Google Workspace

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Collaboration app suite for teams

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.


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.

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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
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    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
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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

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    4.7 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.6/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support Software
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    Mohammed
    Mohammed
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    • Industry: Higher Education Software
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google Workspace is a life-saver for all our collaboration and communication needs

    Reviewed on 28/08/2022

    Since the rise of the COVID pandemic, our school's functioning was stopped completely and the...

    Since the rise of the COVID pandemic, our school's functioning was stopped completely and the students were facing severe education loss. However, we found Google Workspace, an all-in-one tool for our organization in terms of all aspects including colleague communication, student-teacher communication, file storage, online exams and many more! Hence, we bought Google Workspace and were amazed by its unlimited functionality and integrations. Overall, it is the best platform for collaboration with eye-catching features.

    Pros

    Google Workspace is an easy and effective tool to connect and collaborate with my students and colleagues without any hassles. It has various platforms like Google Chat and Gmail for efficient communication. It also has Google Meet for simple and high-quality video calls and online classes. It has a range of affordable pricing plans which offer from 30GB to 5TB and even a plan that offers unlimited storage option. Various features of Google Drive like file sharing and commenting makes it an amazing tool for storage and collaboration. There are various other things that come with Google Workspace. Google Docs offers cloud document creation, Google Sheets helps in storing students' marks, Google Forms helps in creating online tests and grading and Google Classroom helps in virtualizing all of our classes with many amazing features. It is cost-efficient and the most productive tool that you'll ever need for collaboration, teamwork and storage.

    Cons

    From the perspective of an educational institution, I would recommend adding more features like attendance and live student monitoring in Google Classroom. Also, in Google Drive, I would love the ability of creating multiple sharing links for a file.

    Alternatives Considered

    WPS Office

    Reasons for Choosing Google Workspace

    Microsoft 365 was working well before the COVID pandemic but after the pandemic, we had to switch to Google Workspace as Microsoft 365 it was lacking many tools like Google Classroom from an educational institute's perspective. Hence, we switched from Microsoft 365 to Google Workspace.

    Switched From

    Microsoft 365

    Reasons for Switching to Google Workspace

    There weren't much features in WPS Office and the cost was not worth the product. On the contrary, Google Workspace offered many more features at an affordable price. Hence, we choose Google Workspace.
    Puneesh
    Puneesh
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    One stop shop for our all communication and storage needs

    Reviewed on 18/08/2023

    Overall, we are happy with Google workspace and will recommend to other organizations also

    Overall, we are happy with Google workspace and will recommend to other organizations also

    Pros

    Best thing about Google Workspace is the breadth of features and services that help reduces so much confusion in users. Also, the simple UI, security features like MFA are very good

    Cons

    They are continuously increasing prices every year. The inability of having an offline mail client as well as change management we face due to unavailability of excel specially when macros are used, are few things we dont like

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft 365

    Reasons for Choosing Google Workspace

    Security, collaboration features and integrations needs

    Reasons for Switching to Google Workspace

    Combination of few features and pricing + responses of sales teams
    Ilyass
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    • Industry: Computer & Network Security
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I liked the app

    Reviewed on 17/05/2024

    My experience with the application was wonderful and exciting for the user

    My experience with the application was wonderful and exciting for the user

    Pros

    I loved the storage space, the speed of its work, and the quality of service

    Cons

    Honestly, I didn't find anything I didn't like about it

    Michael
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    G Suite - The New Standard for Education

    Reviewed on 05/12/2018

    Google is awesome. Google Sucks. Google changes things at random, because they think they know...

    Google is awesome. Google Sucks. Google changes things at random, because they think they know better than you. Google's project vision often excludes we the user. They have plans for one application, so you won't get a feature in another. They intend to replace something, so you can just do without while we work on it, to later discontinue it.

    But G-Suite works. It's awesome for email. It has a terrific set of applications that are becoming mainstream enough that I get less and less shouts at for it not being office. Google Drive is great, as a last bastion of storage for when someone loses their documents.

    The configurations of various apps for users is awesome for most of the Google Apps (if they have been blessed to give you such settings).

    Do I recommend it? Absolutely. It's a necessity in a Google Education district. Would I use it for email even If I wasn't? Yes I sure would. The rest of the options, iffy.

    Pros

    G Suite, a powerful collection of Googles Utilities wrapped up in a business-centric manageable cloud (for in our case, Education).

    There is a large amount of customization available based upon users by OU, which can trickle down into Chromebook management, and more.

    Quick alias support for name changes.
    Extra Routing steps for email if you wish (route through your own filters, or a second route for internal archiving).
    Enable / Disable GSuite apps based upon OU. And configurations based upon such.
    Password Syncs with Active Directory (requires an install on a password management server).
    User Sync with Active Directry (requires another install on a directory server).

    Cons

    G Suite is excellent. But G Suite does suffer some flaws.

    The management interface is SLOW. I cannot underscore this enough. Antique "Active Directory Users and Computers" is like lightning compared to using the management interface.

    The mangaement inferface tends to forget your log-ins mid stream, it doesn't remember where you were, and your attempted setting change wasn't set. Don't forget.

    Some interfaces hide the save button (seemingly...). Other settings are saved on click (lack of consistency).
    New features are often bleeding edge, but also sometimes completely excluded because "it's not for business customers"?
    Restrict "Hangouts" for some users? No... you cannot, you have to use "Hangouts Chat" because that's the business client, but that doesn't integrate into email.

    Radek
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Efficiency and Collaboration with Google Workspace

    Reviewed on 07/03/2024

    Overall, Google Workspace has significantly streamlined our workflows, fostering collaboration and...

    Overall, Google Workspace has significantly streamlined our workflows, fostering collaboration and efficiency within our team, though occasional limitations in features are noted, the benefits outweigh these minor drawbacks.

    Pros

    Seamless integration of tools, particularly the real-time collaboration features and ample storage, enhances productivity and teamwork.

    Cons

    Some features, like advanced data analysis or complex formatting options, may be lacking compared to standalone software solutions.

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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: $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, Vietnamese

    Google Workspace supports the following devices:

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

    Google Workspace integrates with the following applications:

    Adobe Workfront, Lucidchart, Miro, Signeasy

    Google Workspace offers the following support options:

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

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