​Here are 4 Practical Ways to Use G Suite for Your Business

​​Run your business more efficiently with the help of nifty productivity tools.

​It’s tough running a business no matter the industry you’re in. There are deadlines to beat, presentations to prepare for, numbers to crunch, and a team to lead—not to mention the round-the-clock demands of being a business owner.

Equip your team — and your business — with the right tools that ensure productivity and seamless communication. With G Suite, you get all the apps you need to facilitate day-to-day operations without any hitch, plus several added perks. Here’s how you can maximize G Suite for your business.

Communicate with customers.

An email address is one of the basic tools you can use to communicate with your customers and your team. With Gmail, you can seamlessly communicate with your customers via email, chat, and video and voice conferencing with a Gmail account. You also get 15GB of cloud storage for free, so you can easily share and transfer files.

With the paid version, you get all those plus 15GB more cloud storage, a custom email address (e.g., name@yourbusiness.com), shared calendars, and documents, spreadsheets, and presentations (more on these later), plus 24/7 support by phone, email, and online.

Not only do you get to sound more legit, but Gmail also ensures that your email is running 99.9% of the time, so you don’t miss out on important concerns.

Be on top of your game.

If you’re often on the go and want to keep tabs on important meetings and tasks, make use of Google Calendar. It allows you to schedule meetings and invite others with just a few clicks. The app also lets invited participants respond in real-time, so you’ll know who can attend and who can’t.

Aside from managing your schedule and appointments, Calendar also helps you remember important tasks that might otherwise slip your mind because of, say, back-to-back meetings.

With the paid version’s shared calendar function, you can also easily view the individual schedules and appointments of your team, and vice versa, so you all get to set meetings faster and more efficiently.

Collaborate effectively and efficiently.

Efficient teamwork is key, whether your company is just starting up or is already steadily growing. Good and reliable teamwork brings in new ideas to the table, acts as a support group when things get tough, and helps solve problems that arise.

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides allow you and your team to seamlessly collaborate — no more “-ver.2” to “-ver.20” filenames. Just edit or comment and you’re good to go. Share files via Drive, edit documents, and present decks with ease and security (thanks to cloud syncing, all those important work files are automatically backed up and accessible anytime, anywhere). Also, Google Hangouts enable secure and easy team messaging and videoconferencing.

Make gathering information a breeze.

Getting people to want to fill out forms may not seem like an easy task. If only there’s a way for them to do it conveniently from their computer or mobile phone. Maybe even a platform that automatically collates data from filled out forms onto one single secure sheet. Well, it seems like it’s time to set up your questionnaires and surveys on Google Forms.

With Google Forms, you can easily create your forms with multiple question types, drag and drop the order of questions and options, and customize the look with your logo and brand colors. The best part is it allows you to analyze raw data on Google Sheets, and get quick insights from automatic summaries. You can even watch responses in real-time!

Save on costs.

Each basic G Suite account comes packed with 30GB of cloud storage. And if you consider that creating with and using the platform’s native tools (Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms) take up very little space, you save so much on cloud storage, versus if you subscribe to standalone services like Apple’s iCloud.

What’s more is that the basic service also already gives you eDiscovery capabilities, archiving, and audit controls.

Increase your team’s productivity, and foster better collaboration with G Suite. And then take it up a notch by subscribing via Globe myBusiness to avail of the following advantages: 1) get billed in Philippine Pesos and shield yourself from US dollar exchange rate fluctuations; 2) get a monthly statement of account from Globe Telecom for your business filing requirements; 3) get local support — Globe myBusiness tech experts will help you set up and troubleshoot your subscription; and, 4) Globe myBusiness also offers G Suite Admin and User Training as an add-on service.

Ready to set your business up for success? Learn more about G Suite with Globe myBusiness here.

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