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Office 365 vs Google Apps

CIO and IT managers have a couple of choices when it comes to cloud based productivity tools – but the main competitors always seem to be Office 365 and Google Apps for Work.
Both have their strengths and weaknesses, so  check out our comparison below:


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User interface

  • Wide range of familiar applications available
  • Common used web apps such at Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Basic web screen access through browser (Safari, IE, Chrome, Firefox)
  • Can be synced down to Outlook

System Requirements

  • To use Office offline you need MS Office to also be on your desktop
  • To connect desktop Office to Office 365 you need 2007+
  • More scalability built into the design
  • Great for fast growing businesses
  • Your web browser is your desktop
  • No additional software needs to be installed
  • If you want Outlook to connect to Google, you need the Google sync product installed to get mailflow working

Document Creation

  • Advanced document formatting is retained better
  • Spread sheets and advanced Excel features
  • PowerPoint provides high quality presentations
  • Google docs is a decent web based text editor but lacks some of the favoured core functionality of MS Word


  • Document collaboration and the ability to work on documents simultaneously
  • Gives you: revision history, document check-in/check-out, integration with Microsoft office on the desktop
  • Lets you and others work on the same document at the same time and see who’s viewing and who edited it last


  • Has a variety of options, bundle plans or buying each product separately.
  • Gives you 25GB of personal storage and 50GB email inboxes
  • Offers just two ways or paying, monthly or yearly in advance
  • Gives you 5GB of Google drive storage and 25GB email inboxes

Chat and Communication

  • Skype integrated with other MS Office and Office 365 products
  • Offers Google Talk


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