“There’s an environment that’s constantly changing … people working from home, from offices, around the country. This software, because it’s cloud-based, allows us to form these operations really quickly.”
Engineering Manager, Lightspeed Manufacturing
“The manual collection of information really wasn't providing enough data for us to make data- driven decisions. On my own, I was able to create apps that really drive process improvements and help increase efficiencies without needing a support team of IT. ”
Senior Process Engineer, Nautique
“I was quickly able to create apps that improve the quality and efficiency of my operations, without having to write any code.”
Manufacturing Engineer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
“Production has gone up. With the analytics we are able to see the timing per step for each and every part in order to identify the bottleneck and concentrate on that individual step.”
Manufacturing Engineer, Techniplas
“Operators are excited with this new technology. I was able to design a pretty easy interface to reduce the amount of clicks to input the data on our traditional Material handling system. Training of new operators takes less time. And today we are capable of having real data with real evidence from our process that helps our operators have more visibility of issues and fixes by using Tulip.”
Sr. Process Engineer, Dentsply
Frequently asked questions
How does Tulip's pricing work?
Tulip is priced on a per station basis. In Tulip, stations associate digital apps with your physical operation. In order to run an app in production (on your shop floor), it needs to be assigned to a station in Tulip. Every plan comes with one production station, and additional testing stations so you can develop your apps in a sandboxed environment before deploying to your production line.
What's the best way to get started with Tulip?
The best way to get started is through our Free Trial, which lets you try our platform for 30 days, no credit card required. If you like what you see, but would like to try the IoT capabilities of our ‘Professional’ plan, you can try it with Factory Kit, which includes a “Professional Subscription”, a Tulip I/O Gateway, Light Kit and a host of other sensors. If you’re interested in a larger scale deployment, you might also want to start with the Free Trial or Factory Kit, but get in touch with us and we’ll help you make sure you are set up for success.
How do I determine how many stations are right for me?
Stations are physical locations where you use Tulip. For example, if you have an assembly line with 5 stations and you want to run a Tulip app on each one, you need 5 Tulip stations. If you only have one station, that’s all you pay for – even if you have 5 people using your app there. Once you start your free trial, we’ll help you determine the optimal number of stations you need for your operations. But you have the last word and can start small and grow as you go. Contact us if you have additional questions.
Why isn't Tulip priced per user like other systems?
We’re a different kind of software. We understand your factory has many people who might be using Tulip. Rather than charge for each one of them, we charge per station – physical locations where you use Tulip. All our plans include a core set of Tulip features over a set period of time, but each subscription plan has additional features for factories with different needs.
How does the Free Trial work?
The free-trial lets you use Tulip Standard for free for 30 days, risk-free. As part of the trial, you receive a complimentary onboarding session with a Tulip implementation expert as well as access to our entire App Library, so you can use and customize those apps to fit your needs. You don’t need a credit card to get started and you can cancel at any time. When the trial ends, you’ll have a better understanding of what Tulip can do for your operations, so you’ll be able to choose the plan that best fits your needs to grow with Tulip.
Do you offer a free trial for Tulip Professional?
If you’d like to try Tulip Professional, you can purchase a Factory Kit. It includes an annual subscription for Tulip Professional as well as a Tulip Gateway, Light Kit and a number of other sensors.
How do I know which plan is best for me?
A good rule of thumb is the following: If you want to experiment with Manufacturing Apps, but don’t have IoT needs yet, start with ‘Standard’. If want to uncover the value of your Shop Floor IoT, start with ‘Professional’. If you need on-premise deployments, GxP qualifications or MES/ERP integrations, go with ‘Enterprise’. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
Do you have a perpetual license?
No. Tulip operates as a Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution. We believe this is better for our customers as it doesn’t require large upfront investments, it forces us to continuously innovate and lets us continuously grow the features of our platform.