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Google Workspace User Guide

By : Balaji Iyer
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Google Workspace User Guide

By: Balaji Iyer

Overview of this book

Google Workspace has evolved from individual Google services to a suite of apps that improve productivity and promote efficient collaboration in an enterprise organization. This book takes you through the evolution of Google Workspace, features included in each Workspace edition, and various core services, such as Cloud Identity, Gmail, and Calendar. You’ll explore the functionality of each configuration, which will help you make informed decisions for your organization. Later chapters will show you how to implement security configurations that are available at different layers of Workspace and also how Workspace meets essential enterprise compliance needs. You’ll gain a high-level overview of the core services available in Google Workspace, including Google Apps Script, AppSheet, and Google Cloud Platform. Finally, you’ll explore the different tools Google offers when you’re adopting Google Cloud and migrating your data from legacy mail servers or on-premises applications over to cloud servers. By the end of this Google Workspace book, you’ll be able to successfully deploy Google Workspace, configure users, and migrate data, thereby helping with cloud adoption.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started – Google Workspace
Part 2: Data Security
Part 3: Data Integrations
Chapter 6: Designing Custom Applications
Part 4: Migrating Data

Chapter 6: Designing Custom Applications

In the previous chapters, we explored several Google Workspace services and their feature sets. We also looked at how to expand Google Workspace services using third-party applications and add-ons.

What if your organization has a unique scenario that needs to be automated, but none of the Workspace services can help solve this scenario? For instance, this could be a business process workflow that requires special integration with one of your custom-built home-grown applications. Typically, integrating with homegrown applications could require customizations that may not be readily packaged and be available for use.

As you think about this, several scenarios may crop up, such as generating reports, data consolidation, approval processes, or even paper forms. All these scenarios are time-consuming tasks that could be automated. Manual processes don't scale well, and it will prevent an organization from becoming more agile and nimble...