Office 365 is a Windows subscription service. Its features include Outlook, hosted services, collaboration tools such as OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online, as well as periodic updates. However, it is something that people can be concerned about. Is it worth changing your system and training your employees with the Office 365 setup? It is worth considering the features that Office 365 provides and how it could benefit your business.
Office 365 offers a plan at a small upfront cost. It also helps that you do not need to get replacement hardware servers, software licenses etc. It’s also licensed for up to five devices per user, allowing for more hot desking and flexible working.
There is also the fact that there are no hidden costs, so companies can budget accordingly.
One of the big advantages of the Office 365 system is a cloud-based platform. This allows people to access their data from any location. This is ideal as it means people with any device can do this. So, if someone is delayed while commuting, they can still contribute, if they are travelling toward an event and you need to co-ordinate with them or as an option if you want to encourage more remote working with your business.
However, some people may not be able to move all their data at once, meaning go straight to a purely cloud setup may not be appropriate. Office 365 can be used purely through the cloud, but equally can be used with an on-premises system or a mix between the two.
A complete platform
Another big benefit is that unlike other options Office 365 is a complete platform. It allows for a collaborative environment, utilising email, social networking and instant messaging, meaning that anyone working with you on a project won’t be left out of the loop. It also helps that anyone in your company who has already used SharePoint, rather than trying to implement a new and unique intranet platform.
Even with the best systems, things can go wrong. With that in mind, you want tech support on hand to help you. With Office 365, there is 24/7 multi-lingual phone support available, so you can be sure that there will be someone to address any issues you may have. One of the issues with other platforms is the danger that they won’t have the same level of technical support.
Getting the right plan
There are various Office 365 plans available. Choosing one depends on what the needs of your business are and what features are best suited to those needs. At Digi Toolbox Ltd, we are always looking at what is available and what is appropriate.
If you would like to know more about Office 365 and its range of features, please contact us today. We will be happy to discuss the options available to you and decide what is best suited to your particular business, allowing you to get the most from Office 365.