Which G Suite Edition is Right For You?

We’re going to get to the fundamentals of your Google life journey and discuss which G Suite edition is right for you and your company! Google offers three different editions of G Suite: Basic, Business, and Enterprise. Read this guide to see how the editions compare and which is best for you.

What each G Suite edition has in common

Every G Suite edition includes access to Google’s intelligent office app collection. This includes Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Drive, Forms, Gmail, and more. With these apps you have unparalleled access to created, edit, and collaborate in a completely ad-free environment.

These apps also offer offline editing. A spotty internet connection no longer stands in the way between you and your work deadline.

Additionally, with G Suite marketplace you have access to hundreds of business apps on any of your Chrome devices. All of this is backed up with a 99.9% up-time guarantee from Google, meaning your work goes uninterrupted and you can stay focused all day long.

How the G Suite editions differ

Let’s look at some of the most popular features that Business and Enterprise licenses can bring to your company.

One of the biggest reasons our customers upgrade from Basic to Business is for unlimited Drive storage. Maybe you have some creatives that need a little more Drive storage. Both Business and Enterprise licenses offer unlimited Cloud-based storage, so all of your employees’ media can be stored securely. In addition to the unlimited storage, the G Suite Business and Enterprise editions come with Shared Drive. With Shared Drive, files belong to a team instead of an individual. So even if team members leave, the files stay in the same place so your team can share and work anywhere from any device.Google vault logo

With all of the productivity that G Suite allows, you’re probably wondering how to keep track of it all. G Suite Business and Enterprise licenses include access to Google Vault.

Everyday, companies need access to a former employee’s files, and everyone knows the stress of the yearly audit report. Google Vault is all about retention and e-discovery, so those stacks of legal pads are no longer necessary. Vault is also entirely web-based, so there isn’t even any software to install of maintain. Google Vault supports Gmail, chats in classic Hangouts, Google Groups, files in Google Drive, conversations in Google Chat with history turned on, and recordings in Google Meet. You’ll have the ability to retain, hold, search, and all of this data under one umbrella for your organization, making sure that you’re covered no matter the situation.

Why most people make the upgrade to G Suite Enterprise

The number one reason why most people upgrade to G Suite Enterprise is security. One of the most popular features exclusive to G Suite Enterprise is Data Loss Prevention or DLP. With DLP you can set alerts for different types of information. This includes credit card numbers, tax IDs, and plenty more. These templates will scan through Docs, Sheets, and Slides for multiple supported file types that users in your domain share through either Drive or Gmail. You can set up actions to take if any sensitive information is detected. You can have a warning sent to the user sharing the info, an email sent to your super admins to let them know, or even completely block anyone from outside your organization from having access. No matter what you need secure, G Suite Enterprise has you covered.

Finally, something all businesses struggle with is choosing the right video conferencing solution. While Google Meet already gives Basic users a great experience, G Suite Enterprise goes the extra mile. The maximum participant number is increased from 100 to 250. In G Suite Enterprise, you can record and save meetings directly to Google Drive. This allows for repeat viewings, meaning you don’t ever have to miss a thing. This is perfect for bigger companies who have repeat showings of training material or conference presentations for new employees.

Check out this chart to see more details about which G Suite edition is best for you!

G Suite edition comparison chart

G Suite and Promevo

As a Google Premier Partner, Promevo takes a holistic approach to your Google life. From Chrome device solutions to G Suite management solutions—Promevo partners with you to ensure your success in your Google journey. All Promevo customers get free support from our Google certified setup and technical support.

Also, all Promevo G Suite customers get gPanel for free. gPanel is a complete G Suite domain management software that we created. Features like advanced user administration and superior domain security make gPanel a critical piece of any efficient G Suite domain. gPanel is highly rated not because of price or flash, but because of its simple and powerful functionality. Learn more about gPanel.

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