Have you seen any new features in the free Google apps for Google Workspace users? Or maybe you’ve seen the term “Google Workspace” while browsing the web. doWhat is Google Workspace? Who can use it? What includes? We tell you everything you need to know about it.
What is Google Workspace?
once known as G Suite, now called Google Workspace. It’s a Google-owned service that provides productivity apps, collaboration tools, and cloud storage all in one package for your small, medium, or large business.
Google Workspace includes apps to help you and your team work together more easily and seamlessly. There are currently 14 applications: gmail, Calendar, Meet, Drive, chat, docs, sheets, slides, Sites, forms, keep, jamboarding, Apps Script Y CloudSearch.
You can also use the administration and security tools admin, end point, vault Y Work Insights.
As you’ll see below, Workspace plans include extra features you won’t find in free Google apps. You can also set up secure, personalized email with your business domain and guaranteed 99.9 percent uptime.
Plus, you get access to enterprise-grade app features, 24/7 phone or email support, additional storage, Microsoft Outlook integration, two-step authentication, and SSO.
You can choose one of the four Google Workspace plans depending on the size, needs and budget of your company. Each plan comes with a 14-day free trial to see if it’s a good fit for your team.
We give you a summary of the costs and characteristics of each plan:
Business Starter ($6 per user per month): personalized email, video meetings for 100 participants, 30 GB of cloud storage per user and standard support
BusinessStandard ($12 per user per month): personalized email, video meetings for 150 participants with recordings, 2TB of cloud storage per user, and standard support with an optional upgrade
BusinessPlus ($18 per user per month): personalized email with retention, video meetings for 500 participants with recordings and attendance tracking, 5TB of cloud storage per user, standard support with an optional upgrade, and advanced management and security tools
business (contact for pricing): personalized email with retention and encryption, video meetings for 500 participants with recording, attendance tracking and noise cancellation, user-requested cloud storage, enhanced support, and advanced management and security tools
The Business plans are suitable for companies with 300 or fewer employees, while the Enterprise plan is for larger companies.
If you’re ready to start your 14-day free trial for a Business plan, visit the Google Workspace website and select Start now. Alternatively, you can choose Begin under the Business plan you choose above. It will then ask you to provide details about yourself and your business to get started.
For an Enterprise plan, you will need to click Contact Sales on the Google Workspace website – or under the Enterprise plan – for pricing, storage, and more.
Along with businesses, Google offers its Workspace suite to educators. You can enjoy collaboration and learning tools along with privacy features and controls. In addition to Google Workspace, check out plans, pricing, and features for Google Workspace for Education.