nio pricing

digital transformation starts with a plan


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commercial use
personal use



Zero-friction plan to get started building with nio

no credit card required
  • nio lite
  • online training & documentation
  • community forum support
  • contribute to the Influencer Community to get plan upgrades!

nio system package for IoT explorers:
  • 1 nio system
  • 1 managed nio cloud instance*
  • 3 self-managed nio instances



Power users looking to take their system building to the next level

2 mo. free with annual plan
  • online training & documentation
  • community forum support
  • contribute to the Influencer Community to get plan upgrades!

nio system package for IoT enthusiasts:
  • 3 nio systems
  • 3 managed nio cloud instances
  • 9 self-managed nio instances

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Perfect for individuals, developers, and integrators to create significant business value

2 mo. free with annual plan
  • system monitoring
  • training with nio experts
  • forum & live chat support

nio system package for significant IoT adoption:
  • 10 systems
  • 5 managed cloud nio instances
  • 30 self-managed nio instances


Strategic and customizable plans to strengthen your market advantage

  • all team features, plus
    • additional users
    • customizable usage specs
  • strategic options
    • custom nio versions
    • white labeling
    • OEM & resale
    • partner licensing
  • professional services
    • white glove training & support
    • co-solution design & architecture
    • nio engineering services

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your questions, answered

All you need to know about pricing plans and how to get started with nio.

How do I get started?

The Community Plan is intended to provide a zero friction, zero risk start to prototyping your IoT and digital transformation ideas. Enterprise users and teams can also quickly get started and deliver significant value with our self-service commercial plans.

We also provide several resources to help familiarize yourself with the platform:

What can I use nio for?

nio is a software platform that facilitates and simplifies the creation of distributed systems. nio makes it easier to do useful things with connected computers and sensors embedded EVERYWHERE--the cloud, your office, the factory floor, your fleets, etc. In general, a computer can be programmed to do pretty much anything. The trick is figuring out how to program it, then managing the raw constraints, scaling, and secure coordination of multiple computers. nio provides a consistent platform and powerful engine to do these things, world-class developer or not. We’d like to think you’re only limited by your imagination.

What are systems and instances?

Systems give you the ability to organize your devices, sensors, and data into cooperative groupings within nio. Systems can be quite diverse and expansive--that’s part of why we think our nio plans provide such great value! Examples of systems are a factory, a vineyard, or your home. Keep this in mind when selecting a plan!

Instances are running versions of the nio platform. nio is intended to be distributed across many devices. We offer instances that run in our nio cloud for you to quickly begin building (managed nio cloud instances). We also encourage you to install and run nio on your own devices, machines, and clouds (i.e. self-managed nio instances).

What is nio lite?
nio lite is a lightweight version of nio that doesn’t include enterprise features, but still includes the nio core. It’s a binary great for individual use.
Do you throttle instance usage?

No, we do not believe in metering data processing or transmission of nio. The underlying hardware of the instances provide the only constraints.

What is team sharing?
We believe digital transformation won’t happen in IT silos. Team and enterprise plans come with robust features to collaboratively and securely build your distributed digital systems by allowing users to be invited and grouped into teams to work on shared systems in the nio System Designer. Check out our documentation on Organizations for more details.
What training does niolabs provide?

Within the nio portal, there is an ever growing library of workshops, videos, system templates, and other learning material. Commercial plans also come with private online training sessions with a niolabs engineer.

  • Pro Plan: Starts with 4 hours of nio-led training in your first month
  • Team Plan: Starts with 8 hours for you and your team

Just like the applications of nio are wide and varied, so are the topics of the nio curriculum to choose from. Onsite and additional training hours are available by request to help tackle new and exciting new learning opportunities.

What are nio solution design & engineering services?

As a part of the Team and Enterprise plans, our nio experts are available to help you architect your distributed solution. We start with 4 hours of engineering services in the first month for the Pro plan and can scale our involvement as requested.

What does premium customer support consist of?

Premium customer support is tailored for your enterprise adoption of nio.

  • Team Plan: We provide you with named customer support representative that will coordinate all activities, ticketing, and communication with your team.
Will I be charged sales tax?

US sales tax is charged depending on state & local laws and your location. Currently, state and local taxes will be applied to customer subscriptions with a billing ZIP Code in the State of Texas.

How many community plans am I allowed to create?

You are only allowed to create one community plan but can add as many paid plans as you’d like. You add additional paid plans by adding new organizations to your account.

What forms of payment can I use?
The following credit & debit cards are accepted: American Express ®, Discover ®, JCB ®, MasterCard ®, or Visa ®
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