G Suite Price Increase
Google recently announced that, starting April 2nd, 2019, they will increase the monthly prices for Basic by $1 and Business by $2 from their US pricing. They also advised that all regions will now be charged as per the US$. For Australia, the G Suite monthly licence costs equate to: $8.40 for Basic and $16.80 for business.
Enterprise, education & non profit pricing has not been changed.
Lock in now for 12 months and save!
A good idea is to change your payments from monthly (flexible) to annual to pay for 12 months in advance. This is an annual saving of $50.80 per account for Basic and $81.60 for Business. The savings are quite significant if you have many G suite accounts. Google will be removing the option to pay annually after April 2nd.
Upgrade to G Suite Business and get 6 months free
Upgrade from G suite basic to G Suite business license and commit for 12 months and get an additional 6 months for free. Effectively getting 18 months for the price of 12.
Email email@example.com to take advantage of these offers.
Why the price hike?
While this may sound a bit disconcerting, please keep in mind that this is the first price increase Google has operated in the last 10 years!
Over the years, Google has released hundreds of updates and products, so it is a very small increase for the value clients get. Seen objectively, we can easily say that no other company offers that much value for such a small cost!
Just to give you an idea on how much they actually offer, here are a few recent updates and products for G suite that we recommend to businesses everywhere:Tools for Productivity
- Drive File Stream
- Drive file stream update to avoid microsoft office conflcts
- Drive Backup & Sync
- Hangouts Chat
- Hangouts Meet
- Google Chromebox for meetings
- New Gmail features
- G Suite Cloud Search
- G Suite Training app
- Google Classroom
Tools for Security
- Team Drives
- Security Centre for G Suite
- Google Vault
- New Multifactor Authentication: Google Prompt
- G Suite device inventory
Here is an infogram of G Suite’s progression over the years. You can click the image to see more about G Suites enhancements.
Related article: Benefits of a G Suite Partner