Google WorkspaceProduct Overview
Google Workspace product overview
Google Workspace, formerly G Suite, provides productivity and collaboration tools for people and organizations to connect and deliver impact from anywhere, on any device. The platform brings a custom email for businesses and includes tools like Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites.
Organizations can eliminate their existing productivity suites and rely exclusively on Google Workspace to create different kinds of files, including text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Teams can work on files in real-time with other people and store them in the cloud. Google Workspace’s apps work across devices. Unlike traditional desktop applications, there is no software to install. It is also compatible with files made in other programs, such as Microsoft Office.
Pros of Google Workspace
- The platform gives users flexible tools that support agility, interoperability, customization, and seamless work at scale — across companies, software, devices, and distances.
- It has a secure cloud infrastructure to keep information, identities, applications, and devices safe.
Cons of Google Workspace
- Some users expressed issues and difficulties with translating Excel formulas to Google Sheets.
Breakdown of core features
Google Chat simplifies 1:1 messaging and group collaboration. From direct messages to group conversations, it allows teams to collaborate fluidly from anywhere. This feature enables users to communicate with anyone they work with and take group work to the next level with shared chat, files, and tasks.
Google Workspace facilitates video meetings for teams and businesses through Google Meet. It lets teams stay connected with enterprise-grade video conferencing built on the solution’s global infrastructure. Meetings organized by Google Workspace users also create a dial-in phone number for each conference, so every guest has a great experience – even on the go without wifi or data.
Gmail for business is an ad-free email account with built-in features for chatting, voice or video calling, and sharing tasks and files. Google Workspace empowers businesses to build customer trust by giving every employee a professional email address at their domain. Gmail comes with suggested actions like Smart Reply, Smart Compose, grammar suggestions, and nudges to help users stay on top of their work and increase efficiency.
Docs is Google Workspace’s Word processing for teams. It allows users to create and edit text documents right in their browser, with no dedicated software required. Multiple people can work simultaneously, and Google Docs saves every change automatically. Teams members can see edits as others type, communicate through built-in chat, and ask questions via comments.
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(Last updated on 05/29/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)