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"The most valuable features are the speed at which G Suite Enterprise works.""The security and privacy policies of G Suite make it efficient, and the organizational data is secure.""G Suite is a powerful suite of tools for messaging and collaboration that has met the fundamental needs of my company, both increasing productivity and reducing costs.""I use Keep to assign tasks to a team of programmers, which is very easy.""G Suite and all of Google were the first to have a built-in multifactor authentication without needing to purchase another product.""The Hangouts feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.""It's certainly easier to meet. We have offices around the world and the ability to have a company meeting on Google Meet platform makes it a whole lot easier to actually have everybody virtually in one room at the same time.""Ability to co-edit and collaborate on content."

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"It helps us manage the email focus from our side.""The reliability factor is high.""Stability has increased exponentially since 2010.""It is a reasonable solution.""It is very manageable.""Its most valuable feature is the unlimited storage. It also has very little downtime.""The overall usage was all good.""The initial setup was straightforward."

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"I have had issues with my Google Address Book. I have an address book and it is available to everyone, but I cannot add additional users. In Microsoft Outlook, I could easily share certain contacts with other members of my team, but I cannot do so on G Suite.""It takes a long time to import the data from G Suite into another platform.""Despite being an excellent platform, I would very much like Google Docs to be more compatible with Microsoft Word.""If you use a name with a special character like a slash in the folder, it will crash the migration, with no warning. There is no pre-warning or anything to tell you that if you use characters in a file name that it will crash the migration.""The user interface, especially on Google Drive, could be better.""Their tool called Sheets is the counterpart to Excel but it doesn't have the same functionality that Excel would have. So usually if somebody needs to go back to Excel or Office, it's because of Excel.""Not all tools are available in the one facility.""In the next release, I would like to see more encryption of documents, mail, and things like that. There should be a better way to encrypt mail and documents that are pushed through this system. That would be some improvement or additional features that could be good to have."

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"In the past, we had issues with DB in mailboxes.""It should integrate better with social media formats.""For example, recently there were some spam incidents that Microsoft does not currently mitigate because they have another paid solution to do so. It would be nice to integrate the security and the anti-spam (i.e. the fake links, etc.) along with the Exchange Online default.""In terms of machine controls, it was very confusing, and some of the administrative parts will be done from the control, but in online writing mostly we can handle everything.""When initially setting up, it took a bit of time because we had a lot of PST files with the users, and we had to migrate them batch by batch.""Also, I think the mobile app on the forms you can improve a little bit more.""Migration can be an issue if you do not have a good audit process.""Functionality wise, I can't really say it's improved from Exchange Online, I think it's not so much change on-premise. It's about the same. Other than that, it's the extra features that make a difference, really"

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is a bit on the higher side than normal. For a basic Google account it costs $100, but Enterprise is %150.""The price per client within the business is too high.""It's about $8.30 up a user per month.""2,500 Rupees per month per user."

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"I have no opinion.""Initially, we had issues with the licensing agreement, but we worked it out with Microsoft.""It is a reasonable solution.""In my opinion, the online license is the best one we have. It is a bundle that we have from Microsoft. It is a bit high in price.""I think it's just awesome. There's no argument about how much value you get on the per user, for user expenditure. It's really great, I don't have any issues with it. I think it's excellent.""The price is a bit high. It is especially expensive in the Indian market.""We have a license per user scenario.""The pricing is a bit more expensive than other solutions."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The Hangouts feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.
Top Answer: The Google Slides should be able to be available in a "read-only" format, even if they are downloaded. Currently, when you share a slide, it can be edited or even downloaded and edited. We'd prefer it… more »
Top Answer: I deployed this for a public administration with two hundred accounts. They were replacing Office 365 with this solution because of the price.
Top Answer: The online version is faster, as it is a cloud instance. We can have massive mailbox capacity: 100 GB per user, which is huge. We can't provision such capacity internally, as the company would get… more »
Top Answer: I would prefer an anti-malware functionality in at least the basic version.
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Also Known As
G-Suite Enterprise, G-Suite, Google Apps for Business, G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G-Suite Basic, G-Suite Business, Google VaultExchange Online, Exchange Online Plan 1, Exchange Online Plan 2

Google Apps for Business is a cloud-based productivity suite which connects team members, allowing all users to work no matter where they are, using any device. Setup of Google Apps for Business is straightforward, and is simple to use and manage.

A big benefit of Google Apps for Business is that all products can be accessed using one Google log-in for each user, so only a single account set-up per user is required.

Exchange Online helps protect your information with advanced capabilities. Anti-malware and anti-spam filtering protect mailboxes. Data loss prevention capabilities prevent users from mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. Globally redundant servers, premier disaster recovery capabilities, and a team of security experts monitoring Exchange Online around the clock safeguard your data.
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Sample Customers
There are over five million businesses that use Google Apps for Business worldwide. Some key customers include The Roche Group, National Geographic, American Red Cross, City of Los Angeles, Flight Centre, and Konica Minolta.Bank Alfalah Ltd., Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Blue Star Infotech, Scitec Nutrition, Resolution Films, British Airways, Empire Cinemas, InnoGames
Top Industries
Marketing Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company25%
Non Tech Company13%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company13%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider19%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Media Company8%
Company Size
Small Business68%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise16%
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about G Suite Enterprise vs. Microsoft Exchange Online and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.
G Suite Enterprise is ranked 1st in Email Applications with 14 reviews while Microsoft Exchange Online is ranked 3rd in Email Applications with 12 reviews. G Suite Enterprise is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Exchange Online is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of G Suite Enterprise writes "Good email service, however, no technical support and needs to be more automated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Exchange Online writes "I really like the unlimited archiving, the hold and redemption policy functionality". G Suite Enterprise is most compared with Zimbra Collaboration, Amazon WorkMail, IceWarp, Open-Xchange and Box, whereas Microsoft Exchange Online is most compared with IceWarp, Zimbra Collaboration, Kerio Connect, HCL Notes and HCL Domino. See our G Suite Enterprise vs. Microsoft Exchange Online report.

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