Tech behemoth Google has announced that businesses in the Philippines will now be able to purchase Google Apps for Work at a reduced price.
The online productivity suite will now cost Filipino customers $30 per person per year, down from $50 per person per year. The 40-percent reduction in price is designed to help more small businesses experience the productivity and security benefits of working with online tools.
Google Apps for Work consists of professional email, online storage, shared calendars and video meeting tools including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Hangouts.
With Google Apps companies can access all their work files and services from a mobile phone including Android, iOS, or BlackBerry platforms.
With a 99.9-percent availability guarantee, zero scheduled downtime, and 24/7 support, Google Apps for Work offers businesses security and support while removing the hassle of managing hardware, security updates, or software patches.
In addition to the productivity benefits of being able to work from anywhere at anytime, recent research from GfK has found that small businesses that use online tools rather than on-premise technology, grow faster and build better customer engagement.
?With Google Apps, business owners get a professional email address, the flexibility to work from any device at any time, and the security and controls they need. By making Google Apps more affordable in the Philippines, we want to make it easier for small businesses to use great online tools and help them focus on what they do best ? running their business, not managing their IT,? explained Kevin Ackhurst, Google for Work managing director for Asia Pacific.
Businesses have the option to buy Google Apps for Work on an annual or monthly plan. The annual plan costs $30 per person per year, while the flexible plan costs $3 per person per month.
Customers need to be based in the Philippines and can pay with a local credit or debit card.