G Suite Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

G Suite

Collaboration app suite for teams

4.62/5 (5,673 reviews)

G Suite overview

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
Free trial
Subscription
Value for money
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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

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 20 other languages, Dutch, English, 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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Anonymous

Excellent and practically required suite of tools for individuals and businesses of any size

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-27
Review Source: Capterra

I have setup GSuite for my own company and for others. There are other options but GSuite is the best overall option for integration and working with all devices. The administration is fairly logical but not great. It shines in end user implementation due to familiarity and quality infrastructure. The infrastructure is the most reliable and without peer in my experience. Integration of desktop and cloud with mature tools and pretty much without peer, reliability. Vast array of third party integration and add-ons. High quality mail eliminates SO MANY headaches of running own mail server.

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Michelle Moore Scott

It's So Easy To Use You Feel Bad For Using It

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

Almost every business I have worked with over the last ten years or so has been rooted in Google Suite products, from advertising to basic internal communication. Over the years I've become extremely familiar with Chrome, Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Drive, AdWords, AdSense, scripting automation, Maps, Earth, YouTube, Chromecast, Analytics, Waze, Calendar, Android, Keep, Slides... and I'm pretty sure there are more that ought to be on the list, but the point is there is a Google version of almost everything I need to do. I was an early adopter of Microsoft's original OLE (object linking and embedding) that allowed you to be able to manage your data in one place (the database) and have changes reflected everywhere the data was used - Word Docs, Excel spreadsheets, Project reports and so on. G-Suite is like Office on steroids mixed with a little free 'crack' to keep you coming back - because they keep adding new functionality and it almost never costs the user a dime... as long as you don't mind being the commodity.There's no getting around the fact that the single most compelling reason to use the Google suite of business apps is that they are free for the average user. Gmail itself is ubiquitous, so no matter what group you work with - room mothers, band members, co-workers, volunteers - anyone with internet access either has, or can easily create, a Gmail address and boom - you're all part of a system that is easy to control. Sharing documents with Google Drive is way better than clogging up someone's email sending them file attachments. You can even share files with people you don't know - got a downloadable product you want to sell and don't have the time or the money to set up a full-fledged store? Include a secure link in a shared Google Drive file in an email or on a web page or even in a receipt. It's so easy you feel like you cheated. Another reason for using the Google Suite of products is that no matter what aspect of the G-Suite you are digging into, there will be a LOT of info out on the internet about how to get the most out of it. YouTube, Adwords scripts, spreadsheet automation, data reporting, maps to your business location, photo management and sharing, translating documents, managing your money, operating a classroom, casting web content to your TV... the list is extensive, and so are the online resources - videos and articles by users abound.

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Chad Wimberly

The new gold standard

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-21
Review Source: Capterra

G Suite is a must for the modern business. It's completely backward compatible and platform agnostic, meaning you can give your clients exactly what they need no matter how old their tech is.G Suite is comprehensive. It includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more. They are constantly up-to-date and their web apps are practically bulletproof. Docs, Sheets - The features keep rolling out to make this a Microsoft Office killer. Instantly sharable files and amazing versioning keep the world smooth. I'm constantly using Sheets' API integrations to organize and sort data in real time and present to clients. And I love the Docs outline view. Drive - The semi-recent interface update has made Drive so much more usable. Extremely flexible and intuitive.

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Ashley Mendelson

The Google Suite is a Game Changer for Businesses

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-10-19
Review Source: Capterra

It has been very positive.The Google suite provided seamless integration and the ability to collaborate in a virtual environment for our entire growing business. We are a virtual company, which allows us to save thousands of dollars per month in rent. One obstacle for many businesses of our size with talent spread across the country is that working together can be difficult when you are spread out in different geographical areas. The G-Suite provides a suite of tools that allow for virtual teamwork without needing to leave the house. The feature-rich suite allows for everything from file storage, to documentation, from spreadsheets and word processing to executive presentation creation. Our company no longer uses the Microsoft Suite. We have replaced it with the Google Suite, and we are so happy that we made the change. It has increased our productivity and provided a more robust, functional working environment across the team and client base. Best of all it is totally scalable and can be integrated seamlessly, designed to grow with your business and your team.

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Anonymous

Great if your business isn't MS Office dependent

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-19
Review Source: Capterra

In general, this is a great solution if your company has somewhat tech savvy employees and aren't confused easily by the difference in OS and cross platform functionality, or if your company isn't MS Office centric. G Suite is glitch free and quite powerful with most of the functionality that Office 365 has with much more intuitiveness in daily use and much cheaper. However, it isn't quite as robust in most programs such as Excel Outlook. That said, you can absolutely use both products in unison, but that begs the question of why, because at that point, you are paying for two products instead of one. One company I worked at avoided MS Office 365 and went with the downloaded licenses, and then used G Suite for all cloud storage/syncing and email. We loved it and never really looked back. Also, while MS Office and MS/Sharepoint administrators will swear that Sharepoint is the only way to collab, the truth is, it sucks. What a horrible platform. We used Google Drive to collaborate and it was much easier to get individuals to work on, tell who was editing, and administer logins, rights, etc. I also used this for a small photography startup and it kept costs manageable and allowed me to quickly setup an organized cloud centric business solution with professional email without much hassle. It is also used as the backend on many website development sites like SquareSpace now, so you have seemless transition with website development. The cost is far better than competitors and everything works together seamlessly as a suite of apps. Even MS Office 365 could learn a few lessons. It is simply more intuitive and easy to start. You can easily get to an actual human unlike OneDrive "support". It syncs better to mobile devices than MS. You don't need an IT department to administer, setup, and use this product. Works as the back-end for Squarespace email, etc.

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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
Communication Management
Customizable Branding
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Instant Messaging
Permission Management
Projections
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

API (185 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (87 other apps)
SSL Security (101 other apps)
Tagging (81 other apps)

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