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SaaS

Essential Business Software

Software-as-a-Service is the essential business software required for businesses of every size and industry. As a small to mid-sized business owner, your top choices are Microsoft Office 365 and Google’s G-Suite.

It is essential to upgrade your services from a free or paid personal account so that you can access the full service and software integration features. This includes your company email, documents, spreadsheets, collaboration tools, cloud storage, scheduling, video conferencing, and more—with plans starting for less than $10 per user per month.

While both SaaS providers offer similar services, they have a few key differences which are essential to understand before you commit. Axis Business Technologies will help you determine which choice best meets your needs.

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Office 365

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook, & Microsoft Teams are the key apps in Office 365.

One of the key benefits to choosing Office 365 is that you and your team can download their desktop apps or use their software online only—this will require an annual subscription plan that allows you to do both.

As a business owner, you may have a strong preference for Microsoft Word which has far more customizable features than Google Docs.

Your email layout can be widely customizable in Outlook and many find their tools for email organization easier to manage than other email apps.

G-Suite

Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, Hangouts, Drive, & App Maker are a few of the key apps in G-Suite.

G-Suite is available on a month-to-month or annual basis. Designed to be used online only with the ability for multiple users to be actively working and communicating in the same Google Doc at the same time. Unlike Word all changes are tracked so there’s no need to worry about content being lost in revision.

There are a few apps that may be unique to your needs such as App Maker, Sites website builder, and Jamboard—a collective digital whiteboard for sharing ideas and inspiration.

Email is automatically sorted into 3 key categories: Primary, Social, and Promotions.

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