Switch to Enterprise Standard edition

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Available if you make payments on the monthly Flexible Plan. If you're on the Annual Plan, you can switch editions after you Switch from Annual to Flexible Plan.

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You can transition your G Suite or Google Workspace subscription to Enterprise Standard edition.

What to know before you switch editions

  • Everyone in your organization gets the same subscription. For example, you can’t transition some users to Business Plus while others keep using Business Standard edition.
  • If you’re on an Annual/Fixed-Term Plan, the transition includes all of your current users.
  • If you switch editions during your free trial, any unused days apply to your new subscription. For example, if on the 10th day of your free trial you switch editions, the last 4 days of the free trial apply to the new subscription.
  • Not sure which edition to switch to? Compare features in Google Workspace Enterprise editions.

What features will I lose?

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If you're already an administrator for a G Suite or Google Workspace account, sign in now to compare features across available editions: Sign in to your account (doesn't end in gmail.com).

Step 1: Switch to Enterprise Standard

If you already have Google Vault: Before switching editions, follow these steps to make sure you don’t accidentally lose data.
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, at the top left, click Menu ""and thenBillingand thenSubscriptions.
  3. At the top left, click Add a subscription.
  4. Scroll to Enterprise Standard and click Upgrade or Downgrade.
  5. Review the impact this change will have on your organization, and then click Get started.
  6. Select a payment plan:
    • Flexible Plan—No long-term commitment, pay for the users you have each month, and add or remove users as needed.
    • Annual Plan (Monthly Payment)—Requires a 1-year contract, pay monthly for users committed upfront, and add users as needed. You can increase the number of users in the users needed field.
  7. (Optional) Under Flexible Plan, click Add promotion code and enter any promotional code you have.
  8. Click Checkout.
  9. Click Place Order.
If you previously purchased Drive storage or Google Vault licenses: In some cases, these licenses for Drive storage and Vault may remain assigned after you switch editions. To avoid charges for these licenses, check and remove any individual Drive and Vault licenses from users who had them before the transition.

(Optional) Step 2: Set up data retention with Google Vault

You can preserve data in supported Google Workspace services indefinitely or delete it after a set time, as required by your organization's information governance policies. To learn more, go to Set up Vault for your organization.

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