G Suite

G Suite

Collaboration app suite for teams

4.6/5 (7439 reviews)

G Suite Overview

G Suite - formerly Google Apps for Work - combines all of the familiar productivity and collaboration tools by Google and combines them in an all-in-one suite for universal access across teams. The list of apps comprise: Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, Google+, Drive, Sites, along with Google Docs, Sheets, Forms and Slides. Governance of these apps is provided by Google Admin Console and Google Vault.

Google Admin Console allows businesses to add users, manage devices and configure security settings for their data. Administrators can add and remove users, set up groups, and add verification steps and single sign on (SSO) all from a single console. This feature also includes mobile device management to facilitate BYOD and with the ability to implement security policies on iOS and Android devices. Google Vault allows users to archive, search and export on the company email and on-the-record chats for reporting and auditing.

Pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 20 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

G Suite Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
94% positive reviews
5323
Excellent
1646
Very good
365
Average
49
Poor
56
Terrible

Cough up the money. It's worth it.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 3/31/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Our organization has benefitted greatly from our decision to upgrade to the G Suite. There's some training that has to happen in the transition process, but everyone immediately saw the value of being able to have their Google Drive linked to their work email instead of mixed with their personal life. We've not regretted the money we spent on this software.

Pros

When our IT administrator asked me to beta test the G Suite for wider use at our organization, it was a no brainer. I didn't need to take two weeks to decide like he asked. I have been benefitting from Google's incredible tools including Gmail, Drive, and others most of my life, and to be able to use them at work is even better. Unfortunately, since Outlook is so entrenched, we couldn't make the full migration over to Gmail, but we use all the rest of the tools in the Suite on a daily basis. If you're setting up a team from scratch, this is the way to go. Make the easy decision and integrate everything from the start so you don't have to fix it later.

Cons

The only thing I wish is that we had started on G Suite from the beginning. It was a bit of a headache to migrate over existing accounts to the official organizational account, and some weren't able to transition smoothly. But it was definitely the right move. Otherwise, everyone would still be using their personal Gmail accounts they created back in high school (embarassing!) The price point might be a con, but in my opinion worth every penny. You get the expanded storage space, plus the ability to upgrade everyone to a professional account that matches the professional work you are doing.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

The hidden face of G Suite

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 3/19/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we are saving such much time with all the collaboration options that we use it for all of our companies. On top of having the peace of mind that everything is secured and always running.

Pros

Yes, I love having all the required basic tools to run my business like emails, calendar, drive storage, docs and everything else. I could talk about all the obvious features everyone knows about G Suite but for me the value of G Suite for business goes beyond that.

Considering that running a business in 2019 almost always guaranteed that you will need to have an online presence of some sort, being on G Suite simplify a lot of the processes and required tools access needed to run your business online. Let me explain.

When running or starting a business, you need Google My Business Google Analytics, Google Webmaster, Google Ads, YouTube, Google Trends and on and on. Being on G Suite allows you to centralize all of those assets and access under your company to avoid having personal emails owning your assets which can bring issues when trying to linked them all. It also simplify how you manage your employees access to all those assets and platforms.

I could even add that there are so many platforms outside of Google cco-system uses Google Single Sign-in option that being on G Suite again simplify the account sign process.

Finally the ability to control and protect your company data using G Suite management platform is just awesome, sometime a bit of advanced knowledge is required but nothing that can't be understood in Google's the support section.

Cons

Not that much, it's easy to setup , however, it can get a bit complicated for new users to setup advanced features. But again the support section is very detailed.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

G Suite Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/27/2019
Review Source: Capterra

G Suite helps my team to be much more productive than the way they were before implementing G Suite. We can use the Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, and Google Drive apps to manage the business' contacts lists as well as email campaigns. Gmail helps communication between my team, our existing clients, and potential clients. The Calendar helps my team and me to plan meetings and manage calls. G Drive helps me to organize all of my documents. Maps has been indispensable when planning out the routes for face to face meetings with clients. Every aspect of the G Suite helps my business run efficiently and effectively.

Pros

Everything about G Suite has been extremely helpful. It is an absolutely amazing set of apps which can help run any business. I've used Gmail for several years and it is easy and reliable. On top of being easy to use, I've had virtually no problems at all other than forgetting my own password; however, that was quickly resolved. Google Calendar is a calendar app, and in my opinion definitely one of the most useful and comprehensive calendar apps out there. I have been able to organize events by color and have even gone so far as to share my calendar with the others in your G Suite, which has made it extremely easy to schedule meetings and conference calls with my staff. As if that weren't enough, G Suite even has iOS apps that can be used on your iPad and iPhone, which happen to be essential tools in my line of work.

