If you looked at all the specifics, the list of Office 365 benefits would be too long for a blog article like this. Instead, we have done the research – what are the main advantages to your business of using the Office 365 platform over other cloud-based or locally-run options? Here are our Top 10 Office 365 Benefits.
Top 10 Office 365 Benefits
Most people involved in business, and many not in business, will already be familiar with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. This familiarity will bring significant benefits to your business. In particular, it will reduce the amount of training required to bring your staff up to speed. In fact, in many cases, no training is required. Also, there will be less fear and/or resistance from staff as they already know many of the individual tools.
- Always accessible
When you run software on your computers locally, anything can happen. When it does, productivity falls as staff cannot do their jobs. With Office 365, you no longer have to worry about this as it is based in the cloud. It is a rock solid platform with a guarantee of 99.9 percent uptime, although it almost always achieves better results than this.
- Access anywhere
As it is cloud based, it can be accessed from anywhere and on any device. The only thing the members of your team need is access to the internet.
- Lower costs that are also predictable
There is no large initial outlay for access to the software, and there is no requirement to purchase specialist equipment. Instead, the pricing model is on a monthly-fee basis. This is flexible, and means you can easily plan and manage your costs.
- Enterprise levels of security
Security is often a concern when businesses are thinking about moving to the cloud. The reality with Office 365, however, is you get a level of security that most businesses could not afford to implement locally.
- You will always have access to the latest versions
Maintaining your software and ensuring it is up-to-date becomes a thing of the past with Office 365. Also, everyone in your organization will have access to the same version.
- Makes communication easy
Communication is easy with people inside and outside your organization. You can create your own secure portal for files and share that with others to view and/or collaborate on. This bypasses the need for sending files by email, and means there are not multiple versions of documents floating around your team that will eventually have to be consolidated.
- Management and organization is easier
Office 365 comes with a calendar, plus it keeps your contacts, emails, and documents in one place. This will save you considerable time and effort organizing your time, managing communications, and ensuring file storage and access is efficient.
- Easy to use
Office 365 is easy to learn and use, even for those with little or no experience. This doesn’t mean it doesn’t have powerful and complex functionality – it does. That functionality does not get in the way of the core features that everyone uses, however. In addition, there is a huge community of Office 365 users so finding tips, advice, and help is easy too.
Everything from the pricing plans to the way you manage your organization is flexible with Office 365. This means you can adapt it to the specific needs of your business. When those needs change, Office 365 can change with you.
In general, Office 365 can save you time and money while making your business more efficient and productive.
Considering Office 365?
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