Still a Valuable Resource for Small Businesses
February 03, 2022

Still a Valuable Resource for Small Businesses

David Calvert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

G Suite Essentials

Overall Satisfaction with Google Workspace Essentials (formerly G Suite Essentials)

We were early adopters of G Suite in order to take advantage of the email address extensions and shared storage space. Even with the change over to Google Workspace Essentials, and increased fees, we find great value in the ability to use our church web address in our email with the security of Google. We have continued to use Google Docs and other workspace tools for collaboration in staff meetings and in shared storage of files.
  • Email management
  • Shared storage
  • Collaboration
  • Document editing
  • Pricing for services
  • Integration of personal/business accounts
  • Consistent branding (no more name changes!)
  • Email
  • File storage
  • Document editing
  • Time-saving collaboration on documents
  • Easy-to-use email features
  • Consistent up-time for email (no loss of time/data)
Google Workspace Essentials is more robust than Dropbox with the other features that are available. Google Workspace Essentials is very comparable to Microsoft 365, and we ultimately went with Google because at the time, it was free/priced better than MS, and now we have lots of legacy files already stored on Google servers, so a switch would be too time-consuming. We went with Google Workspace Essentials over OpenOffice because of the email features of using Google.

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Google Workspace Essentials is well-suited for small businesses that want to maintain their brand identity with email addresses that have Google security, and it works well for users who take advantage of the Google platform. It is not as appropriate for folks who have to navigate Microsoft environments or who utilize Dropbox or other shared storage as a central tool. These companies don't play nice together yet.