Here are the latest updates in December 2021
The time has come! Google encourages any customers still using legacy G Suite to make the transition to Google Workspace. Customers that have not self-transitioned will be automatically transitioned by Google. For customers who purchased via a reseller, the first automatic transitions begin in January 31, 2022. On the other hand, for customers who purchased G Suite directly from Google, transitions begin in November 2021. But good news! Google is extending the migration discounts until January 31, 2022.
When will the changes take place?
It is official — Here is an email we received from Google in September 2021: "Specific details including their new subscription offering will be sent to customers at least 30 days in advance of their term/contract ending." - Google
- Mid-November 2021--> Automatic transitions for customers who purchased G Suite directly from Google
- January 31, 2022 --> Automatic transitions for customers who purchased via a reseller. Last chance to get the migration discounts!
That means you still have some time before a migration. But companies might want to take action now!
"It's important to note that all G-Suite accounts with more than 300 seats will be forced to migrate to Enterprise plans. Now is the time to do it voluntarily and secure discounts. Google still offers some discounts for early migration-upgraders. If the forced migration comes in place, these discounts are gone." - says Dominik Senk, Head of Operations at Sastrify.
If you need support to renegotiate your contracts, get in touch with us.
Here is the post we created back in December 2020
Google’s announcement on rebranding its productivity and collaboration toolset was back in October 2020. It triggered a wave of excitement and trepidation across its users. G Suite, now Workspace, has been the go-to solution of many small business owners for communication, organization, and file storage. This transformation, in particular, was a huge selling point of G Suite for business owners.
However, it looks like things are about to change with Workspace. Let’s find out more below.
G Suite to Workspace: Is It Goodbye to Unlimited Storage?
G Suite offers three plans for its users: Basic, Business, and Enterprise. Business and Enterprise users are given access to unlimited storage if they purchase five or more seats. In the case of buying less than five seats, storage space would be limited to 1TB per user.
Workspace offers four plans: Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, and Enterprise. Business Plus was introduced as an option for business owners who may need more from the plan but are not ready to go for the Enterprise.
In contrast to G Suite’s offerings, Workspace doubles (and even quintuples) the storage allocated per seat in its Business Standard and Business Plus plans for those with less than five users. This is considered good news, until recognizing that the unlimited storage option for five or more seats is noticeably absent.
So, what does this mean? There are many concerns for business owners who have been relying on G Suite’s storage for storing and safekeeping their files. Fortunately, David Gewirtz of ZDNet went out of his way to try to get some clear answers from the Google team.