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The Best For Your Business: Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace?

October 21, 2022 in Latest News, Shinjiru All, Shinjiru Tip Sharing by Nadhira ZA


When building up a business empire, it is important to make sure that you have the right and most convenient tools in order to run things smoothly. So, now, you are stuck between Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace and you don’t know which one is better for you.

Both Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace provide you the cloud for you to send emails, manage files, create documents and do video conferences.

In today’s sharing, we’re going to help you in making decisions between those two by pointing out their differences. 


Pricing

The first rule before you proceed to making decisions- check on your budget. Let’s see Google Workspace, or before also known as G Suite, first.

Google Workspace Pricing


Storage-wise, you can see they offer 30GB for ‘Business Starter’ and 2TB and 5TB for ‘Business Standard’ and ‘Business Plus’. Plus, they allow a different total of seats in video meetings. Every plan has security features and management controls but with ‘Business Plus’, you will be given an extra tool; Vault to retain and search your users’ data.

For Microsoft 365, they are somewhat more complicated because there are home, business, enterprise, government, non-profit, and educational editions, as well as numerous sub-versions inside each of these.

Let’s focus on Microsoft 365 for business.

‘Business’ Microsoft 365 Pricing


Microsoft 365 gives you 1TB of cloud storage for every plan per user. On the other hand, the maximum number of users for all Microsoft 365 ‘Business’ plans is 300.


File Storage

For starters, Microsoft 365 definitely has the better offer. Its ‘Business Basic’ plan comes with a large 1TB of storage, which compares favourably to Google’s somewhat fairly small 30GB on its “Business Starter” plan.

However, if you upgrade to Google Workspace “Business Standard” or “Business Plus,” you receive 2TB or 5TB of storage instead, which is quite helpful for any business that needs to store a lot of data in the cloud. This contrasts well with all of the Microsoft “Business” plans, which have a 1TB storage limit on files.


Apps Efficiency

The main productivity tools from Google are only meant to be used in a browser or one of its mobile apps. The most well-liked Microsoft 365 plans, in contrast, include the most recent versions of the Office desktop apps (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) on Windows PCs and Macs, in addition to their more feature-rich web counterparts.

The deciding factor for several businesses is the accessibility of those Office desktop applications. This is especially true when maintaining consistency with Office document formats is essential. Although Google Docs and Sheets can be easily imported and exported, Office document capabilities may not always hold up after multiple excursions between the two environments.


Shinjiru All The Way!

We understand how hard it is to make the best decisions for your business but if you’re looking for the best Microsoft 365 deal, you’re at the right place! 

Shinjiru is one of the largest Microsoft 365 Tier-1 Partner and Reseller in Malaysia. With Shinjiru’s Microsoft 365 Malaysia package, you can get online versions of Office that can be used on up to 5 devices and other features like 1TB online storage and 50GB Mailbox Professional Email Hosting using your own domain name.

If you need any further explanations on this deal, you may visit our page anytime.

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