Learn why cloud collaboration is the way forward
OX App Suite – online office tools from Open-Xchange
High-level data security
Professional email and a free domain
Made for teamwork
G Suite – collaboration redefined
Connect and communicate
Collaborate in real time
Microsoft Office 365 – the Office you know, but better
Tried and tested tools – online and offline
The latest versions on all devices
Which product is the best fit for you?
|Office 365||G Suite||OX App Suite|
|Price||View packages||View packages||View packages|
|Business E-Mail||Outlook||Gmail||OX Mail|
|Storage||up to 50 GB for emails and 1 TB for data||From 30 GB to unlimited GB for emails and data||50 GB for emails and data|
|Data centre location||Data stored in the EU||Your choice of data centre location*||Data stored in the EU|
|Chat & Video Conferencing||-|
|Calendar and Contacts|
|Online office tools|
|Offline office tools||-||-|
|Domain||Free domain first year||Free domain first year||Free lifetime domain|
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Office solutions are practical software programs that can digitise and systemise a large part of office work. Time-consuming routine tasks are made simpler and are carried out more efficiently, and some are even automated. This not only saves time and money, but also has a positive effect on productivity. However, it's not just small companies with a few employees that can benefit from office solutions like these. Even a company with an ever-growing number of employees, customers, and projects can be efficiently mapped using specialised office software – making it easier for you to keep track of everything.
Many office suites can be used as powerful and flexible team software. These programs make it possible for you and your employees to work together online in real-time, as well as enabling file sharing, mind-mapping tools, accessing shared calendars, instant messaging, email, and management features - regardless of the time of day or location. Benefit from fast and direct exchange of current data - via the cloud, for example.
Office solutions are ideal for companies and institutions of all sizes and are often advantageous for private users who value efficiency, convenience, and teamwork. One exception is the OX App Suite, which should always run on a server structure and is therefore not as suitable for personal use.
The advantages of cloud collaboration are obvious when it comes to time, flexibility and accessibility. There is no longer any need to send emails with important attachments back and forth, which is time-consuming and confusing. The most up-to-date versions of all your files and documents are always available to all authorised users. Even large amounts of data can be easily and quickly moved between mobile and stationary terminals and stored conveniently to be accessed when required. In addition, your team can access important data from anywhere at any time as long as there is an Internet connection. This is why digital Office alternatives like these are also aptly described as collaboration software or teamwork software.
Microsoft Outlook can be seamlessly integrated into many office solutions. These include, for example, the OX App Suite and G Suite office suites from Google.
Here we explain how to synchronise OX App Suite with Outlook and other email services.
Here we explain how to sync G Suite with Outlook and other email services.
Learn how to install and configure Outlook on an Android device.
If you choose Microsoft Office 365, you can continue to enjoy the full functionality of popular Office apps such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. in the cloud. With this version of the complete Microsoft Office suite, you can experience networked working in a familiar environment and simply continue to use well-known features of the offline versions online as web applications, in the form of efficient and powerful collaboration software with cloud support. With Office 365, for example, you can use Microsoft Teams for chats and video calls in order to coordinate and network within your team as well as with customers.
Alternatively, you can always choose other office solutions such as G Suite from Google or the OX App Suite from Germany. With these options, you will find alternatives to Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. that you can use to create texts, tables, calculations, and more. In G Suite these are called Docs, Sheet, and Slides; in OX App Suite they are called Text, Spreadsheets, and Presentation.
Apps such as Hangouts Chat and Hangout Meet on G Suite enable you to communicate via messaging and online conferences. Gmail and OX Mail are also available as Outlook alternatives in the OX App Suite.
No matter which professional office suite you choose: with IONOS you will find the right package with enough storage space for your needs. This will enable you to create a powerful, efficient basis so you can conveniently work together with your team online.
With Microsoft Office 365, you have popular apps at your disposal all coming from a single source as well as a complete office suite that has set the standard in office software for decades. Web applications, PC versions, and mobile apps can be accessed when needed so you can swap around depending on your mood. The only "disadvantage": the top dog may even be too extensive for some teams.
G Suite is also a good choice for users who want a complete, platform-independent office solution and want to collaborate directly and seamlessly with colleagues and customers online - on documents, calendars, and projects.
The OX App Suite is an office solution from Germany and offers a complete package consisting of email, online storage, and office applications complying with the highest European security standards. This solution also offers you all the important office functions for your daily business.
Whatever you choose, if you opt for a professionally hosted office suite from IONOS, you can rest assured that you won't be bombarded with any advertising. In addition, you will not receive any supposedly free basic packages whose range of features is so limited that you're forced to upgrade to paid premium functions before you can even do anything. With us you receive premium services right from the start - reliably and permanently, for a decent monthly price.
Data protection and privacy are among the most important aspects and we are particularly committed to these. If you choose one of the office solutions from IONOS, you are making an excellent choice when it comes to data protection and privacy. Depending on the product, your data will either be stored automatically in one of our state-of-the-art and security-certified European data centres, meaning it is subject to GDPR and European data protection regulations, or you can choose the server location yourself. Additionally, thanks to our georedundant structures, you get maximum fail-safe performance. This means that your data is stored in several separate locations.
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