Do you want to know which one to choose?
The eternal fight: GSuite vs Office 365, which is better? As you well know, in your professional day to day, it is essential to have tools and applications that make your work easier and more productive, tools that allow your team to collaborate.
Currently, the trend is that more and more businesses opt for cloud-based environments . It is for this reason that the Cloud world has more and more competitors. Surely you have heard a lot about GSuite and Office 365, the main service packages from Google and Microsoft.
But still don't know which option is best suited for your organization? Next, we want to give you a series of tips for which we at UcloudStore recommend GSuite as the best corporate communication tool, from which your employees can increase efficiency at work.
6 reasons to choose GSuite in your company
1. Email: Gmail
You may already be familiar with how our beloved Gmail looks. Well, the G Suite tray is exactly the same! In this way, the intuitive and simple interface of Gmail is used to make your adaptation process easier. In addition, Gmail allows us to quickly configure an automatic response and informs us of all the sessions that have taken place in your account, also showing information about the devices.
On the contrary, with Office 365 the mail is that of Outlook, which has a less familiar design for most. This can make the adaptation process longer and more cumbersome than with Gmail. In addition, the Google interface is more deductive, an advantage for the rapid integration of the team after its implementation.
2. Large storage capacity
One of the strengths of G Suite is the large storage capacity that all plans have. In the case of GSuite Basic , it has 30 GB . On the other hand, with GSuite Business (from 5 users) and Enterprise , the storage is totally unlimited .
In addition, we must also take into account that documents from Google apps, such as Docs, Sheets or Slides, do not take up storage space. Therefore, these applications do not affect the space available in our G Suite plan. In addition, with a single click, the Google Suite converts Microsoft Office files into Drive documents, assigning them a URL and allowing collaboration on the document, so there are no incompatibility problems.
3. Cloud apps
While Microsoft Office desktop applications require IT installation, maintenance, and updating, the G Suite work environment uses browser-based and cloud-based applications. In this way, the data is more secure and it is not necessary to invest as much effort in IT . In addition, teams have the possibility to make a more optimized use of the applications, reinforcing collaboration and teamwork.
On the other hand, something very positive about G Suite is that there is nothing to prevent combining Office 365 applications with those of Google . This is a good thing if you want the unlimited space that G Suite offers, without losing the ability to continue using Microsoft Office 365. You can purchase the offline version of Microsoft apps and save your files to Google Drive, via Google Desktop Sync .
You can also install the Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office .
4. Improve your team collaboration
A great advantage of working in the cloud is the possibilities for collaboration that open up. For one thing, with G Suite, you no longer have to work with different versions of files. Instead, you can simply open a document in the browser and see, in real time, the edits your team members are making .
Both G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 do this type of collaboration using their online applications. However, we must bear in mind that G Suite is native in the cloud and in the collaborative field, so it is designed and adapted to this environment. Instead, Office 365 is transforming and evolving from desktop applications.
In addition, G Suite offers shared calendars in all its plans. By contrast, appointment and event planning apps are only available on Office 365 Premium plans.
5. Your video calls, to another level
Video calls are essential in any organization. This is due to the need for more flexible work, the increase in business travel and teamwork are becoming more frequent.
To carry out these videoconferences there are many applications. The most used in the professional field are Google Hangouts and Skype for Business. However, Google Hangouts enhances the video conferencing experience. It's much faster, allows easy screen sharing, and can be synced with your calendar . This makes it much easier to host video calls in meeting rooms and share them with your team.
6. Synchronization and offline work
Both Office 365 and G Suite provide desktop applications to sync local data to the cloud and vice versa: OneDrive and Google Drive Sync, respectively.
These apps allow you to save a file to the cloud that appears on your local drive, or vice versa. This is useful if you need to work on documents offline, want to back up or upload local files to your cloud storage.
However, remember that working offline makes your data less secure in case your device is stolen. In this sense, G Suite is based on online and cloud work, without forgetting offline work. However, he leaves it as a second option for exceptional occasions.
Why does UcloudStore recommend GSuite?
As we have seen, if what you want is to have an easy, flexible and collaborative environment that is completely based on the cloud and that offers you a wide range of possibilities, your best option is G Suite . There are many success stories that the Google Suite has generated, and it is currently one of the best tools of 2020 in internal company communication
If you have been wanting to know more about G Suite, you can contact UcloudStore through its web form or by calling +34 634 88 78 70 . If you want to know more about the advantages of implementing the Google Suite of applications, you can read why G Suite is an option to consider .
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