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Google Workspace is a cloud-based office suite that lets you work on the go. Individuals and teams can easily connect and collaborate with Workspace, formerly G-suite, and access tools such as Calendar, Chat, Meet, Drive, Sheets, Docs, Forms, Sites, and much more to achieve more.

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  • Thais A.Talent Acquisition
    Review
    5.0

    Os apps so acessados em nuvem de forma super eficiente, consigo trabahar de vrios lugares justamente por ter a funo de ter todo meu material online. Alm das ferramente serem UTEIS e com interfaces boas e intuitivas. Acredito que alm da nuvem gil e com muito espao, eu adora a diversidade de funcionalidades, a facilidade de uso como o Sheets que foi muito mais fcil de aprender que o da m*crosof*. Daria 9,5 de 10. Unico desaponto ainda no ser totalmente editvel, a ideia dos bots. O google conseguiu alcanar uma legitimidade e agilidade em suas funcionalidades, o acompanhamento real da utilizao uma qualidade em destaque! O dashbord como pontuei tem uma visibilidade incrivel Queria que tivesse a opo de acessar os apps pela barra do Chrome sem precisar salvar. Mas nada a reclamar, acredito que os chats poderiam ter extenses como o Chrome - por exemplo, mais bots gratuitos etc. O meet tambm tem um pequeno problema em alguns computadores, notei isso utilizando outras maquinas e a minha atual, com audio e imagem, mas nada que atrapalhe o dia a dia. Trabalho 100% remoto, salvamento automtico (salva muuito). Todos aplicativos so teis, se preciso de um dashboard ou de planilhas automticas compatilhadas em tempo real, esse o pacote certo. Desde Jamboard, que salva muitas brainstorming's. Eu A M O formulrios e a edio dos sites-google, os blogs e os portais ficaram do jeitinho que nossa marca exige, bem intuitivo e com uma interface que fica muito bacana. Estudar no Class tambm surpreendeu bastante, nosso onboarding por l e nos garante uma satisfao de educao corporativa e informao ente colaboradores. Ento mesmo que para estudar ou trabalhar, o Google Worspace entrega o prometido e ainda atualiza uma nova maneira de atuar, co liberdade e segurana, na internet. Suas ferramentas auxiliam todas tarefas cotidianas, as tasks, calendrio compartilhado <3 divino! no vivo sem minha Agenda.

  • Aru P.Marketing Manager
    Review
    5.0

    I have used Google workspace tools in all my previous organisations (including the current one), and I can say that no other alternative comes close to what Google has to offer. Cloud-based collaboration tools have made life so much easier and enabled many remote teams to succeed. The ability to work synchronously as well as asynchronously makes it even more compelling to use. All the tools work together seamlessly and makes it so much easier to context switch. Having different tools in the same ecosystem makes it an integrated experience. There's nothing to dislike about it. Every new product that they add to google workspace has some time to maturity. Few products seem very basic and can have more functionality, like Jamboard for example. Google is still trying to find its place in the communication space with multiple products like duo, meets, hangouts, chats, etc. but hopefully they get to a decent point soon. Since its cloudbased, there are times of low internet connectivity that can hamper work. Some of it is solved with their 'work offline' functionality but it is still a long way to go. Their support is also mostly non-existent. Google workspace tools like mail, docs, sheets, etc., are super useful for our business. We use it for internal communication but also as a marketer, I use it to create and manage content. Google sheets is amazing for the range if things that we do on it from number crunching, to preparing reports and transferring them to slides. Google really is a one stop solution for most of our software needs as a company.

  • Mohit G.Growth Manager
    Review
    4.0

    When I switched to G-Suite (Now Google Workspace) is a powerful hub of integrated tools to increase productivity. The best thing that I love about Google Workspace is the email platform google. You can connect your business domain and access them on the Gsuite platform. The Workspace also has access to cloud-based G-Sheets, G-Word and G-Meet. The Gmeet is included in the plan itself and offers meetings with up to 100 people which is really good for small businesses. There is nothing much to dislike in the workspaces but I still need some understanding of G-Sheets as I used Microsoft Excel for years and now moved to Cloud-based G-Sheets, but it made the collaboration easier with the team. Google workspaces changed the Gmail interface recently, but I was a fan of the old interface so there must be a switch to the old interface, maybe I will be use-to to the new one soon. A few years back we were using the normal email system with outlook. Later we moved to G-suite and started collaborating on Google workspace apps which increased the productivity and collaboration within the team. Now the team can collaborate on the cloud on sheets, word documents and use Google meet for internal and external discussions. Also the Cloud storage capacity is very good even for a starter plan, so I recommend Google Workspaces to all SME and enterprises.

