G Suite

 
 
 

G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work)

Web based email, calendar and documents that let you work from anywhere

As a Google Cloud and Google for Education Partner, Refractiv will help you discover a better way to manage information and collaboration in your workplace. Join the five million businesses and educational establishments worldwide that have switched to G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work).

G Suite is a suite of office tools providing online email, calendar, documents and more. It is reliable, secure, web based “Software as a Service” with powerful, intuitive applications like Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs.

It can help you reduce IT costs, manage information more effectively and enable employees to collaborate wherever they are.

Our G Suite implementation expertise and additional services, which include training, integration, cloud application development and a comprehensive support service, makes Refractiv your perfect deployment and technology partner.

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Discover a better way to manage information and collaborate

WhyGoogle

Why G Suite?

G Suite is reliable, secure, web based “Software as a Service” with powerful, intuitive applications like Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive.

Going Google?

As a Google Cloud and Google for Education Partner, we provide a full range of services to smooth your transition to G Suite from legacy email and office solutions, including Microsoft Exchange and Office.

Add-on

Add-on Apps

These ‘add-on apps’ have been created specifically for the Cloud – they are cost-effective, intuitive to use and offer rich functionality.

The Benefits


Proven cost savings

Google’s web-based messaging and collaboration apps require no hardware or software and need minimal administration, creating tremendous time and cost savings for businesses.

End users can use the familiar Microsoft Outlook interface for email, contacts and calendar as they transition to Gmail and Google Calendar.

A leading research firm found that G Suite is as little as 1/3 the total cost of competing solutions.

Want to see how much you could save with G Suite compared to Microsoft Exchange 2007?


50 times more storage than the industry average

Each employee gets 30 GB for email storage, so they can keep important messages and find them instantly with built-in Google search.

Gmail is designed so employees can spend less time managing their inboxes, and more time being productive. Time-saving features like message threading, message labels, fast message search and powerful spam filtering help employees work efficiently with high volumes of email.


Mobile email, calendar and IM access

With several options for accessing their information while on the go, employees can be productive with G Suite even when they’re not at their desks.

At no extra charge, G Suite supports over-the-air mobile access on BlackBerry devices, the iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android and many less powerful phones.


99.9% uptime reliability guarantee with synchronous replication

We guarantee that G Suite will be available at least 99.9% of the time, so your employees are more productive and so you can worry less about system downtime.*

With synchronous replication, your data and activity in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites is simultaneously preserved in multiple secure data centers. If one data center is unable to serve your requests, the system is designed to instantly fall back to another data center that can serve your account with no interruption in service.

The Radicati Group found that Microsoft Exchange typically has 60 minutes of unplanned downtime per month. Google Apps customers typically experience less than 15 minutes of downtime per month.


Information security and compliance

When you trust your company’s information to Google, you can be confident that your critical information is safe and secure.

Google’s information security team, including some of the world’s foremost experts in information, application and network security, are focused on keeping your information safe. Google and many other customers trust this system with highly sensitive corporate data.

Businesses get these customisable security features with Google Apps:

  • Custom spam and inbound mail filtering tools, powered by Postini, to complement powerful spam filters that automatically work with no up-front configuration.
  • Custom outbound mail filtering tools to prevent sensitive information from being distributed, powered by Postini.
  • Custom information sharing rules to determine how broadly employees are allowed to share with Google Docs, Google Calendar and Google Sites.
  • Custom password length requirements and visual strength indicators to help employees pick secure passwords.
  • Enforced SSL connections with Google Apps to ensure secure HTTPS access.
  • Optional email archiving, up to 10 years of retention.


Full administrative and data control

Administrators can deeply customise G Suiteto meet their technical, branding and business requirements.

Integration options let you connect G Suite to your existing IT infrastructure.

  • Single sign-on API connects G Suite to your existing authentication system.
  • User provisioning utility and API connect G Suite to your existing user directory system.
  • Email routing and email gateway support let you run G Suite alongside an existing email solution.
  • Email migration utility and API let you bring mail from your existing email solution into G Suite.

