Google drive Vs Microsoft SharePoint (May 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / May 01, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Google drive or Microsoft SharePoint?

Microsoft SharePoint is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Google drive, Google drive is rated higher (99/100) than Microsoft SharePoint (92/100). Microsoft SharePoint offers more features (15) to their users than Google drive (0).

Looking for the right File Sharing solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Google compares with Microsoft?

Google: Google Inc. is an American corporation which provides Internet-related products and services, including internet search, cloud computing, software and advertisingtechnologies.[6] Advertising revenues from AdWords generate almost all of the company's profits.

Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation is an American corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues.

Who's more expensive? Google drive or Microsoft SharePoint?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of File Sharing software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Google drive and Microsoft SharePoint.

Google drive price starts at $1.99 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 Google drive is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of File Sharing software. Microsoft SharePoint price starts at $5 per user/month , when comparing Microsoft SharePoint to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average File Sharing software cost.

Bottom line: Google drive cost is around the same cost of Microsoft SharePoint.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Google drive Vs. Microsoft SharePoint based on some of the most important and required File Sharing features. Google drive: We are still working to collect the list of features for Google drive. Microsoft SharePoint: Ad-Hoc Analysis, Ad-Hoc Reporting, Automatic Scheduled Reporting, Customizable Dashboard, Customizable Features.

Target customer size

Google drive's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, The software would be perfect for average size companies that are not willing to spend that much in document management but need very basic features that would allow them to collaborate easily.

Google drive

ITQlick rating
(4.8/5)

starts at $1.99 per month

Google Drive software is a cloud-hosted file sharing and storage software solution that offers cloud backup and storage for docs, files, photos and more. It enables the users to access their files from anywhere...

Categories: File Sharing, File Storage.

Microsoft SharePoint

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

starts at $5 per user/month

SharePoint makes it easy to store, sync and share all your important content. A new simplified user experience helps you streamline common tasks and create sites to keep teams in sync. New work management capab...

Categories: BI & Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business performance management, Cloud BI, Dashboards & KPIs.

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Google drive: 0 Features

We are working to collect the list of features

Microsoft SharePoint: 15 Features

Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Forecasting & Budgeting
Graphic Benchmark
Multy Languages
OLAP
API Availability
Custom User Interface
Mobile Access
Collaboration Center
Report Viewing
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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Google
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
99/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$1.99 per month
Functionality
3
Review
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Microsoft
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
92/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$5 per user/month
Functionality
29
OneDrive
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
94/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$1.99 per month
Functionality
5
WeTransfer
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
90/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$12 per user/month
Functionality
4
SugarSync
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
82/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$7.49 per user/month
Functionality
3
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.