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  • William A.Solutions Engineer
    Review
    1.0

    Google drive functions quite well as a storage medium. I've had documents, images, and videos stored for years without issue. It was one of the first to offer free storage, and since it was the first cloud based storage I used, I've had it ever since inception. https://reclaimthenet.org/google-drive-takes-down-user-file-plandemic/ In May of last year, Google decided that "they know best" and deleted any copy of "Plandemic" held by users in their private google drive accounts. The file contained no contraband, no illegal images, nor did it infringe on copyrights or cause any other legal issue for Google. Google just stated that "misleading content related to civic and democratic processes" is subject to removal. This means that if your video, image, or other medium is found to be "misleading," they can remove it without your consent. I would not place anything of value on Google Drive. I have no real problems to solve per se. Since I was given a OneDrive through my company I use that to bypass the 25MB maximum of Microsoft Office. The only benefit I have found was in my previous position when I needed to work on documents in multiple cities using multiple computers.

  • Verified User in Information Technology and ServicesSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    0.0

    Gmail is pretty much spam-free. That's the only thing I like about it. Why would Google offer free email? Because they read it; that's why. In fact, they will even report suspicious emails to the authorities. Not that I'd ever break the law, but I don't need a company monitoring my email. Host email on your own mail server and keep Google out of your life. Also, clear your cookies daily and never surf the web while logged into Google. They are tracking and storing every website you ever visit. The only benefit to gmail are the fact that it's free and easy. It's SPAM free. To my knowledge, it doesn't solve any problems other than SPAM. But there are solutions for that with which you do not have to give up your personal privacy for. Carefully read the Terms of Service and understand that Google, a private corporation, reads your email to gather data on you. If you're comfortable with having Google monitor your every move, by all means, use gmail servers. But if you are an attorney, or someone that just wants confidential email (think Hillary Clinton), Gmail is not for you.

  • Rebecca C.Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    1.0

    I like that it is integrated with the rest of the google suite products, and integrates nicely with google calendar, but other than that it is a pain to use. The quality of calls is very under performing, when used in google chrome it becomes nearly unsuable. Screen sharing is impossible when in chrome because the system is non-responsive and very slow. If you use google chrome or are expecting to have a large number of different people on a call, Google Hangouts Meet is not ideal - the browser becomes very slow, and screen sharing becomes impossible. When only dialing in two or three people it is manageable. Before COVID, google meets was my company's go-to for video conferencing - it was good when only two or three people were dialed into a call and the majority of people in a meeting were all in one room. However, now that everyone works remotely, it seems that Google Hangouts cannot quite handle so many users dialled in at one time. I like that it doesn't have a waiting room and people can securely join, but other than that it is very slow to use.

GetApp
4.7
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  • Andrew L.Media Production
    Review
    5.0

    I have been using Google Workspace for a number of years, across numerous organizations. I have

  • Ashif Ahmed S.Publishing
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    5.0

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  • Angelica H.Telecommunications
    Review
    5.0

    Es un gran software. Lo recomiendo ampliamente para las organizaciones

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  • Fabian L.Internet
    Review
    1.0

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  • MIchelle B.Accounting
    Review
    1.0

    Google workspace is not something that I can use in my daily life and I wish they would stop trying to expand their products when they cant even get gmail to operate properly - that is the framework.

