G Suite

Collaboration app suite for teams

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G Suite Overview

What is G Suite?

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.

G Suite Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$6.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Basic G Suite: $6 per user per month.

G Suite Business: $12 per user per month.

G Suite Enterprise plan: $25 per user per month.


G Suite Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
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, Turkish, Ukrainian, Thai

Screenshots

G Suite screenshot: Collaborate in real time with synchronous, real-time editing across devices
G Suite screenshot: Collaborate in real time with synchronous, real-time editing across devices G Suite screenshot: Turn meetings into video conferences from any camera-enabled device G Suite screenshot: Store and share files in the cloud then access, view and edit them from a computer, tablet or phone G Suite screenshot: Protect company data and devices with single-sign-on & two-factor authentication options G Suite screenshot: Enjoy professional, ad-free, custom email with 30GB of inbox storage G Suite screenshot: Schedule teams efficiently with integrated, online, shareable calendars G Suite screenshot: Share ideas and collaborate with coworkers using Google+ G Suite screenshot: Keep files centrally stored and synced across devices G Suite screenshot: Collaborate in real time with synchronous, auto-save, real-time editing G Suite screenshot: Create and edit spreadsheets from any device

G Suite Reviews

G Suite Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
7160

Very good
2038

Average
404

Poor
58

Terrible
64

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.2
95% recommended this app
Margarita E.

The total IT solution for schools!

We use Gsuite for gradebooks, report cards, student information systems, HR forms, office programs, storage of photos and videos and email online 'drive' cloud storage for all our needs.


Sarah M.

A Necessary Tool for Doing Business

I've been a G Suite customer both in my personal life, self employment ventures, and all the times I've contracted with companies. Over time I've pushed away using Google's proprietary tools (For example, I'll utilize a different email platform but hook it into G Suite), and I will admit there's a serious disappointment to be had when it comes to integrations with "Smart" devices. G Suite will remain a constant part of my life, and it scales well whenever I've had periods of needing additional accounts/storage.


Michael B.

G Suite - The New Standard for Education

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.


Michael S.

Our Team Lives by G Suite


Rodrigo T.

Very good, stable, but expensive

We have used the company for several years, without major frustrations. As I said, some functions are missing, we need to think of it as part of the office, with everything you would try to manage on the intranet, it seems like something standing in the way between an intranet solution and a collaborative solution. Although I don't like this form of operation (maybe if it emulated another sharepoint it would be better), I never changed it, despite considering it sometimes, precisely because it is difficult to find a competing service that manages to maintain the same connection and operation stability. It is very rare to find bugs, just as it is very rare to be down. We use it mainly for: saving and backing up files, exchanging files between employees and third parties, exchanging and permanently storing e-mails and docs a little to create documents and spreadsheets or forms to create quick satisfaction surveys for our customers. Google sheets doesn't compare to a local office, basic functions are missing, but it's great for editing a document quickly and sharing. We have already used support, but support is weak, information is lacking and is often time consuming to return. If you can't handle self-service well, this is not a service for you.


Margarita E.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 13-50 Employees

The total IT solution for schools!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 26/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We use Gsuite for gradebooks, report cards, student information systems, HR forms, office programs, storage of photos and videos and email online 'drive' cloud storage for all our needs.

Pros

Gsuite offers all the tools you need for collaborative document creation from forms, surveys, spreadsheets, slides (powerpoint), cloud storage, calendars, note taking, accounting and reports.

The templates available for education have many solutions available from lesson planners, calendars, quiz creation, gradebook, reports and meeting programs. Templates can be shared within the community and you can find templates that other schools use and share if it is not available in the standard set. The organizational email system is way more user friendly than other systems. I have worked with a team to establish Gsuite in two schools as the main system, and we are a Google school and the staff and admin do not need Microsoft office anymore as this system covers alternatives to those program.

It auto-saves your work and when working on collaborative documents it is easy to see who has input different items and easily go back and restore previous versions if needed.

Easily compatible to connect data to Google sites.

