G Suite is great for business!
January 12, 2019

G Suite is great for business!

Megan Ronecker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with G Suite

I'm a freelance graphic designer and I use G Suite for my email, and to create documents for myself as well as to send to clients. I like that I can send it to anyone and not worry about them needing specific software to read it. I also like that I can pull up my documents anywhere with Internet access. It's not just tied to my computer. Additionally, it keeps all my files in one place.
  • Anyone can open the documents regardless of computer software. You don't have to worry if they have Microsoft Word or Mac's Pages.
  • Easy to send and receive to and from clients. I can create spreadsheets and docs and easily save or send what I need to. I also love that I can see what others do to edit my document.
  • Access anywhere you have Internet access. They are automatically saved to your Drive so you don't have to worry about losing files or not having access to specific ones when you need it.
  • Gmail is so easy to use, looks clean and professional, and it's easy to find old emails that I wanted to refer back to.
  • Google Docs is great if you just need a simple document, but doing anything more than that, such as making it a little prettier by adding a design or imagery, is very limited. Of course, you can add pictures, but not in the capacity you can in Word or Pages. I've tried to create templates for clients in Google Doc and it just doesn't work. I wish it did, as it's a great universal software.
  • I wish that you could use your computer's own fonts for Google Docs and Sheets. You're stuck with the Google fonts and, while they have many to choose from, I would prefer to use the fonts that I always use in my branding.
  • I wish there was a way to create your own "tabs" in the Gmail filter when you configure your Inbox. While their algorithm is very smart, knowing what emails are promotional and which are from friends, there are certain ones I'd love to have grouped together in other categories.
  • I use it daily in my business, and since it functions so well, it makes everything run smoother and faster.
  • I think everyone can benefit from having a professional email that G Suite provides with their Gmail for business. If you're a business and you're still using a @gmail.com or @yahoo.com or whatever, it just feels like you're less dedicated.
  • Google Sheets makes it easy for me to track my hours for clients I work hourly for. At the end of the month, I can take my Sheets document and have a quick log of my hours to bill my client. I actualy just keep those sheets open all month to refer back to as I start/pick up on their projects. Quick and easy.
I actually never researched anything else - I loved Gmail for business and then started using G Suite when it changed. I love it, so I've never even looked into alternatives. The email is great, the documents you can create are great, and the way you can sync everything together is great!
I think businesses that need a professional email address would benefit from G Suite. I love the Gmail email platform, and from there found how valuable Google Docs/Sheets/Slides are. I think it would be even more useful for a business that had multiple employees to be able to stay up to date on documents together.