Microsoft Office has evolved way beyond the traditional ‘Word, Access, Excel and Powerpoint’ quartet. As stunning as these programs were (and are), the latest incarnation, Office 365, blows them out of the water.
Microsoft Office 365 can take your business to the next level, delivering the tools required to accelerate daily tasks and goals. Super-efficiency, ultra-streamlined processes, better quality products and enhanced client relationships are all within your grasp; read on for the seven reasons how Office 365 can boost your business.
1) Virtual Meetings
Businesses thrive on communication, but constantly travelling to meetings costs dearly, not just in financial terms but also because of the disruption it causes. Office 365 provides superfast virtual meeting capabilities, allowing you to stay on the same page with your collaborators without leaving the office, eliminating travel downtime and the problems this can cause.
2) Remote Working
Of course, time spent outside the office is not necessarily time wasted. Whatever industry you work in, sooner or later you are going to find yourself out and about. When this occurs, the ability to work remotely is vital. This version of Office gives you and your team the capabilities to do just that, working either on or offsite, on a client’s premises or in any location you find yourself in. The scope this affords you and your business is truly mind-blowing, so make sure you put it to good use.
3) Real-time Collaboration
Office 365 is fully-integrated to enable real-time collaboration on documents, streamlining working processes and boosting efficiency. This also works remotely, allowing collaborative work on a large scale, and ensuring that each member of operational teams is working towards the same goal.
4) Send and Share Data
Data can be tricky; on the one hand, you need systems that are robust and secure enough to protect it. On the other, it is necessary to access and use data easily, sharing it with those who need it. Office 365 provides a range of security access levels and smart features aimed at keeping sensitive data safe. What’s more, the system makes it easy to send secure attachments to clients and other individuals outside your organisation.
5) Relieve the Email Burden
Email is a key messaging tool that keeps businesses moving forward, but it has its limitation. Once set up, Office 365 offers a range of communication modes: instant messenger, voice and video calls and more, all with presence so you can see who’s available at any time. It’s the next generation of corporate communication.
6) Less Intensive Management
As a cloud solution, one of Office 365’s primary advantages is that it requires very little management. Updates take place ‘server side’, continuously, and there is no need to maintain and patch on-premise software or servers. It all happens in the background, making it relatively ‘hands-off’ from a management point of view.
7) No Need to Invest in Servers
On that note, say ‘goodbye’ to mail and file servers. The beauty of Office 365 is that it uses externally-based cloud solutions to store data, eliminating the need for an in-house collection of clunky server units, and freeing up some much needed space on your business premises.
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