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Owner at OSA Special Needs Consulting
Real User
Versatile, extremely useful, and is quite stable
Pros and Cons
  • "When we collaborate on a team project, everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the project."
  • "There are a few kinks to work out at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty simple and extremely useful."

What is our primary use case?

Because we work on projects, Google Drive is extremely versatile. It is interchangeable among users, and every one can edit at different times.

What is most valuable?

We are all in different parts of the world. When we collaborate on a team project, everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the project. There is a team leader who reviews and edits everything before we all get credit. It's pretty cool. I'm from a different era and teaching myself.

It's pretty straightforward. You have to have the right mindset for it, but it's pretty simple.

What needs improvement?

There are a few kinks to work out at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty simple and extremely useful.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Google Drive Enterprise for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Google Drive Enterprise is quite stable.

How are customer service and support?

I have not contacted technical support.

If I have an issue, members of my group navigate me through it. I have never had to contact them.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The University of Phoenix provides it. I've never had to pay any fees.

What other advice do I have?

I'm happy with how things are going right now because I'm getting used to them. That's probably a question for later, when I am more acquainted with my business. I'm hoping to graduate in May, and I need to write a 40-page dissertation. This is a tutorial of what is to come for me.

Google Drive is popular in this generation because it is so interchangeable. People can look into your documents if you provide them with a password.

Personally, I believe it is a great solution for businesses, but it all depends on how many people you have working for you and what your main goal is.

It brings a project together, which is wonderful.

The world today fascinates me. I remember encyclopedias and going to the library to look at Microfiche.

I think that it is fabulous. I have my own practice. I am in Social Services. This information is good for me and the people I network with. I can bring anybody, I want in, I can create documents and have others look at it and give me advice. I enjoy Good Drive.

I would rate Google Drive Enterprise a ten out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Abdulla Pathan
Technology Competency and Solution Head at LearningMate
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Useful for sharing documents and working simultaneously on a document, but needs more features similar to Office 365
Pros and Cons
  • "It allows multiple users to work simultaneously on a document."
  • "It should have more features similar to Office 365. To improvise more, they should compare their features with Office 365."

What is our primary use case?

We use it to securely share a document with anybody within the organization and outside of it. We are using its latest version.

How has it helped my organization?

It helped us to keep all our documents centrally also allow us to work on documents simultaneously. It is also part of our product roadmap to take advantage of GDrive to build GoogleWorkplace based applications. It helped us to share document deliverables with customers with minimal configuration.

What is most valuable?

It allows multiple users to work simultaneously on a document. It is secure, and we can monitor the sharing of documents. It can be used as a storage device.

What needs improvement?

It should have more features similar to Office 365. To improvise more, they should compare their features with Office 365.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. It is used by all users in our organization because all of our documentation is on Google Drive.

How are customer service and technical support?

We never needed any technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had an in-house product. We switched because we wanted a lower licensing cost.

What was our ROI?

-

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

No Comments.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Office 365 and SVN

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using this solution.

I would rate Google Drive Enterprise a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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IT Systems and Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Provides a secure backup service; somewhat lacking in customization
Pros and Cons
  • "Provides a secure backup to my data."
  • "The product lacks customization."

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case of this service is for storage. I have a package and I use it to synchronize my data and to keep a backup for my device and mobile phone. I'm an IT system and infrastructure manager, and a customer of Google Drive. 

What is most valuable?

The service gives me the confidence of knowing that I have a backup copy of all my data and it can be accessed at any time. 

What needs improvement?

The service could be improved if it could do more customization, because the model inside is pre-defined and there is no customization. I'd also like to see an extension of the packages because the first two packages have minimal space. The next release should have more customization and more storage for the packages.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this service for 18 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't contacted technical support. I'm using a very limited part of the server, it's only storing data. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I previously used Dropbox to store data, but when I had the option to move, I decided to go with Google Drive and not continue with Dropbox.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is not an expensive service. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Google Drive Enterprise, especially for Android users. It's the most suitable application or service.

I rate this service a seven out of 10. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Technology Consulting Department Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Easily accessible from anywhere, whether for emails or applications
Pros and Cons
  • "I can check emails from anywhere, and use the applications wherever I am."
  • "It's become difficult to fit everything in one window."

What is our primary use case?

We are partners and resellers of Google Drive Enterprise. I'm a technology consulting department manager.

What is most valuable?

I've been using Gmail for such a long time and I'm really familiar with the interface. In terms of my work, I'm able to check emails from anywhere, and I can use the applications wherever I am.

What needs improvement?

