How To Use Google Apps For Your Business To Cut Costs

Oct 12, 2010

When business costs are running high, the last thing you want to do is add new services. Google Apps reduces the costs associated with running your own business and expertly delivers on the benefits.

When compared to other office suites, in-house hosting and productivity Apps, you’ll find Google Apps cut down on cost and deliver on productivity. It’s extremely easy to set up with your domain and start saving money. Best of all, the Apps store data in their cloud, which makes your documents, contacts, mail and calendars accessible anywhere you have an internet connection.

Google Documents

Google Docs is the web-based competitor to Microsoft Word and it’s free. Your documents are uploaded to Google’s servers making them accessible anywhere you are. Documents such as spreadsheets, presentations and letters can be shared with other Google Apps users instantly.

These documents can also be accessed from any mobile device, so you never have to worry about where your work is saved. Revisions, formatting and group editing are available everywhere Microsoft Word is as well as tons of places it usually isn’t.

Compared to Microsoft Word, Google Docs beats the costly Microsoft App on data syncing, price and productivity.

Google Calendar

Google’s Calendar App once again takes the cloud approach to sharing data. Calendar information is entered via a web interface but you can sync your events, appointments and information to mobile devices instantly. Add an event on your phone, your co-workers can see it seconds later. That is the beauty of Google Calendar- its cloud integration that pushes data from Google’s servers to your computer and phone.

Google Mail

Google Mail is your answer to email hassles. Its powerful spam filter means you won’t be inundated with useless content. You can also access Google Mail with your mobile device and computer to once again sync mail and receive it instantly. The storage space provided is a spacious 7 GB with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime.

Google Apps can cut costs for your business, increase productivity and make your data accessible anywhere. Microsoft’s offerings can’t compete or are too pricey for a business looking for a reliable and cheap productivity suite.

  • jodie_microsoft_smb

    Google Apps is a great option for some, but may not work for all. You may notice limitations with formatting in document sharing and some calendar syncing issues. Before deciding on Google Apps, take a look at the article, –“major differences between Microsoft Exchange and Gmail”: http://smb.ms/Outreachdv5zaE (Send me a request and I’ll e-mail the whitepaper directly).

    Regards,
    Jodi E.
    Microsoft SMB Outreach Team
    msftoft@microsoft.com