The shortest subscription period for Quick BI is one year. You can select a quota for the number of users and a subscription period based on your business requirements. When the subscription is about to expire, the system notifies you to renew the subscription. This topic describes the billing methods of Quick BI.

When you use Quick BI, you are charged based on the number of users and the subscription period that you selected. Each time you use Quick BI to create or view a report, the quota for the number of users is consumed. You can purchase a quota for the number of users based on your business requirements. For more information about how to purchase Quick BI, see Purchases, upgrades, downgrades, renewals, and overdue payments.
Notice If you have an overdue payment, a notification is sent to you. To ensure service continuity, we recommend that you complete your overdue payment at the earliest opportunity.

Quick BI Pro

Quick BI Pro provides the following features:

  • Workspaces. Quick BI Pro provides personal workspaces and group workspaces.
  • Access to Alibaba Cloud data sources. The data sources include MaxCompute, ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL, ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server, AnalyticDB for MySQL 2.0, HybridDB for MySQL, AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL, ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL, ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS, Data Lake Analytics, Presto, AnalyticDB for MySQL 3.0, the ApsaraDB PolarDB MySQL-compatible edition, Time Series Database (TSDB), ApsaraDB for HBase, ApsaraDB for ClickHouse, the ApsaraDB PolarDB PostgreSQL-compatible edition, Hologres, and ApsaraDB for OceanBase.
  • Access to self-managed data sources. The data sources include MySQL, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL databases deployed on Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances, Oracle, Hive, Presto, HBase, Kingbase, GBase, Impala, Snowflake, and Apache Kylin.
  • Local file upload. You can upload local files to four types of databases.
  • Data modeling. You can build data models by using datasheets or executing SQL statements.
  • Standard dashboard components. The components include kanbans, trend charts, ticker boards, gauges, progress bar charts, liquid fill charts, cross tables, line charts, area charts, stacked area charts, 100% stacked area charts, combination charts, column charts, stacked column charts, 100% stacked column charts, bar charts, stacked bar charts, 100% stacked bar charts, circular bar charts, ranking boards, waterfall charts, pie charts, polar area charts, radar charts, treemap charts, word clouds, funnel charts, butterfly charts, scatter charts, facet scatter charts, flow analysis charts, Sankey diagrams, decomposition trees, colored maps, geo bubble charts, bar chart races, timelines, Story Builder, query controls, compound query controls, tabs, rich text, images, and Inline Frames (IFrames).
  • Workbooks. Quick BI Pro provides single-sheet workbooks.
  • Business intelligence (BI) portals.
  • Dashboard sharing and publishing.
  • Report embedding.
  • Collaborative editing.
  • Row-level permissions.
  • Data forms.
  • Email subscription.
  • Technical support. You can use the Alibaba Cloud Ticket Management system to contact technical support.

Quick BI Enterprise Standard

Quick BI Enterprise Standard provides the following features:

  • Workspaces. Quick BI Enterprise Standard provides personal workspaces and group workspaces.
  • Access to Alibaba Cloud data sources. The data sources include MaxCompute, ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL, ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server, AnalyticDB for MySQL 2.0, HybridDB for MySQL, AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL, ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL, ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS, Data Lake Analytics, Distributed Relational Database Service (DRDS), Presto, AnalyticDB for MySQL 3.0, the ApsaraDB PolarDB MySQL-compatible edition, TSDB, ApsaraDB for HBase, ApsaraDB for ClickHouse, the ApsaraDB PolarDB PostgreSQL-compatible edition, Hologres, and ApsaraDB for OceanBase.
  • Access to self-managed data sources. The data sources include MySQL, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL databases deployed on ECS instances, Oracle, Hive, Vertica, IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (LUW), SAP IQ (Sybase IQ), SAP HANA, Presto, HBase, Kingbase, GBase, Impala, Snowflake, and Apache Kylin.
  • Local file upload. You can upload local files to four types of databases.
  • Data modeling. You can build data models by using datasheets or executing SQL statements.
  • Standard dashboard components. The components include kanbans, trend charts, ticker boards, gauges, progress bar charts, liquid fill charts, cross tables, line charts, area charts, stacked area charts, 100% stacked area charts, combination charts, column charts, stacked column charts, 100% stacked column charts, bar charts, stacked bar charts, 100% stacked bar charts, circular bar charts, ranking boards, waterfall charts, pie charts, polar area charts, radar charts, treemap charts, word clouds, funnel charts, butterfly charts, bubble charts, scatter charts, facet scatter charts, flow analysis charts, Sankey diagrams, decomposition trees, colored maps, geo bubble charts, Location-Base Services (LBS) heat maps, LBS flying line maps, bar chart races, timelines, Story Builder, query controls, compound query controls, tabs, rich text, images, and IFrames.
  • Full-screen dashboards.
  • Workbooks. Quick BI Enterprise Standard provides single-sheet workbooks, multi-sheet workbooks, visualized charts, and query controls.
  • BI portals.
  • Dashboard sharing and publishing.
  • Report embedding.
  • Collaborative editing.
  • Row-level permissions.
  • Data forms.
  • Email subscription.
  • Technical support. You can use the Alibaba Cloud Ticket Management system and dedicated DingTalk chat groups that offer online technical services during local business hours to contact technical support.

Billing methods

The following table describes the billing methods of different Quick BI editions. The actual price is displayed in your order.
Edition Number of users Subscription period
Quick BI Pro 5 1 year
2 years
10 1 year
2 years
20 1 year
2 years
50 1 year
2 years
100 1 year
2 years
150 1 year
2 years
200 1 year
2 years
Quick BI Enterprise Standard 50 1 year
2 years
100 1 year
2 years
200 1 year
2 years
300 1 year
2 years