HUGO vs Google Docs
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Asana, Clickup, Confluence, Github, Jira, Todoist, Trello
Salesforce, Hubspot, Copper, Freshsales, Pipedrive
Limited CRM app integrations exist, but Google Docs open text format is generally not suitable for CRM fields.
Freshdesk, Jira service desk, Zendesk
No native integrations
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$12/user with volume discount
If your intent is to draft a range of collaborative documents for all sorts of company purposes, then Google Docs has set the bar for quality and performance. If your goal is to help your team run better meetings with shareable and customizable agenda templates, real-time note taking and task assignment, and follow-up trackability of notes and tasks, then Hugo is the way to go. Every one of Hugo’s many features is designed to help users save time and run more productive meetings.
These are two fundamentally different products that both serve an aspect of information management for forward-thinking companies. Many teams may even consider using both products to support their holistic needs.
Welcome to your new meeting home on hugo.team. With one quick view, take in your day's meetings, notes, and tasks.
Hugo integrates directly with your Google Drive / Google Calendar or Office 365 / Outlook / Microsoft Teams-based calendar. This makes it fast and easy to pull in your meetings, set agendas, and take notes. Everything is auto-organized based on your calendar event data, including who is at the meeting and what company they’re at.
Google Docs, on the other hand, stores notes in folders. This can quickly become tedious and unwieldy when trying to manage team meeting notes across internal and external meetings with a range of meeting participants requiring varying degrees of view or edit access. The reliability of the meeting data in Google Docs then depends on each participant’s willingness to not only annotate, but to make sure the information is shared with the right individuals in appropriately accessible locations. Hugo auto-organizes notes and task sharing based on event attendees as a starting point.
View your tasks and meetings side by side. Assign pre or post-meeting work to yourself or others and stay on top of your work week.
Before the meeting, Hugo helps you prepare with agenda templates and pre-meeting tasks. Leverage 80+ best practice templates or customize your own. Create collaborative team agendas where participants update their own portion with text or meeting-purposed blocks like form fields, surveys, or asynchronous Loom videos.
During the meeting, collaborate in real-time on the agenda just as you would in a Google Doc. Mark follow-up action items in the tasks menu on the right and assign them with due dates. Keep track of tasks for yourself and others in Hugo's dedicated task management view. Users can also view all their tasks from Hugo’s dedicated menu and search for notes using the comprehensive search functionality.
After the meeting, send your notes to Slack, Asana, Salesforce, or other leading collaboration platforms with Hugo’s 20+ native integrations. Collectively, Hugo’s investment in supporting direct integrations reflects a commitment to supporting best-in-class software solutions for teams. Integrations are first-class citizens as part of the Hugo platform and can be prominently leveraged both in and off platform.
Beyond off-platform integrations, with Hugo, all your docs are automatically linked to the following objects: meeting title, meeting attendee, doc author, doc mention, doc tag, doc text.
This allows your documents to be fully searchable which is invaluable for knowledge management, cross-functional collaboration, external meeting heavy departments (e.g. sales & customer success), and much more. With advanced multivariate search, you can find your notes even if you can’t remember the meeting details (e.g. notes that I saved that were also attended by someone in Acme Company). Searches can also be saved and pinned for repeat use to quickly access the information you need when you need it.
Working in Google Docs provides few meeting-specific benefits and would require unreliable manual workstreams to achieve the same kind of connected meetings, notes, and tasks alignment that Hugo not only provides on a functional basis but also optimizes for through product and email-led triggers that encourage best practices for meeting management.
At Hugo, we believe that meetings are the heartbeat of your team’s culture and alignment. We’ll help you get started creating an internal meeting experience that will facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing whether your team is remote or hybrid.
Our dedicated customer success team can help you confidently move your team onto Hugo, with minimal disruption to your business. Start for free or request a custom demo.