, per month and includes additional features, such as audit logs, unlimited storage and 24/7 premium support. The Enterprise plan adds on unlimited sites, the Atlassian Access, data residency and 24/7 enterprise support. Please contact Atlassian for a price quote.

There’s an annual Data Center licensing plan for companies that prefer to self-host the solution. It varies depending on the number of users, so a company with 500 users can pay about $42,000 per year, whereas a company with 50,000 users can pay about $840,000 per year. Companies can try out the plan for 30 days. Note that Jira had a Server licensing plan, but it’s no longer available as of February 2021.

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.

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.