Comparison of Google Workspace editions Print

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Google Workspace offers subscription options for individuals, small businesses, large organizations, and schools. 

Compare Business editions (1-300 users)

Use these tables to compare the following editions, available to customers with 1-300 users: (Correct as of 1st Feb 2022)

  • Business Starter — Professional productivity suite with 30 GB storage per user
  • Business Standard — Enhanced productivity suite with 2 TB pooled storage per user
  • Business Plus—Advanced productivity suite with 5 TB pooled storage per user

Core and additional services

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Gmail and Calendar
Groups for Business
Chat and chat spaces
Drive storage and Docs editors
Video conferencing with Meet
Directory management
Sites
Tasks
Additional Google services
Google Cloud Search for internal search and assist
(across Google services, only)
 
Google Vault for eDiscovery and information governance    

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Usage and support

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Number of users 1-300 1-300 1-300
Email, document, photo storage per user 30 GB 2 TB pooled* 5 TB pooled*
99.9% uptime guarantee
24/7 phone support

*Requires 5 or more users (1 TB if 4 or fewer users).

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User access options

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Supported browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
Access across devices (computers, phones, tablets)
Offline access
Synchronize Google Workspace with Microsoft Outlook
IMAP and POP mail clients

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Security and data protection

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
2-step verification
Security keys for 2-step verification
Enforced SSL connections
Alert center: Notifications of potential security issues
Password monitoring and strength control
Collaboration with trusted external domains  
Choose a location (data region) for your data  
Data protection insights report  
Set session length for Google services    

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Migration products

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Migrate email (< 100 users)
Migrate email, calendars, contacts, files (many tools)
Migrate from Gmail or other webmail
Migrate from Outlook
Have users migrate their data
Migrate from Exchange  
Migrate from SharePoint, OneDrive, Box, or file shares  

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Reports and audit logs

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Usage trends of apps and users (many reports)
Audit logs of user and admin activity (many logs)
Advanced Drive auditing and reports  
Google Meet attendance reports    

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3rd-party app integration

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Single Sign On (SSO) using Google as IdP
Single Sign On (SSO) using a 3rd-party IdP
App catalog of 200+ preconfigured SAML apps
Autoprovisioning of SAML apps (maximum number) 3 Unlimited Unlimited
Secure LDAP: Connect LDAP-based apps and services    

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Device management

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Fundamental endpoint management (many features)
Android app management    
Advanced endpoint management (many features)    
Enterprise endpoint management (see below)
Selectively distribute mobile apps    
Devices audit log    
Report inactive company owned devices    
Company owned Android devices    

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Email addresses and mailing lists

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Your email address (you@yourcompany.com)
Additional addresses per user (sales@yourcompany.com)
Addresses at multiple domains (you@company2.com)
Admin-controlled mailing lists
User-controlled mailing lists

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Email usage and limits

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Email storage (shared with documents and photos) 30 GB 2TB 5TB
Attachment size limit (sending) 25 MB
Attachment size limit (receiving) 50 MB
Recipients per message (To, Cc, Bcc fields combined)  2,000 (500 external)
Unique recipients per day. (Each unique address counts once)

3,000 (2,000 external, 500 external for trial accounts) 

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Email security and compliance

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Junk email filtering and virus blocking
Gmail ads turned off
Custom filtering and content policies
Email and chat retention policies
Allowed IP addresses
User-managed denylists
Enforced compliance footers
Option to disable IMAP/POP access
Advanced phishing and malware protection
Vault for email/IM eDiscovery and archiving    

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Advanced email delivery options

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Catch-all address
Email routing options for split and dual delivery
Inbound gateway
Outbound gateway (for entire domain)
Outbound relay server (for alternative From: addresses)
Receiving from multiple POP addresses

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Drive and Docs editors

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Turn Docs creation on or off
Shared drives for teams  
Advanced Drive auditing and reports (Drive audit log)  
Advanced Drive sharing permissions  
Manage document approvals  
Manage Drive metadata (custom labels and fields)  
Organizational branding (custom templates)  

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Google Meet

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Maximum number of participants per meeting 100 150 500
External participants
Secure meetings
Presentations and screen sharing
App for Android and iOS
Dial in (U.S. & international numbers)*
Digital whiteboard
Noise cancellation  
Hand raising  
Breakout rooms  
Record meetings & save them to Drive  
Polls  
Q&A  
Add co-hosts to meetings  
Track attendance (requires 5 or more attendees)    

* Powered by Google Voice 

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Google Chat

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Turn chat history on or off
Set space history option for users
Automatically accept chat invitations
External chat for 1:1 and group direct messages
Allow or restrict chat bots
Turn external spaces on or off  
Control file sharing in Chat    

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Groups / Groups for Business

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Email list groups
Groups for content sharing, calendar invitations
Collaborative Inboxes and message moderation
User managed groups
Configuration groups for use by admins
Target audience groups (preset sharing options)  

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Calendar

  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Team calendars
Resource booking (rooms, buildings, equipment)
Add video conferencing to events
Sync calendars with Microsoft Exchange
Allow users to share working location    
Let users view analytics about their time allocation    

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