Compare Google Workspace editions

Google Workspace offers subscription options for individuals, small businesses, large organizations, and schools. 

Compare Business editions (1-300 users)

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Use these tables to compare the following editions, available to customers with 1-300 users:

  • Business Starter—Professional productivity suite for up to 300 users with 30 GB storage per user
  • Business Standard—Enhanced productivity suite for up to 300 users with 2 TB storage per user
  • Business Plus—Advanced productivity suite for up to 300 users with 5 TB storage per user
General Email Other services

Core services

Usage and support

User access options

Security and data protection

Reports and audit logs

3rd-party app integration

Device management

Email addresses and mailing lists

Email usage and limits

Email security and compliance

Advanced email delivery options

Drive and online docs editors

Google Meet

Calendar

 

Core services

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Gmail and Calendar
Groups and collaborative inboxes
Chat and chat rooms
Storage and collaboration: Drive, Docs editors
Create, name, or copy a site
Video conferencing with Meet
Directory management
Other Google services: Blogger, YouTube, and more
Cloud Search for internal search and assist
(across Google services, only)
 
Vault for eDiscovery and information governance    

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Usage and support

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Number of users 1-300 1-300 1-300
Email, document, photo storage per user 30 GB 2TB 5TB
99.9% uptime guarantee
24/7 phone support

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User access options

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Supported browsers
Access across devices (computers, phones, tablets)
Works without Internet (offline access)
Microsoft Outlook 
IMAP and POP mail clients

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Security and data protection

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
2-step verification
Security key management for 2-step verification
Enforced SSL connections
Alert center: Notifications of potential security issues
Collaboration with trusted external domains
Password monitoring and strength control

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Reports and audit logs

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Usage trends of apps and users (many reports)
Audit logs of user and admin activity (many logs)
Advanced Drive auditing and reports  

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3rd-party app integration

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Single Sign On (SSO) using Google as IdP
Single Sign On (SSO) using a 3rd-party IdP 
App catalog of 200+ preconfigured SAML apps
Auto-provisioning of SAML apps  (maximum number) 3 3 3
Secure LDAP: Connect LDAP-based apps and services    

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Device management

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Fundamental endpoint management  (many features)
Android app management    
Advanced endpoint management  (many features)    
Enterprise endpoint management (see below)
Selectively distribute mobile apps    
Devices audit log    
Report inactive company owned devices    
Company owned Android devices    

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Email addresses and mailing lists

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Your email address (you@yourcompany.com)
Additional addresses per user (sales@yourcompany.com)
Addresses at multiple domains (you@company2.com)
Mailing lists (administrator controlled)
Mailing lists (user controlled)

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Email usage and limits

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Email storage (shared with documents and photos) 30 GB 2TB 5TB
Attachment size limit (sending) 25 MB
Attachment size limit (receiving) 50 MB
Recipients per message (To, Cc, Bcc fields combined)  2,000 (500 external)
Unique recipients per day. Each unique address counts once

3,000 (2,000 external, 500 external for trial accounts) 

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Email security and compliance

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Junk email filtering and virus blocking
Gmail ads turned off
Custom filtering and content policies
Email and chat retention policies
Allowed IP addresses
User-managed denylists
Enforced compliance footers
Option to disable IMAP/POP access
Vault for email/IM eDiscovery and archiving    

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Advanced email delivery options

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Catch-all address
Email routing options for split and dual delivery 
Inbound gateway
Outbound gateway (for entire domain)
Outbound relay server (for alternative From: addresses)
Receiving from multiple POP addresses 

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Drive and online docs editors

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Shared drives for teams  
Advanced Drive auditing and reports (Drive audit log)  
Advanced Drive sharing permissions  
Manage Document Approvals  
Manage Drive metadata (custom labels and fields)  
Turn Docs creation on or off  

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Google Meet

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Maximum number of participants per meeting 100 150 250
Secure meetings
Presentations and screen sharing
External participants
Dial in (US & international numbers)
Meet app for Android and iOS
Recording meetings & saving them to Drive  
Polls  
Q&A  

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Calendar

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  Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
Group calendars
Resource booking (rooms, buildings, equipment)
Add video conferencing to events 
Sync Exchange and Google calendars
Set a default duration for events

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