O365 vs GSuite

Are you trying to determine whether Microsoft's Office 365 or Google's G Suite is right for your business?  See how they compare in these highlights of our webinar, Office 365 vs. G Suite.

Listed below are the most common capabilities that Office 365 and G Suite share:

  • Cloud storage (includes online and offline features)
  • Email (includes the capability to use custom domain names, such as your company’s domain name; if you use G Suite, you are not required to use a gmail.com domain, you can use the email that is provided to you through your web hosting service)
  • 24/7 support (available via phone and web, with additional chat support for G Suite)
  • Ability to create and edit the most popular business file types (includes word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software)

To expand on email similarities between Office 365 and G Suite, both platforms share the following capabilities:

  • Two-step authentication log-in security access
  • Integrated native spam filtering
  • Calendar integration
  • Customizable themes
  • Legal holds on inboxes

Both Office 365 and G Suite share common communication features, such as:

  • Instant messaging
  • Voice and video calls
  • Screensharing
  • Archived chat logs

When taking into consideration which platform to use in meeting the most popular and frequently used software requirements for your business, here is a comparison guide between Office 365 and G Suite:

Outlook   Gmail
Option of desktop software included with enterprise license and intuitive folder organization system Strictly web browser with default smart sorting categories and expanded search capabilities
Content Management:
SharePoint   Google Sites
More complex set up with advanced features such as workflow automation More user-friendly and quicker to deploy with ease of building ad-hoc teams
Word Processing:
Word   Google Docs
More robust with advanced options such as charts and graphs and smart-art designs More lightweight with scaled-back options but faster speed in real-time collaboration
Excel   Google Sheets
More advanced formatting and automation options such as macros More user-friendly with a chat window and offline access
PowerPoint   Google Slides
More advanced formatting options and robust media integration tools More simplistic navigation with native YouTube integration


This and a lot more was covered in our webinar, Office 365 vs. G Suite: