G Suite vs Office 365: Which is Better for Your Team?

G Suite vs Office 365: Which is Better for Your Team?

Are you trying to decide whether to get G Suite or Office 365 for your team? You’re not alone. Every business owner has to choose their core productivity tools at some point. And most of the time it’s a decisive battle of G Suite vs Office 365.

Why? Because running a business smoothly requires the right tools are at your disposal. And what are the primary tools a business needs? Generally speaking, all businesses need:

  • An email provider
  • A word processing system
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Generous file storage
  • A collaboration platform
  • A presentation maker

The most functional and productive way to use all these tools is through an office productivity suite. That’s where G Suite and Office 365 come into the picture.

In this post, we’ll go through the main features of each office productivity suite and see how they help different types of businesses.

Office 365 Overview

Office 365 is the relatively new name for what we previously knew as Microsoft Office. The programs in Office 365 are cloud-based but can also be downloaded. They work on both PC or Mac. Even if the Microsoft Apps are installed on a computer, they can’t be used unless there is an activated subscription plan.

Many of the programs are also available as Android and iPhone apps.

The Office 365 productivity suite includes the following:

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excell
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • Sway
  • People
  • Calendar
  • OneDrive
  • Skype
  • Teams

G Suite Overview

The G Suite productivity suite is all cloud-based. It can be accessed from any computer at any time simply by signing in. There are no programs to download on a computer, but there are iPhone and Android apps to stay on track with documents and work.

These are the programs that are part of the G Suite:

  • Docs
  • Slides
  • Sheets
  • Forms
  • Gmail
  • Drive
  • Hangouts
  • Currents

Costs – Office 365 vs. G Suite

It’s highly likely that you are already using the tools from G Suite and Office 365, or have in the past. Both of these have free options that work fine for individuals like Google Docs and Word Online. Unless you are running a business, you never need to look at the professional plans. Once you have to manage a team and keep things organized, you will need to transition into a paid system.

Let’s take a look at the costs of each one. There are lots more variables, but these are the most suited for business teams.

G Suite

Basic – $5 per user/month
Business – $10 per user/month
Enterprise – $29 per user/month

Office 365

Business Essentials – $6 per user/month
Business – $10 per user/month
Business Premium – $15 per user/month
Enterprise Plans starting from $8 per user/month as an annual payment

Email – Microsoft Outlook

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This article was written by Orana Velarde and originally published on Elegant Themes Blog.

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