• Ivan Kutil

G Suite changes to Google Workspace

G Suite is now Google Workspace and here's a summary of how it will affect existing business customers.

For more than a decade, Google has been at the forefront of developing technologies to help people communicate and work online. And not only Google itself, but also its certified partners have played a huge role in bringing these innovations to customers around the world - apps from Google are used by 2.6 billion users a month.


The way people work changes over time. Last year and the global pandemic of COVID-19 emphasized the need to adapt and very quickly create new places to work, learn and study - all remotely. Fortunately, these technologies have also played a big role in helping to keep people connected and keep businesses running. People could easily stay in touch, whether for personal reasons or for work.


But the more we look into the future, the more challenges and obstacles rise to the surface. What will our work look like, where will we work and with whom? Teams have to work together and grow without meeting in person, people will no longer have to think of "going to work" as just a "specific place".



These challenges lead to the need to design completely new products. It's no longer enough to add a few new Google Meet views or more robots to your chat. We need to move on from building dedicated applications to building integrated solutions that help people get the most out of their time, no matter where they work from.

Following the above advantages and the main vision of Google, Google Workspace was introduced. G Suite has gained not only a new name and new icons that reflect an ambitious vision for all these products. These apps are adapted to everyday use and will help you achieve the greatest possible success.


How will the change affect existing G Suite customers?

Along with the new name and better product integration, the package offerings will also change. It focuses more on the individual needs of companies and the use of individual applications in the domain.


The new group of Business packages is intended primarily for small and medium-sized companies (up to a maximum of 300 employees). The company can choose between Business Starter, Business Standard or Business Plus, as needed. A basic summary of the functions can be found in the attached picture.


The new Enterprise package is designed for companies of all sizes with the main focus on advanced features, controls and security. The comparison of functions can be seen again in the attached picture.

So is it worth switching to one of the new offers?

In most cases, yes. Here are a few cases:


For the existing G Suite Basic package, the Business Starter offer is comparable in price. However, the new package also offers additional features, such as automatic background blur during a video call, which will be used mainly by users working outside the office.


The current G Suite Business package corresponds to the Business Standard price offer, in which you will receive new functions, such as moderation or surveys during a meeting via Google Meet.


Migrating to a higher version of Enterprise Standard will increase the price by about half (exactly 1.6 times), but you will have advanced tools for data control and management, which are now only available in the G Suite Enterprise version (originally such an upgrade would be 2.3 times more expensive).


If you are currently using G Suite Enterprise, this corresponds to the new Enterprise Plus package. Plus, you get the free AppSheet Pro (worth $ 10 per user / month), which lets you build an app without programming.


Conclusion

Google Workspace is all you need for your work in one place. If you have any questions please let us know via the contact form or by email ahoj@appsatori.eu 😉

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