News that we all don’t want to read is the increase in prices of a product we use, unfortunately, this is the news that we are bringing you this morning. Google has announced, through their blog, that they will be revising the pricing of their productivity software, GSuite upwards for the first time ever since launching it over a decade ago.
The new prices will take effect as from April 2 2019, where we’ll see G Suite Basic go up to $6 per user per month from $5. The flagship product, G Suite Business will move from $10 to $12 per user per month. However, there’s a silver lining, G Suite Enterprise will not see any price changes.
Google says that the price increase is meant to match the quality of product that G Suite has evolved into with new services such as video conferencing with Hangouts Meet, team messaging with Hangouts Chat, increased storage quotas and other security and productivity tools and services. The price of the product has not changed for the past decade, despite the company making significant changes to its functionality.
The new prices put G Suite in line with Microsoft Office 365 which has been the market leader for a while now. It is also worth noting that those who use G Suite’s annual plans, will not be required to pay the new prices until their current subscription expires.
Despite being a “slight” bump on price, with over 4 million businesses using G Suite, the new prices will definitely not sit well with all their customers but then again, their prices are still lower than the competition.