If you’re looking for cloud-based productivity suite, Google Apps for Business is a strong contender. In fact, this powerful multi-functioning software should be on your short list.
Productivity suites needs no introduction. Thanks to many years of using Microsoft Office and the like, small businesses basically run off of this ubiquitous program package. What makes Google Apps for Business different? Three things. First, it combines business class software with client technology, meaning that you can access your documents anywhere at any time, as long as you are connected to the internet. Second, it’s relatively inexpensive, and it can be scaled up or down as users are added or deleted. And finally, it’s very collaborative so you can work on projects in real time with co-workers in multiple locations.
What is Google Apps for Work?
Google Apps for Work is the professional edition of Google Apps. It’s a scaleable, full-featured combination of the programs that businesses use the most: word processor, spreadsheets, slide show / presentation software, and more. It's bundled with a secure online repository for your documents, chat- and video-based communication, email, and website hosting.
Google Apps has one huge advantage over desktop-based productivity suites: it’s set up for real-time sharing. Co-workers can edit documents, build presentations, and work on spreadsheets together. And all changes are immediately backed up into your company’s Drive account, so you’ll never have to worry about losing your hard work to a power failure or some other performance blip.
What Apps Make Up Google for Work ?
Google Apps for Business has several main components. Briefly, these components are: Gmail, an email program that is searchable by content and supports notifications for text, video and chat; Calendar, an interactive way to organize your schedule, share it with others, or even post it online; Hangouts, which syncs video chat with other Google apps; Sites, a website building and hosting platform; and Google Drive, which incorporates Docs, Sheets, and Slides (the Google version of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation-building programs) with online storage that syncs your documents to the cloud and allows you to share and collaborate in real time.
Professionally Managing Your Google Apps
You can manage Google Apps down to a granular level — that’s tech-speak for setting very specific access for each user account. For example, you can create a group calendar and include only one or two people. Or you can make the calendar visible to everyone in the company. It’s your choice.
But what if you don’t have the time or the desire to learn the ins and outs of setting up Google Apps for your business? No worries. Techsperts Services has the expertise to manage your complete Google Apps environment. We can do everything from add and delete user accounts to managing security and setting up user groups. And we do it with the same attention to your unique needs as we bring to all our managed services.
Ready to Go Google?
So you want to know more about Google Apps and our managed Apps service? No problem! Contact us and we’ll give you a free estimate of the best Apps setup for your company, or try a free trial of Apps on us!