System branding and data ownership give G Suite your look and feel, and ensures customer ownership of employee data.

  • Custom user accounts on your company’s internet domain.
  • Custom logo and colors in the applications.
  • Contractual customer ownership of employee data.


Helpful 24/7 customer support

G vSuite is highly reliable and easy to operate, but support is available for administrators should you need it.

Support options include:

  • Phone support for critical issues
  • Email support
  • Self-service online support


G Suite – Applications

Product Information

Gmail

Run your business, not your email server
Gmail for business offers 30 GB of storage per user, powerful spam filtering, BlackBerry and Outlook interoperability, and a 99.9% uptime SLA.

Email, IM, voice and video chat Each user gets 30 GB of email and IM storage (50 times the industry average).

Anytime, anywhere access to your email Gmail is securely powered by the web, so you can be productive from your desk, on the road, at home and on your mobile phone, even when you’re offline.

Sync with Android, iPhone & BlackBerry Get the benefits of Apps on leading mobile platforms

Search and find emails instantly Spend less time organizing email and find emails quickly with Google-powered search for your inbox.

Get less spam Powerful Gmail spam filtering helps you stay focused on what’s important. Postini filtering lets you customize your spam protection.


Google Calendar
Manage meetings online with Google Calendar CalendarA web-based calendar application that enables employees to work together efficiently and helps minimize costs and IT hassles.

Easily schedule appointments Overlay multiple calendars to see when people are available. Google Calendar sends invitations and manages RSVPs.

Integrate with your email system Google Calendar is integrated into Gmail and interoperable with popular calendar applications.

Share project calendars Calendars can be shared company-wide or with select co-workers. A range of sharing permission controls help maintain security and privacy.

Access with your mobile device View and edit event details, add new events, and invite guests on mobile devices like the BlackBerry and iPhone. Even receive calendar notifications via SMS.

Publish calendars Publicise external company events by publishing a calendar to make it searchable in the Google Calendar gallery. Easily embed calendars into web pages.


Google Drive
Online documents with real-time collaboration   GoogleDriveWeb-based documents, spreadsheets, drawings and presentations that let users edit the same file at the same time so you always have the latest version.

Anytime, anywhere access to your work Google Drive is securely powered by the web, giving you the flexibility to be productive from your desk, on the road, at home and on your mobile phone, even when you’re offline.

Works across operating systems Google Drive on your Mac, PC or mobile device (or your browser) gives you a single place for up-to-date versions of your files from anywhere. In addition to any file type you choose to upload, Google Docs are also stored in Google Drive.

Easily upload and share files Share individual files or whole folders with individual people, your entire team or even customers, vendors and partners. Create and reply to comments on files to get feedback or add ideas.

Secure access controls Administrators can manage file sharing permissions system-wide, and document owners can share and revoke file access at any time.


Google Sites

Create dynamic web pages as easily as writing a document
Google Sites is an easy way to create secure web pages for intranets and team projects. No coding or HTML required.

Organize information in a central place Use Google Sites to centralize documents, spreadsheets, presentations, videos, slideshows and more to help keep teams organized. New! Build collaborative sites faster with templates for project workspaces, team sites, intranets and more.

Anytime, anywhere access Google Sites is securely powered by the web, so you can access company pages from your desk, on the road, at home and on your mobile phone.

Works across operating systems Google Sites works in the browser on PC, Mac and Linux computers.

System and site-level security controls Administrators can manage site sharing permissions across the business, and authors can share and revoke file access at any time.


Vault
Add archiving and e-discovery to G Suite Retention policies Define retention policies that are automatically applied to your email and chat messages.

Email and chat archiving Your email and chat messages are archived and retained according to your policies, preventing inadvertent deletions.

E-discovery Be prepared for litigation and compliance audits with powerful search tools that help you find and retrieve relevant email and chat messages.

Legal hold Place legal holds on users as needed. Email and chat messages can’t be deleted by users when they’re placed on hold.

Export Export specific email and chat messages to standard formats for additional processing and review.

Audits Run reports on user activity and actions in the archive. Searches, message views, exports and more are shown.