Many organizations are moving to cloud starting with basic software tools like business emails, online document storage, office suite (word, excel, etc.), online meetings, and so on. Many face dilemma of choice between these top two options: G Suite vs Office 365. Below we tried to compare G Suite with Office 365 not only on G Suite Cost but also the features, user friendliness, secured cloud infrastructure and many more aspects.
Business Emails, Document Storage, Office Apps (Docs / word, Sheet / Excel, Slides / Presentation, etc.), Audio / Video Meetings software, Admin Controls, Data loss prevention, recovery tools and Mobile Apps
As both products have similar tools, the major difference lies in user-friendliness, performance, price, storage, security, ability to work offline and your specific requirement or preference if any.
Another major difference to note is the performance when using cloud as Google is born and bought up on cloud whereas Office 365 has recently started on cloud.
Google is known for "Make it easy" hence offers 3 easy to understand plans
(G Suite Cost - Per User Per Month)
Office 365 has more plans but we are considering feature comparable three variations here:
(Per User Per Month Price)
If your requirement is simple business emails, online storage and online apps, then you should compare G Suite Basic and Office 365 Standard and deciding factor should be;
Thus, in basic plan comparison based on features and G Suite cost, we clearly RECOMMEND Google G Suite over Office 365.
If you have more complicated requirements such as more storage capacity (than available in basic versions), ability to recover lost / data, legal compliance on your data / communication, heavy offline document usage etc. then compare G Suite Business and Office 365 Premium
In this intermediate variation, we recommend Office 365 over G Suite especially for classic Desktop installable MS Office. However, if desktop installation is not a must for you, then then by price and storage G Suite wins over Office 365
This comparison is more of less same as intermediate variation recommendation. Both plans include greater control over data and settings.
G Suite includes Vault (eDiscovery tool also available in G Suite Business) along with greater data loss prevention for Gmail and Drive, dial in numbers for meetings, security keys, and Big Query for Gmail data analysis etc.
While Microsoft includes MyAnalytics and power bi pro tools, however with some limitation on voice calling, threat protection and no availability of compliances like eDiscovery.
We recommend start with G Suite Basic or Business plans, and you can always upgrade to higher version as and when need and for those many users needed the most.