Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, has tied up with Google Cloud to offer G Suite to bring people together and help them work smarter.

G Suite formerly known as Google Apps, Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Your Domain. G Suite is a brand of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google. It is a set of Google’s popular web applications including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms, Google Sites, Google Calendar, Google+, Google Vault.

G Suite Google Cloud
G Suite Google Cloud

While making the announcement, Nick Gliddon, Director, Vodafone Business Services, said

“We are delighted to work with Google to help Indian enterprises benefit from substantial productivity gains through the adoption of G Suite using Vodafone. Vodafone is widely acknowledged as an enterprise mobility leader. With our cloud delivery model, we are now well positioned as a total communications partner to Indian enterprises embarking on their digital journeys.”

VBS offers a choice of monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annual payments to its corporate customers, which can be made online or by cheque. It is also providing multi-channel support for on-boarding, migration and in-life queries.

Under the strategic tie, SMBs and large enterprises will get dedicated account and relationship management support. VBS will provide 2 major plans:

  1. Work Standard Plan: This plan cost 150 per month to customers and will include business class email, HD video conferencing, cloud storage and google ‘s productivity apps.
  2. Work Unlimited Plan: This plan cost 650 per month to customers and will get all the features of apps for work with unlimited cloud storage and backup, compliance, discovery, policy management and other admin features.

Under this tie-up, Vodafone enterprise customers can conveniently and securely access G Suite in a pay-per-use, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

Software as a service

Software as a service is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as “on-demand software”. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser.