The majority of Australian businesses are familiar with Microsoft. A key benefit of Office 365 is how familiar the interface will be for your business and team. Think about the usual Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. The Office 365 platform incorporates all of these systems, ensuring that the adjustment period will be minimal.
2. Always Accessible
If your business has ever suffered from downtime due to a server failure or system update, you will appreciate how accessible Office 365 is. As a cloud-based service, you can enjoy a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Without the threat of unexpected downtime, you can enjoy increased productivity and efficiency.
3. Access Anywhere
On top of being accessible all the time, you can also be accessible anywhere. Office 365 will remain accessible as long as you are connected to the internet. Working remotely has become an integral part of modern business. Consider any business travel, distant offices or flexible work schedules a non-issue with Office 365 as you will be able to access your work anywhere.
4. Lower, Predictable Costs
Unexpected IT costs can be a headache for any business. Office 365 doesn’t require expensive software or specialised equipment. Instead, your business will receive a reasonable month-to-month subscription fee. This makes it affordable and potentially more manageable than a large annual cost.
5. Enterprise-level Cyber Security
Cyber security should be a primary focus for most Australian businesses, especially as small-to-medium businesses are a common target for cyber attacks. Office 365 provides premium cyber security measures backed by world-class protocols and Microsoft directly. This provides a great opportunity for enhanced security to smaller businesses.
6. Always Up-to-Date
Any busy business knows that constantly rolling out new versions of software is a burden on efficiency. Many businesses see this as so time consuming and expensive, that they elect to keep old software running for years. Outdated software can be harmful to a business IT system in many ways. Office 365 is always up-to-date, meaning that your entire team will run the same edition and latest version.
7. Ease of Communication
Good communication is a priority for good business. Office 365 offers a wide range of communication tools to keep your team collaborating. From chat features to shared project files, staying in contact with those inside and outside your organisation has never been easier!
8. Management and Organisation
For businesses with large or far-reaching teams, Office 365 is a necessity. Managing calendars, contacts, emails and documents is simple with Office 365. Your business will always have access to your necessary files, enhancing time-management and organisation.
Another great benefit of Office 365 is the ability to be flexible. There are several subscriptions and pricing plans to customise to your business, with the ability to choose an annual or monthly commitment. Tailoring your package is simple with a range of add-ons to suit your needs. As your business needs change, so does Office 365.
10. Teamwork and Collaboration
Productivity can slow down significantly in big projects if staff members can’t work together seamlessly. Office 365 offers premium collaboration tools like SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, allowing team members to share relevant files and maintain separate team conversations. The ability to simultaneously edit files, schedule online meetings, and even video conference ensure that those big projects can be completed faster and more harmoniously.
It should now be obvious that Office 365 can and will improve your business. Office 365 has an incredible offering, saving you time, hassle and money. Become more productive and efficient at an affordable cost today with Office 365.
If you’re ready to take the plunge to improving your business processes, contact our team at EHW Tech today to discuss your options.