Difference between Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Business

Take a look, which Email Solution is better for your business "Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Business":-

Microsoft Office 365

  1. With Microsoft Office 365, you get business email IDs on your own domain with 50 GB cloud storage space, it allows sending attachments as big as 25 MB and provides easy synchronization between multiple devices. Office 365, 1TB of cloud storage space for each employee of your organization and allows for seamless storing and sharing of files and documents.

  2. Office 365 provides for unlimited audio and video conferencing or online meetings with up to 300 users using Skype for business, and allows sharing of screens and documents during the meeting. It also lets you drop instant messages to your employees or colleagues and monitor their status in real time, i.e. if they are busy, available, off-work, etc.

  3. Office 365 is compatible with most popular email applications and softwares, that makes it easy to import and export data from other applications. It easily syncs with multiple devices like desktops, tablets, mobiles, etc. and lets you start work on one device and continue it on another.

  4. Since almost everybody is familiar with Microsoft Office 365, so it is easy to manage. It also proves to be more productive by providing more flexibility and ability to handle enterprise workloads with perfect interconnection between Office Apps, Outlook, OneDrive, Calendar and other applications. Office 365 provides same capabilities whether you are working online or offline.

  5. Office 365 is an upgrade of Microsoft Office, which has a proven it's track record in providing reliable office solutions for decades. It comes with built-in safeguards, security capabilities and privacy features.

  6. Microsoft Office 365 has devised different plans for different category of users, i.e – business, home, personal, students, etc. and each plan has been designed keeping in mind the needs of different users.

Google Business Apps

  1. With Google Apps for Business, you get business email ID on your own domain that you can purchase from Google directly or from any other Google Partner / Reseller. Google Apps provide 30 GB of cloud storage space with its basic plan and 1TB for up to 5 users in its unlimited plan.

  2. Google Apps for Business provide Google Hangout for online video meetings but it’s limited to 15 users and there’s a restriction on the number of meetings that you can hold in a month and It dosen't provide real-time monitoring and screen sharing.

  3. Compatibility is a major issue with Google Apps and it’s compatible only with few Google powered applications. It lacks perfect synchronization between devices and requires installation of Chrome browser in all.

  4. With Google Apps for Business, you need to train your staff so that they can use everything properly. It still largely remains a web based application as it has very limited offline capabilities, and provides collaboration with limited or no other applications.

  5. Google Apps for Business is new in the market as compared to Microsoft Office 365 and it still needs to prove its reliability. On comparison, its security capabilities are missing.

  6. Google Apps for Business offers two plans, a basic plan and an unlimited plan. Additionally, there may be hidden costs that can incur when you purchase third-party apps for added functionalities.

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