  • Wellington N.Marketing and Advertising
    Review
    1.0

    Pssima. Confuso e sem suporte mnimo e de fcil uso do usurio

Trustradius
4.3
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  • Garett DunnSystem Engineer
    Review
    5.0

    Office 365 is nice, and the online apps are good. However, in my opinion, if you're trying to get people adopting a cloud-based approach to office applications, using Office 365 will not be enough, as people will fall into old habits and not fully embrace the benefits of cloud-based office applications. They will continue to use them the way they always did.
    Honestly, I think G Suite is well suited for most organizations, and in most scenarios. There is some niche power-user functionality of Office apps that you won't get with G Suite, but I think most people aren't as niche as they think they are. Also, there are "cloud" ways of doing office work, and "desktop" ways of doing things. My opinion is the "cloud" way is superior in most ways and preferable for most people. But many times it just comes down to people learning the strengths of one paradigm over another.
    Good integration between all the different apps Everything is cloud-based, which makes it much easier to keep track of your files, keep them versioned, and work wherever you are. You don't need to keep an extra set of applications updated Collaboration is much easier. Files in Drive (and the apps that access those files) can be shared easily and viewed and edited by multiple people in real-time Much easier to keep track of files. No longer do you have to rely on emailing files back and forth, and worrying about whether everyone is looking at the same version of the file
    Some apps have features that are missing from competing applications (Microsoft Office...). For example, the document applications lack a lot of the power-user features that Office apps have. But for 95% of the work you do it will suffice. Some of the apps have weird limitations. For example, in Team Drive, you can't copy folders into it, only files. This makes it time-consuming to move files that were once in individuals' own Drives, and dumping them all into Team Drive, as you have to Manually create folders and put files into them, rather than just being able to copy a top-level folder into Team Drive. Features are consistently added over time, but some apps are missing features like this which would seem obvious to most users. Getting buy-in from diehard Office fans can be hard. It's hard to convince some folks that they dont want a local copy of every file they have on Drive (that's not synced, either), or to collaborate over docs online, or to be comfortable with the archiving functionality of Gmail (you don't have to worry about managing archive files) instead of managing GBs of Outlook archive files.

  • Kristi PorterChief Do-Gooder
    Review
    5.0

    There are lots of competitors to various tools in Workspace, like Meet versus Zoom. However, Microsoft is the other big competitor I can think of for Google Workspace as a whole. To me, at least, the strength of Workspace is how easy it is to share and collaborate with others. For items that I only need for myself and can keep on my own computer, I typically rely on Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. For items that I need to share, I turn to Workspace a lot. Being able to collaborate in real-time and not having to send documents back and forth is so amazing, and such a time saver. And I love that Workspace is also a built-in tool with Dropbox now.
    As a solopreneur with fewer resources, Google Workspace helps me look more professional to peers and clients. It gives me lots of options and is easy to use both internally and externally. Plus, it's affordable! I also use it as a freelancer and contractor for others when they prefer to give me an account/email and let me work as part of a team. And I am also a part-time employee of another small business of about 80 employees, and we use and love it. In all instances, we all receive a lot of value and it is versatile enough to use across all kinds of organizations.
    It's terrific to have a suite of products that is built to work together, rather than having to piece tools together. The email and calendar are the tools I use most often together. I use Gmail through Apple Mail rather than in the browser, and it works great. Also really easy to access and use my calendar. I use the other suite of features both for my own company internally and to share files with clients. Super easy to use and share.
    I have several Workspace accounts, and it can be kind of annoying to switch between them. For example, if I click in my work email but my Chrome defaults to my personal Workspace, I have to open the file differently or log in and out of the other account. Meet is my least favorite feature. I find it very subpar to Zoom in both ease and picture resolution. It's harder to tell when you're sharing your screen and you can't see comments if you're presenting. Google My Business can be difficult to navigate. I frequently forget where features are and have to hunt around for them.