Cons

I wish that all the options that are available for excel exist in the Google Spreadsheets - e.g. being able to select multiple tabs and edit all of them at the same time.

As a private international school it is fairly costly with a charge per staff user. Support education in the private sector too - it needs a substantial budget for large schools.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sarah M.
Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

A Necessary Tool for Doing Business

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I've been a G Suite customer both in my personal life, self employment ventures, and all the times I've contracted with companies. Over time I've pushed away using Google's proprietary tools (For example, I'll utilize a different email platform but hook it into G Suite), and I will admit there's a serious disappointment to be had when it comes to integrations with "Smart" devices. G Suite will remain a constant part of my life, and it scales well whenever I've had periods of needing additional accounts/storage.

Pros

G Suite is intuitive, and merges well into the workflow for users who've already been using Google products. It doesn't take much to tweak it a bit though it's often a good thing to restrict people to the environment they (often) grew up using.

Cons

The walled garden which is Google becomes G Suites strongest selling point and also it's greatest weakness. Some organizations may not find this meets their needs, and while it's not specific to my use-case everyone should evaluate if G Suite meets their compliance needs. I also will say the admin panel is a bit simplified in comparison to what IT professionals may be used to (this might just be me), though it's improved with time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Michael B.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 201-500 Employees

G Suite - The New Standard for Education

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/12/2018
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Michael S.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Our Team Lives by G Suite

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 28/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Our team lives by using G Suite. We love it. There is only one feature i wish it had. (see below) other than that it is perfect, really. and the price is great. love the mobile apps for android and ios. amazing. not many people know g suite is hipaa compliant, that is, if you have google sign a BAA with your company. this is great.

Cons

i wish you could search WITHIN documents on your computer. in order to do this, you need to go to the web interface. you can only search by file names, etc. on your computer.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Rodrigo T.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Very good, stable, but expensive

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 17/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We have used the company for several years, without major frustrations. As I said, some functions are missing, we need to think of it as part of the office, with everything you would try to manage on the intranet, it seems like something standing in the way between an intranet solution and a collaborative solution. Although I don't like this form of operation (maybe if it emulated another sharepoint it would be better), I never changed it, despite considering it sometimes, precisely because it is difficult to find a competing service that manages to maintain the same connection and operation stability. It is very rare to find bugs, just as it is very rare to be down. We use it mainly for: saving and backing up files, exchanging files between employees and third parties, exchanging and permanently storing e-mails and docs a little to create documents and spreadsheets or forms to create quick satisfaction surveys for our customers. Google sheets doesn't compare to a local office, basic functions are missing, but it's great for editing a document quickly and sharing. We have already used support, but support is weak, information is lacking and is often time consuming to return. If you can't handle self-service well, this is not a service for you.

Pros

The best thing about the G-suite is stability. You know that it will work, you know that it will have no bugs and that you will not lose files on the drive or gmail. And it's fast.

Cons

Some features take time to appear, perhaps it is the price to pay for stability, but in general there are improvements that you don't use, and basic improvements that never arrive. For example, on the drive you still can't use folders as easily as you do in your computer's file explorer, useful panels are missing information. Another problem that I consider serious is the lack of a part of the drive that is "online only" controlled by the administrator. As it is today, it features a temporary drive for common files, because if I put backup files, client spreadsheets and sensitive data, I always know that they are also accessible from my computer or cell phone, but I would not like these files to be "loose" around. If you lose your phone, good luck trying to delete files remotely.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
9.1/10
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G Suite Pricing

G Suite Pricing

Starting from
US$6.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Basic G Suite: $6 per user per month.

G Suite Business: $12 per user per month.

G Suite Enterprise plan: $25 per user per month.

Basic G Suite: $6 per user per month.

G Suite Business: $12 per user per month.

G Suite Enterprise plan: $25 per user per month.

Value for Money
4.6/5
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G Suite Features

G Suite Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customisable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.6/5
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for G Suite

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

    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$6.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Basic G Suite: $6 per user per month. G Suite Business: $12 per user per month. 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, Turkish, Ukrainian, Thai

    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, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials, Forum