As you are likely aware, Google announced a 20% price increase for G Suite Basic and G Suite Business Editions, along with a discontinuation of the discounted pricing for G Suite Basic when prepaid annually.
Effective April 2, 2019, the pricing for G Suite Business and G Suite Basic will increase as noted in the table, below.
Apr 1, 2019
|G Suite Basic, Flex/Monthly||$5 / user||$6 /user||20%|
|G Suite Basic, Annual||$50 / user||$72 / user||44%|
|G Suite Business, Flex/Monthly||$10 / user||$12 / user||20%|
|G Suite Business, Annual||$120 / user||$144 / user||20%|
For organizations on the monthly/flex plan, the price increase takes effect as of April 2, 2019.
For companies on an annual plan, the price increase takes effect with your next annual renewal on or after April 2, 2019
If you took advantage of an upgrade promotion, your current pricing will remain through the end of the current 12, 15, or 18 month promotional period.
If you have a “Switch and Save” discount from Cumulus Global, your discount is a percentage off Google’s published pricing. Cumulus Global continue those percentage discounts off Google’s new pricing.
Why is Google Raising Prices?
As posted by Google:
More than a decade ago, we introduced Gmail—our first cloud-native productivity app—to help make email safer and easier for everyone. Since then, we pioneered more ways for teams to collaborate in real-time with products like Google Calendar, Docs, Drive and Hangouts. Together, these apps make up G Suite, our set of intelligent, secure productivity and collaboration tools.
We’ve brought businesses more than a dozen new G Suite services to help them reimagine how they work, including powerful video conferencing (Hangouts Meet), secure team messaging (Hangouts Chat) and enterprise-grade search capabilities(Cloud Search). We’ve also infused our products with advanced artificial intelligence to make it easier to respond to emails, gather insights from data and protect against phishing attacks before they happen.
Today, more than four million organizations use G Suite to collaborate efficiently and securely, and analysts have taken notice. IDC’s Wayne Kurtzman notes, “Google has established G Suite as a secure, enterprise-ready, AI–powered productivity and collaboration platform. With its broad set of capabilities, G Suite offers a strong value proposition to customers.”
Over the last ten years, G Suite has grown to provide more tools, functionality and value to help businesses transform the way they work.
In our opinion, G Suite still represents a good value for most businesses, particularly those moving to cloud-based applications and systems. We discuss ways to mitigate the impact of the price increase in this blog post.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.