Google Sheets

Cloud-based spreadsheet and collaboration platform

About Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a cloud-based spreadsheet platform designed to help businesses of all sizes collaborate with clients and partners to create and edit data on spreadsheets. The artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled system allows employees to add collaborators to projects, view real-time changes in the sheet, and chat with team members from within documents.

The application lets administrators set expiration dates on projects and grant permissions to download, copy, or print content among specific collaborators. Stakeholders can utilize the explore functionality to view trends and gain data insights through customizable visuals in real-time. Google Sheets offers data loss prevention (DLP) module, which enables organizations to detect potential data breaches and prevent data leak by blocking sensitive data visibility among unauthorized members.

Google Sheets provides an API and Zapier integration, which lets businesses connect with several third-party platforms such as BigQuery, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Apps Script, Trello, Slack, Mailchimp, and more. Other features include information rights management (IRM), customizable templates, analytics, collaboration, survey creation, revision history, conditional formatting, and more.


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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(12,995)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Tanishq
Tanishq
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Take your reporting to the next level with Google Sheets

Reviewed on 2019-09-14

User friendly with good and exciting features supporting the requirements of today's day and age.

User friendly with good and exciting features supporting the requirements of today's day and age.

Pros

1. Simple and easy to understand with all the necessary tools available right in front of the eyes.
2. Uploading and downloading feature with multiple file format support.
3. Version and editing history with option to suggest edits.
4. Highly controllable in terms of sharing with email notifications.

Cons

I did not find any cons of this product.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Choosing Google Sheets

The collaborative working environment on the cloud that Google Sheets offers.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Google Sheets

1. Google Sheets is free. 2. It works on the cloud. 3. It provides collaborative working space and easy sharing
Andy
Andy
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  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

very good for being free

Reviewed on 2021-03-18

Google Sheets transformed the way I work collaboratively, moving much of my work from the classic...

Google Sheets transformed the way I work collaboratively, moving much of my work from the classic spreadsheets to the free, collaborative online version of G-Sheets. But still, for convenience and ease of use, I have some of my spreadsheets in Excel (synchronized with Google Drive, but that functionality is for a separate review).

Pros

The application has several positive aspects, but the first to highlight is that it is free!
The comparison always arises between this app and Excel. Google Sheets is more limited than the latter, but it has enough functions to replace Microsoft in low-medium complexity tasks. Something that stands out with respect to the desktop versions of Excel is the possibility of sharing the document and working it between several people simultaneously remotely.

Cons

It does not carry the same functionalities or they are not implemented in the same way as in Excel. And let's face it, most of the people who use this application previously used Microsoft on its desktop version. Adapting to tasks other than the simplest requires some work. It is also more limited in terms of functionalities.

Paul
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Google sheets is a flexible and powerful data analysis tool

Reviewed on 2024-03-21

Overall google sheets is an inexpensive but very powerful tool. Comparable with the more commercial...

Overall google sheets is an inexpensive but very powerful tool. Comparable with the more commercial spreadsheets tools out there

Pros

The ability to use pivot tables to summarise and analyse data

Cons

Not always the "prettiest" tool for presenting data to others. Sometimes looks a bit old fashioned

Craig
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Easy Tool for Analysis and Charts

Reviewed on 2020-03-29

Using Google Sheets has helped me manage my list of new and existing product skus for marketing...

Using Google Sheets has helped me manage my list of new and existing product skus for marketing optimization and analysis purposes. I have been able to dig deeper into why certain marketing campaigns or tactics perform better than the others for specific products, categories or customers. So, I can spend more money on tactics which improve my product conversions and ROI while reducing my spend on those tactics which are driving lower conversions and profits. I have been able to optimize my paid media spend and sku list with lower investments in software. So, my business has become more profitable.

Pros

I use Google Sheets tool to collect all item skus I sell on my e-commerce website. So, I can concatenate them as one single string and apply as a filter in Google Analytics product performance report. I then run the report in Google Analytics by applying segment of specific email or social campaign and export it in Google Sheets format to pull a visual trend on sales over time. This strategy helps me quickly analyze the impact of external campaigns so I can determine any new items sales and new customers. Additionally, I can easily share my analysis with my business partner, so he is also in the loop on our business ROI. I give him edit rights, so he can add his own comments or products data from the categories he is managing. We both love the fact that if our computers freeze or shut down for a reason, our data gets saved in cloud.

Cons

Google Sheets tool has limited charting or data visualization capabilities when compared to Microsoft Excel. For example: when I try to create a stacked column chart using Google Sheets, it doesn't look that professional or easy to read. The copy tab feature can also be improved. Currently, I can copy a specific tab from one sheet to the next but it includes additional text 'copy of' or something along with the original tab name. So, I have the delete that additional text every time I make a copy. Microsoft Excel doesn't include that additional text. Finally, converting an Excel file with multiple tabs into a Google Sheet is not that simple. It is not easy to convert a specific tab and the whole file has to be converted.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Google Sheets

I chose Google Sheets over Microsoft Excel because it is cheaper to maintain, easy to save list of product skus and collaborate with my business partner and employees.
Jo
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Makes Collaboration Easy

Reviewed on 2024-01-31

Pros

Google Sheets is a powerful cloud-based tool that enables us to make the most of integrations with other software and collaborations between staff and volunteers.

Cons

Some functions are different between Sheets and Excel, leading to the occasional incompatibility when transferring files.

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Google Sheets FAQs

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Google Sheets offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$6.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Please contact Google directly for pricing information.

Google Sheets has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Google Sheets supports the following languages:

English

Google Sheets supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Google Sheets integrates with the following applications:

Google Analytics 360, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Mailchimp, Microsoft Outlook, Slack, Trello, Zapier

Google Sheets offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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