Consumption-based pricing

ThoughtSpot’s consumption-based licensing model lets you license ThoughtSpot based on your usage of the ThoughtSpot product.

When you purchase a consumption-based ThoughtSpot license, ThoughtSpot bills you based on credits. The ThoughtSpot consumption licensing model is available for both ThoughtSpot Cloud and for Connections software deployment on your cloud platform.

For more information about pricing, refer to ThoughtSpot pricing. Each cluster must have a discrete pricing model.


You purchase and consume credits with the consumption-based licenses. A credit is a unit of measure. When members of your organization use ThoughtSpot, we measure either query-based, or time-based usage. Both types of usage consume available credits. Each active ThoughtSpot user consumes credits.

User activities in ThoughtSpot that consume credits include:

  • Performing a search

  • Viewing or editing Liveboards or answers

  • Creating and editing worksheets

  • Making administrative changes, or changing setup configuration