When it comes to cloud solutions for small businesses, Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite) are two of the biggest players in the market. While both offer a range of powerful tools for businesses, our clients consistently prefer Office 365. Below, we’ll explore the advantages of using Office 365 over Google Workspace.
Office 365 is a comprehensive suite of tools that includes the familiar Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and many more. So, if your team is already familiar with these applications, the transition to Office 365 would be much smoother. Apart from these famous applications, Office 365 also includes a wide range of online apps including OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Planner, Forms, and others. All of these are usable online as well as offline with the right configuration. This suite offers maximum flexibility, and the advanced features make it the ideal choice for businesses of all sizes. On the other hand, Google Workspace focuses mainly on email, calendar and document creation and editing with limited offline capabilities.
Office 365 has seamless integration with Microsoft Office, making it easy for your team to work collaboratively on documents from anywhere. Microsoft Office has been the standard for businesses for decades, so your team probably already knows how to use it. Office 365 has full integration with Microsoft Office and the desktop apps are powerful for offline work as well as integration with the cloud tools for online working.
Office 365 provides advanced security features, including data encryption, message encryption, threat intelligence, and identity management. It has advanced solutions for preventing data loss and cyber attacks. When it comes to sharing documents, Office 365 offers advanced controls as well as the option to revoke shared access to documents. Google Workspace has improved its feature sets over the years, but Microsoft’s maximum emphasis on security serves as a decisive factor in the popularity of Office 365.
Office 365 is highly scalable and can accommodate businesses of any size. With flexible pricing options, businesses can select the plan that best fits their needs and budget. Google Workspace charges per user, and some businesses find this less appealing than paying for a plan that accommodates the organization as a whole.
Our clients have consistently provided positive feedback for Office 365 over Google Workspace. Office 365 offers a feature-rich experience that is reliable and efficient for businesses of all sizes. Google Workspace’s UI is easy to navigate, but falls short in the complete feature set and flexibility provided when compared to Office 365.
Don’t settle for mediocre cloud solutions that don’t meet your business needs. If you’re interested in learning more about Office 365 and how it can benefit your business, contact us today. Our experts will evaluate your business needs and create a customized package that best suits your business requirements, budget and security needs. At Virtually Managed IT Solutions, we are confident in our capacity to provide the technical expertise and exceptional customer service today’s enterprises have grown to demand.
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