What is it?
Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based solution with suite of apps and services which aims at business productivity. These suite of apps includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Planner, Yammer, Dynamics 365 etc. In one of my future posts I will be talking about some of these applications, how they work and how you can use them improve productivity in your organization.
Also note that Office 365 is a monthly, per-user subscription and there are a variety of plans to choose from depending on your specific business needs. This means you pay a certain license fee on each of your users monthly.
How can it benefit my business?
With several collaborative applications available on Office 365, you can be rest assured to get lots of benefits which will positively impact your business.
Below are a few things you get to enjoy as a subscriber on Office 365:
- Real-time collaboration anywhere, anytime
With Office 365, users get access to their emails, documents, calendars etc. regardless of their devices (Mobile or Desktop) or location (in or out of office). This accessibility enables unified collaboration among employees.
- Access to several productivity applications
Office 365 as I earlier mentioned gives you access to several applications that helps you and your employees to be more productive. An example is automating certain repetitive tasks or processes within the organization using “Power Automate”. This will save you time and allow you focus on other important tasks.
With Office 365 you can be assured your data are secured and you can decide who has access to it at any point in time. With built-in security features like Multi-factor authentication, Advanced Threat Analytics, Data Loss Prevention, Mobile Device Management etc. it’s very difficult to have unauthorized access to your company data.
- You are always up to date
Because Office 365 is in the cloud, you are always up to date. Microsoft pushes out updates on different Applications regularly and hence, you have no worries about having to manually update any of your applications.
Comparing the cost of setting up servers, hardware, software, energy etc. (if you decide to stay on-premises) to what you pay monthly on Office 365, you will realize you will be saving your business a whole lot of money and energy while still being even more productive.
How do I get started?
To get started with Office 365, kindly visit here to compare the prices and plans and decide which is best for your business. You can start by signing up for a 30 days free trial in a few simple steps and your Office 365 tenant is ready for use.
For more information on signing up visit here