On October 6, Google launched Google Workspace: a simple, flexible, and helpful way for businesses to be productive.
From G Suite to Google Workspace, more than just a rebrand
This rebrand of G Suite to Google Workspace is more than just a new look and interface; it is a new level of cohesiveness between all the tools you and your team need to get work done. All of the apps (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Meet, Sheets, Slides, and more) now are so in sync and connected that you do not need to toggle between screens or add third-party apps to complete projects and tasks.
Google has also created industry-leading applications that can compete, if not outperform, other applications on the market. For example, Wursta has switched to Tables from Trello to manage marketing projects and internally we use Chat as our instant messaging app to keep up with company culture as a remote-first team. New features for Meet are on par with other video conferencing apps, like Zoom and Skype.
Google Workspace consolidates all applications into one integrated experience. More innovations are coming soon to help you stay focused and not have to jump from one application or screen to the next. A great example is being able to create and share a document with guests in a Chat room. Another instance is how linked files in Docs, Sheets, and Slides can be previewed without having to open a new tab. The same preview view shows up when someone is @mentioned in a document, showing the person’s contact information.
As a Collaboration Design firm, our favorite new feature has been the picture-in-picture update to Meet. Launched earlier this summer in Gmail and Chat, soon you’ll be able to use picture-in-picture when working in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
Collaboration customized to your needs
This year has been an unprecedented time for work, with businesses shifting to working remote and needing collaboration tools like Google Workspace. In the past, G Suite only offered three pricing packages: Basic, Business, and Enterprise. Now, after months of listening to customers and feedback from partners like us, Google has updated pricing options.
Javier Soltero explains in his announcement of Google Workspace that “our new editions for smaller businesses are aimed at those often looking to make fast, self-serviced purchases. Our editions for larger enterprises are designed to help organizations that have more complex implementation needs and often require technical assistance over the course of a longer buying and deployment cycle.”
Now, Google Workspace has more offerings available to fit the specific needs of your organization: Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, and Enterprise tiers customized to your business.
How Wursta can help you
As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, we work hand in hand with Google every day. This alignment puts our team in a position to be at the forefront of the launch, ensuring we are well equipped to help you understand Google Workspace as a powerful collaboration tool for your business.
Watch our webinar: Google Workspace – The new tools replacing G Suite that we hosted on Thursday, October 15th to discuss these changes.