As of April 2nd, 2019, Google’s G Suite will see a slight price increase for Basic and Business Editions. G Suite is currently being used by more than four million businesses, with billions of users also using the free versions of Gmail and Google Drive. The price increase comes after more than a decade of offering businesses the smartest and most collaborative productivity solution on the market, introducing a whole host of innovative new apps and security measures along the way.

G Suite price increase effective April 2nd

While the platform has gone through a number of major transformations over the years, G Suite has remained at the same price point since its launch. With major additions to the platform over the past few years including an all-new admin Security Center, a visually overhauled Gmail with a host of brand new features, the launch of Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, and the debut of Google Voice. Beginning on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, G Suite Basic Edition will increase by $1 to $6 per user/month (from $5 per user/month), and G Suite Business Edition will increase by $2 to $12 per user/month (from $10 per user/month)1.

Users on a G Suite Flexible Plan will see these increases on April 2nd, with Annual prices raising for users who renew their annual plan after April 2nd. Google has explained that they are raising G Suite prices in order to keep pace with the value provided to customers. Please note that these price increases apply to G Suite users all around the world, rather than being regionally adjusted increases. G Suite Enterprise Edition plans will remain the same price ($25 per user/month).

Giving businesses the tools needed to transform the way they work

Since its introduction, G Suite has become a permanent fixture in millions of businesses around the world. Tools like Gmail, Docs, Drive, Sheets, Hangouts Meet, and Sites have given businesses the tools needed to transform the way they work through increased productivity, collaboration, and convenience. The collaborative features prominently featured in G Suite allow team members to work together from anywhere, using any device – the perfect option for businesses with remote teams. Google recently revealed that 74% of all time spent by users in Docs, Sheets, and Slides were spent working collaboratively.

Google also stated that companies switching to G Suite will realize an estimated 300% ROI. This is due to the ease of implementing, using, and maintaining G Suite accounts throughout your organization, as well as through the enterprise-level security offered by Google. G Suite is a secure and easy way to encourage collaboration and communication between team members, with features like Google Drive making workplace files easily accessible and shareable amongst team members while ensuring that they’re safe and secure. G Suite’s newly introduced Security Centre makes security a breeze for admins, keeping workplace data private, and making it easy to identify and eliminate potential security threats before they get the opportunity to breach your accounts or compromise your data.

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  1. Prices given are in US Dollars.