Buddy Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Buddy

The simplest CI/CD tool ever made

4.81/5 (118 reviews)

Buddy Pricing

Starting from: $75.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Buddy is available for both cloud and on-premise deployment. Cloud plans start at $75/month and on-premise plans start at $175/month for up to 5 users. Free accounts are also available and include 5 projects, and 500MB cache storage.

Cloud plans:
Pro: $75/month for 20 projects and 10GB cache storage
Hyper: $200/month for unlimited projects and 20GB cache storage.

On-Premises:
Up to 5 users: $175/month
Up to 10 users: $350/month
Up to 20 users: $700/month
Up to 40 users: $1400/month
Up to 100 users: $3500/month
Over 100 users: Contact Buddy for pricing information

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Buddy Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • Great product, I started to use it about a year ago and looking forward into new features, recommended to few friends with startup and they love it. Very nice design and many visual integrations.Viatcheslav I.Read the full review
  • With Buddy I was able to consolidate my deployment tools, and save money. The platform is super intuitive and more powerful than what we were using previously.Kris J.Read the full review
  • I was responsible to always compare the code before applying on production and BuddyWorks allows me to save time every day. Your interface is beautiful and easy to use.Rodrigo A.Read the full review

Cons

  • Might miss some integrations, or some integrations that weren't really up to speed with the average.Oliver K.Read the full review
  • Complicated build are failing randomly (with multiple additional serwices) without logs - cannot investigate why. It occurs as on machine on 20G memory as also on 60G (guys are working on that).Grzegorz K.Read the full review
  • There is no proper documentation or training videos on this tool.Sumith T.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Buddy's pricing:

Joshua V.

Buddy.works Review

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
They have pretty much anything you need implemented. And it's super cheap monthly.

Cons
I would like a way to run the same SSH commands on many different servers without duplicating the command/parameters many times.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Guilherme P.

Makes it ridiculously easy to build and maintain complex CI/CD pipelines

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The unique and intuitive way we can interact with it. It is a complete platform that's also very simple to use, so simple that setting up any new pipeline usually takes ten minutes tops. At our company, we use multiple Buddy actions, such as: File transferring (SFTP), performing Status Checks for CR, building and pushing Docker images, establishing containerized environment for tests and setting up K8s deployment images. And we are pretty happy with our overall experience with Buddy.

Cons
Price, maybe? IIRC, it's a little more expensive than alternatives but I think it's worth it in the end.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Easy way to get a business up and running with a build tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-23
Review Source: Capterra

Since that the javascript world started almost requiring a build process to keep up to date with the language while supporting older browsers, our company struggled to integrate this in our daily work. So we started looking for build tools for a company that hasn't used any before and many developers who didn't really knew what it was. Buddy being so easy to use and set-up helped a lot in getting the whole dev team to be comfortable with this new way of working. It also fixed problems we had because in our previous deploy process we were unaware when a deploy failed and unable to recognize which servers were and weren't up to date. This caused all kinds of problems and even support questions for stuff that was already fixed, costing us extra time to figure out that something and what exactly went wrong.

Pros
It is very easy to get started with, intuitive. No real need to familiarize yourself with how the tooling works. We could quickly get pipelines up and running to test with and didn't need to spend much tweaking and fixing the build process. Our first intuition on how we should set it up was spot on. We could very quickly move from the initial test to using it in production. Because of the simple look and feel of the product it was very easy to get the whole company on board, in a company that wasn't used to using build systems. Getting people familiar with the product for day to day use was very easy to do. The initial set-up of the on-premise variant was very straight forward because they use docker. We ran a couple of commands and had it up and running in no time. Figuring out back-ups took a little more time but the customer service was great and they have updated the docs since.

Cons
The only con I can come up with is the price. We need to use the on-premise/enterprise version and that one is quite expensive to start with and has a hefty mark-up when you pass one of the pricing stages. The price doubles when you go from 10 to 20 or 20 to 40 users which hurts a little when you are adding your 11th or 21th person to the team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Peter E.

Really great for building CI workflows

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-27
Review Source: Capterra

I'm very impressed overall. Buddy has helped focus on writing code instead of DevOps, because it just works.

Pros
The UI is very good and makes it very easy to build you custom CI pipelines. It's also very fast and reliable. The support is also good, and they are open to feedback.

Cons
I bit expensive for me as a solopreneurs with several small clients. I do however think it's decent value for money.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jo L.

Beautiful, high-quality continuous integration tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

Our continuous integration workflow has never been this fast or easy. Saves us a ton of time and headaches when deploying new releases for our online invoicing application CoManage.me.

Pros
- easy to use - beautiful interface - highly customizable - great support - fair pricing

Cons
Nothing, really. It's a very high-quality service.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marco v.

Buddy just works

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-19
Review Source: Capterra

I'm using it mainly to deploy Laravel projects and with Buddy that saves me a lot of time.

Pros
It's so easy to create a new project and setup the actions needed for deployment. What I also like is the possibility to clone a project and to setup variables within a project.

