If you looked only a couple of decades back, there was one office suite that the vast majority of business owners would trust, that being Office. However, with the rise of Cloud technology, making our work tools more accessible, not only has Office evolved, but it’s found competition, too, in G Suite (also known as Google Workspace). But What’s The Best, G Suite Or Office 365?
Here, we’re going to look at the differences between the two packages offered by both productivity suites and which one best suits your needs. As your local managed IT providers, Chiron has helped a plethora of businesses find the best tool for them.
What tools set them apart?
First of all, you should know what you’re getting with each suite. Both G Suite and Office 365 have the following:
- A word processor
- Spreadsheet/data management software
- Presentation software
- One-to-one chat and audio/video call tools
- Email software, contact book and calendar app
- Cloud storage
- Web-page creation tools
- Survey and form creation tools
- Note-taking services
However, there are some inclusions that set them apart, too. Office 365 has Microsoft Team (a team chat tool) while G Suite has Jamboard, a collaborative visual presentation tool.
G Suite Or Office 365
Both suites allow you to access a wide range of tools online via a browser, without any need for downloading the apps (though they are still available to download.) Microsoft Office tools tend to be more full-featured, but G Suite tends to be much more simplified. As such, your choice may depend on how much you value convenience vs. customization.
Both suites have various pricing plans, with G Suite being $1-a-month more expensive than Microsoft when you compare their most basic suites. What’s more, Microsoft 365 offers a much wider range of pricing options, most of them designed to help Enterprise-sized businesses meet their specific needs, but there are some others in there, too. However, G Suite does have some advantages, such as adding more Cloud storage space with each option.
G Suite is able to work seamlessly online with the Cloud, thanks to being created initially as a series of Cloud tools, and the generous Cloud storage makes it clear that it’s built for that purpose. Microsoft 365 offers more affordable Cloud storage but doesn’t quite scale up to the same levels that G Suite does. However, its tools have also been converted to work well with the Cloud, too.
Best tools for your business
Which of the two office suites featured above works better for you depends on the specific needs of your business. If you want to know which tools best suit your needs, Chiron is here to help. We’ve worked with businesses across a range of different industries and of different sizes, so whatever your needs are, we can make sure that they are met. Learn more about our team and get in touch and let us know what you need so we can get to work for you.