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2018-10-21T07:40:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Informatica MDM?

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Yauheniya Sazonava - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Software Engineer at EPAM Systems
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-24T07:18:34Z
24 July 22

A lot of the solutions on the market are expensive and Informatica is at the top end in terms of licensing costs. They use a bundle model so you choose what you want to include in your bundle and that's what you pay for.

Manju Prakash - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Business Analyst at VMware
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-06T06:31:52Z
06 July 22

Informatica MDM's price could be lower.

Hariprasad-Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Mass Data Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-06-07T12:33:50Z
07 June 22

Informatica MDM recently changed its pricing model. It's usage-based but I don't have much insight into the current pricing.

Aniket Bhattacharya - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2022-05-02T16:49:06Z
02 May 22

There is no doubt that it is very expensive, but the brand value comes at a cost. Other MDM solutions in the market that haven't proven themselves like Informatica are also pretty expensive. We need to understand that MDM itself is very expensive to implement. So, Informatica is also pretty expensive. I would rate it a two out of five for being pretty expensive.

PR
Senior Architect at Red Hat
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-07T22:33:00Z
07 October 21

Informatica MDM's pricetag should come down. They have to cut some costs.

RN
Enterprise Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2021-07-30T21:54:27Z
30 July 21

It is expensive. That's probably the biggest drawback. The business has heartache paying the license, but that's mainly because they don't realize what value it brings. The key thing about the MDM solution is that it is in the backend, and no one sees what it is actually doing. You don't know it is a problem until it is not there.

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RB
MDM Technical Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-02-11T01:04:39Z
11 February 21

It's pretty high for us. It's more on the higher side, like low to middle high.

AnilKumar21 - PeerSpot reviewer
MDM Specialist at Rabobank
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2020-09-27T04:10:15Z
27 September 20

The solution has a couple of pricing models. You can go via can go a number of records, number of CPU, and various other items. I don't know what current model we follow. My experience on pricing is maybe four to five years old. I don't know what the current model is based on in our organization.

Hariprasad Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Owner - Data Management at Maersk
Consultant
2018-10-21T07:40:00Z
21 October 18

It's expensive, but if you're looking for a stable solution, Informatica is a good one to choose.

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Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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it_user912336 - PeerSpot reviewer
Master Data Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
09 August 18
We cannot sell the product directly with an additional layer.
Hariprasad Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Owner - Data Management at Maersk
21 October 18
I think they should work really hard on UI.
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