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Why you need Office 365 for your business

Office 365 gives you the best opportunity to move your business forward. Whether you have a small business with 10 employees or a large corporation with thousands of workers, Office 365 is the right option for you.

But why exactly do you need Office 365 for your business? Let’s take a look.

Office 365 uses the cloud to make collaboration easy

Office 365 makes it easy for you and your employees to collaborate on multiple projects. Since the app uses cloud-based technology, multiple users can access and change documents simultaneously. For instance, if you’re editing a Word document, other people you’ve invited can view changes to the document in real time.

All of the Office applications have collaboration tools built into them. This includes Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. No matter what type of project you’re working on, you can invite your team members to participate.

You can also improve collaboration between teams by sharing documents stored in OneDrive.

Office 365’s unparalleled security features

The high number of cyber attacks against large and small companies has brought security to the attention of every business owner and manager. When you select software, apps and other services, you need to think about how the product’s security features will protect your business and clients.

Office 365 comes with unparalleled security features that surpass the concerns of most businesses. You can rest easy knowing that Office 365 protects you with:

  • Encrypted email that only lets the intended recipient read your messages.
  • Data loss prevention that prevents sensitive data from leaving your network.
  • Advanced threat analytics that use machine learning to identify suspicious behavior on your network.
  • Mobile device management that can remotely wipe information from lost or stolen devices.

Even though Office 365 uses sophisticated security features, most of them operate in the background, where they don’t interfere with your team’s work.

Choose between a variety of Office 365 plans

Your company’s size and industry will affect the ways your team uses Office 365. Microsoft offers three Office 365 subscription plans for businesses, so you can get the features you need without spending more money than you need to.

As of June 2018, Microsoft’s membership plans include:

  • Office 365 Business
  • Office 365 Business Premium
  • Office 365 Business Essentials

Office 365 Business Essentials is the least expensive option (about $5 per user per month with an annual commitment). You don’t receive access to Office applications with this plan, but you can use services like:

  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Exchange

Office 365 Business costs about $8.25 per user per month with an annual commitment. It gives you access to all of Office 365’s applications, including:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Access

Office 365 Business Premium gives you access to all the applications and services included in Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Essentials. Since you get so much more functionality, you can expect to pay about $12.50 per user per month with an annual commitment. (Remember that prices can change at Microsoft’s discretion.)

Unfortunately, a lot of team members never learn to use all the apps and services that come with Office 365. Systemize Networks offers fully managed Office 365 services to help your business get the most from its subscription. You gain access to a dedicated account manager, a custom migration plan for your data, and 24/7 tech support.

Contact Systemize Networks to learn more about how a team of experts can help you make the most of Office 365.