They recently updated the email under 'interface' and I can't fit everything in one window. For example, I'm checking an email and half of it opens on the right side and you can't really read everything. The recent update is not really great for me because I'm used to having the space I need. I can't really minimize the chat box so I can read the emails wholly. There are so many things in the window, you can't really see it all and have to open a new window just to get access to the entire email.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for four years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This product is stable. 

How was the initial setup?

The product doesn't require any implementation, it's browser based.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product even though I have trouble reading everything. 

I rate this solution eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Google
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Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
Stable and well-integrated with Google products
Pros and Cons
  • "The integration with Gmail, Calendar, and Google Meet is the most valuable."
  • "The ability to share documents with outside clients can be improved. It is difficult to share documents with outside clients, and that's why I am looking at some other solution. If you use Google Drive, they want you to use all of their Google Suite, but not everybody uses Google Suite for document creation. It is not a great solution if you are working with a company that doesn't use Google Suite."

What is our primary use case?

We use it for general storage and sharing documents. We are using the latest version. 

What is most valuable?

The integration with Gmail, Calendar, and Google Meet is the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

The ability to share documents with outside clients can be improved. It is difficult to share documents with outside clients, and that's why I am looking at some other solution.

If you use Google Drive, they want you to use all of their Google Suite, but not everybody uses Google Suite for document creation. It is not a great solution if you are working with a company that doesn't use Google Suite.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Google Drive Enterprise for less than a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is Google. It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I didn't really have to test that. We have only two users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't used them.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

It is very well-integrated with Google products such as Google Suite. It is a great solution for non-profits and similar stuff, but when you're dealing with other businesses and corporations that have not adopted this solution, it doesn't play nice.

I would rate Google Drive Enterprise an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Secure, scalable, and useful collaboration function
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is easy to use, has good performance, and is secure."
  • "The solution could improve User Access Management by showing more detailed information of which users have access to folders or files. For example, you can see which users have access one by one, but there is not a dashboard that can show what user has access to a library document."

What is our primary use case?

The main purpose we are using Google Drive Enterprise is for storing files and the collaboration function. We share documents with certain members of the company.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use, has good performance, and is secure.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve User Access Management by showing more detailed information of which users have access to folders or files. For example, you can see which users have access one by one, but there is not a dashboard that can show what user has access to a library document. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Google Drive Enterprise for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Google Drive Enterprise is scalable.

We have approximately 30 people using this solution in my organization.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a monthly fee that we pay for the use of this solution and the price is fair.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Microsoft One Drive before choosing Google Drive Enterprise. We found the collaboration feature to be better with Google.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Google Drive Enterprise a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Content strategist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
A stable and secure solution with good integration
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is absolutely stable."
  • "The Google Sheets should have more functionality."

What is our primary use case?

In the organization, people are working on the teams. They can share the documents and work on them simultaneously. 

What needs improvement?

The Google Sheets should have more functionality. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Google Driver Enterprise for a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is absolutely stable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not really had experience with tech support. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I did not use another solution prior to Google Drive Enterprise.

How was the initial setup?

I am not in a position to comment on the installation. 

What other advice do I have?

The solution is good. It does everything one needs.

It is a cloud-based solution.

I am fine with the integration the way it is. I feel it to be sufficiently secure. I don't see any problems with it, not with the storage or with the extent to which it is user-friendly. 

The solution works all right for me. I have not faced any problems in which I feel something to be missing. 

I would absolutely recommend the solution to others, for sure. 

I rate Google Drive Enterprise as a nine out of ten. 

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Server Administrator Coordinator at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Helpful support, feature-rich, and they continue to enhance the product

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for sharing documents, and we are using Google Meets for eLearning.

What is most valuable?

All of the features are valuable. This solution has become an enhanced product over the years. It is more stable and they keep adding features. We are happy with it.

What needs improvement?

It's a cloud-based product that is stable and secure, but I would like to see more security features added.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Google Drive Enterprise for 11 years. There are no versions.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product. We are syncing it with our LDAP for all of the…

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for sharing documents, and we are using Google Meets for eLearning.

What is most valuable?

All of the features are valuable.

This solution has become an enhanced product over the years. It is more stable and they keep adding features. We are happy with it.

What needs improvement?

It's a cloud-based product that is stable and secure, but I would like to see more security features added.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Google Drive Enterprise for 11 years.

There are no versions.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product.

We are syncing it with our LDAP for all of the school, the staff, students, and parents as well. We have approximately 3,000 accounts on it.

How are customer service and technical support?

This is not my area, but my colleague has had contact with technical support often and they always been very helpful.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Google Drive Enterprise a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.