CircleCI Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

CircleCI

We build CI/CD so you can build the next big thing.

4.57/5 (65 reviews)

CircleCI overview

What is CircleCI?

CircleCI is the world’s largest shared continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the central hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools that processes more than 1 million builds a day, CircleCI has unique access to data on how engineering teams work, and how their code runs. Companies like Spotify, Coinbase, Stitch Fix, and BuzzFeed use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in San Francisco with a global remote workforce, CircleCI is venture-backed by Scale Venture Partners, Threshold Ventures (formerly DFJ), Baseline Ventures, Top Tier Capital, Industry Ventures, Heavybit, Harrison Metal Capital, Owl Rock Capital Partners, and NextEquity Partners.

CircleCI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
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Pricing

Starting from
$30/month
Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany and 4 other markets, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Japanese
Continuous Integration and Delivery with CircleCI

CircleCI user reviews

Excellent
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Very good
28

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Value for money
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Ben M.

An amazing product that revolutionized our testing and deployment processes!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-28
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
CircleCI does everything we want in a CI product, and it works in the way that we want to use it (which is visiting the CircleCI user interface as little as possible). It offers very solid integrations with other services (such as Slack and GitHub) and it works well for managing an entire team's projects without getting too cluttered.

Cons
It can be slow. Especially if you don't have a lot of parallelism, but even sometimes if you do, it can take a couple of minutes just to deploy minor changes sometimes. This isn't much of a problem in reality, it just means you might need a different approach to your deployment process (one that doesn't require you to sit and wait for CircleCI to run before you move on).

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Michael R.

Continuously improving over the years

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-11
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Responsive support, much faster builds now I can easily parallelize things with Workflows 2.0. Very easily integrated with GitHub and other code-quality services. Able to build in macOS if necessary.

Cons
I would like the ability to specify resources available to a machine, fine to charge more for this feature. I would like to use Workflows 2.0 with macOS builds. It would also be great to be able to specify which docker images are cached on all executors, fine to charge more for this feature.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tahmidul I.

Great once you're all set up

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- Easy to understand yaml config format - Integration with GitHub - Workflows for powerful deployment and release strategies - Good community support

Cons
- I am not the biggest fan of the recent UI update. If the "expand" toggle is set to true, everything jumps resulting in me clicking things unintentionally. - Many of us have workflows that we do not use on every push (e.g. deploying to testing). With the next UI changes, the UI has a timer column which is always updating, why??? - Why can't I select a default project? When I now browse to circleci, I always have to select a project. Most developers only ever work on one project at a time, let us choose one!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Andy B.

Easy continuous build and deployment system

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-30
Review Source: Capterra

We have automated unit testing, deployment and managing pipelines so no one has to do it manually.

Pros
Easy to manage pipelines and deployment to multiple servers and to manage versions from GitHub. Easy to restart pipelines or particular deployments.

Cons
New UI feels less intuitive than the old one, but does work well. Sometimes errors can be hard to track down, but think that may be our configuration / setup rather than CircleCI itself.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Pricey, but a competitor in the continuous integration space.

Reviewed 2017-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The UI and integration is easy and very straight forward. Were able to get builds going in a couple hours.

Cons
When picking a CI to use for our business we tried a lot of the big names and CircleCi was great except for the price point for how fast the builds were. Alternatives like Strider gave CircleCi a bad taste.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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CircleCI pricing

Starting from
$30/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Paid plans start at $30/month for 3 users and 25,000 credits.

CircleCI features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Dashboard
Reporting/Analytics

Activity Dashboard (321 other apps)
Activity Tracking (178 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (178 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (330 other apps)
Audit Management (180 other apps)
Data Import/Export (273 other apps)
Data Visualization (219 other apps)
Drag & Drop (184 other apps)
Monitoring (327 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (226 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (285 other apps)
Search/Filter (268 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (351 other apps)
Workflow Management (214 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Videos and tutorials

Additional information for CircleCI

Key features of CircleCI

  • Automatic Parallelization
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Custom NDA
  • Custom commands, auto-merging, and uploading packages
  • Debug with Ease
  • Debug with ease
  • Deep Customization
  • Fast Tests
  • Immediate support
  • Notifications via email, Hipchat, Campfire and more
  • Personalized notifications
  • Quick Setup
  • Supports branch-specific deployments
  • Unlimited builds
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