Nowadays top MNCs have 50/60 offices in their home country let alone the world! Moreover, freelancing is likely to take 40% of the workforce according to a recent study. Thus today’s workplace needs sharing, collaborating, managing work onboard and off the board, analytics, etc. like never before. And here comes the need for the best productivity suites that fit your business.
G-suite and MS Office are the two main players in this field. Although once upon a time MS Office used to rule the business world, Google showed the audacity and made inroads by throwing resources at this lucrative marketing and successfully secured their place in the customer’s heart.
The secret behind Google’s success is identifying the need for the present work environment and focusing on some real-life issues faced by organizations these days.
1.Real time editing: Collaboration is the key in today’s work environment. G-suite providing the freedom of instant collaboration and revision management is something every employee needs these days. Read, correct, and update everything on the cloud in real-time and save at least 2/3minutes of downloading and editing.
- Team Drives: Google solved your 2 most annoying problems through team drives. No more hassle of shifting ownership of google drive files every time someone leaves the organization and no more worry about rearranged files for everyone due to someone rearranging files inside a shared folder.
3.Analytics: Most organizations today are scattered and even may have no office. In such a case imagine getting to see every insight of a company sitting at the top from anywhere? Google provides you the trump card to see how many people logging in, how many apps being used as well as each person’s productivity.
G-suite Vs MS Office:
Comparing the G-suite and MS Office is like comparing 2 worlds. Though in terms of functionality these are similar in nature, the G suite is primarily a web-based toolkit yet it can be used in offline mode likewise Office 365 offers a web-based version though it is an installed desktop app. If a critical comparison is to be made, you can consider the following issues.
Pricing: Google has a simplistic version with 3 varieties of plans whereas MS Office has an extended approach with an array of plans that are tailored for different business enterprises as per their scales. However, if you are running a small business that has collaborative work nature and want to benefit from the cloud-based application, the G-Suite is the best option for you with an affordable subscription.
Storage: Although the G suite provides only 30GB on the basic plan and MS Office 1TB, there’s always a team drive in G-suite saving your storage.
Apps: We all love google apps and hands down they are amazing at cloud storage. But for any offline task, you still prefer MS Office right?
Security: Both companies have undoubtedly amazing security and both are the winners in this case.
Ease of use: Considering the present time, the answer will be definitely the G-suite. But again it totally depends on your personal preference and workflow.
Collaboration: That’s the sole reason for G- suite being the best and you can’t disagree.
Analyzing all these can you pick a winner between these 2? No right? Because both are developing each day and have distinctive features to fulfill any business needs. The choice depends solely on the user’s preference and ease. What you need to do is choose the right fit for your business that will significantly boost your team’s productivity.
Tahani Tahmid Elma