G Suite and Office 365 are both sets of enterprise productivity services that allow individuals and businesses to create word documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, and each provides storage for the files. G Suite, developed by Google, is a cloud-based service, meaning that documents can only be accessed via the internet. An immediate drawback is that users must have internet access. G Suite’s note service, known as Keep, helps users capture their ideas and keep them organized. Alongside document creation services, G Suite offers an email service for sending messages to individuals, and the suite includes a method for hosting conference sessions with a corporation. Google allows its customers to collaborate with each other in their documents, thus enabling them to get feedback on files and edit files whenever they need to. Furthermore, G Suite includes a service for creating websites hosted by Google, custom business applications, and forms for surveys and related matters. G Suite offers three distinct pricing plans: Basic, Business, and Enterprise. Basic, the charges a business $6 per user for each month and offers 30 gigabytes of data storage, the whole office suite, a business email through Google, Hangouts, shareable calendars, administration, and support. The Business plan charges a fee of $12 per user month adds app development environment, unlimited data storage, and a search tool to search all documents and emails for a keyword. The last plan, being enterprise at $25 per user per month, introduces data loss prevention and user, device, and application development from one console.
Office 365 markets essentially the same software application services, excluding app development, but also allows its users to download the respective software applications. Office 365 enables real-time collaboration with other individuals when editing files and permits video calling via Skype. Unlike G Suite, Office 365 has a database management software application known as Access where customers can manage business data efficiently. Office 365 subscriptions are available for home or business use. The home options have offers for home use at $99.99 per year or $9.99 per month, personal use at $69.99 per year or $6.99 per month, and student use for a one-time fee of $149.99. The home and personal plans get full access to Office 365 but students only get Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from the suite. From a business perspective, Office 365 comes with Business Essentials for $5 per user per month, Business Premium at $12.50 per user per month, Microsoft 365 Business at $20 per user per month, and Office 365 Business at $8.25 per user per month, all with the requirement to be used for a whole year. Each package comes with the full Office 365 Suite and 1 TB of data storage and security, but only the Office 365 plan does not come with Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint, or Teams for collaborating with other individuals. Therefore, Office 365 is a more economical, data sufficient, secure, and feasible business solution than G Suite, but ultimately, the suite decision depends on the needs of the business.