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G Suite integrates Google Docs API to automate documents and updates

G Suite integrates Google Docs API to automate documents and updates

G Suite has been integrated with the Google Docs API, adding several new features. That’s what Silicon Angle reports. The API was announced last year as a preview for developers, but is now being rolled out more widely.

The API is intended to make it easier for users to connect to the apps they use every day. This should make it possible to automate business processes, using the real-time collaboration capabilities of Docs.

One way the API can help is to maintain “consistency and accuracy” in key business documents, says Google. For example, the Docs API makes it easier to generate invoices. Employees can then add information, such as new numbers for the invoices, and have them automatically sent to customers when they have to pay.

In addition, the API allows documents from content management systems to be imported and exported to G Suite, making it possible to collaborate without leaving the system. Another possibility is to use the API to perform programmatic operations on documents, in order to minimize errors.


Google also worked with a company called Zapier, so that G Suite users can easily create new documents from templates that use their own workflows. “For example, if you are an HR manager, you might use the same template for letters with offers,” says the internet giant. “Instead of adding the information by hand, you can use the Docs API to have the details filled in automatically when a candidate is at the right stage.

Google announced earlier this year to increase the prices of G Suite for the first time in a decade. Whereas a basic subscription used to cost $5 per user per month, now it’s $6. G Suite Business goes from 10 to 12 dollars per month per user. The Enterprise variant did not receive a price increase.

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