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Third-Party Applications 

What is a third-party application?

Third-party refers to another company making software for the original vendor’s product. For example, VCU contracts with Google for their product, WorkspaceGoogle Workspace offers built-in apps like Google Sheets. Other companies may provide applications or “add-ons” that provide advanced features for Google Sheets such as removing duplicates or mail merge. These would be considered third-party applications.

Trusted Applications

The university has some trusted third-party applications available in the Faculty/Staff domain that interface with Google Workspace. Some applications require that departments purchase licenses and others are available to VCU faculty/staff at no cost. If an application requires a purchased license, please contact Technology Services before purchasing as there may be volume discounts available.

Currently trusted third-party applications:

Smartsheet - recommended partner solution for project and process management

Yet Another Mail Merge - create email campaigns with Gmail and Google Sheets 

Account Security

Each third-party application has its own Terms of Service. Anyone using these apps must still adhere to VCU policies and procedures when using their account.

Third-party applications keep their access until you revoke it. If you don’t use a service or application anymore, you should remove its access. Use this link to view the applications that have access to your VCU Google Workspace account:

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