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:

$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.
  • Business size

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    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Malaysia, Nigeria, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Vietnam, South Africa

    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, Vietnamese

    Pricing starting from:

    $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: 157

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    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Appointment Management
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Assignment Management
    • Attendance Tracking Software
    • Attendee Management
    • Audio / Video Conferencing
    • Audio Calls
    • Audio/Video Recording
    • Audit Management
    • Authentication Software
    • Auto-Responders
    • Autofill
    • Automatic Backup
    • Availability Management
    • Backup and Recovery
    • Booking Management
    • Brainstorming
    • Breakout Rooms
    • Calendar Management
    • Calendar Sync
    • Calendar/Reminder System
    • Call Conferencing
    • Call Recording Software
    • Call Scheduling
    • Charting
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Class Scheduling
    • Cloud Backup
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Color Codes/Icons
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Conferencing
    • Contact Management Software
    • Content Library
    • Content Management System (CMS) Software
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Extraction Software
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Synchronization
    • Data Tabulation
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Document Capture
    • Document Generation Software
    • Document Management Software
    • Document Review
    • Document Storage
    • Document Templates
    • Drag & Drop
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Management Software
    • Email Monitoring
    • Email Reminders
    • Email Templates
    • Email Tracking Software
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Scheduling
    • File Conversion
    • File Management
    • File Recovery
    • File Sharing Software
    • File Storage
    • File Transfer
    • Forms Creation & Design
    • Forms Management
    • Formula Management
    • Full Text Search
    • Functions/Calculations
    • HD Audio/Video
    • Host Controls
    • Inbox Management
    • Live Chat Software
    • Live Video Interview
    • Meeting Management
    • Meeting Notes
    • Meeting Preparation Tools
    • Meeting Room Booking
    • Microsoft Outlook Integration
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Channel Communication
    • Multiple Format Support
    • Office Suite
    • Offline Access
    • On-Demand Recording
    • Online Booking
    • Online Video Platform Software
    • Polls/Voting
    • Presentation Streaming
    • Presentation Tools
    • Prioritization
    • Private Chat
    • Process/Workflow Automation
    • Project Planning Software
    • Projections
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Editing
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real Time Synchronization
    • Real-Time Chat
    • Real-time Scheduling
    • Real-time Updates
    • Recording
    • Reminders
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Response Management
    • Revision History
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Scheduling Software
    • Screen Sharing Software
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Shared Inboxes
    • Signature Management
    • Single Sign On Software
    • Skill Assessment & Scoring
    • Spam Blocker
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Tagging
    • Task Management Software
    • Task Planning
    • Task Scheduling
    • Team Calendars
    • Team Chat
    • Template Management
    • Templates
    • Text Editing
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time Zone Tracking
    • To-Do List
    • Two Way Audio & Video
    • Two-Factor Authentication
    • Two-Way Audio & Video
    • Unified Communications Software
    • Version Control
    • Video Call Recording
    • Video Conferencing Software
    • Video Layouts/Views
    • Video Streaming
    • Video Support
    • Virtual Backgrounds
    • Website Integration
    • What-if Analysis
    • Whitelisting/Blacklisting
    • Workflow Management Software

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5
    (12,364)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.6/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.2/5

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    Joel
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    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google Making my life easier

    Reviewed on 29/07/2022

    Pros

    Being able to integrate into everything else and since I'm a chrome user the options for extensions into other platforms makes it a no brainer.

    Cons

    Coming from an MS environment it takes a bit to change but that is more user error than the tool itself.

    Skyler
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    • Industry: Writing & Editing
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google Workspace is the perfect tool to run your online business

    Reviewed on 25/07/2022

    My experience with Google Workspace has been great. It has allowed me to have a more professional...

    My experience with Google Workspace has been great. It has allowed me to have a more professional presence for my freelance writing business with a custom email address for my website, as well as to be able to collaborate on files with clients instead of just from a regular gmail account. The extra Google Drive storage space is a nice bonus too.

    Pros

    The main reason I subscribed to Google Workspace was to get a custom email address for my domain and to be able to use it in Gmail. I also like the additional Google Drive storage space, as well as use the collaboration and sharing features to deliver all my client work in Google Docs and Google Drive.

    Cons

    There is honestly nothing that I don't like about Google Workspace. At times it can be a bit confusing to navigate through menus to find what I am specifically looking for. But with a quick Google search I can find it.

    Diane
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    I prefer the Google workspace calendar

    Reviewed on 28/07/2022

    This is a very well made software and one of the easiest to use I've ever encountered, it has some...

    This is a very well made software and one of the easiest to use I've ever encountered, it has some great unique qualities.
    With that being said, none of this matters if you need to use it offline or if you need advanced document management. It's just such a shame and I hope these problems are addressed soon!

    Pros

    In terms of actually using the software this one scores very high. It was so simple to figure out and use in a way that actually helps my work day.
    The calendar is by far my most valued feature. I have had a lot of problems finding a properly working calendar that will sync as it should, this one is great.
    Google workspace is accessible no matter where you are or what type of device you're using. It combines so many things into one software and can be used for many different purposes.

    Cons

    The main problem is that it is only web based.. if you don't have an internet connection this software is moot. I cannot understand why they wouldn't make a version that works offline. At least for the simple functions.. it's not practical at all.
    The document features aren't as strong as we need either.

    Kaela
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    10/10 Recommend!

    Reviewed on 14/07/2022

    My overall experience with Google is amazing, 10 out of 10 experience. Google allows us to...

    My overall experience with Google is amazing, 10 out of 10 experience. Google allows us to communicate with our clients, our team and track analytics. I love the aesthetics of Google Workspace. The dashboards are so clean cut they benefit my psychology when performing tasks. I truly love Google Workspace and would not consider another alternative.

    Pros

    The features most used with Google Workspace are email monitoring, calendar management, scheduling, video and audio conferencing, secure data storage, Google Sheets, and Google Docs. These features are at the core of our business operations and without them, we would not be profitable.

    Cons

    The only feature that I would love for Google to add to their products/features is a Microsoft Sharepoint equivalent. I have not found a sufficient Sharepoint equivalent with Google Workspace.

    Reasons for Switching to Google Workspace

    I was familiar with G-mail and that was our immediate business email (an address with our business domain). I am not sure if pricing was comparable to the alternatives. In my opinion, Google workspace is EXTREMELY affordable for small businesses. However, I chose Google Workspace because I prefer the G-mail email interface over the outlook email interface and search/filter.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Gsuite / Google Workspace

    Reviewed on 30/07/2022

    Pros

    I love the accessibility of using Google workspace for file, email and calendar management. I can easily access these items from anywhere, on any device, which means my business is available to me at ease, no matter where I am. It also means I don't need to worry about my devices breaking down and losing data, as everything we do is saved on our Google workspace account, and all our files saved to the cloud using Google File Stream.

    Cons

    Setup can be a bit tricky if you are not very tech savvy - so it may pay to have someone help you do this, or utilise the live chat support who are mostly very helpful. We offer this service to our customers as they often find it a bit overwhelming to get set up.

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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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