What is Google G Suite ? | Plans, Pricing, Features, Account and More

Google G-Suite

Overview of Google G-Suite

Almost all of you might have used google services like Gmail, GoogleDrive and Docs,  GoogleSheets etc. These all google services are free of cost. But if you are running an online enterprise or a large project websites, you”ll need a professional version of all these services. And then google is there for you with G-Suite.

G Suite is a collection of enterprise-based products—like Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and so on—offered by Google via a monthly subscription platform to help streamline your business. G Suite do your best work, all in one suite. You might have seen some have custom email address like @yourcompany.com.

G Suite—formerly known as Google Apps for Work— is a suite of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google Cloud comprises of Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, Drive for storage; Docs, Sheets, Slides, Keep, Forms, and Sites for productivity and collaboration. It also includes the digital interactive whiteboard called Jamboard and the app development platform called App Maker.

Difference Between G Suite and Free Google Apps

Google free apps are for everyone and you use it in your daily basis. It has almost became part of everyone’s life. Sending email on gmail, storing files in googledocs, making data sheet on googlesheet etc. While G Suite is not for every one unless you are running a large online business or institutes.

G-suite contains same apps which are available for free but with every one, there are a few key features that help G Suite integrate  with your company perfectly. G Suite adds enterprise-level features for its subscribers.Some of these features include custom email addresses at a domain (@yourcompany.com), option for unlimited cloud storage depending on plan and number of members, additional administrative tools and advanced settings.

Being based in Google’s data centers, data and information is saved instantly and then synchronized to other data centers for backup purposes. Unlike the free, consumer-facing services, G Suite users do not see advertisements while using the services, and information and data in G Suite accounts do not get used for advertisement purposes.

Key Features with G-Suite

Custom gmail from Your Organization’s Domain

G Suite account gives you the ability to send email from your own domain, but using Google’s Gmail platform.

your email address can be Username@YourDomain.com instead of @gmail.com.

Google Calendar

With it, you can create events that are easy to share with other members of the organization or those outside make coordination of efforts easier.

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

You are able to use Docs, Sheets and Slides just like is Microsoft Office. For the average user performing most ordinary daily tasks, these solutions provide ample features sufficient to easily prepare a wide range of materials.

Google Drive

At the Core of G Suite’s offering, Google Drive is one of the most useful productivity tools on the market today. 

At basic entry plan use can use cloud storage of 30GB.

Google Hangouts

It is an online chat and video conferencing solution, it allows teams to communicate within the G Suite ecosystem.

Ability for Integrating G Suite with Your Organization and Website

G Suite provides ability to boost your sites. With a G Suite account, you can stream videos out of your Google-Drive into your website, leveraging the power of Google’s massive network without bogging down your own Hosting server or overloading local bandwidth.

Extra Security

Another feature of G Suite allows you to set up advanced admin control and manage mobile devices safely and securely. 

You can also use your central control panel to set up things such as two-step verification when logging in to emails and accounts. If your company uses mobile devices, you can also set up passwords for these, erase the data if necessary, and physically locate the devices if they go missing.

What is included in the basic version of G-Suite

With basic plans you will get following apps, services and features.
Apps:

  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides
  • Currents
  • Google Forms
  • Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet
  • Google Drive
  • Google Keep
  • Google Sites

Services:

  • 30 GB Cloud Storage per user
  • Basic Admin Console
  • Migration tools
  • Alert Center
  • Whitelist apps connected to user accounts
  • Basic Mobile management
  • Basic Directory management
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • G Suite Marketplace
  • APIs and Admin SDK

Features:

  • Multi-device access i.e. mobile, tablet and computer
  • Ability to work offline
  • No ads inside G Suite apps
  • 24/7 customer support via phone, email and internet
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • On-click sign in to SaaS apps using G Suite I

Different Version Plans of G-Suite

There are three versions available for small and large businesses alike:

Basic: 30 GB of shared storage across Drive and Gmail for each user. Includes all of Google’s productivity apps but lacks Cloud Search, App Maker and Vault (data retention and eDiscovery for G Suite). 

Basic costs about $6/user/month.

Business: Almost same features as the Basic plan but has unlimited storage for all users and includes Vault, Cloud Search, and app development. 

Business costs about $12/user/month.

Enterprise: All the same features of the Business plan but adds advanced security and administration controls, eDiscovery, and data loss prevention. 

Enterprise costs about $25/user/month.

You can check all other information about Google G suite on its official website here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Google G-Suite Free?

No, its not. It is a google’s SaaS tool that you can subscribe to by paying a monthly fee depending upon the plans and number of users. Yes you can use 14 days free trial of all the three plans and after that you can either cancel the subscription or start paying for it.

Can I use G suite for free?

The standard G Suite for Education plan is completely free. It includes email accounts for your school, the full product suite, unlimited document storage, and video conferencing. It’s an amazing deal. If you have a school and qualify for the free G Suite for Education plan, definitely get it.

What is the difference between G Suite and Google’s free apps?

With G Suite, you’ll receive a number of additional business-grade services not included with Google’s free consumer apps. These services include: custom business email @yourcompany, twice the amount of cloud storage across Gmail and Drive, 24/7 phone and email support.

Can I migrate my existing email to G Suite?

Yes. G Suite migration tools are available for importing your old emails from legacy environments such as Microsoft®, IBM® Notes®, and other email systems.

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