|Number of Your Customers||Maximum Annual Subscription||Amount of FME Desktop & FME Server|
|1 to 14,999||$ 7,500 USD||Unlimited|
|15,000 to 24,999||$ 10,000 USD||Unlimited|
|25,000 to 49,999||$ 15,000 USD||Unlimited|
|50,000 to 99,999||$ 25,000 USD||Unlimited|
|100,000 +||Contact Us||Contact Us|
What is a Utilities Subscription?
This subscription option allows your utility (electric, water, or gas) to use unlimited amounts of FME Desktop and FME Server for a single annual price. The amount paid is based solely on the number of customers your utility serves. Now all departments within your organization can use FME at no extra cost, saving you money and speeding up projects as compared to one-off licenses.
Benefits of Subscription Pricing for Utilities
Use More FME at a Lower Price
Since budgets are often fixed, this lets your team use as much FME as you need with zero limits on FME Desktop and FME Server licenses.
“Free” FME for All Other Departments
For one annual price, your entire organization can use FME, allowing other departments to use FME at no additional cost.
Leverage OpEx Funds
Instead of a CapEx item, account-based subscription pricing is an operating expense.
Take the guess out of budgeting. Simply pay the amount matching the number of customers served by your utility.
Eliminate Time Lag on Projects
Since you have unlimited FME, your projects will never get delayed waiting on licenses.
Reduced Procurement Costs
Save your finance team time by opting for a single subscription instead of multiple one-offs.
What if my number of customers changes?
At the next renewal date, you will renew at the then-applicable tier.
What is my annual rate based on?
Your annual rate is based on the number of customers that your utility serves. Sometimes this is also referred to by accounts, lines, or meters.
What types of utilities qualify?
All utilities serving under 100,000 customers are eligible to subscribe to a Small Utilities Subscription. This includes water, gas, and electric utilities and cooperatives.
I recently paid my Annual Maintenance. Can I get a credit towards the Utilities Subscription?
Yes. We provide a prorated credit for the number of months remaining in your AMC total. This will go towards your Small Utilities Subscription for the first year.
I have existing FME licenses, what happens to them?
All of your existing licenses will be rolled into this program and while your contract is in place you will not have to pay annual maintenance of those existing assets.
What about extra-cost plugins and FME Cloud?
Extra-cost plugins and FME Cloud are not included within this program and must be separately purchased and licensed.
What’s the difference between FME licenses purchased individually and those used under this program?
FME licenses that are purchased individually have a perpetual term. This grants continuous use of your FME licenses, but in order to receive upgrades and support, you will have to purchase annual maintenance. FME licenses used under this program will timeout at the end of the current term unless you renew. You will have full access to support and upgrades at no additional cost during the term.
What do other utilities use FME for?
Please tell us what you're interested in, and a Safer or one of our partners will contact you to provide more information.