Google Workspace costs can vary based on the size of your organisation and the functionality you need. This Google Workspace price guide for SMEs will help you choose the right plan for your business.
Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) is a suite of productivity and collaboration software from Google; it is used by more than 5 million businesses of all sizes.
Google Workspace apps are especially useful for small and medium-size businesses where the same people have to perform many tasks – from operations to administration to accounting. Small businesses such as law offices, accounting firms, healthcare providers, local retailers, real estate companies and many others are using Google Workspace to enhance collaboration and work faster every day.
What’s included with Google Workspace?
All Google Workspace plans offer access to essential cloud-based productivity tools including:
- Google Drive – for file storage and management
- Google Docs, Sheets, Slides – documents, spreadsheets and presentations apps
- Google Chat and Meet – communication apps that keep employees connected
- Gmail – the popular email service from Google with some additional features and custom business email
- Google Calendar – for easy agenda management and scheduling
Google Workspace costs are very competitive in comparison to other productivity apps such as Microsoft Office 365. In general, Google Workspace subscription plans tend to be less expensive for the same capabilities.
Google Workspace Costs for Small and Medium Businesses
Google Workspace is an excellent choice for small organisations looking for simple, user-friendly apps that encourage collaboration.
Google Workspace Business Starter
This entry-level plan is a great choice for freelancers and small firms with less than 5 employees. Apart from access to the productivity apps mentioned previously, you also get 30 GB of cloud storage for each employee and security and management controls. This plan is enough if you’re working with small files such as documents and you’re planning to store only a fair amount of emails.
If you run a larger team or need more storage, it’s worth considering upgrading to a higher plan.
Google Workspace Business Standard
This Google Workspace edition covers the needs of most small businesses. In addition to the Business Starter features, you also get more storage (2 TB per user), and support for 150 participant video meetings with advanced features such as recording. Google Drive is also enhanced with additional features: Shared Drives for each department or project, document approval workflow, and pin verified sharing.
What makes Business Standard the most popular choice for SMEs is the fact that you get a lot more features and storage compared with the entry level plan Business Starter.
Google Workspace Business Plus
This top tier edition of Google Workspace includes 5 TB of cloud storage for each user and enhanced security. It includes all the features from previous plans, plus data retention and eDiscovery with Google Vault – very important for legal departments. Your business can also take advantage of email encryption and improved security controls.
We recommend this Google Workspace plan to all medium size businesses with up to 300 employees.
The right Google Workspace Plan for your Small or Medium Business
If you run a small company that values simplicity and doesn’t need to store a lot of documents or use the latest collaboration features, Google Workspace Business Starter is the right choice for you. Need more space and features? You can always upgrade your plan.
For companies with more than 5 employees, we always recommend the Google Workspace Business Standard plan that simply offers all the features a small or medium business needs to stay productive.
You can find the latest Google Workspace pricing and features here.