Cons

I found it a little difficult to import my phone contacts to the Gmail app using automatic sync. I just manually enter them, which in my case, is actually beneficial as I'm able to edit irrelevant contacts and relevant contacts.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

G Suite is great for educators!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/15/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Extremely positive! Grateful that G Suite was developed!

Pros

Long gone are the days when teachers had to make hundreds of copies, keeping filing cabinets full of documents, worry about a dog eating the homework, worry about a computer shutting down and not saving something, and struggle to collaborate with peers. G Suite is an educator's dream come true! Here's why I love it from a teacher's perspective:
- It moves all of your software tools to the cloud, which means I can work on anything (documents, spreadsheets, surveys, etc.) from any device, any time, and anywhere. I don't have to have one desktop, or the same laptop, or any of that. I can simply log in with my credentials and continue working.
- G Suite offers multiple tools that are great for teachers and students. Classroom is a digital space where I can assign and collect assignments. Docs is a phenomenal word processor. Forms builds surveys, questionnaires, or quizzes in minimal time. Sheets can be used for graphing in science/math, etc. And this just scratches the surface. G Suite also offers Sites (a powerful, yet simple website builder) and a host of other great tools. G Suite is so multifaceted and full of awesome tools for the classroom!
- Access to all of these great tools just comes with your Google account. Yes, you are limited by space, and how much cloud storage you or your employer have purchased. But all of these great tools are free with your account.
- It's reliable, perfect for collaboration, and always being updated with great, new features.

Cons

My only con (and this isn't really a con, more of a concern) is that your creativity potential is limited by how much cloud storage you have. Everything you create or build uses space - so make sure you have enough. Different than the hard drive era of years ago also is the fact that you will have to continue to pay for this cloud space - you can't just buy a hard drive (one time fee) and store your items with G Suite. Hopefully, though, your district or school system purchases access to this for you as a part of your employment.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

G Suite is revolutionizing use of the cloud for business and students everywhere

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/14/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Extremely positive experience with G Suite. I use it all the time and the ease at which you can convert from Google format to Microsoft Office format is a huge plus, since many people still only use Office. It has overall saved me tons of time and I think really improved my students learning experience.

Pros

Where do I even begin? Well for starters, pretty much the most important things that G Suite can do are free. That is amazing for any student who is strapped for cash. The 2 most important features of G Suite for me are 1) As a scientist, the ability to take experiment notes in Google Docs or make a spreadsheet and share it with my Mentor so that he can keep track of my experiments progress without having to even be in the country. This is good because he travels a lot. And 2) There is an amazing feature on Google Slides where you can give a link to your presentation to anyone in the audience and they can go to the link on their phones or laptops and type out questions that I can then see on my computer!!! This is an invaluable feature when teaching larger classes and students are scared to ask a question and sounding stupid.

Cons

The features in all of the Microsoft office-like programs in G Suite are not really close to comparable to the amount and quality of features in the actual Microsoft Office suite (yet). I assume this will get better with time but for example the variety of transitions and animations in Google Slides is much less than PowerPoint. Also, in Microsoft Excel you can basically code programs if you know what you are doing, and this is just not achievable yet with Google Sheets.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

G Suite Pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Basic G Suite: $5 per user per month.
or $50 per user per year plus tax

G Suite with unlimited storage and Vault: $10 per user per month
or $120 per user per year plus tax

G Suite enterprise plan: $25 per user per month

G Suite Features

  • Access Control
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • Projections
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • SSL Security

