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How to Select the Best Google Workspace Plan for your Business

In our previous Blog we discussed how G Suite changed to Google Workspace and also briefly touched upon the advantages you will get as a customer when you switch from G Suite to Google Workspace.

Before we discuss the Best Google Workspace Plan for your Business let’s first discuss some of the frequently asked questions that customers have asked us at Gulf Infotech.

No, there isn’t. You can easily switch from G Suite to Google Workspace by simply contacting the Google Team or us here at Gulf Infotech. The switch and migration procedures to Google Workspace is seamless.

No, the procedure is seamless and there won’t be any downtime or disruptions faced during the change.

Everything remains as it is and there is no impact to your data provided you transition to a Google Workspace plan having equivalent features to your current G Suite plan. For help with identifying the plan best suited for your needs, try out our Instant Plan Finder here.

Details on Google Workspace Plans & Quick Comparison with G Suite Plans

G Suite as a solution consisted of three plans as follows,

  • G Suite Basic
  • G Suite Business
  • G Suite Enterprise

With the change from G Suite to Google Workspace, Google has reworked their offering and features available under each plan and now provides 6 plans instead of the previously provided 3 plans.

The objective of increasing the number of plans by Google is to help extend important features on the Google Platform at lower price points.

For example, the Recording Feature on Google Meet was only available within G Suite Enterprise and this made it difficult for Small & Medium Businesses to benefit from the Recording Feature G Suite Enterprise was offered at $25/User/Month previously.

Google Workspace has extended the Recording Capabilities along with other features required by businesses of varied sizes under the lower lever bundles as well with their strategy with Google Workspace.

Lets deep dive into all the plans and it’s features,

Business Family

The set of plans within the Business Family are either for the entry level business who needs solutions to get started or for businesses who have under 300 users for whom the tools required to manage data are not extensive.

Google Workspace Business Starter

This is Google’s lowest priced plan, and the features are very similar to their previous solution provided at the same price point G Suite Basic.

Google Workspace Business Starter is available for businesses under 300 users and has a price point of $6/User/Month.

Offers under Google Workspace Business Starter are highly limited however you may reach out to us and we will workout something lucrative for your Business.

The plan Google Workspace Business Starter has the following feature,

  • Gmail
  • Google Drive
  • 30 GB of Storage
  • Google Meet
  • Google Chat
  • Other Basic Google Workspace features
  • Similar to G Suite Basic

Price $6/User/Month

Offer: Available on a Case-to-Case Basis

Google Workspace Business Standard

This is the second plan within the Business Family of Google Workspace and is also limited to businesses who have under 300 Users.

The plan is priced at $12/User/Month and is a fairly new offering by Google as it does not have a comparative plan available under the previous G Suite packages.

Google Workspace Business Standard is intended for Businesses who want to replace their File Servers and migrate it to Cloud.

Migrating your File Servers to Cloud would allow you to have seamless access to your data irrespective of your location and this will help in reducing Cost on Accessibility, Backup and Data Recovery.

A great value proposition by Google.

The plan Google Workspace Business Standard has the following features, 

  • All features from Google Workspace Business Starter
  • 2 TB of Pooled Storage per User
  • Shared Drive (Google’s File Server Technology)
  • Recording on Google Meet
  • Meeting Controls

Google Workspace Business Plus

This plan as a lot of similarities with the previously available G Suite Business package when features are compared.

Google Workspace Business Plus is intended towards business who need flexibility in storage, advanced file sharing capabilities and also the ability to have Real Time archiving of their Emails & Drive Data.

Archiving of Email & Drive Data is highly important especially in today’s distributed working environment. Such a facility can save businesses from loosing millions due to compliance cases or other fiasco’s created internally by employees.

Google Workspace Business Plus offers the below facilities,

  • All features included in Google Workspace Business Standard
  • 5 TB of Pooled Storage per User
  • Google Vault for Archiving & Retention

Enterprise Family

Now let’s discuss the Enterprise Family, the set of plans here are biilt for customers who have over 300 users and would need Advanced Tools to control User Data, Manage Devices, Restrict Access to various Applications & Data Sets along with the ability to have Extended Features for their Business.

The enterprise Family is the Cream of Google Workspace and it has it all.

As Gulf Infotech, we use Google Workspace Enterprise Plus for Collaboration, Security & Other Productivity requirements.

Google Workspace Enterprise Standard

Google Workspace Enterprise Standard enables you with the following solutions,

  • Advanced Google Meet functionalities including Moderation
  • Up to 250 Participants on Google Meet
  • Up to 10,000 participants over a Live Stream
  • Storage as much as you need
  • Shared Drive to Upgrade your Local File Servers
  • Google Vault for Archiving your Emails
  • Cloud Search for a Consolidate Search Facility
  • Restrict Google Workspace access to certain Location & Devices
  • An Integrated Workspace
  • Plus many other advanced facilities

 

Google Workspace Enterprise Plus

Google Workspace Enterprise Plus enables you with the following solutions,

  • Advanced Google Meet functionalities including Moderation
  • Up to 250 Participants on Google Meet
  • Up to 100,000 participants over a Live Stream
  • Storage as much as you need
  • Shared Drive to Upgrade your Local File Servers
  • Google Vault for Archiving your Emails
  • Cloud Search for a Consolidate Search Facility
  • Restrict Google Workspace access to certain Location & Devices
  • Security Center to control the data flow in your Organization
  • Centralizing Google Workspace Data within the European Union for GDPR Compliance
  • An Integrated Workspace
  • Plus many other advanced facilities

So Which Plan will you Choose?

You don’t need to select the plan yourself, Gulf Infotech has an expert team of consultants who can hand hold you during your Google Workspace Plan Selection process. 

Simply reach out to us or book a schedule for a One-on-One meeting with us to discuss the Migration Strategy from G Suite to Google Workspace.

If you want to do it yourself, we would recommend going through our Instant Plan Finder so that you get to know the plan which meets your requirements in the most appropriate manner.

Offer on Google Workspace

We’ve had customers asking us, Do you have any offers to migrate from G Suite to Google Workspace?

Yes, we do. 

The offers are valid until 25th of March 2021 and this is aimed at helping you benefit from the migration to Google Workspace at a lower price point.

Gulf Infotech will also bundle in a few tools along with the discount on Google Workspace to sweeten the deal and help you maximize your Migration to Google Workspace.

Sounds good? What are you waiting for, contact us now and make the move to Google Workspace.

The change is mandatory and all customers renewing after 31st of March 2021 will need to renew with the newer Google Workspace plan instead of the legacy G Suite Plans.

So, don’t wait and make the switch now to get the advanced features of Google Workspace along with Discounts & Offers on Google Workspace.

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