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Indian MSMEs raise concerns over new pricing of Google Workspace

The new policy would cost Indian MSMEs an additional Rs 2,000-5,000 crore every year for certain services they would never use.

August 17, 2022 / 08:21 PM IST
(Image Courtesy: AP)

(Image Courtesy: AP)

After a recent revision of pricing for Google Workspace offerings, several Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) raised concern over increased costs. One of the companies wrote an open letter to Google India’s senior management on August 17, saying that such pricing policies would cost Indian MSMEs an additional Rs 2,000-5,000 crore every year for certain services they would never use.

The letter written by Synersoft Technologies was targeted at Google India’s country head Sanjay Gupta, head of industry—agency partnership Mayoori Kango and Sales Director of Google Cloud India, Amit Kumar. A copy of the letter was also sent to the Competition Commission of India, and the ministries of MSMEs, IT and broadcasting, science and technology, industry and commerce, and finance.

Explaining the fallacy, Synersoft Technologies CEO Vishal Shah said that earlier, for each enterprise user they would pay around Rs 2,500 annually for G-Suite Basic 30 GB storage space plan. In case, say, two senior team members needed more storage space, only those two members could individually upgrade their plan to get 100 GB of additional storage space for an additional cost of Rs 1,300 per year per user.

But now, as of June, they were notified of a new pricing plan.