Top 5 Benefits of Using Office 365 for your Small Business

As a small business owner, there is a lot of investment in the first stages of establishing your business. You have to invest in equipment, software, hardware, etc. When it comes time to invest in technology to keep track of everything for your business it is hard because a lot of programs are costly and hard to use for first time users, which makes the administrative part of running a business a drag.

Fortunately, there is a simple, easy to use software and services subscription. Microsoft’s Office 365 for Business is perfect for small owners who are looking for the security of their data and maximize their organization.

Here are the top 5 benefits of Office 365:

It’s on the Cloud.

Your work goes where you go! You do not have to update and maintain servers because Microsoft takes care of that for you through their services. Your data will be safe because it is encrypted.

It’s gives access to real time.

In real time, you are able to keep track of edits, comments and improvements on documents without having to check out and re-upload the document.

It keeps you in the Loop.

Starting out, with all the tasks and meetings going on, one can easily lose track of who is doing what. Office 365 offer Planner to help you organize your company’s workflows and collaboration. This project management tool allows you to create plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, set due dates and provide status updates. Your colleagues will be notified through email and can see the latest in tasks through the visual dashboard.

It’s user friendly.

As small business owners, we are not always tech savvy. Office 365 is easy to use and has an endless amount of resources to troubleshoot any problems its users might encounter. You can assign users with ease and saves you money of having to invest in technical support in the early stages of your business. Microsoft’s technical support is very responsive thus giving you very little wait time to fix any problem you might come across.

It'll grow with your business

Office 365 works on a system of “you pay for what you get”. Office 365 is completely customizable to the needs of your business. When your company grows, you simply pay for the additional services, features, and data storage you need.

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