  • Megan RoneckerOwner and Head Designer
    Review
    5.0

    I actually never researched anything else - I loved Gmail for business and then started using G Suite when it changed. I love it, so I've never even looked into alternatives. The email is great, the documents you can create are great, and the way you can sync everything together is great!
    I think businesses that need a professional email address would benefit from G Suite. I love the Gmail email platform, and from there found how valuable Google Docs/Sheets/Slides are. I think it would be even more useful for a business that had multiple employees to be able to stay up to date on documents together.
    Anyone can open the documents regardless of computer software. You don't have to worry if they have Microsoft Word or Mac's Pages. Easy to send and receive to and from clients. I can create spreadsheets and docs and easily save or send what I need to. I also love that I can see what others do to edit my document. Access anywhere you have Internet access. They are automatically saved to your Drive so you don't have to worry about losing files or not having access to specific ones when you need it. Gmail is so easy to use, looks clean and professional, and it's easy to find old emails that I wanted to refer back to.
    Google Docs is great if you just need a simple document, but doing anything more than that, such as making it a little prettier by adding a design or imagery, is very limited. Of course, you can add pictures, but not in the capacity you can in Word or Pages. I've tried to create templates for clients in Google Doc and it just doesn't work. I wish it did, as it's a great universal software. I wish that you could use your computer's own fonts for Google Docs and Sheets. You're stuck with the Google fonts and, while they have many to choose from, I would prefer to use the fonts that I always use in my branding. I wish there was a way to create your own "tabs" in the Gmail filter when you configure your Inbox. While their algorithm is very smart, knowing what emails are promotional and which are from friends, there are certain ones I'd love to have grouped together in other categories.

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  • Verified User
    Review
    4.0

    Microsoft Exchange is a pain to manage onsite, especially if its a global company where you want responsive access globally. If you have the staff, resources and multiple data centers, then perhaps Exchange is still the way to go. Also if you need the data to stay on prem. Office365 - Microsoft is driving most customers to this SaaS service, which is easier than Exchange on prem, and it works great for email, but the OneDrive and Office Online/collaboration is lacking compared to G Suite.
    Startup/Mid-size company with limited IT staff and the need to collaborate. Easy to buy, easy to deploy and manage. The collaborate is the best especially for fast moving companies where doc changes are constant and many authors. G1000 company with limited collaboration, just email needs with high levels of compliance/data governance and the desire to retain their own data. Financial companies, etc.. may be challenged to use off-site email services. However I do Google knows how to scale to support these large infrastructures, but admin's may be challenged to manage these larger organizations.
    Collaboration - there is nothing better today to collaborate and have multiple people work on a document, spreadsheet or presentation. G Suite allows multiple people to all edit the doc, track changes, comment, resolve comments, all without stepping on each other. Email - most users are familiar with Gmail and G Suite is Gmail thus ensuring an easy ramp for new users. If you have Outlook resistant users you can have it connect to G Suite as an email client, but I believe its best natively. Number of plug-ins for G Suite/Chrome that allows for integration and improvements (Grammerly, Seismic for sales docs, salesLoft, tracking software, etc.. all make email and other features more useful due to this community.
    Email Groups - For example in creating groups, its a challenge to see who is in a group from email, you have to go into a separate G Suite app (groups) or expand it in the calendar app. Also, nested groups are also more complex, but this is all due to Exchange being around for so long and I expect Google to continue to accelerate the features to get to parity and beyond in this area. There are also some delays in pushing updates from some apps, which can be a little strange when you are used to instant changes with Exchange. Features compared to Office - if you do advanced Spreadsheet or presentations you will find the G Suite of applications a bit lacking, but for general users its fine. However many companies that work with external vendors and customers still rely on MS Office suite for final versions. Google Forms - its pretty basic compared to tools like SurveyMonkey. Very limiting, limited logic and design tools

