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With Up to 10 Users
Google Workspace is a flexible collaboration & productivity solution for a constantly changing work environment
Millions of businesses, ranging in size from one person
to over 55,000 users, subscribe to Google Workspace (formerly G Suite)
Business Productivity Tools
The Google Workspace email and apps experience will be almost identical for anyone who has used consumer Gmail and its related productivity tools. Applications within the Workspace platform include:
- Gmail – includes Tasks, Contacts, and Keep
- Calendar – with built-in online appointment booking
- Docs – a sophisticated document editor with pageless functionality
- Sheets – powerful spreadsheets that can connect to external data sources
- Slides – presentations that can include audio, video, and charts from Sheets
- Drawings – quickly create diagrams that you can share or insert into Docs
- Drive – secure file sharing with sophisticated admin controls
- Meet – video conferencing, all inside the browser
- Chat – instant messaging with anyone who has a Google account
- Spaces – collaborate with team members on a wide variety of topics
- Forms – for polls, surveys, and website visitor conversion to leads
- Jamboard – real-time collaboration and brainstorming with separate hardware options
- Sites – create microsites or intranets to share content internally or publicly
- My Maps – publicly share and embed maps with pins of customer locations, for example
- Voice – an optional cloud-based telephone system for your organization (not included with base price)
Your users can access these software apps from anywhere on their mobile devices. If users need to send and receive files in Microsoft formats such as Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations, Google Workspace allows for converting to and from those file formats in all but the most complex cases.
Administrators can get support from an online help center, community experts, chatbots, and customer service representatives.
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How Google handles your business’s data
Google has a cloud computing infrastructure with a large-scale commitment to reliability, privacy, security, compliance, and transparency. The company has over 700 security engineers who work to protect customer data.
Over a billion people use Google — across Workspace, consumer Gmail, YouTube, search, and other applications. So, Google has had to build a secure and scalable global infrastructure.
For a deep dive into Google Workspace security, take a look at this 22-page whitepaper.
According to IT service provider sources, Workspace customers have not reported email account breaches from MFA-bypass schemes like session cookie theft, which is currently a security problem for Google’s largest competitor in the space.
Free Trial: Enter or Request a Domain
During the free trial signup process, Google will ask you to enter a domain you own or purchase one.
If you enter an existing domain name, that does not mean you are committing to linking that domain to Google Workspace.
If you do not yet have a domain for your business but want to get one, you can request a domain during the signup process. A form lets you search for a domain name.
Pricing from Squarespace, which purchased Google Domains and for which Google is now a reseller, is as low as $12 USD per year. If you decide to purchase a domain at this point, you will need to enter your credit card information.
Alternatively, you can use a domain registered with GoDaddy, Namecheap, or another registrar.
Whether you have established business email addresses or are planning to transition from Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or Comcast mail to corporate email addresses, you’ll find that Google Workspace is an easy-to-use and productive experience for your users.
During the Workspace trial, you can go into the Admin Console to add users, assign roles, and install add-ons from the Google Workspace Marketplace, a store for third-party apps.
Is Google Workspace Right For Your Size Company?
Businesses of any scale — ranging from sole proprietors to large enterprises — use Google Workspace.
The largest customer segment is companies with between 100 and 1,000 employees. The next largest segment is organizations with under 100 employees.
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The Per-user Cost at the End of the Free Trial
There are four Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) pricing plans. The total price is based on the number of users.
- Business Starter – $7.20 USD per month, $6 USD per user per month on an annual plan
- Business Standard – $14.40 USD per month, $12 USD per user per month on an annual plan
- Business Plus – $21.60 USD per month, $18 USD per user per month on an annual plan
- Enterprise – for businesses with over 300 users
Each successive Workspace edition includes more storage and features. With the Flexible Plan, the default billing option for the first three editions, users can be removed at any time without penalty.
A reason to consider the Business Standard edition is that users get an average of 2 TB of Google Drive storage. Users can back up all of their essential information to the cloud by installing a Google Drive app on their local machines. A separate subscription to a third-party cloud backup solution is not needed.
After you sign up for a Google Workspace trial, up to 10 users can use the account to explore all the features of Google Workspace, including business email and online storage. Google Meet & Google Chat can also be tested.
Google has separate pricing for nonprofits, including a free edition. Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals is free for qualifying institutions.
Frequently Asked Questions
G Suite was the previous branding for the same Google offering. G Suite was rebranded “Google Workspace” in October 2020. However, many IT professionals and end-users still use the old name “G Suite” when referring to the set of apps.
Google designed Workspace for use by businesses, schools, nonprofits, and other organizations. However, individuals who want to use a custom domain can sign up for Google Workspace and pay for only one license. Alternatively, single users who do not need a custom domain, but need more storage and several advanced features, can subscribe to Google Workspace Individual.
You can sign up for a 14-day free trial to get started with Google Workspace. You can create up to 10 user accounts for you and your team members. Then, before the trial ends, you can select one of the paid plans and connect your organization’s existing domain or purchase a new domain. Once you have started a paid subscription, you can add as many users as your business needs.
There is a community of Google Cloud partners available if you need third-party assistance setting up Google Workspace user accounts, importing data, and connecting your company’s domain. First, go to the Google Cloud find-a-partner site and enter “Google Workspace” in the search field. You can narrow the results by adding your location to the left sidebar.