G Suite

G Suite

Collaboration app suite for teams

4.6/5 (8495 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
US$5,00/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
6143
Excellent
1849
Very good
392
Average
53
Poor
58
Terrible
Krishna M.

Google Suite: The Ultimate Tool for your College Education

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/09
Review Source: Capterra

Using Google's App suite, I expected there to be a notable difference in usability between it and Microsoft Office. But I was wrong. I noticed zero difference. In fact, I use Google Suite more than Microsoft Office because of how easy it is to keep documents backed up. That alone gives me peace of mind that I won't lose any data should my local machine crash.

Pros

Normally, I use apps like Microsoft Office because of the known familiarity and ease of use. When a peer told me about Google Suite, I took a look at it, and I noticed that there are apps that are identical to Microsoft office, like word docs, spreadsheets, powerpoint presentations, etc. of course, Google names them differently. When I began working on my English paper, I was initially skeptical of how Google Docs would be since I was so used to using Microsoft Word. But when I used Google Docs, I was beyond impressed. It's literally identical to Microsoft Word, except, it's free, and it's on the cloud, and every small edit I make Google autosaves it in seconds.

Then I decided to look into the other Google Apps, like Google Slides and Google Spreadsheets. After using them, I can say that there is literally zero difference in functionality and usability between using Microsoft or Google's apps.

Cons

Admittedly, Google's app suite can be a tad slow when in use. I noticed that when I use Google Docs or Sheets. But that's to be expected for something that is literally on the cloud. Plus, on my Mac, using Google apps online can increase my CPU usage, and make my fans spin faster than they should be. But really, those are the only complaints I can really give to Google Suite. But honestly, the pros simply outweigh the cons.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Aziz K.

G Suite for Non Profitd

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/04
Review Source: Capterra

The transition from Office 365 to G Suite has been fairly smooth. Google provides a migration service that can complete the process without paying extra. G Suite apps are amazing for collaboration, something that Office 365 combined with Dropbox couldn't match before. Google has improved the accessibility of their G Suite apps immensely to the point that several of our visually impaired and blind employees are able to use it without any substitutes or help. Google offers GSSMO and for this reason we are able to have a mixed environment of strictly G Suite users, as well as some that prefer Outlook. GSSMO allows us to provide Outlook and still keep the company directory for those users in Outlook as well as being able to view the calendar availability of their colleagues. G Suite was able to replace Office 365 and we are planning to take advantage of the full offering and replace Dropbox as well.

Pros

Support provided by Google is excellent. G Suite for Non Profits is free of charge and includes most of the features needed for a company. G Suite apps are amazing for collaboration and are highly accessible for visually impaired employees.

Cons

Only 30 GB of storage space is offered to share between Drive, Gmail and Photos for Non Profit account.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Nate B.

Using G Suite as a Business Communicator

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/30
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, G Suite is a dream to use – so long as you have a reliable internet connection.
I especially appreciate the collaborative features, the ability to set differing permissions, and the integration with other products. The ability to use it on a smartphone on the go is very helpful as well.

Pros

I love the collaborative aspects of G Suite. The ability to create shared folders and documents that are accessible from anywhere, the ability for multiple people to work in and comment on documents all at the same time. The ability to tag/call out colleagues in a document, and assign them sections to work on is amazing as well. There is even a built-in chat function to host a discussion within a document.
Moreover, the accessibility of documents from anywhere with an internet connection is great. It's as easy to do from within a mobile app as it is on a desktop computer, making sharing items on the fly (or while out sick) a snap!
We use G Suite with LumApps intranet, and G Suite integrates nearly seamlessly. It's great!
As a business communicator, the ability to set different permissions in a document is immensely helpful, and it is appreciated!

Cons

Some features are a little less intuitive than others, which sends a curveball. In some ways, Google have set the bar so high for themselves with the way some features work, that they almost set themselves up to disappoint when other features don't perform or are less intuitive.
G Suite is often marketed as a Microsoft Office replacement. And in many ways, it is. However, there are a couple of features that are missing or underdeveloped: In any document, it is not possible to do a find-and-replace that is limited to a specific section or limited to a highlighted area. Find-and-replace applies to the entire document, which is very vexing. In Google Slides, it is not possible to set differing slide durations; each slide must advance at the same interval. Both of these features, which I used every day in Microsoft Office, seem relatively easy to implement. (But then again, I am not a coder!)

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Jordan S.

G-Suite Rocks for Small Businesses

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/22
Review Source: Capterra

My business partner and I thoroughly enjoy G-Suite for it's ease-of-use, cross-device compatibility and included software tools. Can't really ask for too much more.

Pros

I love G-suite and the applications bundled into it for use in my own small business. I use the gmail web client each and every single day both on my computer and phone. There are a lot of features to love but I'll keep it simple: 1.) Android Plug-and-Play functionality 2.) Awesome cloud based tools included (google drive, google sheets, google photos, calendar etc.) 3.) Unwavering uptime. I can't say I've ever had one issue with my email responsiveness and ability to use G-Suite software

Cons

Can't really think of many dislikes for G-Suite. but one dislike I would have is my inability to attach certain .zip files to emails that I send out. I think that the email scanning (of what I'm sending out) is just a wee bit invasive although I do get why Google would do it. At least maybe find a way to make simple web development documents (.html/.css/ javascript) easy to send. Another thing would be that sometimes I suppose that Microsoft document formatting can be lost between Google Sheets and Microsoft documents when you try to open them but that is to be expected.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

A comprehensive suite of tools

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, G Suite is exactly what you need. For everything you need that it doesn't have, G Suite can likely integrate with it. I have tried Microsoft and Zoho, and G Suite easily comes out on top in terms of seamless interaction and overall functionality.

Pros

- G Suite brings in nearly everything you need to run an efficient company's documents. Sheets, Docs, Drawings, Storage, Email.
- All the tools work together seamlessly.
- Products are always being upgraded and they are all so widely used, there is practically no learning curve to onboard a new employee or contractor.
- Support is fast and professional. If Google has not yet documented a question in their comprehensive Q/A, then their support staff will help you straight away.
- The tools included are the best of the best. Sheets and Docs make collaboration very efficient when compared to their Microsoft counterparts.
- Managing users, permission, and multiple accounts is an absolute breeze. G Suite makes this extremely simple and straightforward.
- G Suite has an excellent integration and extensibility system, and even a marketplace of apps. This means that for any tool not already included with G Suite (such as a CRM or Document Signing), it can be integrated and added onto your license with ease.

Cons

- The cost per user does feel a bit high when compared to other suite products (like Microsoft of Zoho).
- There has yet to have an encryption feature added to the basic G Suite which I feel is essential for most (if not all) corporate suite offerings.
- While the products included are great, they are also just the basic products required to effectively run a business. This can be a pro and a con at the same time, but a more robust suite offering would help compare G Suite with its more robust competitors (Microsoft and Zoho).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

G Suite Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00/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: US$5,00/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