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Google Workspace (G Suite) admirers are growing every year exponentially, and many are in queue to adopt this cloud platform in their respective businesses owing to its advanced collaboration, productivity, and cloud computing tools. Many are already looking for tips to work from home with Google Workspace. As it has multiple plans with specific services and storage space, you should have prior knowledge of G Suite plans choose the one that suits you.

This article is going to help G Suite aspirants with a complete discussion of the G Suite line of products, pricing, storage, services allotments for each plan.

G Suite/Google Workspace line of products

Any G Suite plan that you purchase will include the following services or applications.

  • Gmail: To communicate via the exchange of emails
  • Drive: To store and access data or information online
  • Meet: To communicate via video /audio conferences
  • Calendar: To create, manage and exchange calendar events online
  • Chat: To communicate via text messages through online chat
  • Currents: To engage employees via internal enterprise communication
  • Jamboard: As an interactive display board to perform tasks and operations
  • Docs: To create and manage documents in Google format online
  • Sheets: To create and manage spreadsheets in Google format online
  • Slides: To create and manage slides in Google format online
  • Keep: To take notes through text, lists, voice, and images mediums
  • Sites: To create and modify websites without coding skills
  • Forms: To create quizzes and perform surveys using collaboration and sharing features of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Is there a free trial available for G Suite?

Yes, of course. There is a 14-day free trial period for all users, which can be availed by providing minimum information like business name, the number of employees, country name, email address, business domain name (if available), etc.

After the free trial period of 14 days, the user is required to pay monthly charges for any selected plan.

Types of plans available (With Pricing, Storage & Users Limits)

Get some basic information about the available G Suite like prices, maximum users allowed, and the number of users limited to each, etc., by going through this table.

G Suite Plan Pricing Storage Maximum Users
Business Starter Rs 125 per user per month 30GB Cloud Storage/user 300
Business Standard Rs 672 per user per month 2TB Cloud Storage/user 300
Business Plus Rs 1260 per user per month 5TB Cloud Storage/user 300
Enterprise Need to contact sales for pricing No Limit No Limit

Know more about G Suite features in each plan

Let us discuss the features in each plan to help you make the correct decision on your choice of plan in the future. We have listed the main G Suite applications and mentioned the features available in different plans.

  • Gmail:
    Business email, custom email, Ad-free emails, phishing protection services are available in all four plans.
  • Drive:
    Google Drive File Stream and the support to about 100 file types are available in all four plans. But Team shared drives and Target audience sharing are available in Business Standard, Business Plus, and Enterprise plans only.
  • Meet:
    Max. meeting length is 24 hours for all four plans; also, digital whiteboarding, US/international dial phone numbers are available in all the plans.

    Meeting recordings (Google Drive storage), Hand raising, Breakout rooms, Polling & QA are available in Business Standard, Business Plus, and Enterprise plan only.

    Attendance tracking is available in Business Plus and Enterprise plan, while Noise cancellation service can only be found in the Enterprise plan.

    For Meet Video/Audio Conferencing, 100 participants are allowed in the Business Starter plan, 150 participants in the Business Standard plan, and 250 participants each in Business Plus and Enterprise plans.

  • Chat:
    Team messaging service is available in all four G Suite plans while Auto-accept invitations, Chat outside of domain, and Turn history on/off by default services are available in Business Standard, Business ,Plus, and Enterprise plan only.
  • Other Collaboration Apps:
    Shared calendars, Browse and reserve conference rooms, collaborative content creation (Docs, Sheets, Slides), Shared Notes (Keep), Websites builder (Sites), Survey builder (Forms), engage employees (Currents), Writing Assistance, Smart Fill, Smart Cleanup, etc. are available in all the four plans.

    Custom branding for form and document templates is available in Business Standard, Business Plus, and Enterprise plans only.

    Connected Sheets and Build apps without code (Appsheets) services are available in Enterprise plan only

    Smart (Cloud) search is not available in the Business Starter plan and for 1st party data in Business Standard and Business Plus plans and for 1st and 3rd party data in the Enterprise plan.

  • Management & Security:
    2-step verification, Group-based policy controls, and Advanced protection program services are available in all four G Suite plans.

    Secure LDP, and Vault (retain, archive, and search data) services are available for Business Plus, and Enterprise plans only.

    Cloud-identity premium, Context-aware access, Data regions, Access transparency, S/MIME encryption, Security center services are available in the Enterprise plan only.

    Endpoint management service is Fundamental type in Business Starter, and Business Standard plans while it is Advanced type in the Business Plus plan and Enterprise type in the Enterprise plan.

    Assured Controls service with added Access Management can be used by the Enterprise plan users on additional costs.

So, taking the above considerations into account, you can select the best suitable G Suite plan for your business.

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