Microsoft 365 is one of the best office tools out there today. It’s packed with excellent features designed to enhance productivity, improve collaboration and boost efficiency. But, for all the amazing benefits of Microsoft 365, migrating to the service is undoubtedly a huge change.
Often, we see companies unintentionally leaving features on the table and failing to realize the full potential of Microsoft 365. The good news is that we’re experts in helping organizations make the most out of this platform.
Below, we’ll run through some of the great benefits we can help you access by migrating to Microsoft 365.
What Is Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 is a suite of productivity tools, featuring well-known applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams and more. The platform is used by over a million companies worldwide and is a particular favorite amongst US organizations.
Here are some of the major benefits you stand to gain from migrating to Microsoft 365.
Access Files Anywhere, Anytime
Microsoft 365 is cloud-based. This means that you don’t need to download any software onto your device. The entire suite can be accessed through a web browser. This has huge benefits for your employees. With Microsoft 365, they can work anywhere they want, from any device, as long as they have an internet connection and their login.
Given that so many of us now work from home or hybrid, being able to access corporate resources from anywhere is a must. Microsoft 365 is perfect for enabling this!
Cloud Storage You Can Trust
Another benefit of Microsoft 365 is its cloud storage capabilities, which allow you to store corporate data in the cloud. This is much more cost effective than storing data on-premises. Moreover, Microsoft has invested a lot of money into making sure its cloud storage services are secure. With anti-malware capabilities and threat detection, you can rest assured your files are safe from hackers.
Saying this, you will need to make sure you correctly configure your cloud storage services. It’s quite common for organizations to unintentionally leave files open to the public, instead of making them private.
When you migrate with us, we’ll make sure that your cloud storage is correctly configured, and we’ll also help you to enable multi-factor authentication for added security.
Enhanced Communication and Collaboration
Microsoft 365 has all the tools you need to enhance the employee experience and make collaboration seamless. Teams, for example, has a range of features to facilitate communication, including video calls, instant messaging and voice calls.
At the same time, the platform also enables employees to work on shared documents in real time. So, if some of your employees are in the office and some are working from home, they can still feel like they are brainstorming, sharing ideas and moving projects forward as if they were in the same room!
Microsoft 365 license fees are predictable with no hidden costs. You pay a certain amount for each user per month, which varies depending on the plan you go for.
There are two options that SMBs tend to choose from: Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Business Standard.
While the former is a bit more expensive, coming in at $20.00/user/month compared to $12.50/user/month, it also provides a range of excellent security features that keep your business safe from data theft and cyberattacks. In our view, it’s well worth the investment!
All businesses have some form of business continuity plan: an outline of how they would operate in the event of an unplanned disaster, such as a power outage or other unexpected disruption.
Microsoft 365 is a huge asset for improving business resilience and enabling continuity. Because all your files and data are stored in the cloud, you’ll be able to continue operating even if there’s a disaster at the office or your physical devices are corrupted.
Free, Automatic Upgrades
All of Microsoft’s applications are automatically updated at regular intervals, so you don’t need to worry about manually applying patches. Microsoft takes care of this for you! Moreover, these upgrades come at no extra cost – they’re already included in your subscription!
Unlock the Potential of Microsoft 365 With Our Ongoing Support
It’s fair to say that Microsoft 365 has the potential to supercharge how your business operates and we have the experience and expertise to help you make the most out of your investment. Whether you’re looking to get started with Microsoft 365 or want assistance in leveraging the platform to its full potential, we can help!
Learn More About Getting Started with M365 Business Premium
Skyline IT Management can help your Oklahoma business with any questions about Microsoft 365 and get you started with the plan that’s perfect for your needs.
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