If you haven’t upgraded to Microsoft Office 365 yet, here are 10 good reasons why you should.

 

Seamless Coordination with the Tools You Already Know

Office 365 works seamlessly with the programs you already know and use, including Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, Publisher and PowerPoint. With multiple subscription levels in Microsoft Office 365, you can see if others are editing the document you’re using, synchronise documents with your desktop, broadcast PowerPoint presentations, and check documents in and out of your online document library.

Easily Communicate and Collaborate

With Office 365, you can create a password-protected portal to share large, hard-to-email files both inside and outside of your organisation, giving you a single location to find the latest versions of files or documents, no matter how many people are working on them. You can also Send instant messages to colleagues and customers and invite them to participate in online meetings where you can review documents or take control of a desktop.

Anytime, Anywhere Access

Microsoft Office 365 provides web-enabled access to email, important documents, contacts, and calendar on almost any device—including PCs, Mac’s, iPhone’s, Android phones, and also BlackBerry smartphones. It allows you to work where and when you choose, giving the ability to respond to important requests right away, from almost any location. With the ability to access email and documents from your mobile device, you’re not confined to only being able to work within the office. And if you’re travelling without access to Microsoft Office Software, Office 365 helps you view and edit documents from the most popular web browsers on PCs and Macintosh computers. Take control with Office 365.

Simple to Learn, Straightforward to Use

Office 365 is easy and straightforward to use and simple to learn. You don’t need to learn new software, install complicated systems, or learn new jargon. In just a few minutes, you can create a trial account and see how easily your business can be “in the cloud” with benefits usually found only in larger organisations.

Email, Collaboration, and Online Meeting Solutions

Microsoft has years of experience delivering scale-able, secure online solutions. Enhance your Office experience with Office 365 features like a 50-gigabyte (GB) mailbox that accommodates attachments of up to 25 megabytes (MB), calendaring, contacts, online meetings, instant messaging, document collaboration and more. With Office 365, you can take advantage of these easy-to-use solutions and advanced features at a small-business price.

Safety and Security

Security is priority at Microsoft’s data centres. With Office 365, you can use the same systems used by Microsoft and other enterprises worldwide to help protect email, documents, and networks. These systems scan your messages and documents for spam and malicious software (also called malware) 24-7. Microsoft data centres help safeguard your data and are certified to meet multiple industry-standard certifications.

Little Requirement for Advanced IT Knowledge

Office 365 administration is designed for organisations without IT staff, so you can easily set up and use the features, helping you focus on your business rather than on learning menus and technical lingo. You can perform administrative tasks using an intuitive, web-based portal that is accessible only to people you designate. The online portal provides step-by-step instructions on how to add users and set up your account, so your employees can quickly start using Office 365.

99.9% Financially-Backed Up-time Guarantee

Office 365 was designed for reliability, availability, and performance. Our proven service is powered by the same Microsoft email and collaboration products that businesses of all sizes have been using for decades. Office 365 helps safeguard your critical data with Geo-redundant, enterprise-grade reliability and disaster recovery with multiple data centres and automatic fail-overs and a strict privacy policy. Office 365 is designed to deliver reliability, availability, and performance with a guaranteed 99.9% up-time, financially backed service level agreement (SLA).

Professional Face for Your Business

Using professional services like Office 365 tells potential customers that you’re serious about business. With these state-of-the-art but easy-to-use collaboration, mail, and messaging services, you can set yourself apart from organisations that use free or ad-supported services. A custom domain name further enhances your branding, and Office 365 includes design tools to easily create a professional, public-facing website in minutes.

For example – If you were looking for a quotation for equipment for your office, and you received an email from each of these;

electrowise@btinternet.com & example@electrowise.com

Most people would opt for, in this case example@electrowise.com. This is due to boasting a more professional look and in turn building more trust.

Flexibility for Your Business

With Office 365, you get pay-as-you-go pricing options that give you predictability and flexibility for your business. Office 365 also offers great flexibility by allowing you to easily provide users with only the services they need, cost-effectively adding value to your business.

For more information, please contact us at Electrowise Ltd on 01626 202091 and we would be more than happy to assist you in your move over to Office 365

 

Dan Smith

Business Systems Manager