Pay-per-use Plans

Pay-per-use Plans

The pay-per-use model differs fundamentally from the other account models.

The difference here is that the billing is not based on a fixed annual price but on your real API calls per month.

Minimum term is 1 month, cancellable at until 7 days before end of month and billing take place on a monthly basis by invoice for bank transfer.

All API keys mentioned here have the same features and rate limit as a Professional Plus account.

Plans

Base charge (monthly) Charge per 1,000 API calls
Advanced 0 EUR 0.025 EUR
Ultimate 10 EUR 0.015 EUR
Extreme 25 EUR 0.009 EUR
Silver 50 EUR 0.008 EUR
Gold 120 EUR 0.007 EUR
Platinum 200 EUR 0.006 EUR

The monthly invoice amount is calculated from the base charge plus the variable charge per 1,000 API calls multiplied by your API calls.

To find out which plan best suits your needs, here is a calculation sheet for you to play with.

Scenarios

Single user model

With this model, you have one API key via which all API calls are made and all your API calls are charged.

At least 1/12 of the annual price of a “Professional Plus” account is charged monthly, currently 10 EUR. (The tipping point is abt. 15,000 API calls per day, from then on the invoice amount becomes larger than the minimum amount.)

It only makes sense to choose this model if you cannot manage with the rate limit of 600 calls/60 min. of a “Professional Plus” account.

Client users model

With this model you have

  • An Administration API key
  • Unlimited number of Client API keys which are installed/connected to your clients, e.g. on distributed IOT devices

Billing model here is

  • The administrative API key is charged with 1/12 of the annual price of a “Professional Plus” account.
  • Only the client API keys are always charged from 1st API call.

With the Pay-per-use administration API you can manage your customers yourself.

Pricing examples

Single user model

Base charge + Variable charge * API calls count / 1,000

  • Model: Advanced
  • 100 API calls / hour (~72,000 API calls / month)

0.00 + 0.025 * 72000 / 1000 = 1.80 EUR > A 1/12 Professional account (10 EUR) will be charged here.

  • Model: Advanced
  • 1000 API calls / hour (~720,000 API calls / month)

0.00 + 0.025 * 720000 / 1000 = 18.00 EUR

  • Model: Ultimate
  • 2000 API calls / hour (~1,440,000 API calls / month)

10.00 + 0.015 * 1440000 / 1000 = 31.60 EUR

Client users model

1/12 Professional Plus + Base charge + Variable charge * API calls count / 1,000

  • Model: Advanced
  • Any number of API calls with the administrative API key (not counted)
  • 1 API calls / hour (~720 API calls / month) with client API keys (counted)

10.00 + 0.00 + 0.025 * 720 / 1000 = 10.02 EUR

  • Model: Advanced
  • Any number of API calls with the administrative API key (not counted)
  • 1000 API calls / hour (~720,000 API calls / month) with client API keys (counted)

10.00 + 0.00 + 0.025 * 720,000 / 1000 = 28.00 EUR