G Suite formerly known as Google Apps for Work is a unified platform of enterprise-based applications. It is a Software as a Service (SaaS) product developed by Google for businesses, institutions, and non-profit organizations.
G Suite consists of a collection of cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools like Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Sheets, Forms and many more. Google offers G Suite via a monthly subscription plan with a free trial of 14 days.
What are the different types of G Suite accounts available?
There are three types of G Suite accounts:
G Suite for Business: Offers 3 plans at increasing premiums.
G Suite for Non-profits: Offers basic plan free of cost
G Suite for Education: Offers free G Suite for educational purposes
What are the benefits of using G Suite?
G Suite subscribers benefit from a wide range of enterprise-level features. These include:
Optimal cloud access
Keep all your work in one place with secure access from your computer, phone, or tablet. You can easily invite others to view, download, and collaborate on any file. No need for email attachments
It helps to see colleague schedules so that you can plan things easily according to everyone’s schedule.
Advanced admin controls
Admins can easily add users, manage devices and use integrated features to manage users and configure security and settings like security keys and 2 step verification.
Data migration tools
There is an in-house migration tool in the admin console to transfer data like calendars and mail. Besides that, G Suite offers G Suite Outlook sync to synchronize Outlook and G Suite.
Custom Email Address
G Suite allows the user to create a custom business email like ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ provided you have a domain registered in the company name.
How does G Suite differentiate from free Google apps?
G Suite offers several additional business-grade services that aren’t included with Google’s free apps. These services include custom business email, twice the amount of cloud storage across Gmail and Drive, 24*7 phone support, email support, interoperability with Microsoft Outlook, additional security options like SSO and two-step verification, and admin control of user accounts.
Why use G Suite with an EMM provider?
Integrating G Suite with an EMM provider like Hexnode makes way for much easier device enrollment and device management for enterprises. G Suite account makes it easier to enroll devices in Android enterprise and it also helps to sync the users and user groups from the G Suite account to MDM console. Moreover, it provides ease of access to several google applications.