FME Server Pricing

* Price shown excludes GST and any other applicable taxes

Additional Engines (Optional)

You can buy additional Standard Engines and or Dynamic Engines for extra processing power.

How Do Engines Work?
FME Server provides enterprise automation for your desktop workflows. Engines are the power behind FME Server and process jobs one-at-a-time. If multiple jobs exist, they either queue up behind the single engine or get distributed across multiple engines for simultaneous processing power.

Standard Engines

  • Additional (Optional) FME Server Engine (Per Standard Engine)

    $9,180 NZD* BUY NOW

Your license includes one Standard Engine. Standard Engines are permanently licensed and are always available to process data.

Standard Engines are best suited for data tasks that are predictable and consistent. You pay a fixed amount for Standard Engines regardless of the amount of data processed over the course of the year. To receive software updates after the first year you need to pay annual maintenance for each extra engine.

* Price shown is for one standard engine, excluding GST and any other applicable taxes

Dynamic Engines

Dynamic Engines are purchased by the number of processing hours and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Dynamic Engines are best suited when the need for data processing varies. For example, if you are expecting a large spike in data processing you could add 100 additional engines for that week and only pay for the processing time used. Your per-hour cost gets cheaper as you buy more hours.

* Minimum price shown for Dynamic Engines excludes GST and any other applicable taxes

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need FME Desktop?

Yes, you also need FME Desktop. FME Server runs on workspaces which are authored in FME Desktop.

How does FME Server relate to FME Desktop and FME Cloud?

Users create workspaces in FME Desktop‘s authoring environment. They can be run in FME Desktop, or for enhanced automation can be published to FME Server, which you host on-premises on your own server.

How do I buy FME Server?

To buy FME Desktop simply click “I want to buy” from the options above and complete your purchase online via credit card or PayPal.  If you would like additional information before you purchase please contact Locus at or on 0800 562 8769.

How do I install FME Server?

Download the latest version of FME from the Locus website and follow the instructions provided.

Can you explain how the engines work in simple terms?

Think of engines like the checkout at your local supermarket. Customers queue up at a checkout lane and the checkout operator can only handle one customer at a time. To prevent a backlog, the store will open up additional checkout lanes to allow additional customers to check out at the same time. In this example the checkout operators are engines and the customers are jobs for FME Server to process. All this is to say that FME Server offers single-threaded architecture.

Which edition of FME Desktop do I need?

There is only one edition of FME Server and it is compatible with all editions of FME Desktop.

Do you have a free trial available for FME Server?

Yes, you can download a free trial of FME Server here. You can either install it on your own server by choosing an on-premises deployment (FME Server), or deploy it in the cloud with FME Cloud by taking advantage of a free credit. Since there’s no hardware to setup, FME Cloud is ideal for testing and prototypes. Workflows can easily be migrated to FME Server at a later date if you need to move them on-premises.

What is FME Server Dynamic Engines?

FME Server Dynamic Engines is an additional engine. Engines are the power behind FME Server and process jobs one-at-a-time. If multiple jobs exist, they either queue up behind the single engine or get distributed across multiple engines for simultaneous processing power.

Do I need FME Server to buy Dynamic Engines?

Yes, one FME Server engine is the minimum requirement to purchase Dynamic Engines.  Under some circumstances it may be possible to waive this requirement, please discuss your individual data needs with Locus.

Do the FME Desktop prices displayed on this website include tax?

FME Desktop and associated products purchased on this website are sold for supply within New Zealand. All prices displayed are in New Zealand dollars and exclude Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST is charged at 15% and this will be added to the price of your product on the purchase page.

I’m interested in FME but based outside New Zealand, how can I get pricing information?

Wherever you may be based in the world Locus can assist. Pricing will vary by market and if purchasing outside New Zealand, GST may not apply. Please email us to discuss local pricing and support at