Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) is a suite of cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools from Google that can help businesses streamline their operations and increase their team productivity. The suite of tools includes Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive, as well as other tools such as Hangouts and Gmail. With Google Workspace, businesses have access to a range of powerful tools that can help them collaborate more effectively, store and share documents, and communicate with team members.
Google Workspace licensing is an important part of the suite. It allows businesses to purchase licenses for their employees, allowing them access to the suite of tools. The licenses come in several different packages, ranging from Basic to Enterprise. Each package comes with different amounts of storage, features, and user accounts.
In this article, I’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Google Workspace licenses.
- What is Google Workspace
- How much does a Google Workspace cost?
- What features are included in Google Workspace?
- Can I upgrade or downgrade my Google Workspace license?
- Can I add more users to my Google Workspace account?
- Do I need to purchase additional licenses for third-party applications?
- Do I need to purchase additional licenses for additional storage?
- Can I purchase more than one Google Workspace plan?
1. What is Google Workspace?
A Google Workspace license is a subscription that provides access to the Google Workspace suite of business applications and services. It includes features such as cloud storage, integrated collaboration tools, and email hosting.
2. How much does a Google Workspace cost?
The cost of a Google Workspace license varies depending on the type of subscription you choose. There are two license families in Google Workspace; the Business family and the Enterprise family. The Business family includes three types of plans: Business Starter at $6 per user per month, Business Standard at $12 per user/month, and Business Plus at $18 per user/month.
On the other hand, the Enterprise family also includes three types of plans: Enterprise Starter at $10 per user per month, Enterprise Standard at $20 per user/month, and Enterprise Plus at $30 per user/month.
3. What features are included in Google Workspace?
A Google Workspace license includes access to the core applications, such as Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Meet, Chat, Sites, and more. It also includes access to advanced features like third-party integrations, unlimited storage, and automated backups. The table below contains a summary of the features and pricing of the Google Workspace plans to help you make a more informed decision depending on your business needs.
|Google Workspace SKUs||Business|
|Family||Business Family||Enterprise Family|
|Gmail, Calendar and Editors|
|Shared access across drives + offline|
|Chats and Rooms- with tasks|
|Spaces outside of your domain||N/A|