Google Workspace vs. Zoho Mail

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Google Workspace
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Google Workspace enables teams of all sizes to connect, create and collaborate. It includes productivity and collaboration tools for work: Gmail for custom business email, Drive for cloud storage, Docs for word processing, Meet for video and voice conferencing, Chat for team messaging, Slides for presentation building, and shared Calendars.
$6
per month per user
Zoho Mail
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Zoho offers their business email suite, which includes Calendar, Tasks, Notes, and Contacts bundled with an inbox.
$1
per user/per month
Pricing
Google WorkspaceZoho Mail
Editions & Modules
Business Starter
$6
per user/per month
Business Standard
$12
per user/per month
Business Plus
$18
per user/per month
Enterprise
Contact sales team
Mail Lite
$1
per user/per month
Workplace
$3
per user/per month
Mail Premium
$4
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Google WorkspaceZoho Mail
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Google WorkspaceZoho Mail
Considered Both Products
Google Workspace
Chose Google Workspace
I find Workspace easier to use and manage, better security, and the gmail interface and features is way better. Plus 3rd party integrations. Support sucks though from my experience. Most other email solutions do not enforce authentication and domain alignment or have MFA, which …
Chose Google Workspace
Google Workspace is your all in one go-to tool. No other product offers the versatility and a large selection of tools like Google workspace does. Gmail is incredibly faster than any other email client available out there, and some tools like Google Spreadsheets have replaced …
Chose Google Workspace
Google Workspace [(formerly G Suite)] shares many features with it's alternatives. Ultimately, we chose Google Workspace, for now, due to it's superior spam filtering and the feedback we receive from our employees on ease of use using the tools. In addition, the 3rd party …
Zoho Mail
Chose Zoho Mail
We found Googles offering to be a better fit for our company. Budget friendly, integrated quickly and easily with the CRM and far easier to sort and label emails when compared to Zoho Mail.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Google WorkspaceZoho Mail
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Google Workspace
-
Ratings
Zoho Mail
8.1
5 Ratings
4% below category average
Anti-malware00 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Data Loss Protection00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Threat Detection00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Sandboxing00 Ratings6.53 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption00 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Management Tools00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Google WorkspaceZoho Mail
Small Businesses
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Score 8.9 out of 10
Barracuda Essentials
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Score 8.9 out of 10
Barracuda Essentials
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Score 8.9 out of 10
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Score 7.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Google WorkspaceZoho Mail
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(113 ratings)
6.8
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
3.5
(12 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Google WorkspaceZoho Mail
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
Since our company is structured around Google Workspace at the moment, it is well suited for our entire workflow. I do have concerns though, for when it comes time for our company to have our own intranet built and how well the data migration will be from Google Workspace to that intranet that gets built.
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Zoho
If you don't have a huge budget and want something that works with minor quirks here and there then Zoho Mail is definitely something you should look into. For half the price of Google G Suite or Office account you get 5GB of storage per user and can send up to 25MB emails without restrictions. Great for small businesses in my opinion. I have had some issues with their spam filter, but we use SpamTitan and just shut off the one that comes with Zoho Mail. Zoho's spam filter isn't horrible but you should definitely use something in addition or instead of what comes with Zoho.
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Pros
Google
  • Google's service integration is seamless. Sharing files and documents with team members and clients couldn't be simpler. We can limit file sharing and access as needed.
  • As expected, Google Workspace integrates perfectly with Android phones allowing for a seamless mobile experience. Integration with iOS is also good.
  • Spam protection is second to none. I cannot remember ever finding a spam message in my inbox!
  • Google has a good reputation for email deliverability making it less likely your outbound mail ends up in someone's spam folder.
  • Google Workspace allows you to host multiple domains and alias domains on your account.
  • There is a robust set of tools to allow routing of mail to different mailboxes.
  • Collaboration is so easy with Workplace. Real time editing of documents is flawless. When chatting with collaborators, I can see their changes as they make them with no delay.
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Zoho
  • Its easy to use in Mobile
  • A fresher can easily use
  • Super admin pannel is also easy to use
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Cons
Google
  • I have several Workspace accounts, and it can be kind of annoying to switch between them. For example, if I click in my work email but my Chrome defaults to my personal Workspace, I have to open the file differently or log in and out of the other account.
  • Meet is my least favorite feature. I find it very subpar to Zoom in both ease and picture resolution. It's harder to tell when you're sharing your screen and you can't see comments if you're presenting.
  • Google My Business can be difficult to navigate. I frequently forget where features are and have to hunt around for them.
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Zoho
  • When receiving an email with images that are not displayed automatically, you have to activate this function manually. It is a bit uncomfortable, I would prefer that it be activated automatically
  • The filter to search for information is not very accurate and unfriendly
  • The way to manage the storage capacity and to buy more space for the mail is not very friendly
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Likelihood to Renew
Google
There is no better solution for cloud storage and real time collaboration. The amount of features included in G Suite is unmatched and out of other things we’ve tried over the years, nothing comes close to being as great of a tool.
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Zoho
No answers on this topic
Usability
Google
On the user end, it's great, probably some of the most user friendly products out there. On the admin side, it can get a little more arcane, but it's still better than a lot of other services. At worst I wrangle some CSVs to perform mass changes, but it's a far cry from the days of Powershell scripts or purely manual entry.
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Zoho
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Google
My experiences of getting support have been positive. Calling in is not overly difficult, but it does require getting a PIN. The knowledge of those responding to the calls has been impressive. I have managed to work with them to fix two Google bugs that I had identified. These bugs required a some technical expertise and the support staff were able to understand the issue and forward the concerns to the appropriate persons. The first bug was fixed with 24 hours. The second bug took a little longer, but it was also more complicated to reproduce.
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Zoho
I have spoken with Zoho several times and their support is always friendly and helpful. I have always been asked for security pins and codes when seeking assistance which helps me to feel my accounts are secure and I have never had to wait on hold to speak with someone for more than 5 minutes. They always seem to have someone available to help. If you call asking for instructions on how to do something they gladly walk you through the process and if you just need something done and don't have time to do it yourself they will happily customize whatever you need without you having to spend all day with it.
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Implementation Rating
Google
nothing to say
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Zoho
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Google
They are different. Over the years, one has had better support than the other. Google support is good, there have been times Microsoft support was awful, and times when it was significantly better. For me, Outlook is just a drain on resources. Word is that my primary word processor anyway, so I don't feel like I'm losing much. SharePoint seems capable of a lot, and exchange certainly is capable of a lot, but it requires so much configuration, even for a small business, that return on investment seems quicker and easier with Google Workspace. For those who absolutely need a completely Microsoft environment, Office 365 has that, Google Workspace does not. Still, I prefer Google Workspace over Office 365.
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Zoho
• We were using MailsDaddy for little time since it does not have the adequate functionalities to address the business problems we have or improve the quality of collaborative work between departments. • The main reason we decided to implement Zoho Mail. It is because this service is much more complete than any of the ones currently on the market. It is perfect for teamwork and increases the fluidity of collaborative work between departments.
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Return on Investment
Google
  • Zero to no time managing tools allows us to focus on work saving us time and money
  • Google Workspace allowed us to seamlessly transition to a fully remote workforce when the Coronavirus pandemic started - no lost time or productivity.
  • Easily able to extend our workspace and add features, e.g. Voice, saving us time implementing other services.
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Zoho
  • Negative impact - far more work (and time) needed to effectively sort and categorize emails. Instead of emails being easily sorted by labels, it is a more tedious process to have everything sorted by deal or contact
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ScreenShots

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