Undertaking A Google G Suite to Office 365 Migration

For start-ups, the basic version of G Suite is an attractive solution to use for business applications largely due to its price–free. However, it doesn’t take long for organizations to outgrow the powers of the free version of G Suite. And frequently, we find there’s some technical issue or tragedy that acts as a catalyst for change.

That most organizations we encounter migrate google workspace to Office 365 to grow their business to the next level.

Trouble With G Suite

Microsoft 365 is favored among many as the tool of choice for businesses. G Suite is heavily based on O365, many users will find it extremely simple and lacking in features by comparison. Being a predominant web-based product is even a hindrance. Sending data out to external contacts can be difficult in terms of compatibility.

And while O365 lends itself to having accounts and emails tend administered from a central tenant, many start-up organizations won’t look to set up G Suite in this way.

Benefits Of Microsoft 365

  • Collaboration

Both platforms offer digital collaboration solutions, but Microsoft 365 has the edge. Microsoft Teams are lightyears ahead of hangouts in terms of functionality. Meanwhile, SharePoint is a vastly more progressive solution than Google Drive in terms of sharing and collaborating on files, as well as controlling access to them.

  • Scalability

Every business requires a scalable platform. As the business grows, the platform requires them to grow with them and meet their needs. Microsoft 365 offers solutions that reach enterprise level and beyond.

  • Desktop-friendliness, use on the go

If most of your workers use desktop computers, Office 365 outshines G Suite. The desktop apps included are a genuine help. Yet Office 365 can even be used on the go and remotely access your files on Hosted VDI from any device.

G Suite To Office 365 Migration

Undertaking a migration process isn’t complicated. But getting set up right from the beginning can secure success going forward.

  • Migration plan

When moving across from G Suite, there’s preliminary work that needs to be undertaken first. Identify the business apps presently in use, then map work processes from G Suite to a similar Office 365 app.

And remember, one size doesn’t need to fit all – not every user needs the most developed license but opting to spend a little bit more per month on licenses for some users may give them access to features that transform how they do their work.

  • Think about the setup

Properly planning your setup can yield surprise functionality. Did you know your organization can get 1TB of free cloud storage via SharePoint with many Microsoft 365 license types? Are you aware of the safety features you can set up against an account?

Thinking about what you want can see you get an Office 365 setup that will help you scale with ease in the future.

  • Gain buy-in

Understanding objections will protect your investment and prevent staff from slipping back to G Suite if unchecked. Choose migration champions to identify the workflows that are key to a successful migration project and to promote how Microsoft 365 will do this better.


Apps4Rent is a Microsoft Gold Partner and supports organizations of all sizes through Office 365 migrations and service scaling. They also deliver ongoing support for both Microsoft services and wider IT systems and software. They even have expertise in providing top-notch-level Azure Cloud Backup Services and support to their clients, which makes them ideal partners to appoint for the service.

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