G Suite

G Suite

Collaboration app suite for teams

4.7/5 (9615 reviews)

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, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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
7079

Very good
2013

Average
403

Poor
58

Terrible
62

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.


Marisa E.

One of the Best File Storage Systems for Teams

We were having a huge problem with document version control, not knowing where things were (which also related to version control) and it was costing us valuable time and productivity.

Now that we have G Suite, that isn't a problem anymore. We just might have to tell someone where a folder is now and then but usually we have it set up pretty intuitively. Plus, because of things like Google Docs and Sheets, we can collaborate on documents that are saved inside of our Team Drive. It makes things so easy!

We knew that this product would help us when we decided to purchase it but I'm not sure we realized just how much.


Aaron P.

G Suite is powerful, flexible, and customizable; but clumsy and unintuitive

I use G Suite primarily to host my business domain's e-mail via Gmail; however I rarely use the Gmail interface directly as I use a local email client. A number of my clients use G Suite for nearly all their office needs - including email, Google Apps, and Google Drive - but not a single client is truly happy with what G Suite has to offer.


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 26/5/2020
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

Marisa E.
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: 13-50 Employees

One of the Best File Storage Systems for Teams

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

We were having a huge problem with document version control, not knowing where things were (which also related to version control) and it was costing us valuable time and productivity.

Now that we have G Suite, that isn't a problem anymore. We just might have to tell someone where a folder is now and then but usually we have it set up pretty intuitively. Plus, because of things like Google Docs and Sheets, we can collaborate on documents that are saved inside of our Team Drive. It makes things so easy!

We knew that this product would help us when we decided to purchase it but I'm not sure we realized just how much.

Pros

I love that everything is in 1 place. Our team no longer has to try to figure out who has what file because we know to just put it on the Team Drive. It's also nice because we can share files out to people who aren't in our team which makes things like website downloads really nice because if we need to update it, we just update the current file and don't have to change the link.

It has really helped our team be more productive and save time because we're not searching for files like we used to with SugarSync. (Plus trying to remember to share folders with everyone.)

I also love that everything is streamed to my computer (unless I have specifically selected to have offline access to something). That way, if I'm working on things where I don't need access to Team Drive, I can just close it. Doesn't take up any extra space on my machine.

Cons

One feature I wish we had although I do kind of understand why it's not available would be the ability to share folders within a Team Drive. Sometimes I feel like it would be easier to share a folder with a client to give them access to everything that they need but for now we either have to individually give access to every file or copy it to our My Drive and issue access that way.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Aaron P.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

G Suite is powerful, flexible, and customizable; but clumsy and unintuitive

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/2/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I use G Suite primarily to host my business domain's e-mail via Gmail; however I rarely use the Gmail interface directly as I use a local email client. A number of my clients use G Suite for nearly all their office needs - including email, Google Apps, and Google Drive - but not a single client is truly happy with what G Suite has to offer.

Pros

G Suite is extremely comprehensive, providing everything from e-mail (Gmail) to cloud storage (Google Drive) to office applications (Docs, Sheets and Slides). An organization can effectively use G Suite for nearly all of one's offices needs. G Suite has fantastic collaboration tools - especially when multiple people are working on the same document. In addition, G Suite's admin console allows for some impressive tweaks and customizations.

Cons

G Suite's interface is beyond clunky, especially when it comes to the Google Apps side of things. Using a web browser to work on a spreadsheet (Google Sheets) can be a lesson in frustration, as a good chunk of the interface is taken up by not only the web browsers interface, but various unnecessary items within the Google Apps interface. In addition, delving into any of G Suite's backend settings will take you down a rabbit hole of complexity and confusion.

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 28/4/2020
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 17/4/2020
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
Based on 9,615 user ratings
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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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Categories

Video Tutorials

Video 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, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

    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, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials