Trello is a to-do list based productivity app that lets leaders manage their team and stay updated on the work progress by a glance.
While the service is free to use for individuals and smaller teams, it offers paid packages for bigger teams with more features and control with what admins can do, create and visualise work.
In this article, we’re going over all the three Trello plans, talking about the features they offer, their benefits, and which one’s the right fit for you.
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Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind is the price of each plan. Aforementioned, Trello offers three plans chalked out to suit different needs for different teams.
There’s the free plan, which is, well, free. Then you have the Business plan, which gets billed at $9.99 per member per month (when billed annually). This plan is suited for teams consisting of up to 100 members and can be billed monthly or annually as per your convenience.
Finally, we have the Enterprise plan, the price for while you’ll have to get from Trello itself. This plan aims to have teams that need to connect workflows across teams and need enhanced organisation-wide controls, security, and support.
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The free plan offers everything you need to get up and running with Trello. You can have unlimited cards, unlimited members but only up to ten boards. There’s one power-up per board allowed, but you do get unlimited storage with the file size capped at 10MB per file.
The Business Class plan offers everything you get in the free plan along with unlimited boards, unlimited power-ups, Dashboard, Timeline, Team Table and Calander views. You also get a free 14-day trial before your purchase to consolidate your decision.
The unlimited storage gets bumped up to 250MB per file, and you get enhanced admin and security features as well. The plan also allows users to run 1000 automated commands per team, which increases by 200 as your members go up to 6000 per month. This is a huge up from the 50 automated commands per month offered in the free plan.
Enterprise plans from Trello take this a step further by including all the features from the Free and Business plans and giving customers abilities such as organisation-wide permissions and boards, public board management, attachment permissions, power-up administrations and unlimited automated command run.
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Pros and Cons
Here are a few pros and cons that you get with each Trello Plan
|Free||> Great for individuals or smaller teams.|
> Contains all the Trello basics.
> Two factor authentication.
> Android and iOS apps available.
> Unlimited activity logs.
|> File uploads are limited to 10 MB per file.|
> Teams are limited to 10 boards.
> Only 50 automated command runs per month.
|Business Class||> Unlimited boards.|
> Unlimited power-ups.
> Bigger file uploads at 250MB per file.
> Advanced checklists.
> More automated command runs (up to 6000 per month)
> Contains everything from the Free plan.
|> Monthly billing can be costly depending on team size.|
> Doesn’t have unlimited command runs.
> No power-up administration.
> No organisation-wide permissions.
|$10 per user per month (billed annually)|
$12.50 per user per month (billed monthly)
|Enterprise||> Unlimited automated command runs.|
> Admins can enforce attachment restrictions.
> Organisation visible boards.
> Organisation-wide permissions.
> Public board management.
> Power-up administration.
> Contains everything from the Free and Business Class plans.
|> Depending on the team size, managing boards and permissions can get hectic. |
> No free trial.
|Contact Trello sales for price quote|
Which one should you get?
The answer is pretty straightforward. For most individuals and smaller teams, the free plan should suffice. However, if you’re working with a larger team and really need the automation features and the bigger file uploads, investing in the Business Plan is well worth the money.
You can always try it out by using the free trial and then decide if you’re really going to need the features offered. Unfortunately, there’s no trial for the Enterprise plan, but then you already know what you’re getting into if you’re operating on that scale.
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