Office vs. G Suite

Office 365 vs. G Suite: Which has better management tools?

Users don't directly see these capabilities, but they are core to managing your productivity and collaboration platform.

Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite management
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When you choose a productivity platform like Microsoft’s Office 365 or Google’s G Suite, the main focus is on the platform’s functionality: Does it do the job you need?

That’s of course critical, but once you choose a platform, you have to manage it. That’s why management capabilities should be part of your evaluation of a productivity and collaboration platform, not only its user-facing functionality.

You’ve come to the right place for that aspect of choosing between Office 365 and Google G Suite.

Admin console UI

Both platforms are managed from a web interface. Microsoft tends to completely redesign the Office 365 console at least once a year, whereas Google tends to retain the same layout over a longer period of time, aiding muscle memory but doing little to improve the organization of the whole console.

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