If you’re planning to give Google Workspace a go, it’s crucial to pick the edition that fits your business or organization perfectly. This is to ensure that you’re subscribing to an edition that is suitable for your business scale and to maximize the productivity return at the lowest cost.

Let’s look at the Google Workspace editions that are available for you:

Individual edition

If you have a personal Gmail address and you don’t personally own a domain, you can simply sign up with your existing Google Account.

Google Workspace Individual offers a variety of features to help small business owners to be more productive. Designed for sole proprietors or “solopreneurs” using a personal account domain, such as gmail.com, hotmail.com, or yahoo.com.

Learn more and sign up with us here.

Business and Enterprise editions

On the other hand, if you own your own domain, or your business involves multiple users, it is advisable to sign up for a Business or Enterprise edition. For a complete set of office productivity apps, you can choose from one of the following Google Workspace editions:

Comparing the Features

  1. Business Starter Edition
  • Professional office suite with 30 GB storage for each user
  • Accommodate up to 300 users
  • Custom email address for your business
  • Business editions of Gmail, online documents, Drive storage, Calendar, Meet video conferencing, and other office apps Video meetings with up to 100 people
  • Administrative controls over user access, service policies, and mobile devices
  1. Business Standard Edition
  • This edition adds more storage and gives you enhanced meeting features
  • Accommodate up to 300 users
  • 2 TB cloud storage added for each user
  • Video meetings with up to 150 people
  • Record meetings and save them to Drive
  • Shared team drives
  • Chat outside your organization
  • Company search across Google Workspace services
  1. Business Plus Edition
  • This plan adds advanced controls and archiving
  • Accommodate up to 300 users
  • 5 TB cloud storage added for each user
  • Video meetings with up to 250 people
  • Premium analytics, security controls, and email encryption
  • Automated mobile device controls and tracking
  • Data retention and eDiscovery with Google Vault
  1. Enterprise Editions
  • This plan has advanced features for large organizations
  • To learn about our Enterprise edition, contact our sales team at sales@matrixc.com

Editions for qualifying organizations 

  1. Frontline Edition
  • Collaboration tools designed specifically for frontline workers
  • To learn more, you can visit here or contact sales.
  1. Discounts for Schools and Nonprofits
  • Education and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for one of our special editions, which provide features of Google Workspace for free or at a discounted rate.
  • Learn more about the Education edition here.
  • Learn more about the Nonprofits edition here
  1. Government Editions

Alternative packages

Here are several other options if you don’t need all Google Workspace services, such as Gmail and Calendar. (If you need Gmail or Calendar, consider one of the above Google Workspace editions, instead.)

  1. Essentials
  • Includes video meetings, cloud storage & online docs collaboration
  • Get Google Workspace user and admin features for Google Meet, Drive, Chat, and Jamboard, without the cost of services you might not need, say Gmail.

a) Option 1: Use with small teams

  • Drive storage and online collaboration with Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • Secure, reliable video conferencing from anywhere
  • Efficient chat collaboration with groups or one-on-one
  • Digital whiteboarding that works with Google Meet
  • Easy meeting and event scheduling
  • No domain verification necessary

b) Option 2: Get additional business features for your domain

  • Administrative control over user profiles across your organization’s domains
  • Option to switch later to an Enterprise edition
  • Requires owning or purchasing a domain

2. Google Search Platform

  • Corporate search across third-party repositories
  • Available standalone
  • Enterprise search across Google Workspace data and your third-party systems
  • User identity management with Cloud Identity
  • Google services including Directory, Google Sites, and more