Pigment License Types [Legacy]

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Pigment pricing consists of two different aspects, the plan you are on and the licenses you have purchased. 

This article will cover the definition of the different license types purchased with your plan.


These licenses are only available for legacy customers who are already on this plan. This option is not available to new customers and cannot be renewed. For more information on the different plans we have available and what is included within each plan, please refer to our pricing page

To view our current licenses definitions visit this article.


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Pricing and Licenses Overview 


Pigments pricing is based on your purchased plan, which consists of licenses. The details of your plan (your plan name, the start and end dates of your plan, and license utilization) are listed on the Plan & Usage page located within Pigment. 

Workspace Admins, Security Admins, and Primary Owners can access this page by clicking Settings on the Sidebar from the workspace level.  From there, you can select Plan & Usage to see the details of your plan and compare it with other plans.  


What are the different license types?


Pigment uses a permission-based licensing system. In this system, a member’s license is determined by the actions they are granted permission to do on the platform.

There are three different licenses, Modeler, Contributor, and Explorer

Explorer users are the default member in Pigment - a member added into Pigment starts with the fewest permissions, hence they are an Explorer. You can assign the Contributor or Modeler license type to a member by granting them more advanced permissions which enables them to use the associated platform functionality. A Modeler license is the member granted the most permissions of the three licenses.

The Plan & Usage page will display the usage of your licenses against the licenses purchased as part of your overall price plan.


Note: All Partner Licenses purchased will be counted as Modeler licenses in the Usage section of the page.


What features turn an Explorer into a Contributor or Modeler?


Once a user is added to Pigment, they will count as an Explorer. There are different permissions that will elevate them into the more advanced Contributor role. 

A member is assigned to a license type by granting them permissions in 2 levels:

  • Workspace-level permissions: by assigning the Member an Account Type
  • Application-level: by assigning specific permissions in the User Role and managing their ability to input


Workspace Level permissions: Account Type


When adding a member to Pigment, they are assigned an Account Type. Account Types define the actions a member can perform at the workspace level.

If a member has an Account Type other than a Standard Member, they are considered a Modeler. This is because they will have the permission to create new Applications. In order to be an Explorer or Contributor, a member must first have the Standard Member Account Type. 


A user can have a Standard Member account type and still be considered a Contributor or Modeler if they are given certain Application Level permissions.


Application Level permissions 


Each Application has its own set of permissions associated with it. While a user might have an Account Type of Standard Member, they can still be an admin or have advanced permissions within an individual Application. 




Difference between a Contributor and a Modeler


The Contributor license is designed to give a user the ability to add new data while not making major changes to a model.  The Modeler license is designed to give a user the ability to create new formulas and define the overall logic of the model. 


You can grant a member a Contributor and Modeler by granting them the required application-level permissions. There are three permissions a Contributor can have within the application:

  • Add & remove List Items - allows them to use functionality such as adding items to a list from a Board. 
  • Import Data - allows contributors to Import into List or Metric.
  • Display Block Explorer- this permission will allow contributors to see all blocks in the sidebar but they won’t have the ability to create new blocks.


If a member is granted permissions beyond the Contributor permissions listed above, they will be assigned the Modeler license. 


Summary of Explorer, Contributor and Modeler Workspace-level permissions

Summary of Explorer, Contributor and Modeler Application-level permissions


Permissions to Role Table 


Permission Name Explorer Contributor  Modeler
Display Application Included Included Included
Configure Application      Included
Define Application security     Included
Configure calendars     Included
View History     Included
Create & Delete Folders     Included

​Create scenarios

​Delete scenarios     Included

Formula playground

Included Included Included
Display Block Explorer   Included Included
Configure Blocks     Included
Configure Views     Included
Add List Items   Included Included
Remove List Items   Included Included
Reorder List Items   Included Included
Import Data   Included Included
Open Boards  Included Included Included
Configure Boards     Included
Comment on Boards   Included Included Included


For more information on your individual pricing plan and how to manage your license usage, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager.

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