You’ve heard about it from your business colleagues, employees, friends. The email system sounds great, but you’re still reluctant to implement it. Is it really necessary for a small business to change systems anyway? To put it this way: every day you go with out it, you are losing efficiency and risking safety! The chances are your competitors are already using Office 365 to boost productivity and grow their businesses.
Why is this? Office 365 is much more than just a software product- it’s an integrated experience of applications and services and encompasses everything from Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Outlook to OneNote and OneDrive. The powerhouse system is also accessible from ALL devices and is highly collaborative.
So why aren’t you using it yet? If you haven’t made up your mind yet, here are 5 Benefits of Office 365:
1. Work Anywhere and Everywhere
Have a WIFI connection? You’re good to go. Whether you’re sitting on a plane, train, or at a beach resort in Mauritius- you’ll be able to access your emails! Working remotely means more flexibility, agility. It means the possibility to access productive tools and familiar applications no matter the location or device- increasing collaboration across regional departments and centers. And yes, your staff don’t have to chained to the desk either. It’s possible to work from mobiles, tablets and laptops on the go!
2. Always Up and Running Service
Let’s face it. Business disasters happen. Your trusted in- house system crashes. There is theft, a fire, a flood. Your data and servers are wiped out and you’re stuck- documents and data are the lifeblood of your business after all! This scenario doesn’t have to be the case. With Office 365, you’ll keep up and running, no matter what happens. All your valued data is sent to the cloud, meaning all your business documents, applications and emails will always be available. How’s that for peace of mind?
3. World Class Security
In an age of data hacks and information leaks- data security matters. Office 365 relies on Microsoft’s extensive data center and secure network architecture. This built in security system lets you control who has access to your data at anytime. You’ll also be able to pinpoint data whenever and have the ability to wipe all your data if you lose your phone! If this is not convincing enough- how does a 99.9% financially-backed uptime guarantee sound to you?
4. Increase Productivity
Increased time management and efficient collaboration should be the goal of any business. Office 365 makes work easier to manage and more streamlined. Email, calendar and contacts are all synchronized to work together. For example, if you update a contact on your mobile phone it will automatically be updated across all your devices! Furthermore, it is highly collaborative. Features like multi-party HD Video conferencing, shared calendars, team chat and content sharing allow your employees to collaborate in the next room, regional office or across continents- seamlessly. Hello Productivity!
5. Fast and Affordable
No more price guessing! Office 365 has no upfront costs and a flexible monthly billing process. You’re not locked into a fixed contract and this allows you to add or decrease the number of users to suit your unique business needs. If you’re a small business starting out, this can go a long way in fitting with your monthly budget. Furthermore, the process of transitioning everything is fast, easy and efficient.
What are you waiting for?
Will you continue to use outdated technology and sit back and watch the world go by? Or will you jump on the bandwagon, and move with a more efficient, effective time? Hope to see you in the Cloud!
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