Businesses should always be looking for ways to evolve online, finding ways to enhance efficiency, automation and productivity while running your business with ease. Moving to a cloud-based system can feel like a big decision, so it’s important to understand what you’re going to get out of it. It’s a great way to reduce the costs and challenges of running and maintaining onsite networks and email servers, but what are some of the other advantages?
Here are some of the benefits of moving to Office 365.
Collaboration Has Never Been Easier
Moving to Microsoft’s Office 365 suite makes collaboration a lot easier, so if you work as part of a team, it can really help. It means everyone is looking at the same versions of a document, rather than several different ones being sent via email, and anyone who needs to view or edit it can do so. It’s also helpful if you work closely with other companies too, such as web designers, SEO experts or copywriters, who can easily show you content and information without having to send dozens of files via email.
Enjoy Flexible Working
A huge advantage of moving to Office 365 is the ability to work from anywhere. You can access it from any device with an internet connection, giving you greater flexibility about how and where you work. It means better access to emails, contacts, calendars, files and documents while on the move, offering the ability to work wherever you need to. This also makes it suitable for those businesses with staff who travel between locations, work from home or have offices in different places.
Some people worry about the security of cloud-based working, but there’s nothing to say onsite based system are any safer. Office 365 has built-in security, including data protection features, email encryption, employee permissions and advanced alerts for any suspicious activity. You can even wipe Office 365 remotely from a system if a device is lost or stolen.
It Grows with Your Business
While all businesses want to be a success, it can be a challenge to scale everything else in your organisation as you grow. Office 365 is a fully scalable system which evolves as you do, and you can customise your package to suit your needs. Change your subscription at any time for any end user.
It’s incredibly simple to move to Office 365, and it works seamlessly with the tools you already use in your business. If you work with programmes such as Outlook, Publisher, Word and PowerPoint, they’ll all continue to work once you’ve migrated. You’ll also have access to the latest Microsoft applications as they update. This eliminates the need to continually buy new versions as they get released or install them onto your IT systems.
If you’d like to find out more ways your business can start to thrive online, get in touch with JJ Solutions. We offer a wide range of web solutions, including Systems Development services. Call now on 020 3871 8773 to speak to our team.