About Google Workspace

Google Workspace 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$6,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Google Workspace

  • 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.
  • Devices

    Business size

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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

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

    Pricing starting from:

    US$6,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Google Workspace Software - Collaborate in real time with synchronous, real-time editing across devices
    Google Workspace Software - Turn meetings into video conferences from any camera-enabled device
    Google Workspace Software - Store and share files in the cloud then access, view and edit them from a computer, tablet or phone
    Google Workspace Software - Protect company data and devices with single-sign-on & two-factor authentication options
    Google Workspace Software - Enjoy professional, ad-free, custom email with 30GB of inbox storage
    Google Workspace Software - Schedule teams efficiently with integrated, online, shareable calendars
    Google Workspace Software - Share ideas and collaborate with coworkers using Google+
    Google Workspace Software - Keep files centrally stored and synced across devices
    Google Workspace Software - Collaborate in real time with synchronous, auto-save, real-time editing
    Google Workspace Software - Create and edit spreadsheets from any device
    Google Workspace Software - Create custom forms for online surveys and questionnaires
    Google Workspace Software - Create, edit and present presentations from any smart device
    Google Workspace Software - Build and launch mobile-friendly websites
    Google Workspace Software - Manage, retain, search and export email and on-the-record chats with G Suite Vault

    Features

    Total features of Google Workspace: 96

    • @mentions
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Audio Calls
    • Audio/Video Recording
    • Audit Management
    • Authentication
    • Automatic Backup
    • Availability Management
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Calendar Management
    • Calendar Sync
    • Call Conferencing
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Cloud Application Security
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Conferencing
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Synchronization
    • Data Tabulation
    • Deployment Management
    • Document Capture
    • Document Management
    • Document Review
    • Document Storage
    • Document Templates
    • Drag & Drop
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Management
    • Email Monitoring
    • Email Reminders
    • Email Tracking
    • Endpoint Management
    • Event Scheduling
    • File Management
    • File Sharing
    • File Storage
    • File Transfer
    • Forms Creation & Design
    • Forms Management
    • Full Text Search
    • Host Controls
    • Integrations Management
    • Live Chat
    • Live Video Interview
    • Meeting Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Channel Communication
    • Offline Access
    • Presentation Streaming
    • Presentation Tools
    • Private Chat
    • Process/Workflow Automation
    • Projections
    • Real Time Editing
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Synchronization
    • Real-Time Chat
    • Real-time Updates
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Response Management
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Scheduling
    • Screen Sharing
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Security Management
    • Single Sign On
    • Skill Assessment & Scoring
    • Software Management
    • Task Management
    • Task Scheduling
    • Template Management
    • Templates
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Threat Intelligence
    • To-Do List
    • Two Way Audio & Video
    • Two-Factor Authentication
    • Two-Way Audio & Video
    • Unified Communications
    • Version Control
    • Video Conferencing
    • Video Support
    • Visual Modeling

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,7 /5
    (11 782)
    Value for Money
    4,6/5
    Features
    4,6/5
    Ease of Use
    4,6/5
    Customer Support
    4,2/5

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    Ashish A.
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    • Industry: Online Media
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best Email and Storage Solution for Critical Business Applications

    Reviewed on 2022/05/01

    Primarily for Business Emails, Storage is a plus, but we avoid using Google Workspace for storage...

    Primarily for Business Emails, Storage is a plus, but we avoid using Google Workspace for storage requirements because other great options are available in the market. Currently we're only hosting important documents on Google Workspace Drive and using AWS S3 for rest of our needs.

    Pros

    Google Workspace is the best solution when it comes to email and storage. It never misses any of your important business emails and always syncs them on time. Wide app connectivity is a critical feature because you can just download the application on your iPhone and get emails. API and Integrations is a major positive which makes it market dominator.

    Cons

    The least is pricing. Google Workspace is very unlikely to be the ideal solution for bootstrapped companies. While other competitors like Zoho offer free emails and competitive and affordable plans, Google workspace provides no option for startups.

    Betsy F.
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    • Industry: Photography
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Pro level Gmail for single or multi users

    Reviewed on 2022/06/27

    I've used Google workspace since it was google suites, and was a legacy suites user as well. So...

