As IPO pressures mount, Dropbox has resorted to the familiar tactics to shore up their revenue – increase the price substantially and pray customers will not notice. In some scenarios, the price has gone up by 75% (fr0m 12.50$ to 20$). The long time customers who put their faith in Dropbox are getting the short […]
As IPO pressures mount, Dropbox has resorted to the familiar tactics to shore up their revenue - increase the price substantially and pray customers will not notice. In some scenarios, the price has gone up by 75% (fr0m 12.50$ to 20$). The long time customers who put their faith in Dropbox are getting the short end of the stick. You can find disappointed Dropbox customers are venting over the new price increase in dropbox forums and in spiceworks. It seems like Dropbox has also dramatically rearranged their feature set and removed features from their base plans.
Here is the summary of Dropbox Business pricing plans (Based on Annual Pricing)
Standard - $12.50/per user/ per month
Advanced - $20/per user/per month
Enterprise - $56/per user/per month (Oops!)
Typically companies tend to grandfather pricing for their long term customers and don't take the features out that are available already to a new plan. It seems like Dropbox has dropped the ball on this one. Fortunately the Enterprise File Sharing and Sync market is a very competitive one and customer has many choices to choose from. There is no need for IT managers and CIOs to accept dropbox's skyrocketing pricing and deal with the uncertainty.
FileCloud Online is one such powerful alternative for Dropbox Business. FileCloud is currently used by 1000+ enterprises across 90 countries from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies . It powers organizations like NASA, US Army ERDC, Sanderson Farms, Stewart Title, D.R.Horton and many others. FileCloud is IT industry's most versatile enterprise file sharing and sync platform and in many metrics it is the fastest growing player in the market. Recently, FileCloud is Honored as a 2017 Coolest Cloud Software Vendor by CRN.
For 100 users, FileCloud Online can save you 14000$ over Dropbox Business. FileCloud Online comes with free, unlimited client accounts. If your company has small employee base and work with lot of external partners and customers. This features itself can save a ton of money for your organization. In addition, FileCloud comes with a lot of enterprise features like branding, endpoint backup, workflows and admin reports which are not offered by Dropbox business. The following table offers the features and pricing comparison between FileCloud Online and Dropbox Business.
|Features||FileCloud Online||Dropbox Business|
|Enterprise File Sync and Share|
|Single Sign-On Integration (SSO)|
|Role Based Administration|
|Takeout guarantee – export files anytime|
|Branding – domain, login page, emails, logos, ToS|
|Free unlimited vendors and partner accounts|
|Automated Workflows and Admin Reports|
|Advanced training for end users and admins||Upgrade|
|Mobile Device Management||Upgrade|
|Pricing for 100 users/ year||$9600||$24000|
If you are currently looking for a powerful dropbox business alternative, please try FileCloud Online. It will take less than 10 minutes of your time and you may end up saving thousands of dollars. If you have any questions or need technical assistance please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.