Office 365 comes to mind.
Office 365 is a line of subscription services offered by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Office product line. The brand encompasses plans that allow use of the Microsoft Office software suite over the life of the subscription, as well as cloud-based software as a service products for business environments, such as hosted Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, and SharePoint, among others.
Office 365 and G Suite give you professional email, cloud storage, mailing list and fast access from anywhere using a browser.
I use both, but G suite still has an edge over all their other competitors for me.
My problem with Office 365 is that its email interface is heavy and can be confusing. Try adding an alias to forward to your main email using Office 365 and get back to me.
G suite email interface is well, Gmail: the best email system ever created.
Why G suite?
G Suite is a set of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google, first launched on August 28, 2006 as Google Apps for Your Domain. G Suite comprises Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Currents for communication; Drive for storage; Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites for productivity and collaboration; and, depending on the plan, an Admin panel and Vault for managing users and the services. It also includes the digital interactive whiteboardJamboard and the app development platform App Maker.
- Gives you a professional custom email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Allows you to access documents in the cloud with over 30GB of storage
- Helps you work faster from anywhere and from any device
G Suite Pros:
* All useful apps to manage your small business in one place from same provider with 24/7 support
* Slick and extremely fast apps like gmail, google groups
* You can set them up yourself with no knowledge of IT
* Cost efficient
* Easy to use as most people already use gmail and other google products.
As low as $7 per month per user
24/7 Support: If you call or email Google anytime , they will help you set it up very quickly and get you ready.
With G Suite Basic, you and the other users in your organization get:
- Gmail: Send and receive mail using your professional address, as in email@example.com
- Calendar: Share calendars to easily schedule meetings and events
- Docs: Collaborate in real-time on online documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
- Drive: Store and back up files securely in the cloud
- Hangouts: Join video meetings from their laptop or other device
Your administrative or IT team can also:
- Manage user accounts and security settings from a central Admin console
- Control user access to features and services
- Remotely manage your mobile fleet
- Track usage trends via audits and reports
- Receive 24/7 support from G Suite experts
With G Suite Business, each user in your organization can store unlimited Gmail messages, Google Photos, and files in Drive. Or if there are 4 or fewer users in your organization, each user gets 1 TB of storage.
Users can also use Google Cloud Search to:
- Search for company content across Gmail, Docs, Calendar, and their other G Suite services
- Receive useful information and suggestions from assist cards
Learn more about Google Cloud Search.
With shared drives, files belong to a team instead of an individual. If members leave, files stay where they are so the team can continue to share information and get work done. Learn more
Advanced administrator controls
Archiving with Vault
Use Vault to retain, archive, search, and export your organization’s data for eDiscovery and compliance needs. Learn more
- Advanced Drive audit reporting, custom alerts, and APIs. Learn more
- Mobile audits and alerts, such as when a device is compromised. Learn more
Drive activity alerts
Get custom alerts on Drive activity, such as when documents are shared outside your domain. Learn more
Deploy and monitor security keys for your organization, and purchase them at a discounted rate. Learn more
Extra policy controls
Restrict even more tasks to specific users, based on organizational units.
- Sync Drive files with local files on their computer. Learn more
- Share Drive and Docs editors files outside your organization, to anyone or only whitelisted domains. Learn more
- Use Docs editors offline. Learn more
- Open files in third-party web apps from the Chrome Web Store. Learn more
- Use Docs add-ons built by third-party developers. Learn more
You cannot add more than 25 emails to your Google groups at a time with G Suite Basic. Maybe it is possible with their enterprise option.
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G suite document processing applications like Google Docs are far behind Office 365 popular Word and Excel software.
Other notable competitors to G-Suite are:
- ONLYOFFICE – Online Office Applications for business
- Cloud Software Suite and SaaS Applications for Businesses
- Team Collaboration Software | Online Project Collaboration | Samepage
Pros of Office 365
One of the biggest advantages of Office 365 is the ability to work from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Because it’s entirely cloud-based, you can access your email, files and Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) from any location and any device.
Multiple, flexible plans tailored to businesses
Advanced Security : It is a feature that provides extra protection from sophisticated threats that may be hidden in emails and attachments. Users are also provided with additional security features such as two-factor authentication
Cons of Office 365:
Relying on network and bandwidth. If your Internet provider goes down, then you haven’t any access to your enterprise software and data. Microsoft does not control how you access the Internet and, therefore, cannot account for any failures.
The user interface for email is heavy and cumbersome.