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Which is Better – Office 365 vs. G Suite?

Office 365 and G Suite are a combination of productivity apps and collaboration. G Suite offers Google application such as Gmail, Drive, and Docs, while Office 365 offer Microsoft products like Word, Outlook, and Excel. Both options have a starting price of $5/month per user and have various plans for businesses with various needs. In this article, you will be able to learn about both programs. Let’s take a look at the list:

When to Use G Suite

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G Suite is a better option for smaller businesses that want to take advantage of branded email using Gmail service from Google. It is also good for individuals who regularly work and collaborate on documents and want to leverage cloud applications such as Sheets or Google Docs. Also, G Suite has an endless number of integration between a lot of project management tools and Google Drive, CRMs, and other application that small businesses already have and use. The price ranges from 5 to 10 dollars per month, for each user.

When to Use Office 365

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Office 365 is a good option for businesses that rely on advanced features of Excel, as well as organizations that frequently edit and collaborate on documents using MS Word. Unlike G Suite, it also has a good desktop version for individuals that need to work off their native computer or laptop. The price ranges from 5 to 15 dollars per month, for each user.

The Pricing and Features

As previously mentioned, both start at $5/month per user and offer plans with additional storage and feature, mostly depending on your needs. According to the experts from SureTec IT, the plans are comparable, but G Suite does offer better value, with unlimited storage on their $10/month business plan, whereas Office 365 has a storage limit of 1TB. Also, Office 365 offers a small discount if you choose to pay annually.

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G Suite Pricing and Features

G Suite offers two business plans starting from $5/month per user for the Basic Plan and for the Business Plan, the pricing is $10/month per user. Both of the plans include business-branded email, document creation software, cloud storage options, and collaboration. If you chose the Business Plan, everything stays the same except that the storage capacity increases and it includes administrative features and additional security.

Office 365 Pricing and Features

Office 365 offers three different plans, also starting from $5/month per user. Microsoft offer a discount on both Business and Business Premium accounts ($8.25 and $12.50) if you chose to pay for an annual package. However, most businesses choose to pay the monthly rate since their team sizes might vary. The Business Essential plan includes basic productivity tools such as a branded email with 50GB of storage and 1TB of cloud storage, and the users gain access to Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. The Business plan starts from $10/month per user and it includes the desktop versions of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. However, it does not include a branded business email. The Business Premium is a combination of the previous two plans but it offers other applications such as Outlook Customer Manager.

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Based on different comparisons and the increasing needs of small businesses, G Suite is the best option. It includes the features that matter the most and if offers a better value and a combination of storage, ease of use, collaboration tools, and accessibility.

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