What is Google Workspace?

Note: We provide a brief discussion about Google Workspace (formerly called G Suite) here, along with the links of the sources of our information below. If you want to integrate Workspace with your domain, you may send us email on the address above. We have years of experience with G Suite and Workspace and we can give you reliable guidance on how to do this.

Workspace is a collection of enterprise-based products—like Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and so on—offered by Google via a monthly subscription platform to help streamline your business. But what’s the difference between it and the free apps?

Workspace—formerly known as G Suite and Google Apps for Work—is a Software as a Service (SaaS) product that groups all the cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools developed by Google for businesses, institutes, and nonprofits. Included with every subscription you get access to custom Gmail addresses, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, Drive, Sites, and so much more.

It might seem like a lot of the same Google apps are available for free, but there are a few key features that help G Suite integrate with your company perfectly.

While most of these products are free for everyone, Workspace adds enterprise-level features for its subscribers. Some of these features include shared calendars, increased cloud storage, advanced admin controls—like add and remove users, two-step verification, and single-sign-on—and simple data migration tools to transfer all your company’s valuable data to Workspace. Plus, Workspace comes with mobile device management, letting you activate/deactivate mobile devices, control which apps are enabled, and remote wipe if the employee goes rogue with a company device.

In addition to all those already great features, Workspace also has custom email addresses for your domain. So for instance, unlike a regular Google account, that uses “username@gmail.com,” when you sign up for Workspace, every user’s email will contain your domain and look like “username@yourdomain.com.”

Note: You must already own and verify the domain that you’re signing up with to use it with Workspace.

And don’t worry if you already use Outlook, Yahoo, or any other email exchange servers. With Workspace, you can use the data migration tool to transfer all your emails, calendar, and contacts and directly import everything with ease.

As of January 2017, Workspace had 4 million paying businesses, and 70 million Workspace for Education users.