Cons
That's not really about the product itself, but about the pricing. I'm still on an old plan, but now even the smallest plan starts at $75/month. That's quite expensive if you have just a couple of projects.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Keyur A.

Best CI/CD App Found so far

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- The interface is so easy to use. - Lots of tools available to build site code and deploy with lots of techniques. - We are using for .Net, WordPress, Drupal, and Magento.

Cons
- Price is so high but it provides that level of service.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Angel L.

Silver bullet for automating CI/CD

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-31
Review Source: Capterra

Love the tool definitely, Github Actions is getting there, but not even close yet. 100% recommended.

Pros
The integrations is by far the best feature of Buddy. it connects you with literally everything, Amazon, Google, Github, Slack, etc, etc, etc On top of that it allows you to run literally anything in their cloud.

Cons
Not so much about the pricing structure, I'm paying $200 and it seems that I could get more

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jamie J.

Best in its category

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-09
Review Source: Capterra

All of the problems I have encountered was probably (more then likely) down to our own team or missing NPM packages, however the support team would always assist and help us find the root cause of the problem.

Pros
The vast amount of options available to the user and the ever growing list that comes with it.

Cons
Pricing is little bit steep as we're a small agency but the heavy lifting it takes off us is invaluable

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Doug N.

A must-have automation tool for the non-IT professional

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-28
Review Source: Capterra

Overall my experience has been absolutely amazing. I have been able to deploy multiple technology stacks to multiple different environments, integrate PHP unit testing, check my applications' up-time, all while viewing everything in a single interface. Buddy has numerous 1st-party integrations to various platforms and tools to get you started very quickly. But what I have found invaluable is the tools that are made available for developers to create/customize their own integrations via cURL or SSH.

Pros
Buddy makes automation easy for developers who are not IT administrators. Unlike that of some of the other automation platforms, the available presets and hints that each pipeline comes with allows you to develop and customize your deployments and testing with very little learning curve. I would say that I love the user-interface and user-experience the most. The visual representations and animations make the tool feel more complete and polished than some of the competitors.

Cons
Unfortunately I would say that I like least is the cost. As both a full-time developer and a freelance developer, Buddy can provide services to developers of all disciplines. However as a freelance developer who sometimes has to work on a pretty strict budget, some of the entry-level pricing tiers can be a bit steep on a monthly basis.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Patrick C.

Awesome DevOps tools with great flexibility

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Great customer support when I started using it, I got guided through a few complex setup steps. When I first started playing with it to feasibility test I had a really complex approach, further reading into the docs allowed me to build a single 5 action pipeline that eliminated approximately 15 manual touch points on the previously deployment process we had.

Pros
This is ridiculously easy to use and build very complex pipelines for CI deployments. It has saved huge amounts of dev ops time for use and allows for some quite niche commands to run when we trigger deployments.

Cons
Nothing really, I think the price points are very fair for the time it saves, they have a good response rate to support requests and are helpful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jalen D.

Buddy is amazing and has earned a place as an integral part of our dev workflow

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Buddy makes it easy to setup different pipelines for your staging and production servers. There are a large selection of pipeline actions available - integrations and tools to fit everyone's workflow. The Buddy interface is easy to navigate and the team has evidently put a lot of care into their product.

Cons
I can't think of any big cons off the top of my head. Maybe one thing is that the pricing can be kinda steep, especially if you're a really small team or a freelancer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Corey C.

The simplest and probably the most complete solution for deploying your projects to servers.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Great, Buddy has made it easy to build a complex deployment process that is version controlled and easy to manage in forked projects.

Pros
A huge library of integrations, predefined build processes and actions yml. This platform is allowing us to slowly automate our entire development pipeline, testing through to deployment.

Cons
The price point makes it hard to take the leap onto the platform, while it is without a doubt worth it, it was a barrier that put us off for some time. Also, the limit on concurrent deployments (which is tied to your pricing tier) means sometimes your project deployments can stack up. We manage a forked repository system where our client projects inherit updates from a central repository, this can mean a significant number of projects are all queued for deployment at one time and then nothing for days.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mateusz Z.

Great tool, even if you don't like server-side work

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
+ very low entry threshold + lots of pre-configured integrations + nice action-based approach + lovely UI + even in the free plan it's useful

Cons
I don't want to blandish, but nothing comes to my mind after this few months of using it (but I was not very into the more advanced configurations)

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Alex L.

Takes a load of your mind

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, very good. We've had a few little niggles here and there but support has solved them within a day or two at most. I love the fact that I can create and deploy a new microservice in under 30 minutes!

Pros
Once you've configured your standard deployment patterns in yml format, you can simply check any new projects into your SCM and then tell Buddy to create a new project from it. From there, Buddy will pick up your predefined pipelines and GO! AWS integration is a simple single set up for the entire org acc, no need to each user to have their own access keys stored in Buddy. As we don't have a DevOps team at our company, deployments are taken care of by the teams. Buddy makes is easy to create, edit and manage these deployments.

