Microsoft 365 (Formerly Office 365) and Google Workspace (Formerly G Suite) are the most popular and commonly used suites of business productivity tools.
Both are powerful, and reliable and offer several benefits to businesses of all sizes. Therefore, it can be extremely difficult to decide which productivity suite is the right fit for your business.
Each of these suites includes applications for word processing, spreadsheet calculation, presentation, email, instant messaging, video conferencing, calendar, web hosting, note-taking, etc., that organizations heavily rely on every day to accomplish critical business processes.
Google recently rebranded from G Suite to Google Workspace, which suggests that it wants to create a new SaaS experience to empower employees for higher productivity and collaboration beyond the global pandemic.
What is the difference between Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace?
When it comes to Office 365 vs Google Workspace, Google stays true to its motto of simplicity. Google typically chooses ease of use over design, which means its tools are not intended to please the eye as Microsoft’s.
For instance, Google Docs documents are automatically saved in Google Drive without even having to name the document first.
Google Workspace focuses on the core activities that enable users to collaborate and be productive.
The research found that “while both suites have a positive impact in the area of collaboration, Google Workspace consistently drove bigger impacts, and sometimes by a sizable margin.”
For instance, 84% of Google Workspace users edit and review the same document during a meeting, in contrast to 69% of Microsoft 365 users who do the same.
Similarly, 95% of Google Workspace users easily collaborate with multiple people on the same document compared to 84% of Microsoft 365 users.
Google Workspace includes all productivity apps most of us are familiar with — Gmail, Google Meet, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Slides, Sheets, and more. However, it’s created significant integrations between the core services.
Google’s mantra through Google Workspace is to bring simplicity, helpfulness, and flexibility to workspaces.
Gmail is more affordable than Microsoft Outlook.
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