    I've used Google workspace since it was google suites, and was a legacy suites user as well. So I've been using the software for a while. When they transitioned away from the free legacy accounts, Google was very upfront and fair about the transition options, which I appreciated. I have been satisfied with my use of Google workspace -- for the most part. Recently, I tried to implement the appointment scheduling tool (not to be confused with the older and archaic "slots" tool). I was excited to use the tool based on my initial first impressions, so switched from the business starter to the business standard subscription. But once I got deeper into setting things up, I discovered that the tool was very limited and would not accomplish what I had been doing in Calendly. I have 8 calendars that need to be accounted for when offering available appointment times. As it is set up (June 2022) -- the tool only accounts for the primary calendar -- none of the others. This is very problematic and made the whole tool useless for my purposes. After a lengthy spell of chats with multiple levels of chat support, they claimed they were still working to resolve my issue -- but I had enough and asked to be reverted to my previous subscription level. That itself required chat support to authorize, which was taken care of. But an unfortunate side effect was that I lost my discount. Chat support told me I had to talk to the sales department to get that taken care of. Makes no sense

    Pros

    I like that it allows me to use my domain's email -- and that the email is gmail so the structure is familiar -- and email inboxes are more likely to allow my emails to arrive (rather than ending up in the inbox).

    Cons

    The calendar appointment scheduling tool has a huge flaw -- it is limited to the primary calendar only. And this is not noted anywhere. You need to be able to account for multiple calendars.

    Jason S.
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Workspace is the Default

    Reviewed on 2022/05/27

    My overall experience ranges from highly frustrating to ‘it just works.’

    My overall experience ranges from highly frustrating to ‘it just works.’

    Pros

    I use it for email management and what I like most about it is the reliability.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of confusing steps, it isn’t user friendly and fixing problems seems to be like some secret that is hard to find.

    Alternatives Considered

    Zoho Mail

    Reasons for Switching to Google Workspace

    Initially because of the low cost.
    Jared K.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google Workspace Review

    Reviewed on 2022/05/12

    As a power user, I find it helpful that I'm able to get a lot of things done in a short amount of...

    As a power user, I find it helpful that I'm able to get a lot of things done in a short amount of time without dealing with a lot of back end or support issues because the downtime is rare if minimal and I can access my files offline if needed. Additionally, I'm not limited with my storage capacity or feeling like it's a separate process then just getting all functionality that I need.

    Pros

    I'm able to do a lot more functionality in regards to my business and bring collaboration with every partner I work with.

    Cons

    The only issues I have is it doesn't integrate my calling or texting and it's a separate feature with Google so that I would have to share things separately instead of simultaneously.

    Alternatives Considered

    Dropbox Business and iCloud

    Reasons for Choosing Google Workspace

    Just found it restrictive to be paying for Google one storage and paying for OneDrive, iCloud and Dropbox all in one without having the functionality to also have meetings, email and other office products

    Switched From

    OneDrive

    Reasons for Switching to Google Workspace

    The limit in device capacity & functionality and also offline access to files.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Flexibility to use, access & sharing files from anywhere

    Reviewed on 2022/05/23

    Easy to access and retrieve files anytime, helps to maintain the docs internally and with customers...

    Easy to access and retrieve files anytime, helps to maintain the docs internally and with customers with security as only the persons can view the files who have access. Saves the docs automatically and simultaneously editing with top notch services.

    Pros

    Very easy to use can create docs, presentations & spreadsheets and share within organization or specific person. All-in-one online collaborative tool for interact and communicate with the employees working remotely and share files anytime from anywhere. Automatically sync with Google calendar for events and best is notifications/reminders for upcoming events.

    Cons

    Storage and integration with other products is limited, require broadband connection or high speed network,

    Alternatives Considered

    ZoomInfo SalesOS and Zoho Mail

    Reasons for Switching to Google Workspace

    Google workspace is easy use, understand and setup even review rating shows that Google workspace is better
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    Google Workspace FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Workspace.

    Google Workspace offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$6,00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Business Starter: $6 per user per month. Business Standard: $12 per user per month. Business Plus: $18 per user per month. Enterprise: contact Google for pricing.

    Google Workspace has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

    Google Workspace supports the following languages:

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

    Google Workspace supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Google Workspace integrates with the following applications:

    Adobe Workfront, Google Maps, Lucidchart, Signeasy

    Google Workspace offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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