  • Joysurjya HagjerContent Manager
    Review
    4.0

    Google Workspace is used by everyone working at Holidify. It is an integral part of our daily planning, content storage, and data analysis. Being able to access google spreadsheets and documents simultaneously across multiple devices and by multiple users helps in maintaining a cohesive working environment with the current pandemic situation forcing us to adopt a 100% work from home policy. We find it quite easy to use as well and due to google workspace's easy learning curve it becomes easier to onboard interns or new co-workers into our working processes and workflow. The ability to set meetings and reminders via google calendar and the ease with each it integrates into SLACK (our official intra-team communication platform) makes it easy such that nobody ever misses an important discussion.
    When your work requires constant and effortless document collaboration then I cannot think of anything better than Google Workspace. The seamless experience of creating documents or spreadsheets and being able to share/grant access with as many or as few participants is a gamechanger for an urban working environment. The pricing could be more flexible especially for organizations that are initially starting out and do not have sufficient funds. More flexible pricing will eventually attract more startups or groups of users to adopt google workspace over its competitors.
    Google calendar and google drive [are] integrable with popular communication platforms like SLACK making it easy to share spreadsheets, documents, and files. The prompt notifications make it such that nobody misses anything important. Google documents and spreadsheets being [easily] accessible by multiple users across multiple devices makes accessing, edit and [analyzing] data more efficient in terms of time. Google meet is one of the best video conferencing software due to its superior sound quality and ease of access even by third-party users. It is easy to set up meetings and invite users as needed.
    Support and troubleshooting could be a lot better. Most of the time reading through support does not easily help tackle the issue at hand when trying to learn a new feature or understanding it correctly. Google meet should be [optimized] in terms of internet bandwidth usage and CPU usage when [the] video is turned on. I have mostly noticed an unreasonable spike in CPU usage when using google meet on lower-end devices.

  • Allison BoyceDirector Talent Acquisition - Industries, Strategy and Cloud Architecture
    Review
    3.5

    Office 365 was definitely not the same as the standalone PC products. I was not involved in the evaluation or selection of G Suite so I can't comment on whether there was a comparable suite. I do know we have a strong Bay Area - Northern California presence and it seems like they were significantly more prepared for the transition maybe because there are so many G Suite customers in the Valley. In our midwestern and eastern offices, it seemed like the impact was greatest.
    If you have an organization that has not grown accustomed to the MS Office tools, it can be a very effective solution. It does put the burden of managing personal emails on the user which due to hectic lifestyles of parents with kids, can be very difficult. For example, we are in the midst of back to school activities like Orientation, Sports team signups, band camp - all of which includes times, dates, forms - sent to my personal Gmail. Since we implemented SSO and MDM to control compliance, you can either agree that the organization has control over your personal phone and its data by combining all accounts, or NOT having Calendar and Mail on your phone. This is troublesome for even scheduling dental appointments!
    Google Drive is an especially effective tool for us to share documents across the organization. Note that it can be tricky to encounter attachments in Gmail from outside the organization and saving them to G Drive. Usually you have to save it to the desktop, then drag over to Drive. Gmail, Google Hangouts, and communications are improved in comparison to Outlook and SKYPE. Google Calendar is increasingly used externally and allows us to send invites more seamlessly.
    Many people, myself included, have personal Gmail accounts. When you are on a single sign-on configuration, it is very cumbersome to sign completely out of SSO to check my mail. I've worked around this by NOT installing my Work Gmail on my phone so I can easily check my emails from my children's school, etc which unfortunately has to happen several times during the work day. There is absolutely no control over the formatting of emails in Gmail so if you're used to using an email for a mini-presentation, it is less desirable than Outlook. Google Sheets can be used like Excel but it pales in comparison in some more robust features.

Capterra
4.7
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  • Patrick C.Digital Content Manager
    Review
    5.0

    Ease of use between desktop web browser and android.
    G Suite provides an excellent office productivity and collaboration platform for small offices to large organizations. End users will certainly enjoy all of the familiar Google apps they are accustomed to using in their personal lives and system admins will enjoy the advanced configuration and user settings. Three of the best features of G Suite are its seamless workflow, unlimited storage (Business & Enterprise editions only), and its marketplace of available apps/integrations. G Suite makes it easy to work between apps and keep your work saved. Multiple users can work the the same document and previous versions can be restored should something go wrong. Business and Enterprise subscriptions enjoy the benefit of unlimited storage which is a necessity in today's data hungry world, plus, you won't have to suffer from storage anxiety by trying to figure out what to back up locally and what to save in the cloud. Lastly, G Suite has a great marketplace of apps (free and paid) that provide excellent integration with other apps such as Smartsheets, Trello, and many many more making G Suite an even more powerful business tool.
    Potential cons of G Suite when compared to other office productivity software such as Office 365 include lack of robust tools/features within apps, the existence of too many similar collaboration apps (meet, chat, hangouts) and the standard gmail viewing pane. While the basic office productivity apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides) probably offer more functionality than 95% of users will need, power users will find a sort of disappointment in the tool/property selections and workflow roadblocks. For example, if you want to insert a basic shape in your doc, drag and size directly in the doc is not possible. Instead you must draw out the shape on a drawing canvas before it can be inserted. Manipulating the properties of that shape afterward also is challenging. The second con of G Suite is the presence of many seemingly similar collaboration apps. There is Meet, Chat, and Hangouts. While they do have differences, they all seem to incorporate elements of video conferencing, screen sharing, document sharing, and quick chat. It would be much simpler for end users to just have one unified communications app. Lastly, a con of G Suite is that the mail app defaults to the standard view of listing emails without a preview. Luckily this can be easily fixed in the settings to incorporation a top or bottom preview pane. You can also use a Labs feature to get that "oh so Outlook" feel of a side preview pane.

