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Find out what your peers are saying about G Suite Enterprise vs. Zimbra Collaboration and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The solution offers very good email. It's a very good email provider.""I like everything that Google does. They have good products.""The solution is very stable.""The solution helps us to collaborate.""Being able to back up our data on Google Drive is a critical and valuable feature for our customers. It is just in sync. Imagine you change a file on the desktop, and it gets updated directly to your Google Drive. Our laptop is completely in sync with Google Drive. Google Meet, Google Sheets, and Google Docs are also amazing products. They're very versatile and easy to use as compared to Office 365. I am using Google Sheets and Google Docs, which first save the work on my memory or ROM, and then on my RAM. It gives me better productivity through Google Sheets and Google Docs.""The general ease of use is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's extremely simple to use. You don't even have to look up videos in order to figure things out. It's all very intuitive.""It's more open than Microsoft and easy to use.""The calendar is the most valuable feature."

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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.""A lot of other products like Microsoft Exchange offer email or collaboration features, but they are not as fast as Zimbra.""The stability is good and keeps getting better with each new update.""It has all collaboration features, such as document sharing, video conferencing, chatting, task sharing, and calendar sharing.""The web interface is powerful and easy to use.""Zimbra Collaboration has integrated a lot of their party tools and they have good documentation available.""Good email solution and it's open-source."

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Cons
"Less customizations than there used to be.""Our users have faced an issue with increasing their email quotas over the last three months.""Google Meet is a very good product, but it's not up to the mark if you compare it against other products like Zoom or Microsoft Teams.""Scalability is not as good as we would like.""I found that there is no desktop application for this solution, and that's a major fault of this application.""The UI could be simplified and made more user friendly.""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.""I am not a big fan of how Gmail organizes the mail. I find it complicated to see which mail from which users send at which date. Especially if there is a lot."

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"The support was lacking in my experience. However, recently the support I received was good. Perhaps they have improved.""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.""There are some security issues.""Zimbra should provide a desktop client. Right now, we are using a web browser for accessing our emails. There should also be a desktop client.""I can confidently say that Zimbra is good enough for 2,000 client users. But, at the same time, if my client needs more than that and we have two options—Zimbra or Microsoft—I'm going with Microsoft because many admins will speak to Microsoft's ability to handle that many.""The solution could improve by making it easier to use.""The solution could use more integration with third-party tools."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is very high, although I cannot tell if this is the result of the Indian vendors artificially inflating it.""The main challenge regarding startups with identity services is you could be on a platform that works well but the services are expensive. For example, Microsoft Azure costs approximately $30 per user which is expensive. You end up choosing a different platform, such as G Suite Enterprise because it is priced reasonably and is less expensive than other solutions.""We pay a monthly subscription for the use of this solution.""It's about $8.30 up a user per month.""It's low in cost as compared to Office 365. There is an annual licensing cost.""We normally purchase the license on a yearly basis.""Licensing costs are on a yearly basis.""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.""If you choose the network edition, it is a little pricier. They have the open-source edition too which is only community supported.""We are using perpetual licenses. We have deployed it in our local data center, and we buy perpetual licenses on a per-user basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I think it is a great subscription for me. I think it is important, especially when making an internal email subscription. For example, I can easily create my colleague's email address, and we can use… more »
Top Answer: Given how happy our customers have been with the solution, I would rate it at an eight out of ten.
Top Answer: It gets too slow sometimes. Google hangout is a basic application and I do not know why Google is not improving it. It is very much important for communication mainly intra-organisation conversations… more »
Top Answer: Zimbra is a free, open source collaborative software suite. The features I like best are the ease of integration and the email, calendar, and collaboration server with web interface. In addition, I… more »
Top Answer: The stability is good and keeps getting better with each new update.
Top Answer: The solution is very low cost. It's an open-source solution. It's not an expensive option.
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8.3
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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
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company41%
Marketing Services Firm9%
University9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider26%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider46%
Computer Software Company13%
Government7%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
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Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise24%
REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about G Suite Enterprise vs. Zimbra Collaboration and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

G Suite Enterprise is ranked 1st in Email Applications with 38 reviews while Zimbra Collaboration is ranked 3rd in Email Applications with 7 reviews. G Suite Enterprise is rated 8.2, while Zimbra Collaboration is rated 7.6. 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 Amazon WorkMail, Microsoft Exchange Online, ProtonMail, Amazon WorkDocs and IceWarp, whereas Zimbra Collaboration is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Open-Xchange, Kerio Connect, IceWarp and HCL Domino. See our G Suite Enterprise vs. Zimbra Collaboration report.

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