What is G Suite?
G Suite is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps teams organize email, communicate, and collaborate from anywhere and on any device. It’s simple to set up, use and manage, so your business can focus on what really matters.
Organizations large and small around the world including us here at Agate Fire Creative count on G Suite for professional email, file storage, online calendars, document editing and so much more. Why you ask? G Suite is packed with benefits!
G Suite Benefits
Professional Business Class Email:
Looking professional matters, and that means communicating as firstname.lastname@example.org. G Suite comes with built-in secure, private, ad-free email for your business. Plus domain level admin control ensures you will never lose emails due to the departure of an employee.
Best in Class Spam Control:
Get rid of unwanted spam! Gmail uses special AI technology in addition to rule-based filters to block the most obvious spam.
Keep your favorite email application:
Business users can access their business Gmail account using the familiar Gmail interface. Or if you prefer, Gmail is compatible with Microsoft Outlook, smartphone apps, and many other email clients.
The benefits of G Suite doesn’t stop at email
Gmail is just one of the components of the G Suite platform. Other components include Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Meet video meetings.
Integrated online calendars designed for teams. Spend less time planning and more time doing with shareable calendars that integrate seamlessly with Gmail, Drive, Contacts, Sites, and Hangouts so you always know what’s next.
Store, access, and share your files in one secure place. Store any and every file. Yes, even Microsoft Office files, PDFs and images. Access files anytime, anywhere from your desktop and mobile devices.
Use shared folders to store your team’s work in secure, easy-to-manage shared spaces. Any files added to shared folders are owned collectively by the team, so everyone stays up to date.
Google Docs, Sheets and Slides
Document collaboration for teams. Create and edit text documents, spreadsheets or slides right in your browser—no dedicated software required. I will say this again, collaboration is what really separates G Suite from all the other document tools. Multiple people can work on the same document at the same time, and every change is saved automatically. It’s a great budget-friendly alternative to Microsoft Office 365.
A little disclaimer: here are Agate Fire Creative, we have been a loyal long-time user of Microsoft Office due to some of the robust features that can only be found in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Yet, we also find frequent uses for the collaborative features in Google Docs and Sheets.
Video meetings for your business. Connect with your team from anywhere. Featuring easy-to-join video calls, so you can meet face to face without the added cost of travel.
Security and Control
Robust admin settings give you total command over users, devices, security and more. Your data always belongs to you, and it goes with you if you switch solutions.
Access from any location or device
Check email, share files, edit documents, hold video meetings and more whether you’re at work, at home or in transit. You can pick up where you left off from a computer, tablet or phone.
Live 24/7 support
Yes, 24/7 support from a real person is included with your paid subscription to G Suite for G Suite Administrators. We recommend including your Webmaster and/or IT support lead in your decision to move to G Suite.