G Suite V Microsoft BPOS
G Suite and Microsoft Business Productivity online suite are both hosted services, however G Suite scores heavily in the price and storage space. G Suite costs only $50 per user for 25GB, whereas Microsoft BPOS costs $120 per user for 1GB. The Microsoft Exchange Online Standard (does not have document sharing) which is a shared server with no redundancy cost's $60/user/year.
|Storage||Google offers 30 GB per user||Microsoft 1 GB per user|
|Price||Google is $50 per user per year||Microsoft bills in monthly increments at $10 per user per year, coming out to $120 a year|
|Document Collaboration||Google offers their Google Docs service||Microsoft gives you nothing. You have to pay extra for hosted Sharepoint.|
|Desktop email client integration||Google provides IMAP and POP access, but uploading calendars and contacts requires a Google Desktop Sync application that only runs on Windows.||Microsoft Exchange and Outlook integration is built in from the start.|
|Web client||G Suite was built from the ground up for the browser, and it shows. This is fairly evident with the popularity of GMail, which is the corner stone of G Suite||Exchange Outlook Web Access (OWA) has been improved but cannot be compared. to the usability of GMail.|
|Intranet||G Suite offers the Sites service, which is like an extremely stripped down version of Sharepoint.||As I stated earlier, Sharepoint is an extra monthly cost for BPOS.|
|Shared Calendar||Excellent implementation of collaborative calendars.||Calendars present but not shared.|
|IM/Chat||G Suite offers this out of the box with the Google Talk application.||The option is not there even if you are willing to pay for it with Microsoft currently.|
|Mobile Phone Integration||G Suite support is all over the map, with Blackberry being the best supported, then the iPhone. Email/contact/calendar sync is also seamless.||Exchange also supports almost all smartphones. Email/contact/calendar sync is also good.|
|Video conferencing||This is a new feature from Google, but one that is a key differentiator in my opinion.||Microsoft does not offer it.|
|Support||Google provides 24/7 phone & email support. They also have very good online documentation.||Microsoft provides 24/7 phone & email support.|
|Active Directory Integration||There are ways to integrate G Suite with active directory, but it requires some Python scripts.||No surprise here, hosted Exchange is much easier to integrate with AD(which is a Microsoft product).|
Out of all of these features, it is the seemingly simple things that appeal to most G Suite users; things such as intuitive collaborative calendaring that integrates seamlessly with the other functions such as Gmail. For service-based companies or any other business that requires constant, reliable contact Google's offerings can be a breath of fresh air. Other features such as from-anywhere email access, company name-based email, and the extremely intuitive Gmail interface for all email also make G Suite a popular option.
As you can see, G Suite just beat out Hosted Exchange. The key was all those extras that Google throws in and that Microsoft does not. Interested to switch to G Suite, Use the Quick Connect Form at the top right hand corner and we will get back to you soon.