3 Reasons Office 365 is a No Brainer for your Business

May 3, 2016 Brittany Grant

 


It's pretty safe to say that your business lives and breathes because of Microsoft Office. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – these are the core of modern productivity for virtually any size company, doing business in nearly any industry. Sure, there are other programs that you use, but without a doubt, the bulk of your company’s work is done using Office. 

So, why do so many companies have a tendency to hesitate when it comes to adopting new versions of Office? Is it the cost? The hassle of installing new software on multiple systems? The idea that “my staff is fine with what we have?”

The newest (and most powerful) version of Office 365 – a Cloud-hosted SaaS that gives your business everything it needs in one place – is now available. Plus, the new Business and Enterprise versions offer all the applications you use most (Word, Excel, etc.) as well as hosted Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive storage, Skype for Business and more.

So other than the obvious reason of having everything in one place, what other factors you might want to consider when deciding whether to adopt Office 365 or not?

1.    Better Performance & Gives IT more Control

Wasn’t it Tim Allen that always said, “More Power”? Every year it seems there is one constant – better performance is always better.

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So what constitutes better performance? No one says it better than Microsoft themselves...

  • Improved Outlook Performance

Office 365 offers the most powerful version of Outlook to date. With the addition of features and improved performance, it makes sense to have someone keeping an eye on everything.  That’s why Office 365 provides IT departments with increased control. It all looks a little like this...[MISSING SOMETHING?]

  • Centralized Control

Admins now have centralized control when it comes to data loss protection, multi-factor authentication, and rights management in addition to key security, privacy, and compliance capabilities.

  • Flexible Click-to-Run Deployment

With click-to-run deployment, your IT department now has control on how and when updates are distributed, in addition to enhanced distribution and network traffic management.

2.    Accessibility

What does your day look like today? We’re guessing something along these lines:

  • Meeting with your executive coach at the local coffee shop

  • Budget meetings with you finance team

  • 2-hour layover in the Chicago airport

Today, we all use multiple devices to access email and business documents. It’s imperative that we are able to do so seamlessly. The Boston Consulting Group reported that in 2015, the mobile worker population would be over 1.3 billion. That’s over 37% of the total workforce. Products like Office 365 make this growing statistic possible. Click here to see more statistics on the SMB’s new world of work.

3.    Team Collaboration

Office 365 makes team collaboration easy, and that means better company performance. More specifically, Office 2016 reduces the friction in co-creation, making it easier to share documents, work together, and use coauthoring, IM, voice and video to get things done.

The Rundown

To sum it all up, Office 365 is affordable, scalable, easy to deploy, and presents a competitive advantage for businesses of all sizes. If you have not updated your Microsoft Office software in the last few years, or if you are looking to keep up with the latest and best business solutions out there, then you should look into Office 365 and see how it can help your business be more productive and profitable.

 

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