Google announced on Monday that Squarespace and WordPress.com are the latest businesses to join the Google for Work Partner Program, meaning that both content management systems now provide integration with the Google Apps for Work suite: Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, Google+, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Sites, Admin and Vault.
Squarespace and WordPress.com small business users will now be able to setup a custom business email through Gmail, host video meetings over Hangouts, schedule tasks using Calendar, store files through Drive and complete other tasks easily using the Google Apps suite, and through a single sign-up process.
Google claims that a set of APIs allowed for both companies to seamlessly integrate Apps for Work as part of their businesses with little effort, while Squarespace promoted the fact that they are now offering a service it has been using internally for a long time to its customers.
Per the Google for Work blog:
These partners also experience the benefits firsthand in their own companies — they’ve seen how the tools encourage teamwork, improve communication and let employees work the way they live — anytime, anywhere, on any device. “We’re huge proponents of giving our customers access to the services that we use ourselves to run our own business,” said Anthony Casalena, Squarespace’s founder and CEO. “We’ve been using Google Apps since we were a small team, and we continue to use those same tools to power 390 employees.”
Squarespace has added a page to its website that promotes this Google Apps integration and WordPress has published a support page for adding and managing Google Apps on websites.