Google Vault vs Office 365


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Google Vault
Google Apps Vault is an add-on for Google Apps that lets you retain, archive, search, and export your organization's email and chat messages for your eDiscovery and compliance needs. You can also search and export your organization's files in Google Drive. Vault is entirely web-based, so there's no need to install or maintain any software.
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Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is commercial software plus services offering a set of products from Microsoft. Office 365 includes the Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications and hosted versions of Microsoft's Server products (including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Lync Server), delivered and accessed over the Internet, in effect, the next version of Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). Office 365 free alternatives are Zoho, Google Apps.
Comparing Google Vault vs Office 365 is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Office 365 has more user-friendly interface than Google Vault because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Office 365 is more popular than Google Vault

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Microsoft adds 5 new services for SMB to Office 365 Business Premium (in 2017)
- Microsoft launched StaffHub - a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers (in 2017)
- Office 365 gets its own built-in lightweight CRM (in 2016)
- Office 365 now lets you invite guests to groups (in 2016)
- Office 365 hets online booking app (in 2016)
- Office 365 groups gets connectors (in 2016)
- Microsoft released Office 2016 (in 2015)
- Google Vault now covers Hangouts for work chat (in 2015)
- Microsoft opens Office for Android tablets to all (in 2015)
- Microsoft adds Video service to Office 365 (in 2014)

Looks like Office 365 was recently more active than Google Vault (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Google Vault and Office 365 meet head to head:

2014 - Microsoft lowers Office 365 pricing for small business to catch up with Google Vault


On October 1, 2014, Microsoft will release three new Office 365 plans tailored to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses: Office 365 Business Essentials ($5/user/month), Office 365 Business ($8.25/user/month) and Office 365 Business Premium ($12.5/user/month). This new lineup will replace our current plans for SMBs over time – Small Business, Small Business Premium and Midsize Business. The cheapest option includes only cloud office products,  but not desktop versions of the Office. The middle version provides full Office apps on all your devices including your PC, Mac, iPad and smartphone and includes 1TB of cloud storage. And the Premium version will provide improved features and additional services like Yammer and Active Directory support. Microsoft is also raising the max number of employees from 25 to 300.