Modern collaboration tools to supercharge teamwork
Secure, enterprise-grade video conferencing
Easy and secure access to all of your content
Choose your G Suite Essentials edition
Works with Microsoft Office
Easy meeting recording
Drive File Stream
Work on any device, anywhere
Custom surveys and forms for your team
What’s the difference between existing G Suite offers (Basic, Business, and Enterprise) and G Suite Essentials?
G Suite Essentials is built for teams and organizations that have an existing email and calendar solution in place. It’s designed to coexist and integrate with your current tools, while also giving you access to Google Meet for enterprise-grade video calling, Google Drive for secure cloud storage, and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for content creation and collaboration. And all you need to get started is your company email address.
If you need Gmail, Calendar, or custom email for your business, G Suite Basic, Business, or Enterprise would be the right choice for you.
If I’m a current G Suite user, do I need G Suite Essentials?
No – G Suite Essentials is designed for teams and organizations that are not currently G Suite customers. If you’re an existing G Suite Basic or Business customer and are interested in advanced Meet functionality, additional Drive storage, or enterprise security features like DLP, consider upgrading to G Suite Enterprise.
My company currently uses Office 365. Can I use G Suite Essentials?
Absolutely! In fact, G Suite Essentials is designed to integrate with and complement your existing technology, including Microsoft Office. Google Drive supports over 100 file types, including Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, and the Outlook plug-in for Google Meet enables you to create or join meetings directly from your calendar.
Do I need to enter a valid form of payment to get started with G Suite Essentials?
While G Suite Essentials is free through September 30, 2020, a valid form of payment like a credit card is required to help ensure that you do not experience any interruptions in service at the end of the free period. You won’t be charged during the free period. If you decide you no longer want to use G Suite Essentials, you can cancel your subscription at any time.
Do I need to involve my IT department to sign up?
There’s no need to involve IT, and it’s easy to get your team up and running right away. For help on how to get started using G Suite Essentials apps such as Meet and Drive, check out our G Suite Essentials toolkit.