  • Miguel R.Research Assistant
    Review
    5.0

    As a research driven individual, i have looked for a variety of resources that allow me to collaborate with my teammates on research articles that have a very tight deadline. I came across Google Software that is a highly sophisticated website with a variety of online features to accommodate any research needs from editing and formatting documents to creating folders for organization purposes and other features. I highly recommend this software to any organization that needs collaboration tools.
    Google workspace is a highly sophisticated software that allows you to collaborate and share documents with other individuals that have been granted access via Gmail or any other chat platforms. I use this software on a daily basis to edit and format the research articles that my teammates and I are planning to publish in the future and I have found the tools provided by Google workspace to be extremely functional. One of my favorite features of the software is receiving the notifications over Gmail specifically when a certain section of the document has been assign to you or when you assign it to a team member. Also, this software makes notes of the changes made by a team member and allows to make comments on an specific section and this is extremely helpful when collaborating with others. The software works great on any browser and I recently find out that it can also be access through the phone as well which makes its functionality and versatility even better than I expected. This software is immensely functional and serves a variety of purposes for corporate or any organization, therefore, it is a highly multifaceted tool to collaborate with others on any document and it includes the online version of Microsoft excel, word, PowerPoint and many others
    The software works great on any browser and it is highly functional and sophisticated. So far, I have not found any issues pertaining to its functionality, however, definitely one feature that could be added in the future is the offline access. This will be a great addition since it will allow you to work offline, on the road or when the internet malfunctions.

  • Michael W.President
    Review
    5.0

    With Google being the giant that it is, I'm honestly not sure where to go if I do need support of any kind for G Suite. It's not like Google has a main switchboard that you can all in to and "press 1 for technical support." Perhaps they do and I don't know it. But thankfully, it's very very rare that I need support beyond what can be found online. I wouldn't hesitate to deploy G Suite with any of the companies I oversee.
    I was forced into the Google ecosystem by a previous system administrator, but I do not regret that!
    When I came in to a new company, I inherited "Google Apps" as our platform. I had been accustomed to the Exchange Server world for email, Sharepoint for files, and was neck-deep in the Microsoft ecosystem in my past experience. When coming in to Google Apps (later rebranded as G Suite), I was a bit uneasy but the unfamiliarity was quickly overcome by the ease of use of Google's tools. One of the things I appreciate most about G Suite is that you never have to worry about the integrity of your data. You know your server's hard drive is never going to crash and bring you down for days at a time. You know you're not going to have to deal with lengthy outages because one upstream provider has gone down. Google is just reliable. It's rock solid, and it just works.
    I think the #1 issue I don't like about G Suite is Gmail's "labels" paradigm. Yes, they offer IMAP, which allows you to mostly adhere to the "folders" model, but "labels" are not exactly the same and understanding the differences can be confusing at first. Also, I prefer to work through an email client rather than through web mail. There are a few programs out there that handle the "labels" implementation well, but many do not, so your choices for email clients become limited. Other than that, I really can't complain about the tools that G Suite offers, nor the price. It's affordable and reliable.

