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What is G Suite ?

Explore more about G Suite & its Subscription Plans for Work, Education & Business

G Suite formerly known as Google Apps and it is the most popular cloud-based service. This product or service can be used from any desktop or mobile platform. So, users do not require to spend extra time and money for maintaining any mobile or desktop components. By using the G Suite, users can store documents in Google Drive and work in real-time with another people. Apart from this, G Suite keeps all the documents in one place with the security. But, one can easily invite other users to view, download, and collaborate on any file without any requirement of email attachments. Moreover, it also provides offline support, so users can also view, edit and create contents without any connection of the internet. If you want to get complete guidelines on G Suite data security, then this article will help you to know What is G Suite and its various subscription plans. This will also describe the products of G Suite and how one can take Google Apps backup appropriately.

G Suite

The G Suite comprises Google Drive for storing the files. G Suite also contains Gmail, Google+, Hangouts, and Calendars for communication purpose and provides Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, and Sites for collaboration. Apart from this, it provides an Admin panel and Vault for managing users and the services of G Suite.

What Does G Suite Cost?

The main reason to purchase a subscription for the paid version of G Suite is that it adds enterprise-level features by business-grade services which are not included in the free consumer product such as:

  • Professional email at your domain (username@yourdomain.com).
  • Provides additional storage space for Gmail and Google Drive.
  • All-time phone and email support, 99.9% guaranteed up-time.
  • Interoperability with the MS Outlook email platform.
  • Paid version can be enhanced security features.
  • Full administration of all user accounts.

G Suite is the best Business Suite with reasonable price. As compared to other services or products in the market, G Suite is the most collaborative suite ever till now. It is available in three plans as:

Plan Office Suite Storage Cost
Basic Plan Professional 30 GB $5 per user per month
Business Plan Enhanced Unlimited $10 per user per month
Enterprise Plan Premium Unlimited $10 per user per month

Features of Plans

  • Basic Plan – It provides 24/7 support by phone and email. It includes business email through Gmail, Video and voice conferencing, Smart shared calendars, Documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and administrative controls also.
  • Business Plan – Basic Plan + Unlimited cloud storage or 1TB per user (if users are fewer than 5). This plan also provides eDiscovery for emails, chats, and files, Archive and Set retention policies for emails and chats, Audit reports to track user activity.
  • Enterprise Plan – Business Plan + Data loss prevention for Gmail. It also gives enterprise-grade access control with security key enforcement and data loss prevention. It integrates the Gmail account with compliant third-party archiving tools and supports Gmail log analysis in the big query.

Some Advantages of Using G Suite Service

There are several benefits to using the paid G Suite:

  • File Ownership
  • Sharing Documents
  • Email Address Grouping
  • Unlimited Aliases
  • Greater Storage Capacity
  • 24/7 Support
  • 2-Step Authentication

Prerequisite to Create A New G Suite Account

  • Your Organization's Internet Domain Name- This should be the primary domain where you make a plan to use Google services, such as www.yourdomainname.com (where yourdomainname.com should be unique). You can also use a domain name that you already have or you have to purchase a new domain during the sign-up process.
  • A Personal Username to Use with G Suite Services- You have to use a personal username in your domain with Google services, as for example, yourusername@yourdomain.com. You can use this username along with a password to sign in your G Suite account and manage the services and products for your organization. You can also use it as your email address and with all your other G Suite services and products.
  • An Email Address that’s not in Your G Suite Domain- In case, if you forget the sign in credentials to your G Suite account, then it is needed to be able to reach you at an address that does not require accessing your account. This address must be a valid address. You can use your personal Gmail address where you currently receive mail and will continue doing so while using G Suite.

Conclusion

This blog discussed What is G Suite and its products. It also provides an overview of the different G Suite subscription plans and guidelines for choosing the right one. Basically, G Suite is the cloud computing, productivity and collaboration service, which is used to store and manage the information and documents online. It is also able to secure the information with the help of Google Vault and cloud search.