G Suite Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

G Suite

Collaboration app suite for teams

4.66/5 (9,366 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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 20 other languages, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
G Suite screenshot: Collaborate in real time with synchronous, real-time editing across devicesIntroducing G Suite (:60)G Suite screenshot: Turn meetings into video conferences from any camera-enabled deviceG Suite screenshot: Store and share files in the cloud then access, view and edit them from a computer, tablet or phoneG Suite screenshot: Protect company data and devices with single-sign-on & two-factor authentication optionsG Suite screenshot: Enjoy professional, ad-free, custom email with 30GB of inbox storageG Suite screenshot: Schedule teams efficiently with integrated, online, shareable calendarsG Suite screenshot: Share ideas and collaborate with coworkers using Google+G Suite screenshot: Keep files centrally stored and synced across devicesG Suite screenshot: Collaborate in real time with synchronous, auto-save, real-time editingG Suite screenshot: Create and edit spreadsheets from any deviceG Suite screenshot: Create custom forms for online surveys and questionnairesG Suite screenshot: Create, edit and present presentations from any smart deviceG Suite screenshot: Build and launch mobile-friendly websitesG Suite screenshot: Manage, retain, search and export email and on-the-record chats with G Suite Vault

G Suite reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Andrés E. Bello

All in one

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

Simplifying tasks, making the process more agile, should be in the mind of any company or entrepreneur. For my luck, I have managed to reach those two premises. Of course! I'm still learning, but that's what life is about. We still have to see in the digital world.

Pros
When we talk about Google, I think that the average person thinks about Gmail and yes, it's a great service. However, when we talk about Google, we really refer to a world of tools and functionality that help to solve everything from the simplest, send an email, to a video conference with the top management of an organization or a business partner. In my experience, I believe that G Suite has revolutionized the digital world. What they now call "the new normal" and that every day becomes stronger. Force that is also attributed to us, the users. So important is the use of tools like this, which I've seen, and it's something that Google can search for, as large corporations start their Digital Transformation processes through platforms like this one. Thing that without thinking much, speaks quite well of the G Suite.

Cons
Not everything can be perfect and the good thing about that is that we can continue to see how each and every one of the services in the G Suite will be improving and adapting to the demands of us, the users. However, I will insist that platforms like the G Suite, in my opinion, are not as well known as they should be. In many occasions I name services as elementary as Google Docs and people are left looking surprised, but this is not something negative of the platform. Yes for users who have solutions in their pocket and do not know it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rob Cote

Doesn't get easier

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-27
Review Source: Capterra

For all the minor complaints above, G Suite was always my first pick for web-based productivity. It makes it easy to stay organized, look professional, and collaborate with my small team so that every moment we spend working counts. I would recommend it to just about anybody.

Pros
In my circles, Gmail is the default email client, so opting for G Suite as the system to run a digital marketing business just made sense. It's a near-perfect solution for email, collaborating on documents, cloud storage, and scheduling, with what I'll call the most user-friendly layout of the typical options. I know that by choosing G Suite, I won't have to worry about a lengthy on-boarding process, and that's a big benefit given how little time I have as an entrepreneur to devote to tedium.

Cons
Little things missing from G Suite make it a near-perfect solution rather than a perfect one. I like that Dropbox can be used as a server. I like that Office 365 includes access to Desktop applications that, frankly, are more capable than what Google offers (though Google's offerings are perfectly fine the majority of the time). Other things, like the half-baked Google Meet, are puzzling for their inclusion and lack of visibility in the suite. I'd wager most users have no idea it's an option, and that might be for the best, as it's not a great choice for hosting conference calls. Hangouts Chat, meanwhile, has gotten plenty of exposure, but lacks basic features like proper integration with regular Hangouts, Group Chat, and other things that users need. Essentially, try to get outside of the basics, and G Suite will let you down.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

a G Suite Review by his admin.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-27
Review Source: Capterra

I set it up in my business and is very easy to configure it all and have a good way to administrate all the resources and accounts, the domain set up was very easy and this never have downtime, it's always working as gmail, this is a really good product.

Pros
Easy to use, perfect design and Customer Service, perfect integration with all the Google Ecosystem.

Cons
Price (this software is a little bit expensive). The prices start from $6.00 per user and are not too expensive if you have some users but in our company (up to 50) it turns a little bit expensive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Víctor Riveros

Highly recommended! A good investment for your company

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-06
Review Source: Capterra

In general it is a great product for any company, both medium and large, the support is quite fast and in several languages. It takes a little while for the initial setup, but it's worth it.