  • Adrian M.Director of Operations
    Review
    5.0

    G-Suite has been awesome. We use Gmail and Calendar , Google Docs for all company documents, Google Sheets for our spreadsheet needs. We use Google Forms to collect data from check lists and to automate the collection of inspection report data. All of this is easily managed via the G-Suite Admin portal. As an admin I have very granular control over user access to drives and files. Recently we added a G-Suite App called Collavate to manage business workflows and manage document approval and control as we begin the process of getting ISO 9001:2015 Certified. No matter what you need Google it and 9 out of 10 times there is a solution in G-Suite.
    G-Suite has a lower long term cost of...ownership(implementation, management). It is cloud based and very robust(faultless up-time to date).
    For a very low cost Google G-Suite provides essential business tools and services. Essentially it completely replaces Microsoft Office and Outlook, provides data back up and sophisticated, centralized administrative functions via a simple to set up Admin portal and an easy to use cloud based ecosystem of applications. You can start out with just email accounts for your employees then as needed add layer upon layer of functionality as your business needed demand them. I set up all our computers to sync their my documents to user G suite drives. Recently an employee's lap top failed. We got a replacement and in less than an hour after opening the box the person was working like nothing had happened. No re-installing office and dealing with licenses and authorizations, no lost data. We installed one critical application and the rest appears as soon as you log into your G-Suite user account like magic!
    If you are a power user of Microsoft Excel there are a few advanced features that either don't exist or work differently enough to require figuring a few things out in Google Sheets.

  • Verified Reviewer
    Review
    4.0

    I have setup GSuite for my own company and for others. There are other options but GSuite is the best overall option for integration and working with all devices. The administration is fairly logical but not great. It shines in end user implementation due to familiarity and quality infrastructure. The infrastructure is the most reliable and without peer in my experience.
    Integration of desktop and cloud with mature tools and pretty much without peer, reliability. Vast array of third party integration and add-ons. High quality mail eliminates SO MANY headaches of running own mail server.
    Google support is not great at any level for any product. Frankly they come across as an arrogant company to me that doesn't value individual customers. I also started setting up GSuite for others and did not get credit from the GSuite referral program. The program itself shows the Google arrogance. Instead of what you'd expect from a referral program it is just vague, "trust us" assumptions with very little in the way of tracking your progress (this from the company that specializes in Big Data on an unequaled scale) that you have to go along with or not participate. Google rides the back of small business developers (primarily Adsense) but treats them with indifference and also kills off small business industry and while taking advantage of Open Source surreptitiously eliminates many of the great open source and "free" community based tools and services that the Internet was built on. (Google of course not the only Big company doing this. It is pretty much standard Silicon Valley) Normally I would just move on from any company like this, but Google is like the government of technology. They get their piece of everything and you have to take it. It is just too bad that they choose to be a dictatorship in their unique position, rather than egalitarian.

  • Verified Reviewer
    Review
    5.0

    GStuie, and Google in general, gives the answer to so many questions and provides so much for such a great price, it is ridiculous to conceive of using anything else.
    There are so many things that GSuite can do that it would be impossible to list all of the pros. I'm going to just focus on email for this review to try to simplify things. The greatest thing about GSuite for your company email is that if you have a parent company, with multiple smaller companies underneath it, you don't have to pay to have email service for every single domain! Each domain can be set up as a subdomain of the parent company and then every user can receive email at theirname@eachdomain.com in the same mailbox! Additionally, you can create a "group" like "support" and it will then work for the main domain and each subdomain in the same group section! You can have them all go into a group messaging system where any of your users can respond, or you can use routing to send them to a ticketing system! Easy Peasy! That's just one part of one product, out of MANY, Amazing!
    It almost always has the ability to perform the function that you need, the only problem is that sometimes finding that information can be a little difficult, specifically finding the correct wording to search for if you're not familiar with the lingo for a particular feature. Additionally, Google support can sometimes be a chore to contact, but once you do get a hold of them, I must say they are exceptional overall! Also, they don't allow API Keys for subdomains, so linking some services like email or maps with other programs to do automated stuff on your behalf for a specific subdomain can at times be challenging.

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  • tihedomecu
    Review
    1.0

    Privacy issues, huge control, not following standards, and have their own proprietary standards to login to the web mail interface, censorship. Avoid.

  • patelmonline
    Review
    5.0

    Easy to use. Google Suite of products having consistent user experience and possible collaboration makes it powerful.