Upgrade your G Suite subscription

You can upgrade your subscription if you signed up for:

G Suite Business customers can upgrade to G Suite Enterprise. G Suite Basic customers can upgrade to G Suite Business or Enterprise.

You can upgrade while still in your free trial or after paid service starts. Upgrading gives you access to more features and administrator controls. Compare G Suite subscriptions.

UPGRADE TO G SUITE BUSINESS  UPGRADE TO G SUITE ENTERPRISE

How to upgrade

Step 1: Upgrade your G Suite subscription

Do you already have Vault? If so, make sure you don’t accidentally lose data. Follow these steps before upgrading.

When you upgrade, everyone gets the same subscription. For example, you can’t upgrade some users to use G Suite Business features while others keep using G Suite Basic.

  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, go to Billing.
  3. Under Available upgrades, next to G Suite Business or G Suite Enterprise, click Find Out More.
  4. In the bottom right, click Get started.
  5. (Optional) In the Promotion Code field, enter any promotional code you may have.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Check the box that appears on the screen to indicate that you have read the terms of the agreement and click Continue.

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 upgrade. To avoid charges for these licenses, check and remove any individual Drive and Vault licenses from users who received G Suite Business or G Suite Enterprise licenses.

If you purchased your G Suite account from a reseller, contact your reseller if you need assistance with your upgrade.

(Optional) Step 2: Set up archiving with Google Vault

If you haven’t yet set up archiving with Google Vault, see Get started: Vault administrators.

Benefits of upgrading

G Suite Basic to G Suite Business

Besides all the features included with G Suite Basic, when you upgrade to G Suite Business, you get the following enhanced business services:

  • Unlimited storage
  • Google Vault and Cloud Search
  • Advanced Drive controls
  • Audit and reporting features
  • Mobile audits and alerts
  • See more benefits
G Suite Basic to G Suite Enterprise

Besides all the features included with G Suite Basic, when you upgrade to G Suite Enterprise, you get the following enhanced business services and administrative controls:

  • Unlimited storage
  • Google Vault and Cloud Search
  • Up to 30 participants in Hangouts Meet
  • Information privacy protection and IRM (Information Rights Management)
  • Advanced Drive controls
  • Audit and reporting features
  • Mobile audits and alerts
  • Enhanced Drive security
  • Email and image scanning
  • Gmail log analysis in BigQuery
  • Advanced security via keys and S/MIME encryption
  • Automated mobile device management
  • See more benefits
G Suite Business to G Suite Enterprise

Besides all the features included with G Suite Business, when you upgrade to G Suite Enterprise, you get the following enhanced business services and additional administrative controls:

  • Up to 30 participants in Hangouts Meet
  • Enhanced Drive security
  • Email and image scanning
  • Gmail log analysis in BigQuery
  • Advanced security via keys and S/MIME encryption
  • Automated mobile device management
  • See more benefits

Costs of upgrading

There are no fees for upgrading your G Suite subscription. See pricing for each subscription.

 

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