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GitHub is a web-based platform essential for collaborative software development. It provides version control, collaborative coding, issue tracking, and continuous integration tools. GitHub caters to developers, development teams, open-source contributors, and project managers, fostering efficient and transparent collaboration in software development projects.

Save a minimum of 8.25% on your first year with GitHub

How much can customers reduce their spend with GitHub?

Minimum savings of 8.25%

GitHub is a web-based platform for version control using Git, primarily used for hosting and sharing code repositories. It offers collaboration features such as issue tracking, pull requests, and project management tools, making it a popular choice among developers and teams for software development projects.

How to reduce the cost of a Github subscription

 i – Tricks are what we like to call direct ways to reduce your subscription costs.

Connect GitHub to an Azure subscription

Check this page to find out how you can connect to Azure in order to limit your spending on Github Actions.

To follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to your GitHub organization settings.
  2. Click on “Billing and plans.”
  3. Under “Billing Management,” select “Metered billing via Azure.”
  4. Click on “Add Azure Subscription.”
  5. Sign in to your Azure account.
  6. Choose the Azure subscription you wish to connect to GitHub.
  7. Click “Connect” to complete the process.

Use Self Hosted Runners

Check these pages and choose what direction you want: https://medium.com/@yonatan.kr/how-to-use-github-actions-self-hosted-runners-1508873db68c

https://cloudonaut.io/how-to-reduce-costs-for-github-actions/#:~:text=By%20choosing%20a%20smaller%20instance,by%20at%20least%2030%25!

(Note: You can choose a smaller instance type, to reduce the costs for GitHub Actions executed on self-hosted runners even more.)

Additional reduction ways to try to reduce subscription costs:

Data Storage Management

Archive old data. Utilize data validation rules to prevent unnecessary data entry that consumes storage

Process Automation: Utilize workflow and approval processes to automate manual tasks, reducing the need for additional licenses.

How to implement a Workaround to reduce subscription for Github

 i – A workaround is using another tool to reduce your subscription.

  • We haven’t found any current workarounds to reduce your subscription  

Additional workarounds to try to reduce subscription costs:

Integrations with Free/Freemium Tools

Explore free or freemium tools like Zapier to automate tasks that might require additional licenses (e.g., basic data cleansing). Consider integrating with freemium tools like Slack for internal team usage

How to reduce Github via bundling

 i – Use one tool to get a discount on another tool.

  • We haven’t found any current bundles to reduce your subscription

Negotiate with Support. Customer support details of Github

 i – Speak with the Github support team and ask for a discount.

https://support.github.com/request 

Discuss Usage Patterns: Contact support and discuss your current usage patterns. They might offer discounts based on your specific needs and historical data.

Negotiate Renewal Rates: Before your subscription renews, negotiate renewal rates with support. Loyalty and commitment to the platform can sometimes lead to better pricing.

Use this for help: Customer support list or google

How to switch to subscription type for Github

 i – Switching to a longer-term contract or changing subscription type is a good way to save.

  • We haven’t found any current subscription types to reduce your subscription

Annual Subscriptions

Switching to annual subscriptions often comes with a discount compared to monthly billing.

Switch to Alternative for Github

 i – Here is a list of similar products that are similar you can switch to for savings.

  • GitLab: GitLab is a web-based DevOps platform that provides Git repository management, continuous integration, and deployment pipelines, offering a comprehensive solution for version control and collaboration. https://about.gitlab.com/
  • Bitbucket: Bitbucket is a Git-based code management and collaboration platform that offers version control, code review, and project management tools, providing a seamless environment for teams to build, test, and deploy software. https://bitbucket.org/

Open-Source Solutions: Depending on your needs, explore open-source solutions that might offer similar functionalities at a lower cost. When searching try “Opensource for x” to find applicable tools.