The Benefits of GSuite and Why We Use It
We use a multitude of different software tools at Weblogic. One product that we couldn’t live without is definitely GSuite! We aren’t afraid to come right out and say it’s by far the best email solution on the market right now for your business. Not to mention the other features that it comes with, such as Google Drive storage and tools such as Google Docs and Google Sheets.
We’ll dive into the unparalleled benefits of G Suite, why we use it and recommend it to all of our clients, and how it compares to other similar solutions on the market.
Weblogic is an Authorised Google Apps Reseller. We have helped numerous clients migrate to GSuite, and we can help you too. The benefits of using GSuite far outstrips anything else we have used in the past. We are happy to recommend GSuite to all our clients.
What is GSuite?
G Suite is Google’s suite of intelligent apps. This was formerly known as Google Apps, till it was re-branded in late 2016. We primarily recommend G Suite for clients that are needing email hosting for their business. However, G Suite is much more than just email. It also includes a variety of apps and features that can come in quite handy. In fact, you’re probably already using or are familiar with some of them.
Features We Use on a Daily Basis
Weblogic is a GSuite reseller and are able to help you setup all of the following services:
One of the best things about G Suite is you basically get an enhanced ad-free version of the online email client you’re probably already using.
G Suite essentially allows your employees to have their own Gmail accounts with email addresses with your business domain name (example: firstname.lastname@example.org). A very small business with one or two users might be able to get away with free Gmail accounts and some alias forwarding rules. But once you start hiring two or three employees, you’ll find yourself needing accounts that can be managed separately.
None of us here at Kinsta could live without Google Calendar. Many of us rely on it for scheduling calls with clients and setting due dates and reminders for important projects. Google Calendar can help you keep your schedule organized.
One of the great things about using Google Calendar in G Suite is the ability to create multiple calendars that are accessible to everyone in your company (or even a subset of users). For example, you might want a group calendar for events like team holidays and regular meetings. Having all your employees attached to the same organization makes tasks like these even easier when compared to the free version.
Google Drive allows you to store, access, and share your files in one secure place. You then have easy access to them from any device. G Suite Basic plans come with 30GB of storage for every employee. G Suite’s Business, Enterprise, and Teams editions provide unlimited storage so you will always have enough space for your files. Note: If you’re a smaller team with fewer than 5 users, you only get 1TB/user.
If you haven’t used Google Drive before, one of the best things we like about it is the amazing search functionality! Although, it’s probably not too surprising seeing as they also run the largest search engine in the world. Did you know that you can search based on the content within a document (regardless of the file name)? Pretty handy. This means you can easily find what you’re looking for, no matter how disorganized you are.
The paid version of Google Drive gives you twice the storage of your free personal drive and Gmail, 24/7 support, sharing controls, and advanced reporting.
Google Docs and Google Sheets
Google Docs and Google Sheets pretty much speak for themselves and again are tools we use every single day. These allow you to create and edit text documents and spreadsheets right in your browser. Import your documents to make them instantly editable, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PDF files (.docx, .doc, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, xlsx, .csv, .html, .ods). As of February 2018, you can now even collaborate and comment on Microsoft Office files without it having to automatically convert to Google’s format.
You can also export to common third-party formats. This makes it easy to collaborate with other individuals or companies and send files back and forth, without ever needing to install or purchase additional software.
Note: Google Docs and Spreadsheets created directly in G Suite don’t count towards your storage limit.