Additional information for G Suite

Key features of G Suite

  • @mentions
  • Access control
  • Access permissions
  • Archiving & retention
  • Auditing
  • Auditing & reporting
  • Authentication & security
  • Automatic backup
  • Automatic notifications
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Chat
  • Chat functionality
  • Cloud file storage
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication management
  • Conferencing
  • Configurable security settings
  • Content filtering
  • Content library
  • Content management
  • Custom email address
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable questions
  • Customizable reporting
  • Customizable templates
  • Data entry verification
  • Data migration
  • Data storage management
  • Data synchronization
  • Document management
  • Document review
  • Document storage
  • Document templates
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Email & chat archiving
  • Email alerts
  • Email archiving
  • Email integration
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Email notifications
  • Email tracking
  • Employee communities
  • Event calendar
  • Event scheduling
  • File management
  • File transfer
  • Filtered views
  • Forms management
  • GPS integration
  • Geographic maps
  • Group calendars
  • Historical audit
  • Instant messaging
  • Live / video conferencing
  • Member forums
  • Mobile device management
  • Multi-channel communication
  • Multiple document formats
  • Multiple projects
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Offline access
  • Permission management
  • Project templates
  • Projections
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time updates
  • Remote document access
  • Resource allocation
  • Revision management
  • Role-based permissions
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Shared workspace
  • Single sign on
  • Survey management
  • Synchronization management
  • Synchronous editing
  • Task management
  • Task scheduling
  • Team calendars
  • Template management
  • Text editing
  • Third party integration
  • To-do list
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Two-way audio & video
  • User access controls
  • Version control
  • Version management
  • Video support
  • Web forms

Benefits

  • Access all Google apps at any time, anywhere from a computer, tablet or phone.

  • Use the Google Admin Console to manage all company data, mobile devices, email addresses, and security settings.

  • Organize meetings more efficiently by scheduling events in a shared calendar, sending reminders to Gmail, join video meetings with Hangouts and share presentations with Slides.

  • Create online documents, spreadsheets, surveys & forms, and presentations.

  • Share, collaborate and comment on text documents, presentations, and spreadsheets using Google Drive.

  • Build multiple project sites by choosing from hundreds of pre-built templates.

  • Use Google Vault for archiving emails and chats, e-discovery of information and export of emails and chats.

  • G Suite FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for G Suite.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does G Suite offer?

    G Suite offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $5/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Basic G Suite: $5 per user per month.
    or $50 per user per year plus tax

    G Suite with unlimited storage and Vault: $10 per user per month
    or $120 per user per year plus tax

    G Suite enterprise plan: $25 per user per month

    Q. What are the main features of G Suite?

    G Suite offers the following features:

    • @mentions
    • Access control
    • Access permissions
    • Archiving & retention
    • Auditing
    • Auditing & reporting
    • Authentication & security
    • Automatic backup
    • Automatic notifications
    • Calendar management
    • Calendar sync with Google
    • Chat
    • Chat functionality
    • Cloud file storage
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Commenting
    • Communication management
    • Conferencing
    • Configurable security settings
    • Content filtering
    • Content library
    • Content management
    • Custom email address
    • Custom forms
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable questions
    • Customizable reporting
    • Customizable templates
    • Data entry verification
    • Data migration
    • Data storage management
    • Data synchronization
    • Document management
    • Document review
    • Document storage
    • Document templates
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Electronic signature capture
    • Email & chat archiving
    • Email alerts
    • Email archiving
    • Email integration
    • Email invitations & reminders
    • Email notifications
    • Email tracking
    • Employee communities
    • Event calendar
    • Event scheduling
    • File management
    • File transfer
    • Filtered views
    • Forms management
    • GPS integration
    • Geographic maps
    • Group calendars
    • Historical audit
    • Instant messaging
    • Live / video conferencing
    • Member forums
    • Mobile device management
    • Multi-channel communication
    • Multiple document formats
    • Multiple projects
    • Multiple user accounts
    • Offline access
    • Permission management
    • Project templates
    • Projections
    • Real time notifications
    • Real time updates
    • Remote document access
    • Resource allocation
    • Revision management
    • Role-based permissions
    • Search functionality
    • Secure data storage
    • Shared workspace
    • Single sign on
    • Survey management
    • Synchronization management
    • Synchronous editing
    • Task management
    • Task scheduling
    • Team calendars
    • Template management
    • Text editing
    • Third party integration
    • To-do list
    • Two-factor authentication
    • Two-way audio & video
    • User access controls
    • Version control
    • Version management
    • Video support
    • Web forms

    Q. Who are the typical users of G Suite?

    G Suite has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does G Suite support?

    G Suite supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Q. What type of pricing plans does G Suite offer?

    G Suite has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does G Suite support mobile devices?

    G Suite supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does G Suite integrate with?

    G Suite integrates with the following applications:

    ClickMeeting, DeskAway, DirectIQ, GroupCamp Project, ONE UP, OneLogin, SuperSaaS, WorkforceGrowth, Zoho Analytics, Zoho CRM

    Q. What level of support does G Suite offer?

    G Suite offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials