Our goal is to provide a fantastic free product to everyone and affordable pricing to users who want additional access control, security features and customization.
We created our three tiered pricing in 2006 based on single wikis – Silver ($9.95/month), Gold ($24.95/month) and Platinum ($99.95/month). These package were designed for users to upgrade their family, classroom or department wiki.
In the past year we began seeing holes in the current pricing offered to our users. The Gold, Silver and Platinum packages were just not cutting it. Platinum features were too expensive for classroom teachers – even gold packages stretched school budgets. Our corporate clients who wanted more than one premium wiki were limited by per-wiki pricing and the lack of multi-wiki packages.
To answer these concerns, we’ve updated PBwiki pricing.
Just like our old pricing, everyone always has access to a free basic wiki. Pricing for educators has been dramatically reduced – premium academic wikis have all the features of platinum wikis at 1/10th of the cost. Businesses are now able to buy multi-wiki packages based on users and not wikis.
Here are our new prices:
Basic Edition wikis are always free – We’ve improved our free plan to include 20x more storage, 9 color schemes and wiki-level access controls (formerly $100/year). Basic wikis can be public or private and have unlimited users.
The Professional Edition for business users start at $8/user/month and has access to all premium features, including page-level access controls, unlimited storage, and single sign-on for Active Directory/LDAP integration. The Professional plan allows you to create unlimited custom-designed wikis – just pay per user. Use it for free with up to 3 users, for as long as you like.
Professional Plus Edition for business users is $11/user/month. The enterprise plan for business customers. All users get instant, round-the-clock access to our team of support gurus day and night with 24/7/365 live chat and email support.
Educators can always use the basic wiki or upgrade for specific classroom features:
Academic wikis are less expensive – $99/year. Educators and Librarians can always use the free Basic Edition. For those educators who want access controls, unlimited storage and full customization, one academic wiki costs $99/year for up to 100 users.
Campus Edition – unlimited premium wikis for your school, district or university $799/year. Schools can now buy unlimited premium wikis for up to 1,000 students. (That’s unlimited for the price of 8 wikis!!!!). Baltimore County Public Schools had amazing success rolling PBwiki out to over 103,643 students and 8,850 classroom teachers. We want all schools to afford this opportunity.
To recap: Everyone always has access to the improved Basic Edition. Education pricing has decreased and business customers can now purchase multi-wiki packages for a per-user price.
Let us know what you think, we love your comments.