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Google Introduces New 'Flexible Plan' For Apps For Business

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 4/27/2011

Small businesses now can opt to sign up for Google Apps for Business on a month-to-month basis.

In an effort to help small businesses save money while still staying on top of their day-to-day operations, Google will now allow companies to sign up for Apps for Business on a month-to-month basis.

Google Introduces New Flex Plan

The small business technology news is especially welcome as the current economic uncertainty has made dramatic staff and cash flow changes a common occurrence within this sector, Hunter Middleton, a member of the Google Apps Product Team, writes for the company's official blog.

Called The Flexible Plan, it will allow businesses to purchase the collaboration and communication suite for $5 per month per user or at the traditional $50 per user per year offering, Middleton explains.

"The new flexible billing options will be welcome in the marketplace. The less money customers have to put up front the better, and the more granular the billing options the better," Gartner analyst Matt Cain told PC World via e-mail.

Furthermore, Google will be eliminating upfront payments for the program, meaning that users will be required to pay only the end of the month.

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