With over 20 years of Managed IT experience, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen our fair share of software technology in action. This unique view has allowed us to see what works, and what doesn’t when it comes to small to mid-sized businesses. One product that has withstood the test of time and continually delivers high-quality software is Microsoft Office 365. Here are just four reasons that this tried-and-true technology benefits our clients:
Most, if not all, of our clients, rely on teamwork to get the job done. Whether this means several people in an office working face to face, or members in remote locations, collaborative technology is a necessary component of successful projects. Gone are the days of sending documents and trusting that each team member will mark that document with the version number. Instead, Office 365 allows you to share direct access to your files. This means that there is really only one document being passed around, and changes will appear automatically each time someone pulls up said document on their device.
As long as you have an internet connection, your team members will be able to access their shared work from anywhere in the world. Email, files, and Office programs live in the cloud now. By creating a password-protected portal to share large, hard-to-email files, there will always be a single, secure location to access your company’s information. In addition, most plans allow Office 365 to be installed on up to 5 devices per user.
Already familiar with Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, Publisher, and PowerPoint? Great! You won’t need to relearn new skill sets in order to get your work done. Work seamlessly with the programs you already know. The only difference is that those tools have suddenly become more powerful. Now you can perform tasks such as editing cloud-based documents or broadcasting PowerPoint presentations. Office 365 allows you to mix and match to find the plan and programs best for your business.
In this tech-forward age, businesses work hard to keep up with the constant updates when it comes to software. With Office 365, you have access to the latest versions of Office at no additional cost. No more wasted time trying to upgrade each individual device; Microsoft will do this automatically.