Pros
When you buy G Suite, you have access to a large number of applications that improve the overall quality of communication within the company and also with customers, "Meet" for video conferences, "sites" for websites, "Chat" to send messages of text and the always useful Gmail are available are included with the subscription. It also comes with a space of 15gb per user in google drive, and office tools. The initial setup is not that simple, but you can have help online or by calling. User administration is quite easy. You can choose between making payments monthly or annually (the latest with a percentage of discount).

Cons
Althogh they provide a FAQ and other instructions on how to customize and implement their products, there is needed additional help from the customer servicer. There are many steps to follow for making specific configuration in the email groups. G suite allows the migration of emails from a previous provider but not every provider is compatible. I also had some problems running the applications on an iphone (the mac had no problem).

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Annalisa Gasse

GSuite Makes Process Collaboration Easy

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

That being said, overall, GSuite is one of the most-used tools by me. I work with data sets, creative projects, photos, and more as a Social Media Coordinator and Admin. My joint-role means I'm working on a lot of different kinds of projects, and my fast-paced timelines means the consolidation of tools in one place makes G Suite super appealing and efficient. Highly recommend.

Pros
It's so easy to collaborate with GSuite. Just this week we kicked-off a complete overhaul of our processes due to retiring staff, and desire for standardization. I'll focus on Team Drives, and document sharing: -With GSuite, we set up a Team Drive that all staff have access to. It's easy to find when you click Drive, right there under your personal drive. -Using Gsuite allowed not only our manager, but also staff, to create folders as buckets of processes. For example, we use Slate, and an older CRM system, Banner, which each have wildly different levels of technical execution, but are used at the same time. Our staff just dumped a bunch of individual processes which we can now view, edit, and share back as the standardization process continues. -Easy to see who made edits, and when. So, if we have a question about a process line, we'll simply look to the edit, and can easily track and clarify questions. -GSuite does, however, have an incredible range of tools, which are all equally visible, editable, and sharable. One of the most values tools I use at work.

Cons
There are only a few cons about GSuite. -In Google Sheets in GSuite, the organization and visual user interface is not optimal. Because whatever was just edited shows up at the top, there's no way to predict a good method of searching for documents. -GSuite in general has this issue with visual user interface among projects, including Sheets

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G Suite pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Basic G Suite: $5 per user per month.
or $50 per user per year plus tax

G Suite with unlimited storage and Vault: $10 per user per month
or $120 per user per year plus tax

G Suite enterprise plan: $25 per user per month

G Suite features

Access Control
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

API (252 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (142 other apps)
Activity Tracking (123 other apps)
SSL Security (120 other apps)
Workflow Management (116 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for G Suite

Key features of G Suite

  • Email & chat archiving
  • Auditing & reporting
  • Custom email address
  • Cloud file storage
  • Access permissions
  • Configurable security settings
  • Mobile device management
  • User access controls
  • Chat functionality
  • Shared workspace
  • Version management
  • Historical audit
  • Auditing
  • Automatic backup
  • Automatic notifications
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Communication management
  • Conferencing
  • Content filtering
  • Content library
  • Content management
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable reporting
  • Customizable templates
  • Data synchronization
  • Document review
  • Document storage
  • Document templates
  • Email archiving
  • Email integration
  • Email notifications
  • Email tracking
  • Event calendar
  • File management
  • File transfer
  • Forms management
  • Group calendars
  • Instant messaging
  • Multi-channel communication
  • Multiple projects
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Offline access
  • Member forums
  • Permission management
  • Project templates
  • Projections
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time updates
  • Resource allocation
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Single sign on
  • Task scheduling
  • Template management
  • Text editing
  • Third party integration
  • To-do list
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Video support
  • Survey management
  • Multiple document formats
  • GPS integration
  • Authentication & security
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Customizable questions
  • Data storage management
  • Chat
  • Event scheduling
  • Role-based permissions
  • Team calendars
  • Web forms
  • Employee communities
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Filtered views
  • Geographic maps
  • Live / video conferencing
  • Synchronization management
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Archiving & retention
  • Revision management
  • Remote document access
  • Data entry verification
  • Two-way audio & video
  • Synchronous editing
  • Access control
  • Version control
  • Document management
  • Task management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Commenting
  • Data migration
  • @mentions
  • Email alerts
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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.