Google Drive Enterprise vs Microsoft 365 Business comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Google Drive Enterprise
Ranking in Content Collaboration Platforms
6th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
75
Ranking in other categories
Cloud Storage (6th)
Microsoft 365 Business
Ranking in Content Collaboration Platforms
7th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
241
Ranking in other categories
Mobile Device Management (MDM) (2nd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Content Collaboration Platforms category, the mindshare of Google Drive Enterprise is 1.0%, down from 3.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Microsoft 365 Business is 3.1%, up from 1.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Content Collaboration Platforms
Unique Categories:
Cloud Storage
1.5%
 

Featured Reviews

Neill-Walker - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 26, 2024
A safe and easy online repository with a nice web interface for file management
Google Drive is a safe and easy online repository with a nice web interface for file management. It has some extra benefits over a network folder because it has automatic version control and collaboration features If we have a bunch of users with Microsoft Word documents or Excel files, it's not…
GP
Mar 1, 2021
Integrates well, easy to use, and a good user experience that promotes collaboration
We use this solution to stay connected, to share documents in a secure way We like anything that enables collaboration. Working on documents in parallel meetings, and online meetings. Compared with others, it has better integration, easier to use, and a better experience. The cost estimation can…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The most valuable features of the solution are space and availability."
"The solution is very user-friendly."
"The most valuable feature of Google Drive is its seamless integration across mobile devices and computers."
"The most valuable features of Google Drive Enterprise are the secure file-sharing service. It is necessary to communicate with people, and the safe large file transfer is good. It's very useful and critical for us to communicate with each other nowadays. They integrate well with other Google solutions, such as Google Documents and Google Spreadsheet."
"It's easy to access from an Android device and can access things like cyber security restrictions on USB drives, file size, and so on. Google Drive will be an option."
"It is an easily scalable solution. Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten."
"The initial setup is easy."
"The integration with Gmail, Calendar, and Google Meet is the most valuable."
"Microsoft 365 Business is user-friendly."
"We've found the stability to be very good."
"Business 365 is very scalable and easy to use. I need to explore the features more, but I'm more or less happy with the features we are using right now."
"It's easy to use."
"Sharing screens, even on mobile devices, is great."
"What was most valuable for me was how simple this solution is to start using."
"Microsoft has a good reputation as an SaaS provider, and our enterprise team has a solid relationship with Microsoft. 365 Business meets our needs as an enterprise."
"Ease of collaboration and sharing documents."
 

Cons

"The solution is relatively new and takes some time to get used to."
"If they would implement something for people who have been working on Google Drive for so many years, to have an upgraded version or to be upgraded to that capacity or storage, that would be fantastic."
"The tool must allow more customization."
"When compared to Commvault or Veeam, I'm not sure what Google Drive has to offer in terms of backing up data on the cloud or in a data center for a large organization."
"The price could be better. Google should rethink and realign its pricing strategy along with the storage prices because storage prices are going down for on-premise solutions. If they can reduce the cost or increase the storage capacity for that same tier, that would be a great advantage."
"The product’s document management and automation features are very limited."
"There is really not too much that I think needs to be added to the product to improve it. Some of the features within Sheets could be enhanced so this product is a more complete replacement for Excel."
"One problem I face is that online storage capacity is limited these days."
"Bandwidth usage is not always the same depending on the network connection."
"The initial setup is slightly complex."
"Data protection needs to be improved."
"The integration with other platforms could be improved."
"The solution could improve by allowing more integration."
"The stability could be improved."
"The price could always be better. I live in Turkey, our economy is not very good."
"The technical support process could be a bit more secure. The information should stay within the ticketing system itself and not be passed via email."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I am using the free version."
"I rate the price of Google Drive Enterprise a four out of five compared to other competitors."
"The product is available for free, so I don't need to pay for it."
"I have evaluated Amazon AWS and IBM solutions. Amazon AWS has competitive prices for cloud storage and backups."
"The costs could be lower, but they are reasonable for the value they provide."
"Google Drive Enterprise is free for everyone to use."
"I use the free version."
"In the free subscription, Google Drive Enterprise provides limited integrations. You get basic integration features, but for more extensive API usage, a paid subscription is required. Even with the paid subscription, there are limits on free API usage, such as a certain number of calls per day or month."
"It could be a little less expensive."
"Depending on which plan you purchase, there are a plethora of applications available to you."
"The solution costs approximately $20 per month per user."
"The tool’s licensing and pricing are interconnected. There are different levels of licensing."
"Microsoft 365 Business is an expensive solution."
"It is slightly expensive, but it doesn't have any hidden costs. You know what you're going to spend, and you get a decent ROI on it. It has subscription-based licensing. It helps you to figure out the amount of money that you would spend based on how many mailboxes you would require in a year, which makes it better as compared to a mail server for which you need to consider the licensing cost and the maintenance cost."
"Our licensing is annual. We have a Volume Licensing deal with them."
"The licensing fee is paid yearly."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
19%
Financial Services Firm
13%
Government
12%
Retailer
9%
Computer Software Company
14%
Government
7%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Healthcare Company
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Google Drive Enterprise?
With Google Drive Enterprise, multiple people can edit a document, and you can open it as Google Docs.
What needs improvement with Google Drive Enterprise?
Google Drive Enterprise is expensive. Google Sheets APIs need improvement.
What do you like most about Microsoft 365 Business?
The product's initial setup phase was straightforward.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft 365 Business?
The solution's pricing is reasonable and provides value for money. The solution costs approximately $20 per month per user.
What needs improvement with Microsoft 365 Business?
Sometimes, the migration from old software to new software isn't very smooth. Upgrading from the old version to the new version of Microsoft Teams created a lot of issues for small companies and la...
 

Also Known As

Drive Enterprise, Google Drive
Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 F1, MS 365 Business
 

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Sample Customers

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Urban Agriculture Co., The Detroit Wallpaper Co., TransBlue Facility Management, Garner Food Company
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Drive Enterprise vs. Microsoft 365 Business and other solutions. Updated: July 2024.
792,905 professionals have used our research since 2012.