It’s that time of the year again.
No, not the holiday season. It’s nearly the start of Google’s financial year, and, with that, time for a lot of you to renew your Google Workspace licenses. This year though, you might get hit by an unexpected surprise. Umer Hamid, one of our dedicated Google Sales Architects at CloudM, explains why.
“Around this time of year, I find customers getting in touch with me in a panic. In January, they will be renewing their Google Workspace license, but this time, it’s going to cost thousands more. Why? Because they have a few hundred Vault Former Employee (VFE) licenses gathering dust.
As Google phases out free VFE and replaces them with paid Archived User (AU) licenses, many businesses find $$$ added to their bill.”
Well, what can you do to beat the bill (or at least make a considerable dent in it), whilst keeping compliant with data retention rules and regulations? Especially when you have a lot of data to move, are short on time, and you are restricted by Google’s limit of allowing only 20 VFE licenses to be migrated at any one time?
Don’t worry! Here is the approach that Umer has suggested to our customers that are also facing this daunting situation.
Read our Counting the (recurring) costs of AU licenses blog for a more in-depth look at how CloudM Archive continues to save you money and time, year in, year out.
If your Google Workspace license renewal is coming up quickly, and you want to avoid paying out for unnecessary AU licenses, the quicker you act, the more you will save. Umer and the team are on hand to help you so get in touch today.