Cons
The concurrency based pricing. I would prefer if pricing could be calculated based on actual resource usage as I assume all the build servers are most likely Fargate or scaled EC2 clusters. In any case, being restricted on concurrency per subscription can be a little annoying, especially on deployment days where I may need to release 10 services simultaneously, but I can only do 2 at a time... each taking around 5 minutes for full blue/green deployment. This means it can take up to an hour to deploy 10 services, where as ideally I want them all deployed within 10 minutes.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Oliver N.

Rock solid

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-09
Review Source: Capterra

Buddy couldn't have come sooner for us. It has solved all of our problems and now allows us to deploy in a variety of complexities in no time at all.

Pros
- Very regular software updates, adding great new features all of the time - Decent UI that allows us to do everything we need. YAML configuration available to those who don't want it - Sensibly priced, self hosted option for those who want to keep it in-house - Good integration with all of the tools we use and more

Cons
- We have to manually renew our LetsEncrypt SSL through the CLI tool on the server - Hardware requirements can be a little high if using Docker, but that's more of a Docker problem than Buddy

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Daniel L.

Buddy Works

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-16
Review Source: Capterra

It just works. With very little setup and maintenance the solution just works. Features are intuitive, controls are plenty, and the UI is beautiful. I started with the free self-hosted version, and have continued with both the cloud and self-hosted on various teams. The various price points are great for getting the entire Git workflow organized for your team.

Pros
- The filesystem access to debug builds and their artifacts - The Dockerized containers for each action that share the filesystem - The many ready to go actions that can be added to any pipeline - The ability to have multiple pipelines running on a given project - The ability to tag and organize repositories into folders

Cons
- Requires a lot of memory for the self-hosted variant - Inability to use slashes to group repositories under namespaces

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

CI/CD made easy

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-09
Review Source: Capterra

People usually complain about paying for something they can make themselves. Buddy has freed up a lot of time for everyone in the organization by removing the technical skill and knowledge of Buddy configuration. The time saved is WORTH every penny!

Pros
The UX is so simple yet so powerful that anyone can create pipelines. Even our non-technical users understands the software and create pipelines to automate their needs from the code.

Cons
The cap of concurrent runs is set to 4 on self-hosted. Even though the wait time is pretty low, it's still annoying when we deploy large amount of microservices.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Iman T.

Easy to Use

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- Very easy to understand especially to engineers. - Very recommended to fast-moving startup, but lack of DevOps team.

Cons
- Too Expensive for Startup, but offer good solutions, still acceptable tho.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jasper L.

Simple, Easy to Use, Expansive Features

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

I'm overall impressed with Buddy. They have affordable starter plans and even more so if you use it for personal projects as it is free for one project.

Pros
I like the ease of use. It's very easy to do what most would consider quite complicated actions. Deployments made absolutely seamless.

Cons
I have yet to experience any cons with this software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Giovanni R.

My Experience with Buddy

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Pipeline deployment was easy, easy to explain to laymen how a pipe works!

Cons
The cost ends up being a little high, but due to the features, it pays off a lot!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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André M.

After moving around we found our CI tool

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using it for almost 2 years and it's been great. Now we have 66 configured projects and the structure of pipelines makes it easy for us to maintain all these projects at once.

Pros
Really customer focused, good and fast support, easy to use and its always improving fast with new features. It just wotks :)

Cons
It can be expensive if you need a lot of parallel jobs running. The support with the devs is not 24/7.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Niels K.

Great piece of software!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The best thing about buddy is probably their customer support. The software itself doesn't require to much explanation, but when you do have a suggestion or piece of feedback it is handled with care.

Cons
The activity view per project could have a bit more filtering options and the sandbox option in projects is a bit to expensive for our use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jaimyn M.

Excellent Product

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-06-24
Review Source: Capterra

Buddy helps to fully automate our CI pipelines which allows us to spend more time developing the software and less worried about trying to manage deployments and updates.

Pros
Buddy makes setting up and integrating a fully automated CI pipeline super easy and saved me heaps of time. It's been very reliable, fast, and effortless to use.

Cons
It's a little expensive for what your get in my opinion, but it's almost certainly worth it due to the ease of use and potential time savings.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Michael C.

By far my favourite automation tool..

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-24
Review Source: Capterra

As a developer diving into Ops very often I have tried a numerous amount of deployment services and methods. Buddy really stands out and really offers users a lot of value. Currently I use both Jenkins and Buddy on a daily basis. Personally I think Buddy is much easier to use!

Pros
The user interface is really easy to understand, allowing people with different skill-sets to use it. They have an enterprise version that you can launch effortlessly on the AWS/Google cloud market places and manage yourself, but for smaller clients you can just use the SaaS version. On top of all the available actions, it's so easy to just pull down a docker image to do whatever you need. This opens the door to a lot of custom actions.

Cons
Nothing comes to mind. I've had a issue or two with the sandbox functionality but their support is really quick so nothing to complain about.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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