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For companies with more than 500 employees MS Office365 is a better collaboration software than Google`s G-suite
By: Harned4tech, on 31 Jan 2019


Office 365 and G-suite are two great enterprise collaboration software which help organizations achieve great productivity through their various apps. Both come with their benefits and drawbacks. However considering some of the critical aspects such as Security and Identity Access Management, Training, Implementation, offline and online availability, Office365 is a better choice.

 

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This is an irrelevant argument
This statement is contradicting itself
This means that both GSuite and Office are available on platforms
Office365 needs specialist skills for implementation
MS Excel is the best spreadsheet on the planet
GSuite pricing is also simpler
Office365 has some great collaboration features in the recent versions
There is an online version of Office that can compete
Microsoft's Desktop dominance plays a big part
Few additional apps of Office365 which enhance the user experience and add great value
Notes app of Office365 is better than Keep app of G-suite
Content Management is more secure in Office365
Communication capabilities of Office 365 is better than G-suite
Emails and configuration capabilities are again better in Office 365
Wordprocessing, spreadsheets and presentations are powerful in Office 365 whereas Minimalist in G-suite
Office365 supports all mobile platforms
Why specifically for large organisations and not for smaller ones?
GSuite Sheets no match for Excel
G Suite is cheaper
G-suite is better for collaboration
Office365 provides both offline and online capabilities.
For companies with more than 500 employees MS Office365 is a better collaboration software than Google`s G-suite


Since GSuite and MS Office are mostly used by corporate customers, and not aimed at single users, the pricing complexity is a non-issue. Companies are used to dealing with complex pricing and subscriptions, specially when it comes to software usage.


The statement does mean that both GSuite and Office exist on all platforms.


Both are available on all mobile and desktop platforms. The only exception would be Windows Mobile platform which GSuite does not support, but then Windows Mobile is dead and is not in use anymore.


Office365 needs people with specialized skills in Microsoft technologies and administration for implementation and management. However G-suite is very easy to use and does not need any specialized skill for implementation.

In larger organizations there are specific IT teams who implement and manage enterprise collaboration and productivity apps. whereas that may not be the case in smaller organizations. Hence Office365 is better suited for offices with atleast 1000 or 2000+ employees.


Excel is the default spreadsheet used by most people and organisations. Microsoft had already cornered the office spreadsheet market long before Google even existed/.


Apart from more bang per buck, GSuite pricing is very simple to understand. For $5 Basic plan you get

 

whereas in MS Office, its not just the pricing slab, its also a matter of choosing the correct version of MS Office - home, business, enterprise and education versions.

Here is a look at the complex pricing structure:


Office365 has some great collaboration features in the recent versions.

Gsuite is online only and this is a huge limitation for collaboration too. For companies located in emerging economies where Internet speed could be a challenge, MS Office365 is a better solution since it is available both offline and online.


Office 365 online has more than enough capabilities for online or offline collaboration from anywhere, on any device. Seehttps://support.office.com/en-us/article/collaborate-with-office-365-ac05a41e-0b49-4420-9ebc-190ee4e744f4 for details.


Long before Google became a major force, MS had already captured 95% of the office market via its desktop dominance. Office 365 extends that dominance to the internet age. Google never had that kind of app dominance and was always more internet based.


 


Onenote

Keep


Sharepoint

Sites


Skype for Business and Google Hangouts both have common capabilities such as:

Differentiators are
Skype for Business

Hangouts


 

While the differentiators are:

Outlook

Gmail


MS Word comes with a full powerful and rich feature set, Recent versions support collaboration too.

G- Docs is minimalist, designed with collaboration in mind. Not really powerful with formats, themes and design.

Excel supports advanced formatting and scripting options, macros and is a very powerful tool.

G-suite's sheets on the other hand has basic spread sheet functions with simple mathematical functions. Chat windows to discuss collaboration in real time is the only positive feature in comparison with excel.

For presentations, Powerpoint is an all powerful tool. Media integration is robust where it supports playing media files locally and online on various platforms like Youtube, facebook. Formatting options, templates and design capabilities are very rich. It is the goto tool for powerful presenations.

On the other hand Slides, Native Youtube Integration helps to play videos during presentations. It is easy to use with limited formatting options. Needs to be online, definitely not as powerful as powerpoint.


Office365 is accessible via all mobile platforms, Windows, Mac whereas G-suite is accessible only on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac.


Does MS Office fail to deliver for small organisations?


The Sheets capability in GSuite is good, but feature-wise is quite limited as compared to Microsoft's mighty Excel software. As there is no desktop version of Sheets, it's tough to do a 1:1 comparison, but the advanced Macro capabilities, pivoting and charting that Excel provides don't seem to be on Google's roadmap for an online product such as Sheets.


GSuite pricing is cheaper as compared to the pricing of MS Office. Though both start at $5 for basic usage, Google offers more storage and features.


All apps on G-suite are online. It's great for collab, has some decent features too. If you are working with a huge team, so much easier to collaborate. Supports real-time chat. It's not expensive too. Check out the pricing options.

https://support.google.com/a/answer/1247360?hl=en


All the Office365 apps have a web and desktop version. The desktop version is power-packed with rich features. The online version is available too with limited features.


Office 365 and G-suite are two great enterprise collaboration software which help organizations achieve great productivity through their various apps. Both come with their benefits and drawbacks. However considering some of the critical aspects such as Security and Identity Access Management, Training, Implementation, offline and online availability, Office365 is a better choice.

 

https://www.cbronline.com/news/g-suite-vs-office-365


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