Note: The rates below have been updated and are effective May 1st, 2023.
Estimated Monthly Price Calculator ($USD)
All estimated costs are shown in US dollars. To purchase a plan in a different currency, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
An FME Flow Hosted instance is a server running in Amazon Web Services with FME Flow running on it.
Time – Help Me Decide
If you choose this option, your FME Cloud instance will run for every hour throughout the year. This option will save you around 40% compared to selecting an Hourly Rate and letting the instance run for the whole year.
In the Time field, estimate the number of hours or days your FME Cloud instance will be running each month. (Note that for the purposes of this price calculator one day is equivalent to 24 hours.)
Here are some examples to help illustrate how much time you might need.
- Example 1 – Business Hours: You might schedule FME Cloud to be running between 9am to 5pm every day of the week to be available to your customers, which works out to 248 hours a month (8 hours * 31 days = 248 hours).
- Example 2 – Weekly Tasks: You might schedule FME Cloud to run every Saturday night between midnight to 4am for weekly data syncing or maintenance. This would work out to 16 or 20 hours per month depending on the number of Saturdays in that month.
- Example 3 – Quarterly Projects: You can run FME Cloud for 5 days in a row and then turn it off for the remainder of the quarter. This would equate to 120 hours one month and then zero hours the following two months.
- Example 4 – Ad-Hoc Projects: You have the flexibility to turn FME Cloud on and off as many times as you want a month to suit your needs, with a minimum of one hour each time. This could be as low as one hour or as high as 744 hours a month.
Select an Instance Size
The more powerful an instance, the faster it will complete a task. While a larger instance may have a higher rate, it can also save you money depending on the nature of your tasks.
For example, if it takes approximately 4 hours for a Starter instance to complete a job, then it might be cheaper to select a Professional instance and complete the job in around 1 hour. With “Hourly Rate”, this example works out to a savings of over 20% (4 hours @ $0.90/hr = $3.60 versus 1 hour @ $2.80/hr = $2.80). Regardless of which instance size you select the usage costs will be the same.
However, if you have jobs on an intermittent basis, anticipate idle time, and are okay with waiting longer for jobs to complete, then it may be prudent to select a Starter instance.
For more technical information on instance types, click here.
Tip: Most users begin with a Starter instance, and scale up if they need a faster turnaround time, or if they have large jobs being run on an ongoing basis and want to save money.
All instances come with unlimited engines. Multiple engines allows you to process jobs in parallel. You can add as many engines as you want, but keep in mind that performance for larger jobs may be constrained by hardware, we therefore recommend starting with one engine per core.
2. Data Transfer and Storage
$13.00 Default estimate
based on historical datax
Data Transfer0 GB 2000 GB
$0.13 per GB
Primary Storage25 GB 2000 GB
$0.12 per GB
(# of Backups) x (50% of Data Storage) x ($0.06 per GB)
Temporary Storage10 GB 2000 GB
$0.12 per GB
3. Support Plans
All FME Flow Hosted customers are on our included support plan. Managed plans from our MSP Partners offer more customizable support.
Contact Safe Software or an MSP Partner
Included vs. Managed Support Plans
By default, all customers are on the Included Support Plan. Managed plans are customizable and can provide options such as expanded hours of coverage, advanced support, and more. Managed plans are available from Safe Software and from our FME Flow Hosted Managed Service Providers (MSP), with pricing based on your unique requirements.
Included Managed Hours of Coverage M-F, 8am-5pm PST* Personalized
Helpdesk Support Yes Yes Advanced Support No Yes Knowledge Center (doc and forums) access Yes Yes
Proactive Management & Monitoring
Proactive monitoring of the FME Flow Hosted dashboard and API Yes Yes Proactive monitoring of your FME Flow Hosted Instances **Self-Service Yes Major FME Flow version upgrades **Self-Service Yes Security Patching **Self-Service Yes Implementing a disaster recovery plan **Self-Service Yes
Contact Safe Software or an MSP Partner
* Excluding statutory holidays in BC, Canada.
** "Self-Service" means that the FME Flow Hosted customer is responsible for managing these tasks.
For more information on the FME Flow Hosted support options, including the scope of the support and the shared responsibility model, see our FME Flow Hosted Support Policy.
Total Estimated Price
$682.60 USD /month
(Works out to $ per month)
+ Cost for Managed support plan from MSP Partner.
Save $1,553.33 per month by switching to an annual plan.
Instance costs are billed on an annual basis. Data transfer and storage costs are billed on a monthly basis.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do I need the authoring environment FME Form?
Yes, FME Form offers a simple graphical user interface to author workflows for FME Flow Hosted. FME Form pricing is not included and can be found here.
Do you offer support plans for FME Flow Hosted?
Yes, by default all customers are on the Included support plan. Managed plans provide an enhanced level of support. Learn more about their differences.
How am I billed?
If you are paying hourly for the instance, then you will be billed monthly for the instance and your data transfer, storage, and backup costs. If you purchased an annual plan, then you will pay the up-front one time payment for that instance and data transfer, storage, and backup costs up to a cap are included with the instance. All invoices are charged in USD.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards. Annual Plans can be purchased via other payment methods.
Am I charged while the instance is paused?
You are not charged the FME Flow Hosted hourly instance costs. The only costs are the data storage costs as your data still persists on the disk.
What happens if I don't run my instance for a full hour?
All instances are charged a minimum of 1 hour for up-time each time they are launched. For example, if you run your instance for 40 minutes, you’ll be billed for 1 hour of usage and if you launch an instance twice within an hour you'll be charged for two hours.
Will I be charged sales tax?
Applicable sales taxes vary based on region. All prices on this page are in US Dollars. Please contact us or your local partner for more details.
How does FME Flow Hosted compare to FME Flow?
A detailed comparison is available here. (Note: in addition to on-premises deployment, you can also deploy FME Flow in your own private cloud.)
Where can I launch an FME Flow Hosted instance?
You can launch your instance in one of eight AWS regions around the world: US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), Sydney, Europe Frankfurt, Europe Ireland, Europe London, Europe Stockholm, and Canada (Montreal).
Can I pay for FME Flow Hosted in other currencies?
If you are paying hourly for the instance, then you will be billed monthly in USD. You can purchase an annual plan in multiple currencies. Please contact us or your local partner for more details.
How much data and storage costs are included with each Annual Plan purchase?
The larger the instance, the larger the cap. Please contact us or your local partner for more details on what is included.
Can I pay for hourly usage via purchase order?
No, you can only purchase Annual Plans via purchase order. Annual usage must be paid for via credit card.