If you recently purchased Microsoft 365 for your business (or you’re still considering if it will be a smart business move), this article is for you. In this article, I’ll share seven ways Microsoft 365 will take your business forward that add productivity. These are seven things you’re missing out on if you’re still contemplating.
The internet is making business faster and more efficient by the day. Collaboration and communication are a breeze, file storage and sharing are safer and faster than ever before. Thanks to the cloud, all you need now to enjoy these perks is a subscription and a computer.
Consider this scenario.
You’re working on an industry report for your company. This report demands that you gather stats and expert insight from different stakeholders.
After gathering and organizing the data, you have to run it through your boss. Your company copywriter has to do the writing, and your graphic designer has to do the graphics. Finally, your editor has to put his final stamp before your website managers publish it.
You have two weeks to complete this task, and you must get everyone actively involved. How would you do it?
The old-fashioned moving from one office to the other with the files or sending tons of emails to everyone might not give you the speed and productivity that you need.
With Microsoft 365, you have a complete package that solves this.
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What is Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based package of business productivity tools, combining Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10.
Microsoft combined all the apps and tools in Office 365 with EM+S and the operating system and sells them in a single subscription bundle. It’s all you’ll need in one subscription package.
The package is priced on a user and monthly basis and comprises the following tools:
Exchange online is your on-prem email server taken to the cloud. Your emails are hosted in the cloud for a monthly fee.
This is Microsoft’s cloud storage and collaboration tool for businesses. SharePoint Online provides cloud storage with data protection, sharing, and co-authoring capabilities.
Teams is more than just a video conferencing, chat, voice, and video call tool, it is a collaboration platform that provides added layers of features (like persistent chat), boosting communication and workflow among teammates.
This includes all the previous Office desktop applications like Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Access.
Enterprise Mobility + Security
EM+S provides extra layers of protection for your business data. The tools protect your business data with features like identity management and mobile device management.
These, in addition to the operating system and other tools like Yammer and Planner, make up the Microsoft 365 package.
7 ways Microsoft 365 improves business productivity
Already-familiar tools with Microsoft 365 Office ProPlus
Microsoft 365 consists of already known and well-used Microsoft Office enterprise and business tools. Your team can quickly adapt with little or no extra training.
Work collaboration with Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online
SharePoint Online allows employees to work on the same document, store, and share files in an easy and reliable way. SharePoint provides a secure environment for collaboration and work.
Work from your mobile device.
Microsoft 365 allows you to have fully installed Office applications on tablets, phones, and desktop computers. This brings the mobile culture to the workplace so that employees can access files and complete tasks faster, from different devices, and in different conditions: on the beach, traveling on a train, or sitting at your office desk without compromising quality or deadlines.
Cloud-based shared storage with SharePoint Online
Microsoft 365 eliminates the need for duplicate files. Multiple versions of the same documents will no longer exist since employees can securely store files in the cloud, share and access them anytime and anywhere in the world easily.
Build stronger teams with Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 tools allow team members to work on the same document, share files, and communicate from anywhere in the world.
This means you can build virtual teams, and freelancers, independent contractors, and consultants can be brought in to work. Tools like SharePoint Online allows team members to work on and share documents quickly and easily from anywhere in the world.
Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of apps. Using the tools in Office 365 does not require any physical installation, special software licensing, or trained engineers. There’s no required monthly maintenance or updates. This eliminates the downtime usually associated with those activities and helps the business run smoothly.
A secure work environment with Enterprise Mobility and Security
Security and safety of business and customer data is a priority. Data is the new currency, making cybersecurity an essential part of your business. Microsoft 365 provides extra layers of security through EM+S, reducing the possibility of a breach of your business data, putting you steps ahead of hackers and attacks.
These are just eight out of many productivity benefits of Microsoft 365. You’ll discover that the most important things in business and life are those that cannot be quantified, like the freedom of doing business, knowing a small monthly subscription covers everything.
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