Office 365 deserves kudos. Since its release back in 2011, it has been streamlining just about every daily office task for businesses large and small. From effortless collaboration, to instant file sharing, to workflow organization it optimizes productivity and expands possibilities. Here are six reasons to use this trusty software:
1. You know the programs
All your go-to programs are here. No new word-processing or spreadsheet-formulating applications to figure out. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Skype for Business are all included. Yes, the same PowerPoint you made your biology presentation on in high school. The same Word that you used to write your first cover letter. Access these applications locally or via the cloud at your convenience.
2. No upfront costs
No big upfront software or hardware costs soaring into the stratosphere. No long-term contracts binding you. Just a stress-free, predictable monthly payment that fits the scope of your business. Users can be added and removed, or you can switch to another package with just 30 days’ notice. The subscription ensures that the entire office is always working on the latest version of the programs, with the latest updates. The monthly cost also comes with a 99.9 percent financially-backed uptime guarantee.
3. Anywhere, anytime
No more being chained to one desktop. Since Office 365 is cloud-based, you can virtually access all of your files and applications on the web — from anywhere, at any time. Whether you’re using your laptop, mobile device or home desktop, you can log in to your account and work on or share files, chat with employees, attend video conferences and more. This provides flexibility for you and your employees, while encouraging productivity.
4. Data security
Have you ever been working on a Word document or spreadsheet, only to have the program crash and you’ve lost 30-plus minutes of progress? That will never happen again. Office 365 saves your documents to the cloud as you are working on them. Even if your computer turns off and never comes back on, that file can still be accessed when you log in to your account via another device. Office 365 also protects sensitive content with default information protection technologies, and meets HIPAA and GDPR-related compliance standards for data-breach protection.
5. Easy management
Leave the IT work to Office 365. Built in to the subscription is a 99.9-percent uptime guarantee, plus automatic updates for your business. They will keep you up and running without hiccups while you focus on your tasks. They also provide simple step-by-step guidance for adding new users and accessing services. The user-friendly admin center can be easily accessed from anywhere at any time.
Nothing says good business like teamwork. Office 365 unifies your team like never before. Since files are stored online, not only can they be shared instantly, they can be edited simultaneously with comments and chat within the document itself — talk about collaboration! Team chat, shared calendars and multi-party HD video deepens connectivity further, while keeping everyone organized and in sync. Also, there is plenty of file space as each user receives 1TB of storage.
Microsoft’s Office 365 keeps up with your business in this fast-paced world, bringing along with it all the tools you and your business need for sustainable growth.
Want to learn more about switching your business to Office 365? Call Frontier IT at 719-888-HELP (4357).