You’ve most likely heard about Microsoft Office 365, and maybe you’re even somewhat familiar with some of its features. But if you still haven’t made the switch from a traditional server to this cloud-based solution, you may not be fully aware of the difference Office 365 can make for your company, especially when it comes to employee productivity.

The benefits are vast, but here are 5 that we think make the switch a no-brainer:

1. Simplified Organization & Management

Software licensing can be not only time consuming, but also frustrating. However, with Office 365 all licensing is included, company wide. This means that all your employees will always have the same, most updated version of each Microsoft Office app. Also, data backup, security, and recovery are managed by Microsoft, which is huge.

2. Mobility

Which leads us to, mobility. Mobility is a necessity in today’s business world. So a big benefit of Microsoft 365 is that your employees can log in and edit files from anywhere on any device (on up to five devices per user) because all emails, calendars, and contact lists are automatically synced with registered mobile devices through the Microsoft Office app.

3. Lowered Costs

With Office 365, you no longer have to worry about the physical space or energy costs required to maintain physical servers. You can also save money because cloud-based solutions decrease the need for a large in-house IT department. At ANC, we can either help as an extension of your IT department, or manage all of your services and ongoing support. Some other small, money-saving perks are access to Microsoft OneDrive and use Skype for Business, so you no longer have to pay for other app subscriptions.

4. Ability to Scale

As you grow, Office 365 grows with you. Adding or removing users is simple, because Office 365 uses a monthly subscription model instead of long-term contracts. You can also mix-and-match apps to create a customized package to fit your business’s specific needs. 

5. Strong Security & Compliance

Office 365 comes with the benefit of built-in security— Microsoft security systems and Microsoft data centers help safeguard your data. These systems will scan your messages and files for you, checking for spam and malicious software, and Add-ons are available so you can tailor your Office 365 to your specific industry regulations and data compliance requirements, such as HIPAA, FISMA, ISO 27001, and more. Another huge plus is the ability to wipe all data from a lost or stolen device remotely.

Conclusion

In today’s world, the cloud-based benefits and cost savings of Office 365 are basically a necessity for many businesses.

If a lack of resources or in-house expertise has inhibited you from migrated from a traditional server to Microsoft Office 365, at ANC Group, we can provide ongoing support needed to take your business to the next level with Microsoft Office 365. Contact us today!

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