Should you consider moving from G Suite to Microsoft Office 365?
Whether you’re a Start up, using Google G Suite tools that grew organically whilst your business did, or a large organisation looking for other options when it comes to storage, collaboration and productivity, Microsoft Office may have the answer. But how do you know if it’s the right choice for you and your business?
If you haven’t had experience of both Google Suite and Microsoft Office, it can be hard to know which productivity suite has the features your business needs, like email features, productivity tools and storage services.
So, if you’re considering a migration already, or just want some information, here’s our top 5 reasons why migrating to Microsoft Office 365 could give your business the scope to grow that it needs.
1. A powerful, feature-filled alternative G Suite
G Suite may be seem easy to set up and use, but Microsoft Office 365 is a powerful, feature-filled alternative to Google’s G Suite that empowers users with a wide range of capabilities. These capabilities include integration across email, calendar, and contacts, offline email access, setting up rules to navigate emails, managing and accessing mailboxes as admin, and managing user email messages, to name a few.
Not to mention its ability to integrate email seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM system and other popular Microsoft apps like Teams.
2. Scale up Microsoft Office over time, as your needs increase
Microsoft Office is a flexible, and scalable cloud-based solution, perfect for your growing business. But what does this mean?
Cloud-based software is designed to be scalable, particularly when compared to traditional on-premise systems. What’s more, Office 365’s built-in integration with Azure make it ideally suited to scaling on-demand.
When you migrate to Office 365, you migrate to a powerful feature set that supports both advanced business and productivity tasks, but also larger data needs for a growing team. You’ll have the horsepower to keep your business moving at all times, with reduced admin effort.
3. Use SharePoint to keep your files and data safe
Microsoft Office provides a structured and safe file storing & sharing service known as SharePoint. You may have experience of Google Drive, but unlike Sharepoint, it doesn’t provide structured file storage or in-place file recovery, which puts your business at risk of losing critical documents and data when shared by multiple users.
SharePoint is a robust document management system that can help protect your shared files, in one secure, central cloud-based storage location.
4. Utilise productivity services offline on the go
Every organisation wants to have a reliable, scalable, and secure email, document and data infrastructure – but crucially, one that offers the convenience to work from anywhere.
With Office 365’s desktop counterpart, you and your team will be able to access all of the core Microsoft apps and services without needing access to a web browser, or a reliable internet connection.
Which means you can ensure your team stay productive, no matter where they are, and whether they’re working online or offline.
5. Transition easily to industry standard office products
If your business needs to use Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, then consider migrating to Microsoft Office 365 in a no-brainer.
Save your business valuable time spent coaching employees through any resistance to change, and lost productivity time, by using a familiar, industry standard, regularly used both in the workplace and at home.
Even though some transition time is inevitable during any migration process, the learning curve won’t be as steep as you think with Microsoft Office.
So, you’re considering migrating – what now?
If you’ve made it through this so far, you’ll probably already know that migrations are no small feat! Migration from G Suite to Office 365 can be complicated, requiring planning, structuring and adequate knowledge of IMAP migration and the Office 365 environment. That’s why a little help from the experts, can make all the difference.
Our clients have been reaping the benefits of making the switch. But don’t listen to us – see what they have to say about our migration services…
“We have recently used Digital Cloud UK to migrate our Google accounts over to Office 365, and to also integrate Dynamics 365 into our package. Digesh has been our main point of contact during this process and has been extremely helpful along the way. The transition to Office 365 was very smooth and Digesh was always available to take calls and answer any questions we had. I would highly recommend this company!”
Jamie Carthy, Search and More
At Digital Cloud UK, we have extensive experience of helping businesses of all sizes migrate from Google’s G Suite, to Microsoft’s Office 365.
Digital Cloud UK can ensure an easy, automated transition from Google to Office, helping you seamlessly sync Google Calendars, labels and contacts, Google Drive files, and perform a fast, risk-free Gmail migration to Outlook 365.
We have vast experience in migrating the following and much more, for our clients;
– User accounts/email accounts from Gmail to Office 365 Outlook including contacts and meeting rooms
– Documents and files from Google Drive to OneDrive
– Google Calendar files
At Digital Cloud UK we provide Award-winning Microsoft technology, that powers up your teams, at affordable prices. What’s more, we have a wide range of pricing plans to suit your needs & business size, so you’ll never feel restricted by your package.
If you’re ready to migrate to Microsoft Office 365, or you just want some more information then get in touch with our friendly team for a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your bespoke requirements, and how we can help you take the pain out of migrating.