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8 Major Difference Between G Suite Basic & Business Plan

If you are moving or getting started with G Suite, you need to know what is the difference between G Suite Basic and Business plan. Knowing the differences, you can easily choose which plan is suitable for your business.

Obviously, we can tell that G Suite Business is an advanced version of G Suite basic. And, in this post, I will try to simplify the main difference between these two G Suite types.

1. Pricing

difference between g suite basic and business price

Of course, the basic difference between G Suite Business and Basic is the pricing. With G Suite Business, you get extra benefits for your business so you have to pay more for that. G Suite Business ($12 per user/month) is twice the price of G Suite basic ($6 per user/month). So in the next points, I will list all the major benefits of the G Suite business account.

2. Storage

difference between g suite basic and business storage

Storage is a very crucial part of the G Suite plan. It allows you to upload, save, and access more data in the SSD cloud servers. G Suite basic comes with 30GB of cloud storage per user while G Suite business comes with unlimited storage per user. Although, if the number of users in your team is less than five then each user will get 1TB of storage in G Suite business.

2. Vault

difference between g suite basic and business vault search

Vault feature is available in Business and is not included in the basic plan. Vault allows you to search directly within all G Suite apps such as Emails, Contacts, Google Chat, and Meet (if history is turned on), Google Drive files, and finding Google Groups. Another great thing about the Cloud search feature is that you can search seamlessly across multiple devices at once. Read more about the Vault feature.

3. Select Data Regions

difference between g suite basic and business data region

This feature lets you change your G Suite data storage location. You may not want to host your data in the USA if your team access it from Europe. It is always good to select a data region close to your physical location as it reduces latency. That means your team can access G Suite cloud content faster. This feature is currently included in the G Suite business plan. Read more about the data region.

4. Build Custom Apps

difference between g suite basic and business app maker

As you know that G Suite comes with App maker that can be used to create customized apps for your business. Whether you own a travel company or restaurant, The app maker fulfills all your unique needs with a custom solution. Basically, you can collab all the G Suite apps in once to build a more personalized app that helps to collect, export, and publish data. With a simple drag and drop interface, you can build your own app in hours rather than investing days into it. This feature is only available on the G Suite Business plan. Learn more about App maker.

5. Admin Alerts

difference between g suite basic and business admin alert

Admin alert allows you to create custom notification within your G Suite domain such as suspicious login attempts or any app settings changed by one of your administrators. You may also create alerts for any specific administrator’s activity for example, “Alert me when edwin@yourdomain.com deletes a calendar“. You can also create an alert for changing file permission from private to public or vice-versa. So overall, it is a great tool to track every single change on your G Suite account. This feature is exclusive to G Suite business and not applicable to G Suite basic. Learn more about creating custom admin alerts.

6. Data Loss Prevention

You already have learned that G Suite provides a highly secure (encrypted) and privacy protected service. In addition, you always get full control over your files to make it private or public. So that, by any means, your sensitive data won’t get shared with those who shouldn’t have it. However, DLP (Data Loss Prevention) increases an extra layer of security to prevent your private data. This feature is available on G Suite business and missing in G Suite basic.

7. Build for Team

G Suite business is specially designed for a big organization to have better team collaboration and productivity rather than just having a professional email. It helps your team to engage more within your company so that things get more organized.

8. Archive Your Data

difference between g suite basic and business archive data

If you own a large organization such as car dealership, banking, etc. then you may want to archive all the collected data of your clients and customers such as their emails, name, phone number, etc. This is currently not possible with G Suite’s basic plan and only available in the G Suite business plan. You can download your archived data locally on your local computer and later use it for marketing purposes. I think this feature brings a great advantage to every small and large company.