Google created a lot of excitement on Tuesday, October 6, with the introduction of Google Workspace. Now, all of the apps you love will transition from G Suite to Google Workspace. This rebrand more closely aligns with the Google brand as a whole; creating a more collaborative system that integrates seamlessly and offers pricing options that best fit your needs.
What’s changing with Google Workspace?
First and foremost, as a Wursta customer your existing G Suite licenses will not be interrupted – you will maintain current features, functionality, and pricing.
- Annual Plan clients (within your contract period) – no action needed until your renewal date
- You will not be impacted until your renewal date, at which time we will walk you through all options to determine the best fit for your business needs.
- Enterprise clients – no action needed
- You will automatically be moved into the top tier of Workplace Enterprise Plus for the duration of your existing contract.
- Flexible Plan clients (month-to-month) – action needed by January 15, 2021
- Your account manager will work with you to transition your business to an appropriate offering by January 15, 2021.
Now, Google Workspace has more offerings available so you can choose the option that best suits your needs. You should be able to get exactly what you need from your applications without paying for features you don’t use. This update allows you to focus more on the work that matters, rather than managing features nonessential to your business.
When the time comes for your organization to make the transition, we will work with you step by step to ensure you are fully aware of all options and their respective features and functionality. If your business needs have not changed, we will easily be able to do a comparison of your current G Suite licensing and map it over to one of the new Google Workspace options:
- Business Starter
- Business Standard
- Business Plus
- Enterprise tiers
All Google Workplace plans include fundamental security features, like 2-step verification, enforced SSL connections, group-based policy controls, and Advanced Protection Program to keep you and your team secure. You can access your apps from anywhere (mobile, computer, or tablet) and can also work offline, keeping your team productive if you’re still working remote.
Add-on capabilities are still available for Voice, Vault, and Archived User licensing. Stand-alone products also still exist for Chrome Enterprise, Jamboard, Google Meet Hardware, AppSheet, and Essentials.
Wursta is here to 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 these changes and make the most of the Google Workspace.
Watch our webinar: Google Workspace & what it means for G Suite customers that we hosted on Friday, October 16th to discuss these changes.
As you approach your G Suite renewal timeframe, your Account Manager will be in touch to schedule time to review what the launch of Google Workspace means for your organization. In the meantime, you can always reach out or contact us if you have specific questions. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.