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Did you have to upgrade your Google Workspace plan for the features your older cheaper G Suite plan included?

G Suite's basic plan is essentially unchanged in the new Google Workspace, but the mid-tier plan G Suite Business plan now caps storage and doesn't include eDiscovery features.

And, all Google Workspace plans only let you have up to 300 people in a plan, before you'll need to call sales to upgrade to the Enterprise plan.

Curious: Have those plan changes impacted your team? Will you need to switch to a more expensive Google Workspace plan than you used before the G Suite rebranding?

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DaveAustin's avatar
almost 2 years ago

For us this driven by simplicity and we will actually be driven to a cheaper plan. I attribute that mostly to our small size and limited needs

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@maguay (replying to @DaveAustin )
almost 2 years ago

Oh nice! Which plan were you on, and which are you switching to?

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@DaveAustin (replying to @maguay )
almost 2 years ago

Am literally working on this now, but I can say for sure we will dropping to the lowest plan on workspace ($6 per user). If I remember correctly we will be dropping down 1 tier.

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@maguay (replying to @DaveAustin )
almost 2 years ago

Makes sense—that plan includes practically everything, as long as you don't need advanced admin and data retention tools.

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NBNite's avatar
almost 2 years ago

We've been GSuite basic users for several years now and when the Google Workspace highlight video was circulated, some of the features being promoted led us to switch over from GSuite Basic to Workplace right away (no change in cost).

We quickly found out that the majority of highlighted features have not yet been rolled out and as a result, the experience thus far has been almost identical.

*It's worth noting that if you do use templates across Googles offerings (ie. within Docs, Sheets, Slides), the move to the the Business Starter plan with Workplace (same $6/user price as the Basic plan with GSuite) will actually take away your teams ability to create new templates. Previously created templates will remain in place (with the ability to edit them) but new templates cannot be created.
I don't imagine this is the biggest deal to a lot of teams but worth keeping in mind if you make use of templates.

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@maguay (replying to @NBNite )
almost 2 years ago

@NBNite Ohh yikes the template restriction is good to note. The Google Workspaces pricing page lists "Custom branding for document and form templates" as a feature of Business Standard or higher plans, which seems to be the only mention of templating on that page.

Definitely seems like Google has identified a few small things that may prompt teams to upgrade, and moved them into higher tiered plans this time around.

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