Every year Coolhead Tech and Google Partners migrate thousands of companies to G Suite Basic, Business and Enterprise. At first glance, Google's G Suite pricing is straight forward but most of the questions we receive relate to pricing and the cost of Google Apps and Services.
New G Suite customers are required to set up a premium subscription following the expiry of the free trial period of G Suite. Google bills active accounts at the beginning of each month. Companies enjoy access to a comprehensive set of services designed to boost productivity, collaboration and communication. In addition to three G Suite pricing packages, Google offers two billing plans from which to choose: the flexible plan and the annual plan.
G Suite provides access to a wide selection of apps designed to help organizations boost productivity. The services also allow entities to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. It comes as no surprise that thousands of small, medium and large organizations rely on the platform to improve operational efficiency. However, transitioning to the cloud requires proper planning. Doing so ensures that all employees are well-informed and prepared for the migration process.
Google Cloud creates many possibilities for businesses of varying sizes. However, migrating to the cloud requires a careful, organized approach. Change management best practices revolve around thoughtful guidance and communication.
Most G Suite Business customers are on Google Cloud's monthly Credit card payment plan. Others still choose to pre-pay for a year. Apps Admins who prefer to have more control over the payment process and not provide a personal credit card do have an option. Invoiced Billing Accounts are offered for G Suite by Google and Google Cloud Partners.
Sometimes it seems like tech folks have their own language. While G Suite Business Apps are easy to use and deploy there are terms used during the migration process which are rarely used in the course of regular business. Here's a breakdown on common terms used in migration to G Suite from Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes and other Email servers.
Google Cloud allows you to provide free interactive lessons to your users. The lessons cover a wide variety of topics relating to services, such as Gmail. Drive, Hangouts, Sheets and more. As a Google Admin/G Suite Admin, you can set up the G Suite Training Chrome extension to gain access to self-paced tutorials. The feature is accessible directly via your browser.
G Suite Migration for Microsoft Exchange (GSMME) provides a simple way to move different types of data from an Exchange server. The utility can handle G Suite migration from a wide variety of mail servers, including Gmail and Novell GroupWise. It can move calendar, mail and contact data.
G Suite Migration for IBM Notes (GSMIN) helps you migrate data from IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes) to your organization's G Suite account. The process provides a simple way to transfer calendar, contact, group and mail data with ease. However, GSMIN is only available to G Suite users. This means if you have the legacy edition of Google Apps, you should upgrade before migrating.