Just a few months ago, Google rebranded its Google Apps for Work enterprise cloud suite to its new name G Suite. Its intent is to go head to head with its top competitor, Microsoft Office 365.
In many ways, Google has set the standard for cloud application based systems. In a short amount of time, they have proved that you don’t need a program sitting on your desktop in order to be successful. They have proved that a browser window is all you need to create a fully functional client for common office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and more.
That means your apps will work smoothly and consistently from wherever you choose to access your information, from the office or the road, from your desktop or your smartphone.
It also means that Google offers everything in one neat package. Email, calendar, team collaboration, personal and team file sharing, document creation, spreadsheets, presentations, audio and video calls, even its own internal security and compliance is all there ready and waiting for you on a pay-as-you-go basis. You only pay for the users who use G Suite instead of loading up software that can go untouched.
What’s holding you back?
Maybe you have programs already in place. You’re comfortable with them. They work for you. Why change? Many businesses start with a small team using G Suite while others in the company stick with the old systems. The great news is G Suite is compatible with most of the old file formats: .doc, .xls, .ppt. Which means teams can go back and forth using the old and new formats to get work done faster than ever before. We usually find that once people see the power of working online, they end up phasing out their old tools completely as they discover the real power of being able to collaborate and use tools from anywhere.
But Google has free products; why should you pay for G Suite?
Google does have a variety of free consumer based products. Using them can introduce you to the features and control they offer for running a business. With G Suite, you get things like a professional, business-grade email system, and extra storage for Gmail and Drive. You also get some crucial advantages like security management and full administration of all your user accounts.
Why should you work with a G Suite provider?
It starts with migration and management support. You don’t know what you don’t know. And when integrating a new platform throughout your business, it can have significant implications if it’s not done right. The more people you have to manage, the more G Suite systems you choose to operate with, the more support you’re likely to need along the way. That’s where working with a provider really becomes handy. That way you can focus on what you do best while getting the data you need to analyze and see the big picture. You worry about your business, we deal with things like the implementation and licensing for you.
How could working with G Suite improve the way you do business?