You may have noticed we made a big change in Testomato recently! On Monday May 25, we updated our pricing plans.
It’s very important to us that this process be as comfortable as possible for everyone, so we wanted to take the opportunity to explain why we decided to make this change and what it means for you.
Why We Changed Our Pricing Plans
As many of you know, Testomato has been evolving over the last couple of months.
Since our acceptance to the seed accelerator program at StartupYard in Prague earlier this year, we have given some serious thought to where we want Testomato to go in the future and how to set actionable plans to make sure we get there.
As a result, we’ve made a lot of changes to our roadmap and added a lot of upcoming features to make monitoring your website even easier!
In order to make these exciting goals possible, we have started to restructure how we run Testomato.
And one of the things we realized was that it was finally time for us to give our pricing a complete overhaul for the first time in two years.
What You Need to Know
We want to continue growing as a company and make sure our plans reflect the services we deliver, but it’s also very important to us that Testomato remain accessible and affordable for our users.
First of all, we want you to know that as a current user, your plan will not change.
This means that if you have an old subscription plan or a free plan, you will not be automatically changed to one of our new plans.
However, the new pricing plans will apply if you choose to upgrade in the future.
Here are the biggest changes you need to know:
- All of our plans will allow checks to be run every 5 minutes, and our new Enterprise Plan will run checks as often as every minute.
- Testomato now offers both monthly and yearly payment options.
- Payments will now be billed at the beginning of the payment period (instead of at the end).
- We have changed the amount of websites you can monitor and users you can add per plan.
- There will be a limit on how many checks (tests) you can run on a each website.
Where Is the Free Plan?
One of the biggest changes you may notice is that we no longer offer a Free Plan to new users in Testomato.
This was a very hard decision for us, but ultimately, it was the right one for us to make.
Here’s why we feel this was the right choice:
Checks Were Only Run 1x/Day
Checks on the old Free Plan were only run once a day. This means that if an error occurred on your website during a time when we weren’t testing – you did not receive an alert about it.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources that would have allowed our free users to have more frequent check intervals, and it’s not the kind of monitoring coverage we want our users to have.
We Want to Add More Value to Testomato
There was actually a lot of maintenance involved with maintaining our Free Plan, even with checks running once a day. Removing our free option allows our team to spend more time building a valuable service and deepening our customer development.
Right now, our team is currently not large enough to ensure we offer the level of support at the standard we set for ourselves. We want to make sure all of our users get the support they deserve, and lately, we’ve felt like we’re letting people down.
Have More Questions?
We want to make sure that everyone understands the pricing plan changes, so if you’re unclear about anything we’ve posted here, ask us!