G suite: Your business‘s shield against Coronavirus’s deadly impact
Crisis brings problems and challenges, but also new opportunities. For the businesses, it is time to re-evaluate their strategies, risk management and operational decisions. The latest crisis caused by COVID-19 has a huge impact on the business and the workforce without a doubt. From the companies all over the world, we can see that the companies that got hit the most were those with less flexible working style, missing agility in working culture, those that were less prepared to adjust operation to new reality. The latest pandemic once again showed the importance of innovations, flexibility and modernization.
While it is early to talk about the overall impact of COVID-19 on the workplace, there are some trends we can already observe today.
The first and foremost trend is an increase in remote working. WFH was pretty much an unknown abbreviation until earlier this year, while now more and more companies are announcing remote-first strategy.
Long hour meetings, that were before the subjects of the memes and critics, now slowly became the issue of the past. Meetings are becoming shorter, more efficient and hosting virtually.
Many companies were forced to work remotely, and had to adopt flexible working hours. Traditional 9-to-5 window doesn’t work and is not required, because an agile working culture focused on the results, rather than hours spent on performing some tasks, allows more flexibility and freedom.
G Suite is a right solution for a smart and flexible workplace.
Based on our observation, adaptation of the new trends plays an important role for companies’ digital, technology maturity. We can see on the examples of our customers, that G Suite users adjust their operation to the new reality easier than others. Agile, collaborative nature of G Suite once again made it a right solution for a smart and flexible workplace.
In April 2020 G Suite had 6 million paying businesses: companies of all sizes, government and educational institutions which made their choice toward G Suite productivity suite.
What are the main reasons companies all over the world choose G Suite, is there something that companies possibly missing while making decisions regarding moving to G Suite, how G Suite impacts business and what are real financial benefits from adopting G Suite? Let’s get answers on the most common questions about G Suite.
In 2019 Forrester published research to determine the transformative value and economic impact of G Suite, using their own Total Economic Impact (TEI) methodology, designed to enhance a company’s technology decision-making processes.
圖1 – Economic Impact of G Suite
Some key results of the study are:
- 1.5% increase in revenue driven by G Suite
- 171 hrs saved per user per year. Equal to ~21 days per user per year
- Reduced the risk of a data breach by over 95%
- 20% reduction of on-demand tech support
- 331% ROI Driven by G Suite
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How G Suite can drive these quantitative benefits?
One of the biggest misconceptions about G Suite is that a lot of companies consider G Suite as a productivity suite to fulfill their demand for email or documents editor. But G Suite is much more than that. G Suite is a transformation tool, that brings productivity, collaboration and innovation culture into an organization.
For example, how different team members can work on a cross-document editing with G Suite. Instead of sending emails back and forth and also waiting for hours or even days of feedback or comments from their peers, G Suite promotes a culture of real time collaboration, when comments, corrections can be done real time right in the shared documents. If something needs further discussions, in just one click users can open a chat and share messages with each other. This way of cooperation in return saves a lot of time, improves communication and significantly speeds up decision making.
Another example of transformation with G Suite, is how G Suite supports and drives on the go culture. User friendly mobile apps let users to make more work done on the way by editing docs or spreadsheets in the apps, join video conferences or have a chat with a team from anywhere anytime. No more boundaries, higher productivity and time saved for innovations.
Innovations is something that all organizations are looking for. How does G Suite promote an innovative culture? Firstly, by saving time that people can use for research or experiments. Secondly, by offering layers of AI, analytics in their products, so users can accomplish more tasks in more creative ways by leveraging products to their highest potential. Even for more curious members, G Suite offers such an amazing tool as a Google Script to help users with limited programming skills build an add-ons for G Suite to solve their daily operational challenges and needs.
These are just some examples of how G Suite changes the traditional workplace and what benefits it brings to the companies all over the world. To get the most out of the G Suite, companies should consider it as a transformational product that can and should change the workplace culture, to make it fast, smart and collaborative.
If you have questions, how G Suite can transform your business, please contact one of CloudMile G Suite specialists for primary consultation about G Suite deployment, transformation capabilities and more.