G-Suite: The suite spot for collaboration & productivity
Gagan Kanwar | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 13, 2018

G-Suite: The suite spot for collaboration & productivity

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with G Suite

G Suite is used across the entire organization and across all functions. It's used for email, calendaring, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. The key problems it addresses are:

1) Collaboration on a Specific Document
2) Easy Document Sharing
3) Consistency across operating systems & devices
4) Ease of management for our IT administrators
  • Very strong at document collaboration - it's easy to see who's made changes, and to see edits and suggestions.
  • Easy to share documents and call-out specific people when collaborating on a document (this sends an automated email).
  • Easy to manage the solution because it's SaaS and works exactly the same across browsers, devices, and operating systems.
  • Very good security and scalability because it's running on Google infrastructure.
  • Key capabilities in Word, Sheets, etc (e.g. Pivot Tables) are intuitive and easy to use.
  • Ability to more easily create templates, and work with existing templates for Slides (i.e. creating presentations)
  • Better search capabilities in Google Drive (it doesn't seem to be able to effectively search through PDFs and other documents)
  • More presentation templates that would make it easier to develop a more compelling presentation
  • Make it easy to create a team drive from an individual drive without having to copy each item individually
  • It gets us to a consistent way of thinking about collaboration
  • From a negative pov, it doesn't work when you're offline (e.g. on a plane)
  • It's a relatively affordable per user cost
I'd say that G-Suite is quite similar to Office 365, but its probably pared out and less expensive. It probably doesn't have all the bells and whistles that Office has (for example: in Excel), but it gets you 80% of the functionality in an easy-to-use way, and it's probably more cost effective than Office.
G-Suite is well suited for companies that are focused on doing simple things quickly. If you need more sophisticated calculation capabilities (e.g. for accounting and finance), then it might not be as helpful. For instance, at my company, I've found that the finance and accounting teams still use Excel for creating budgets, etc.