G Suite, formerly Google Apps, empowers teams across the globe to interact, collaborate, and grow together. Read on to learn how the cloud-based platform, with the help of Dialpad, offers teams like Second City the freedom to work from anywhere.
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Google Apps is now G Suite
Whether screen sharing a board report or shooting a quick snapshot over to your boss, the ways in which we communicate with one another have come a long way since two cans and a string.
This past fall, Google announced that it was making a renewed effort towards their pledge of “helping people everywhere work and innovate together, so businesses can move faster and go bigger.” With this announcement came the reveal of a new name for their productivity package: G Suite.
Dialpad, created by the same team that built Google Voice, is the business communication system that moves with you, cutting the cord on your desk phone and offering you to the option to work from anywhere.
Thanks to Google’s Cloud Platform (which also powers G Suite) Dialpad is able to bring the power of voice to the tools your team uses every day like Salesforce, LinkedIn, and most importantly, productivity suites like G Suite.
Read on to learn more about G Suite, how Second City’s move to the cloud saved their business after a devastating fire, and why you should be integrating with the only business phone system natively built for G Suite.
G Suite: Simplified Branding. Renewed Focus.
For those familiar with Google Apps, the productivity suite includes popular business tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. These tools offer users real-time collaboration, with the ability to edit a doc or add a slide with team members live.
G Suite still includes these tools in addition to working on some new additions to the suite in the near future, with a specific focus on in-app integrations.
So why the name change? All signs point towards Google’s renewed focus to streamline their productivity apps. Which means less pomp and circumstance and more pressure on single apps to do more for their users, especially when they’re on the move.
Why Choose G Suite?
Hung up on making the switch? With G Suite, business owners can stay connected to their teams from anywhere in the world.
Since G Suite is hosted on Google Cloud, all you need to access docs, slides, or calendar invites is an internet connection. That means that you can tackle work from Vancouver, the subway, downtown Tokyo, or your favorite coffee spot.
Most importantly, G Suite offers businesses a single-source platform for their business communications. No more searching for that missing slide or the budget proposal. All of your team’s communications are stored in one place, with easy access for your team to search, edit, and share.
G Suite Gives Second City a Second Chance
There’s no question: implementing a new system to your team can be pretty painful. Plus it can be a big hit to your productivity.
That’s why the best systems out there work to integrate with the business tools that most companies use every day, drastically cutting down on time needed to train your team.
Take Second City. Their team needed to get up and running pronto after rebounding from a fire that burned through their data center.
With cloud-based systems like G Suite and Dialpad, Second City was able to have their team up and running in 5 business days. Talk about productive.
G Suite & The Anywhere Worker
At Dialpad we’re on a mission to unlock your employees’ full potential. Here’s the bad news: it’s being wasted behind those cubicle walls.
With cloud-based platforms like G Suite + Dialpad, your team gains more flexibility than ever before to work outside the office. After all, working remotely grew by almost 80% in the US between 2005 and 2012, according to Global Workplace Analytics.
That’s because the average employee is getting their best work done outside the office (and don’t think their managers aren’t noticing). In fact, 61% of employees we surveyed said they’d prefer to work outside of the office at least one full day per week.
If you’re asking more from your team, why restrict where they can get ‘more’ done? Dialpad natively integrates with G Suite so your contact’s shared emails, docs, and events are all displayed on one interface.
And integrating with G Suite gives your entire team the ability to:
- - View calendar events, shared docs, or recent emails from any device
- - Launch a Google Hangout on your weekly conference
- - Pull up your entire company directory within seconds
This is the era of the anywhere worker. Work is done over coffee, bus stops, and Uber rides.If your team is already able to use any device to answer emails, edit docs, or schedule meetings, shouldn’t they be able to do the same with their phone?
We don’t just empower your team to work from anywhere, we make it a whole lot easier to do it. Sync with your Google contacts, link up with Salesforce Leads, and even pair up Execs with Assistants. Do all this and more with Dialpad for G Suite.