Microsoft Office 365 has become a popular solution for businesses of all sizes, providing a comprehensive suite of applications and tools that can help companies achieve their goals. It’s seen as a must-have rather than a choice now with businesses who choose not to implement Office 365 stagnating and falling behind their competitors. We’ve put together an insightful blog designed to help organisations understand the power of Office 365 and the benefits it could bring to your business.
Office 365: The Complete Solution for Modern Workplaces
Firstly, let’s start with what is it. Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription service provided by Microsoft that offers a suite of productivity tools, including popular applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as communication and collaboration tools such as Teams and SharePoint. It’s reportedly used by over 330k companies across the UK as of February 2023 so when you multiply that by the number of users in each company then you’re probably looking at tens of millions of users who view it as an essential tool for undertaking their work.
Every business wants its teams to be more productive right? Often asking themselves how can we be quicker, more streamlined whilst improving performance. Office 365 is the answer you’re looking for.
With a range of applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, SharePoint, and more; it has everything you need to deliver crucial outputs and thrive as a business. These tools enable employees to work more efficiently and collaboratively, regardless of their location. For instance, with cloud-based storage, employees can access their files from anywhere and collaborate with colleagues in real time, which increases productivity and reduces time spent on administrative tasks.
As the old saying goes, communication is key. That’s why Office 365 is a phenomenal suite that provides businesses with a host of communication tools, such as Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Outlook. These applications enable employees to communicate with each other, share information, and collaborate on projects at speed. Additionally, video conferencing capabilities in Teams and Skype allow for face-to-face communication, even when teams are working remotely. This means that you can talk to colleagues instantly, host meetings with potential clients without the cost or hassle of travelling to see them face to face and keep up-to-date with real-time developments.
Better Data Security
Office 365 has built-in security features that protect your business data from cyber threats such as phishing, malware, and viruses strengtehing your cyber security structure. We see first-hand the negative impact of businesses who fall victim to cyber-attacks with our position as a trusted managed IT services provider so we’re often championing the benefit of using a platform that supports this. Office 365 also uses advanced security protocols and multi-factor authentication to ensure that only authorised personnel can access sensitive business information. If you are interested in learning more about the importance of cyber security then check out our blog on the steps you could take to boost your cyber security here.
Now more than ever, businesses are watching how much they spend. Every penny matters with the rising energy prices and cost of living crisis impacting companies of all shapes and sizes. By adopting Office 365, businesses can reduce infrastructure costs, as they don’t need to maintain their own servers, software licenses, and hardware. This cloud-based platform also provides access to the latest applications and updates without the need for expensive hardware upgrades.
Scalability and Flexibility
Office 365 offers businesses the flexibility to scale up or down based on their needs. No longer are you tied into rigid, long-term contracts that don’t meet what your businesses needs. You can add or remove users as required and only pay only for what you use. It’s one of the reasons why companies choose this over many other providers as it can be tailored and adapted at any time in line with your current businesses objectives. Not forgetting, it allows you to plan more effectively with your business strategy if you’re looking to grow in the future without the need to worry about your technology platforms.
Better Collaboration and Teamwork
During COVID and post-pandemic, the world of work has dramatically changed. No longer is it everybody in the office, 5 days a week, 9 to 5. Businesses have had to adapt. Office 365 has been essential in supporting this transition as oy provides tools that enable employees to collaborate and work together on projects in real-time, regardless of their location. This promotes teamwork and collaboration, which is essential for businesses that operate across different locations.
Reap the Rewards of 365
Office 365 is a powerful platform that can help businesses of all sizes optimise their operations, enhance collaboration, and increase productivity. Office 365 is an excellent investment that can provide numerous benefits to your business, both in the short and long term.
Each plan varies according to your needs so contact us today for a discovery call where we’ll discuss your options to ensure that the plan you buy is right for you. Whichever plan you choose, Express IT does the hard work, fully supporting a worry-free migration. Transform your business today with Office 365.