When you think about the current state of workplaces you know versus what you have seen in the past, it is not hard to make some guesses about why modern workplaces use Office365.
As we have explained in previous posts we do not always recommend the cloud for all businesses; however, there are some really compelling reasons for considering the ways that cloud services might have a positive impact on your workforce productivity, your operational efficiency, and your bottom line.
So many software providers are now shifting to cloud offerings, and with that comes double the decisionmaking: Once you determine what software you are interested in putting in place for your business, you’re then faced with the decision of whether to go with the hosted solution or buying licenses.
When it comes to continuous improvement, modern workplaces use Office 365 to solve complex models and issues with streamlined tools and workflows wherever possible. They simultaneously look to maximize communication and collaboration as needed to excel. With the right blend of tools and resources, teams can be engaged and maximize their resources, which in turn ensures that you’re getting the most ROI out of your investments at all angles.
So many companies get stuck using their outdated IT out of fear, habit, and legacy processes driving their day-to-day operations. We know that new platforms and tools can be especially “scary” to legacy staff members or folks who are dead-set on the “old way” of doing certain processes. We know this might be difficult to imagine, but you truly can overcome these growing pains as a company with some planning, expectation setting, ramp-up and adjustment time, and open communication. We know that when modern workplaces use Office 365 to get where they want to go, they are not disappointed by what Office 365 does for them.
We have seen it with our own eyes and we have customers to attest to this!
We know what you might be “losing” by switching to Office365, so let’s talk about what you could gain:
- High availability
Access your company data on the cloud without the delays and downtime of servers or other technical breakdowns. Office 365 also ensures data redundancy. You get data when and where you need it.
Office 365 is designed to grow and evolve with your organization. You pay for what you are using, and plans and structure of your services are flexible for welcoming new solutions or changes in your staff. Microsoft makes it very easy (effortless, in fact, if you have a managed services provider like us!) and it is cost effective as well.
With 365 and use of Teams you can really boost your team’s productivity regardless of where or when they work! They can have web access to all documentation, calendars and email, contacts, and everything else they might require to get everyday tasks done.
When you’re offering increasingly flexible work weeks and accounting for different working styles, this is a huge benefit for companies looking to keep employees happy and productive.
- Control and Security
Office 365 gives administrators the tools to control access levels across accounts and protect material with permissions. This includes data on mobile devices, and you can even wipe the device clean of the Office 365 data if something goes awry.
Microsoft is acutely aware of industry regulatory compliance concerns and takes those into account. You’ll have management ability, transparency throughout, and a sense of security knowing you are able to see what’s happening with your data.
- Cost Efficiency
When you look at the cost of maintaining servers, the price tags on your respective collaboration tools in your business, and other currently one-off managed tools… you realize how many different components come together to accomplish what Office 365 can help you to achieve all in one place. When infrastructure is in place, you also are always having to keep in mind that as it gets older, the costs actually go up to maintain things.
Migrating to Office 365 doesn’t require a total overhaul of your systems, contrary to what you might think. It would likely mean optimizing what you have now and maybe reducing things to what is needed to operate efficiently and effectively within reasonable costs to maximize ROI on what you have!
Office 365 really can transform your business and change the way your business works in the best ways you can imagine.
Start with a cloud evaluation to determine if your business is a good fit for Office 365. Get in touch with us to get started: