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Benefits of Microsoft Office 365 for businesses

Microsoft Office 365 is the ultimate product for a business, and its benefits are enormous. A cloud-based platform that allows you to enjoy some brilliant functionality for your organisation.

Office 365 is more than just typing a document, calculating complex formulas or delivering informative presentations.

Nowadays, Office 365 provides employees with anywhere, anytime access to applications, emails and calendars.

What’s more, all these features can be applied cost-effectively, offering flexible pay-as-you-go licensing.

So what are the benefits:

Your office anywhere  

Access your documents, emails and appointments on the go from any device.

As long as you have internet connectivity, you can now access emails, files and Office programmes.

You can also create, edit and share your PC (or your iOS, Android and Windows device) with anyone in real-time.

This can be a huge benefit for companies with multiple locations, remote employees or staff who travel often.

Secure communication

Businesses can now communicate with secure encrypted email as well as enjoy video call features through Skype.

It’s a misconception about the cloud that it’s not secure. In reality, it’s no less safe than an on-premise system.

Arc Systems can provide your business with a step-by-step plan to ensure your office 365 application is secure.

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You can now experience the same functions on multiple devices. This means there is the ease of use and access from literally anywhere.

Multi-device usage is commonplace nowadays, and Office 365 can now be accessed via a desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone.

Simple subscription

Office 365 is a subscription-based service, and the costs may be more affordable than you think.

You can pay either an annual or monthly fee per user, eliminating the high up-front costs of new software.

Essentially this model means you are leasing the software rather than buying it.

Collaborate with ease

Sharing and commenting on documents with your team has now never been easier.

If your team works together on tasks, documents, or presentations, you’ll find the collaboration features of Office 365 beneficial.

Your staff can now work on the same document, presentation or spreadsheet and get real-time changes. So you no longer have to work on multiple saved copies.

Enhanced 365

Arc Systems’ status as a ‘Microsoft Gold Partner’ means we are expertly placed to provide your business with support and consultancy.

Our Gold Partner status means we can provide our customers with some of the following:

Extra Support – Arc Systems will now have even more resources from Microsoft to support our customers.

Expert Consultancy – This status demonstrates our ability to deliver the highest level of consultancy to our customers for all Microsoft Cloud products.

Product Efficiency – As we now benefit from the highest level of product support available, we can ensure our clients realise the full potential of all their Microsoft products.

Cost Savings

As mentioned previously, Office 365 is probably more affordable than many people think. The leasing of the software means you move IT costs from capital to operating expenses.

Although some companies pay yearly, most plans are usually paid month-to-month. And with Office 365, you can also switch off services that you aren’t using to cut costs.

Another essential aspect to consider is because Office 365 runs in the cloud, you don’t need servers for your emails or document storage.

The costs savings are substantial, and a member of our Arc Systems sales team can help you identify this with you in any initial conversations.

What next?

So do you think Office 365 could be suitable for your business? This website has further information, downloads and content available.

Arc Systems are only a phone call or email away, and we would be happy to talk you through the following steps. We help businesses across Essex, including Chelmsford, Colchester, Braintree, Basildon and Maldon, and supporting organisations in London.

Eliminate the headache of managing licences and software versions by making the switch to a highly resilient cloud-based Microsoft Office 365.

In the meantime, check out our range of cloud-based solutions.