Today, Google offers several Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) plans, ranging from basic to team. All you have to do is choose which service package suits your company’s needs.
Each Google Workspace (ex., G Suite) adds specific administrative capabilities to Google’s collaborative tools. Programs such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Google Notes are known to allow people to work together in real-time. The benefit of Google Workspace (ex., G Suite) is the ability to add an admin console that allows a “superuser” to create accounts and manage organization settings.
Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) offers several plans: Basic, Business, Enterprise, and Teams, as well as packages for specific sectors (for example, non-profit, government, and educational organizations).
This article provides a brief overview of the key differences between these packages.
Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) for Teams
With Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) for Teams, you can use your email and calendar solutions with your standard features of Google Workspace (ex. G Suite).
The acquisition of Google Workspace (ex., G Suite) is typically managed by the information technology (IT) department, especially in larger organizations. But sometimes, a specific team in a company tries to collaborate more efficiently and in a streamlined way than just sending Office files to each other. They prefer to use programs like Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides and don’t want to go through domain ownership checks (which IT professionals can usually do).
The Teams package is all of the Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) tools, minus Gmail and Google Calendar. As of November 2017, the price per user was $10 per month.
Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) Basic or Business
The three main Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) packages are Basic (costing $5/month), Business ($10/month), and Enterprise ($25/month). Each allows you to use Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) as your organization’s primary corporate email and includes collaborative calendars and worker decision tools. Unlike the team plan, you only need to verify your domain once and change a few records in your DNS settings.
The three main differences between Basic and Business are storage, search, and matching capabilities. Basic has a storage limit of up to 30 GB per user, while Business provides unlimited storage (if you have at least 5 user accounts). The business package includes Cloud Search, and Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) intelligent data search.
The Business tariff contains the Google Vault tool to store and archive data for management and corporate investigations (legal issues, audits, etc.). We recommend Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) Business for most organizations. We think the unlimited file storage options and improved search tools are worth the small monthly extra for Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) Basic.
Google offers rates for non-profit, government, and educational organizations. And for qualifying organizations, non-profits and educational editions are free (Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) for Education).
Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) educational tools are generally similar to those used in Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) Business (with a few exceptions). The features in government and non-profit versions are largely similar to Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) Basic.
Google Workspace (ex. G Suite) Enterprise
We recommend checking out the Enterprise package for large organizations that need advanced features such as enterprise-level video conferencing, enterprise-level access control with security key enforcement, and data loss prevention. The Enterprise package also allows up to 50 people (as opposed to 25 in the Basic and Business plans) to participate in Hangouts video and voice conferences and simultaneously record and store those sessions in Google Drive.
Different people, different packages
Also, Google Workspace (ex., G Suite) allows you to purchase and assign packages to your company’s employees based on different needs. For example, you can set an Enterprise rate to people in one organizational unit and assign a Business rate to people in another.
Many companies practice assigning different packages to different users within their organization, and we fully support this scenario. Administrators can assign rates to other organizational units or specific users.
Your organization + collaboration
Today, Google offers a variety of Google Workspace (ex., G Suite) packages to meet the diverse needs of an organization. They all provide opportunities for more effective collaboration of people in your company. If your organization uses Google Workspace (ex., G Suite), which package do you use? If you use different tariffs simultaneously, how do you choose which tariff plan to assign to a particular user? We will be happy to receive your questions.