Office 365 Management
With Microsoft ending its standalone desktop products, computer users should think about moving to its subscription based cloud solution, Office 365 management tools. This also goes to people who are still using expired versions of the software as this can become an access point for hacking and malware that can put you, your data, and your organization at risk.
Office 365 suite cloud subscriptions will provide you updated features, security patches, training, and support. Meanwhile, standalone license products have no such guarantee.
Microsoft Office 365 management is a collection of productivity and collaboration tools which integrates all of Microsoft’s existing online applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Sway, and Access into a cloud service. It also adds Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams as the main communication and collaboration applications. Enterprises of all sizes see Office 365 management to gain more popularity in the coming years because of its ability to drive productivity, return of investment, as well as corporate success.
Here are some of the benefits offered by Office 365 Management tool:
- Allows you to work remotely
Office 365 management allows users to work wherever they are as long asthey have internet connection. As it is entirely based on the cloud, email, files, and productivity tools like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel can be opened from any location and any device. This means you can create, edit, and share documents from your PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Windows device with anyone in real time. This greatly benefits companies who have multiple locations, remote employees, and those with staff who travel often.
- You are always updated
Gone are the days when you have to update your software manually. With Office 365 management, you will have access to the latest versions of tools at no additional cost. Since it is just in the cloud, Microsoft can easily add new features and capabilities, and you can easily access them as soon as they are released. Compatibility won’t be an issue because all users will have the same version.
- Easy Collaboration
If you have employees that work together on specific tasks, documents, or presentations, Office 365 management has collaboration tools that you can use. Its easy accessibility enables unified collaboration among employees. Therefore, everyone can edit a document, a spreadsheet, or a presentation at the same time on the same version. This is much easier and convenient as compared to having multiple copies. In addition to that, it has multi-party HD video, shared calendars, and team chat which allows your staff to be always in sync.
- Economies of Scale
Microsoft allows you to scale up your Office 365 management tools as your business grows. Organizations are able to mix and match applications to create a bespoke solution for each user or department. Since you can scale up as necessary, your team can continue to work with the tools they are familiar with as you grow, and you don’t have to switch systems or adapt to new tools.
Office 365 management is a subscription-based service so you only need to pay an annual or monthly fee. It mitigates the large up-front costs of buying new software as you’re just essentially leasing. While some companies pay yearly fees, most plans are usually paid monthly, which is great from a cash flow perspective. You can also save more money if you remove services that you aren’t using to cut costs.
- Eliminates hardware and reduces energy costs
Since Office 365 management runs on the internet, you don’t need to purchase servers for emails or document storage. Removing on-site servers can help you save money and reduce energy consumption. Also, you don’t need to find additional office space to store server hardware.
- Proactive Support
Users can receive enterprise-class service when using Office 365 management. It covers IT admin phone support, uptime guarantee, geo-redundant data centers, disaster recovery, security, privacy controls, and standards.
Office 365 management has built-in strict security measures and continuous compliance. You can control where to put your data and who can have access to it. You can also wipe all data remotely from your mobile device in case it’s lost or stolen.
Ultimate Technical Solutions, Inc.
UTSI offers Office 365 management to provide you with essential Microsoft tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. With these powerful tools you’re accustomed to using in your daily tasks, you will be able to work with colleagues efficiently, provide feedback, and eliminate wait times. We’ll ensure your business continuity without expanding your technology budget. Contact us today at (504) 539-4160 to learn more about our services.