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How much does Parabola cost?

This document explains Parabola's pricing plan in more detail. After reading this doc, you should come away with a better idea of what Parabola would cost for you. If you have any additional questions about our pricing, don't hesitate to chat with us or email [email protected]

How does Parabola's pricing work?

Parabola's pricing uses a credit system based on usage. Each time you run a flow, some credits will be used. You have access to all the features, like scheduling, and can have as many draft flows as you need.

There are two things that go into calculating how many run credits you'll need per flow every month:

  1. Which step in your flow has the highest number of rows. This will be your maximum row count that calculates how many credits that flow will use to run once.
  2. How many times do you run that flow every month.

You would then multiply the # of credits based on your maximum row count by the # of times you run that flow every month. You'd want to do this calculation for each of your flows to figure out how many total run credits you'll need every month. Check out the pricing slider on our pricing page.

Remember that the amount of run credits used by a run gets calculated each time a flow runs. So, a flow can run one time and use 1 credit, and run another time and use 4 credits if your maximum number of rows has changed between the first run and the second run.

We're happy to provide additional guidance on selecting the right plan. We know this can be tedious to calculate if you run many flows. Chat with us or email [email protected]

The Parabola Run Credit System

All Parabola users are allowed to use a certain amount of run credits every month. Run credits are used to run your flows!

The number of run credits you have available every month depends on the price that you pay. Check out the pricing page to see the exact prices.

Is there a limit on the number of flows I can create? On the number of users?

No. You can create as many flows and have as many users as you would like.

I've run out of credits for the month. What do I do?

When you run out of credits, you will still be able to use Parabola to build and modify flows. Your scheduled flows and webhook-triggered flows will be paused until your next billing cycle starts, and you will not be able to run any flows manually. Once your billing cycle has restarted, your paused flows will resume, and you will have the full capabilities of Parabola back!

You can always upgrade to a larger plan at any point in the month to get more credits. When you upgrade, you will be immediately charged a prorated amount for the partial billing cycle period that you are going to be using the new plan.

I always have leftover credits at the end of the month. What should I do?

You can downgrade your plan at any time, but it will only take effect at the next billing cycle. Your credit allowance will not change for that current month. You will see your updated credit allowance and billing on your next billing date.

I still don't get maximum rows to calculate how many credits I'll need.

I know this can be confusing. Whenever a flow is run, you can see how many max rows were processed and how many run credits it used. In the image below, 1,242 max rows were processed and 2 run credit were used. This is because any run where between 500 - 5,000 max rows are processed costs 2 run credits. This means that in all the different steps of that flow, a maximum of 1,242 rows was processed.

Let's say you have a flow that imports 1000 rows. You use the "row filter" step to filter out 300 rows. When you export that flow, only 700 rows are exported. In this case, the maximum number of rows is 1000 since that is the largest number of rows that any step in this flow uses.

If you need help locating the step that is setting the maximum number of rows, check your "Join" and "Table Merges" steps first. These steps are the most likely culprits. You can always chat with us or email us at [email protected], and we can help you out as well!

I'm using the webhooks beta feature. How does that work with the credit-based pricing?

Every time a webhook is triggered and the Parabola flow runs, it'll be calculated the same way any other flow would be. Meaning, if your webhook will be triggered frequently and processes a high number of rows each time, you'll likely need to be on a higher plan that allows for more credits. If you have more questions about this, chat with us or email [email protected]

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