Top Reasons Why Google Apps are Fantastic for Your Business

by Guest Author on September 1, 2016

in Articles, Guest Posts

google-appsGoogle Apps for Work provide a great solution to your common business problems for a great many reasons, enabling you to run your business much more efficiently from moment to moment. Google business apps are centered around cloud-based solutions for managing your e-mail, sharing contacts, working on documents, building web pages, and keeping an efficient calendar.

While there are other options for addressing these issues, such as Microsoft Office 365 Suite, Google provides these services as an affordable alternative for businesses operating on a low-budget. In that light, let’s check out some top reasons why Google Apps are fantastic for your business.

Quality Features for a Good Price

The affordability of Google Apps for Work is one of their most appealing features, providing you with top-quality products for a price tag of just five dollars per month to fifty dollars per year for paying users, and even providing a free version for you to start out with.

The free version allows up to ten users at a time, and has limited network security and storage. There is also a limit to the number of apps that can be used. However, the paid version provides great service to businesses that are more concerned with storage and security needs, giving you an unlimited number of user accounts, access to all of Google’s applications, 25 GB of e-mail storage, 24/7 customer support, and a network uptime guarantee of 99.9 percent.

With the ability to manage various devices, email, and security settings from the Google Admin console, these programs provide you with a great option for maintaining your business on the go. What’s more, the apps integrate with one another easily and require little to no tech support, allowing for smooth and user-friendly interactions with co-workers and clients. All this should make the work day move along more efficiently.

Increased Meetings Efficiency

Google business apps are also excellent for meetings. For example, Google Calendar is a fantastic support for time management, offering you a simple and clear way to schedule meetings, plan projects, and set appointments with important clients. Calendars can be made accessible to all of your employees or set for specific ones, allowing them to make changes and entries themselves, with a simple and effective color-coding system to differentiate entries.

There is also great software called Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts is perfect for virtual meetings where not everyone is able to attend on-site – it provides you the ability to create easy HD video conferences with up to fifteen of your employees joining in from their desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.

Better Cooperation

Your ability to ensure the best level of cooperation between employees is vital for your business, so help yourself with Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets. These useful apps enable collaborative editing among employees in a single document. You are also able to communicate through a built-in chat system, and the apps automatically save the work that’s been done into the cloud. Additionally, documents can be exported into different types of file extensions.

With the built-in chat, as well as with Google Hangouts that is integrated into Docs, Google Apps for Work also enable simple and excellent collaboration with remote employees. This is a very useful feature for those business owners who have adopted the growing trend of telecommuting and thus have workers distributed across different locations.

Simplified Access to Data

Another vital factor for you to consider in your business is the ability to access the data and the work that you and your employees have labored to create. Enter Google Drive and Google Sites. Google Drive is a cloud storage platform that allows your data to be backed up and accessed from any of your devices. All your documents are saved on a secure Internet server.

Google Sites enables companies to easily create a public website or internal sites. With export knowledge, you can create a private intranet hub of information for your employees. Moreover, data can be imported from other apps and posted to your site for your employees or customers.

Conclusion

Google Apps for Work provide a number of options to handle the many difficult situations that arise as part of owning a business. They provide an affordable, efficient, and easy-to-use means of aiding your business, from schedule and data management to improved teamwork and web presence. It’s a full suite of services made accessible easily to you and your employees, so it’s definitely worth considering it.

Guest article written by: Joe Peters is a freelance writer and an ultimate tech enthusiast from Baltimore, also interested in all things business-related. When he is not working his magic as a marketing consultant, this incurable tech junkie enjoys reading about latest apps and gadgets or binge-watching his favorite TV shows. Feel free to reach him on Twitter

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Manu September 11, 2016 at 23:25

Yup agree, Google is the best.

Hamim September 17, 2016 at 12:59

I have been using google apps for business past few months. and I truly amaze with their features and services.
Thanks for sharing this detailed review about google apps.
-Hamim

Fouad October 3, 2016 at 19:47

I’ve used Google slides. It’s very cool. I’d love to try Google hangouts too.

Thanks for the update.

 

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