Menu
Google teams up with Intuit and others to offer new types of Docs templates

Google teams up with Intuit and others to offer new types of Docs templates

Users will have an easier time making budgets, book reports, and startup pitches

Google is turning to a group of partners to create new templates for its Google Docs productivity suite to help users create book reports, lesson plans, business budgets and startup pitch decks.

The company is working with organizations like Reading Rainbow and Intuit to help users improve their work while using Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, Google announced Wednesday.

Google Docs has added templates from Reading Rainbow to help students write book reports and help teachers create lesson plans. That plays into Google's continued push to capture the education market, especially after the company launched the templates gallery in September as part of a back-to-school themed event.

Intuit's QuickBooks division is aiming to help small businesses by contributing an annual budget template for the Slides spreadsheet software.

GV, the venture firm owned by Google parent company Alphabet, contributed a presentation template that's supposed to help entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to decision makers and venture capitalists. Chip and Dan Heath, the brothers behind the book "Made to Stick," contributed a template that's supposed to help people get their big idea across more successfully.

All of these partnerships provide an interesting boost to both Google and the organizations contributing templates. Google gets to improve its productivity software, and the organizations contributing templates get additional exposure to people who use Docs, Sheets and Slides.

The templates don't carry any branding on them, so users won't have to worry about their presentations looking like they came from GV, or their written reports emblazoned with a Reading Rainbow logo. However, users will be able to see who created the template while they're browsing the template gallery.

Looking forward, Google Drive users can expect more of these templates from other providers.

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Google DocsGoogle

Slideshows

IN PICTURES: Ingram Micro Innovation hits Auckland with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

IN PICTURES: Ingram Micro Innovation hits Auckland with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ingram Micro completed its nationwide roadshow in Auckland last month, kicking off its Innovation Hour series with Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Uncovering the latest in storage, networking and servers, the event outlined key market trends for resellers in 2016 and beyond.

IN PICTURES: Ingram Micro Innovation hits Auckland with Hewlett Packard Enterprise
IN PICTURES: FireEye celebrates channel at 2016 Partner Conference

IN PICTURES: FireEye celebrates channel at 2016 Partner Conference

FireEye welcomed 143 channel partners and distributors to FireEye's 2016 annual Partner Conference, FireEye A/NZ Momentum - held at Establishment in Sydney. Delegates heard from senior trans-Tasman channel leaders, marketing and the product divisions in the morning, with FireEye customers, incident responders and threat intelligence analysts sharing knowledge during the afternoon.

IN PICTURES: FireEye celebrates channel at 2016 Partner Conference
Show Comments