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Office Productivity Suites: Microsoft 365 vs. Google Workspace

Microsoft and Google are the two biggest players in SaaS office productivity. Both companies have recently changed the names of their office productivity suites, but the core of each service has remained intact with a broad set of capabilities. We compare the business-level offerings from both companies.

Software as a service (SaaS) is delivering significant productivity and collaboration capabilities to businesses across the globe. One category, office productivity suites, offers email, cloud storage, online meetings and associated services to help companies maximize productivity across the entire business structure.

Microsoft and Google are atop the list of companies in the office productivity space. Microsoft 365, formerly known as Office 365, and Google Workspace, formerly known as G Suite, offer similar functionality through familiar tools, with slight variations in pricing, number of users and cloud storage capacity. Both companies offer multiple tiers of service.

The biggest differentiations between the two office productivity suites occur at the mid- and upper-level tiers, with more dynamic management and flexibility across desktop, laptop and mobile devices; significant differences in cloud storage allowances; and tools for information protection, security enhancements and compliance.

Here we present side-by-side comparisons of the three business suite tiers that are available from each company.