Initially launched as Office 365 on 28th of June 2011, Microsoft 365 is a Microsoft Office cloud-based subscription service. It incorporates the core applications of Office 365, including PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Word, Outlook, and depending on the business plan you’ve purchased, may also include other applications such as Skype, OneDrive, Teams, Publisher, Exchange, Planner, SharePoint, and Yammer.
As a business thinking of using Microsoft 365 in your day-to-day business operations, what benefits should you expect?
Check out our latest video to learn about the benefits of using Microsoft 365:
You Can Work From Anywhere, At Any Time, and On Any Device
One significant benefit of using Microsoft 365 is that it allows you to work from anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Because it is completely cloud-based, Microsoft 365 applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.), emails, and files can be accessed from any device as long as you have a stable internet connection. Since Microsoft 365 is supported on various operating systems, including Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows, you can also create, edit, and share files with other people in real-time.
Microsoft 365 is particularly beneficial for organizations with employees who frequently travel, work remotely, or organizations that have several office locations.
You Can Easily Collaborate and Communicate with Colleagues
If your company encourages teamwork, you’ll appreciate the communication and collaboration features Microsoft 365 offers. Outlook, Teams, and Skype allow you to hold audio and video conferencing calls, send instant messages, and share calendars and schedules with colleagues. Teams facilitates collaboration between colleagues since everyone who wants to edit a document gets to work on the same version of the document and make real-time changes.
You Get Advanced Security Features
Microsoft 365 has built-in security features that help keep your organization’s data safe. They include:
You are Always Updated
Since Microsoft 365 is cloud-based, you will be up-to-date with the latest versions of Microsoft features and applications at no extra cost.
You Can Choose a Plan That Is Convenient for You
Microsoft 365 offers various business plans, each with varying applications and features. You can easily switch between or mix and match these plans to get features and tools that meet your organization’s needs.
You Eliminate and Reduce Hardware and Energy Costs
Since Microsoft 365 runs on the cloud, you don’t need physical file storage equipment and servers for your networks. Not using servers will help reduce energy costs and eliminate the need for physical office spaces.
You Can Easily Budget for Your IT
Because Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based service, once you decide on a plan, you only pay that amount either annually, monthly, or per user, eliminating extra and surprising costs.
You Can Easily Scale Your Business
Microsoft 365 gives you the flexibility to scale your business. You can easily add or remove users and create customized plans for your employees.
Microsoft 365 offers several benefits to organizations, whether you are looking to boost your staff’s collaboration, enhance data security, or improve business continuity and productivity.
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