Dropbox Pricing: Costs and Pricing Models

Dropbox Business is a cloud-based document management system that allows users to store files and share them with others. It offers plans for both individual and business use, as well as a free 30-day trial.

We’ve reviewed Dropbox Business and compared it to other DMS solutions in terms of features and other attributes. This post will detail its pricing plans and prices of its alternatives.

How Much is Dropbox Business?

Dropbox Business offers three pricing plans: Standard, Advanced and Enterprise. Each tier uses the per-user/per-month strategy and includes several features.

Standard – The Standard plan costs $12.50 per user per month if billed annually ($15 if billed monthly) for a minimum of three users. It includes these features:

  • 5 TB storage space
  • Up to 120 days of version history and deletion recovery
  • Dropbox Paper admin feature
  • Integration to Microsoft Office 365
  • Granular sharing permissions capability
  • Admin console and audit log
  • Remote device wipe
  • Two-factor authentication
  • 256-bit security and AES and SSL encryption
  • Smart Sync (ability to access cloud files from desktop)
  • Unlimited application programming interface (API) access to security partners
  • 25,000 API calls per month to data transport partners
  • Phone, email and chat support during business hours

Advanced – The Advanced plan costs $20 per user per month if billed annually ($25 if billed monthly) for a minimum of three users. In addition to features under the Standard plan, this plan includes:

  • Unlimited storage space
  • Advanced admin controls
  • Tiered admin roles
  • File event tracking functionality
  • Advanced user management
  • Domain verification (team admin can verify ownership of email domain within Dropbox account)
  • Invite enforcement (requires invited users to merge their personal accounts using work email addresses with company’s account or create a different personal email address)
  • Single-sign-on (SSO) capability
  • Device approvals

Enterprise – The Enterprise plan offers customized features for larger businesses that need to scale out Dropbox Business to their employees. The price is not publicly available, so you’ll have to contact Dropbox’s sales team for a quote. In addition to the features in the other two plans, the Enterprise plan includes:

  • Account capture (tracking individual employees that have individual Dropbox accounts using work email addresses and getting them migrated to the company’s Dropbox account)
  • Network control
  • Enterprise mobility management (EMM)
  • Domain Insights (feature that lets companies analyze organic or unauthorized Dropbox usage on a company’s domain)
  • Implementation services, such as a dedicated account success manager, integration and development support, and advanced training for end users and admins
  • 24/7 phone and email support

Note that Dropbox Business offers discounts for non-profits and educational institutions.

Conclusion

Dropbox Business offers many features, including an unlimited number of users. If you’re looking for unlimited storage space, Dropbox’s Advanced and Enterprise tiers offer that.

If you’re looking at other solutions, check out our DMS Reviews page where we’ve reviewed more than 25 vendors.

If you need more information on document management systems in general, our definitive guide can help. This guide details benefits, features and what to look for when purchasing a solution.