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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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"Zimbra Collaboration is light to manage. It works on the Linux operating system, which is far better to manage than Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Exchange works only on the Windows server. We prefer working on the Linux server for security reasons and ease of management. Zimbra Collaboration also has some integrated tools for security. It some modules to fight malware. These modules are not very powerful but are still doing a great job. Microsoft Exchange doesn't have a basic module. You have to purchase a security solution and add it to the solution. The cost of Zimbra Collaboration is one more reason for liking it. It is also very simple to migrate from Zimbra Collaboration to another email solution."

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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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"Zimbra must improve its solution to make it easy so that the users don't have to use webmail to connect to their accounts and log in to webmail every time. This is something that is lacking in Zimbra Collaboration. They should provide a better way to easily connect email applications on the desktop to the Zimbra server. They should also try to have more functionality for storage management, like Microsoft Exchange. Currently, the management of the email data must be done manually in Zimbra Collaboration, which we are finding very difficult. They should provide a way to save emails so that you can have more space on the server and storage. Because of the lack of this functionality, we are planning to migrate to Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft Exchange provides a better way to manage storage than Zimbra Collaboration. You cannot have a mail solution without storage management because emails will always increase. Zimbra Collaboration also needs tools for management. More back-office tools are required to manage the whole mailbox and space. You don't only manage emails but also the documents attached to the emails. Therefore, you require tools to select and decide what do you want to save or how do you want to free up space in your infrastructure."

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"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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"Zimbra Collaboration is less expensive than Microsoft Exchange. Zimbra works for small companies because it is not expensive. Zimbra Collaboration has more security tools than Microsoft Exchange. If you are choosing between Zimbra Collaboration and Microsoft Exchange, you have to take into account the cost of security tools with Microsoft Exchange. When you purchase Microsoft Exchange, you will also have to purchase tools for security, which adds to the cost. The migration from Zimbra Collaboration to another email solution is very simple and easy. Migration from Microsoft Exchange to another email solution is very difficult. Microsoft doesn't allow migration that easily. In fact, you have to pay for tools to do that. You have to buy some expensive tools to migrate."

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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.
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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 Vault
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Overview

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.

Zimbra Collaboration provides administrators and their end users innovative features that solve the challenges faced by organizations using today's legacy communications infrastructure.
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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.NEC Biglobe, City of Ventura, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Hola Publishing, BIG, Sleepwell, LaFayette College, Xmission, DNA, Ring Line, Future Group, TIGC
Top Industries
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Marketing Services Firm25%
University25%
Computer Software Company25%
Non Tech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company13%
University7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company21%
Media Company11%
K 12 Educational Company Or School10%
Company Size
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Small Business68%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise16%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google, Microsoft, Zimbra and others in Email Applications. Updated: October 2020.
442,986 professionals have used our research since 2012.
G Suite Enterprise is ranked 1st in Email Applications with 14 reviews while Zimbra Collaboration is ranked 4th in Email Applications with 1 review. G Suite Enterprise is rated 8.4, while Zimbra Collaboration is rated 7.0. 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 Zimbra Collaboration writes "It is light to manage and low-cost, but lacks storage management". G Suite Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Exchange Online, Amazon WorkMail, IceWarp, Open-Xchange and Box, whereas Zimbra Collaboration is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Open-Xchange, IceWarp, Kerio Connect and Microsoft Exchange Online.

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