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G Suite, Google Apps Unlimited / NonProfits & GAFE – The Comparison

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Comparison Between Google Apps Editions : All You need to Know

In this blog we will be discussing on the differences between various editions of Google Apps.

There are four editions of Google Apps so far, they are:

  • G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps for Work)
  • G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education)
  • Google Apps for Nonprofits
  • Google Apps Unlimited

As already mentioned above, the main motto of this blog post is to compare Google Apps editions.
So let’s explore more about various different features that are provided by different Google Apps Editions.

We will look at various characteristics one by one.

1. Apps

G Suite / GApps for Nonprofits

  • It has Gmail, Calendar & Contacts
  • It has Drive, Docs, Hangouts
  • It has other Google services like Blogger, YouTube, etc
  • Google Vault is available as a paid add-on.

G Suite for Education / GApps for Unlimited

  • It has Gmail, Calendar & Contacts
  • It has Drive, Docs, Hangouts
  • It has other Google services like Blogger, YouTube, etc
  • Google Vault is available.

2. General Features

GApps for Work

  • Price: It is for $5/month
  • Uptime Guarantee: It assures 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Unlimited users are allowed per domain.

G Suite for Education

  • Price: It is for free for schools & educational institutions.
  • Uptime Guarantee: It assures 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Unlimited users are allowed per domain.

Google Apps for Nonprofits

  • Price: It is for free for Non Profit Organizations
  • Uptime Guarantee: It assures 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Unlimited users are allowed per domain.

GApps Unlimited

  • Price: It is for $10/month
  • Uptime Guarantee: It assures 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Unlimited users are allowed per domain.

3. Support Facilities

GApps for Work, Education, NonProfits & Unlimited

  • Online Google Help Forum is available for self help.
  • 24*7 Chat support is available
  • 24*7 phone support is available
  • Priority email support is available

4.Messaging Facilities

G Suite / GApps for Education / Nonprofits

  • Email storage per user: 30 GB
  • Maximum recipients per message: 500
  • Maximum recipients per day per user of another domain: 3000
  • Attachment size limit: 25 MB

Google Apps Unlimited

  • Email storage per user: Unlimited
  • Maximum recipients per message: 500
  • Maximum recipients per day per user of another domain: 3000
  • Attachment size limit: 25 MB

5.Address & Mailing List

Google Apps for Work, Education, Nonprofits & Unlimited

  • You get customized emails i.e abc@yourcompany.com
  • You get additional addresses per user (for example, sales@yourcompany.com)
  • You get addresses at multiple domains (for example, abc@company2.com)
  • You get admin & users controlled mailing list.
  • You can turn on & off the Global directory for internal & external contacts.
  • Forums & collaborative inboxes are available too.

6. Security & Control

GApps for Work, G Suite for Education, NonProfits & Unlimited

  •  SSL Enforcement is available.
  • Single Sign On feature is activated.
  • Spam email filtering & virus blocking is available.
  • IP address white-listing is available.
  • User managed black-lists feature is available.
  • Gmail ads are turned off.
  • Custom filtering & content policies are active.
  • It have various email retention policies.
  • Password monitoring & strength control is also a feature.

7.Access Control Options

G Suite, Google Apps for Education, NonProfits & Unlimited

  • Supported browsers are Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet
  • Explorer, & Microsoft Edge.
  • Can be accessed by mobile phones & tablets.
  • Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook can be used to
  • access Google Apps with MS Outlook.
  • Allows voice & video chatting.
  • Enables IMAP and POP for Google Apps.

8.Admin Controls

GApps for Work, G Suite for Education, NonProfits & Unlimited

  • Administrator has the authority to disable IMAP/ POP access

9.Data Import

G Suite, Google Apps for Education, NonProfits & Unlimited

  • You can migrate data using the Admin console.
  • Single-user import from MS Outlook is possible.
  • Multiple user import from MS Exchange is possible.
  • Email import from webmail hosts is possible.
  • Multiple user import from IBM Notes is available.

10.Enterprise sync options

Google Apps for Work, Education, NonProfits & Unlimited

  • You can sync your data with your LDAP server.
  • You can use Exchange Calendar wiht Google Apps.
11. Email Delivery Options

Google Apps for Work, Education, NonProfits & Unlimited

  • Messages that you have accidentally addressed to a wrong email ID for a domain can still be received.
  • Email routing feature is available.
  • You get inbound gateway & outbound gateway (for the entire domain)
  • You can Allow/ disallow per-user outbound gateways
  • You can receive emails from multiple POP addresses.
CONCLUSION

So far we have discussed various editions of Google Apps which are G Suite, Google Apps for Nonporfits, G Suite for Education & Google Apps Unlimited. We discovered their features & the differences between these four Google Apps Editions.

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