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Why You Should Consider Using Office 365 for Business

It’s important that your employees have access to the productivity tools they need so they can complete their tasks with ease and day-to-day business can run as smoothly as possible.

That’s why you should consider getting Office 365 for Business installed, which includes programmes such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams and SharePoint. These will help your business to keep on top of essential tasks that need to be completed. It also currently comes with a free trial that lasts one month, which will give you time to decide if you like it.

Here are a few benefits that Office 365 for Business can have:


Work from Anywhere

 Given the impact of the pandemic, there is still likely to be a significant amount of people who are working from home. Office 365 is cloud-based, which means that files and emails can be accessed from anywhere, providing there is a stable internet connection. After all, working from home can have several benefits, which, as stated, include less stress involved with the daily commute and a better work-life balance for employees. It can additionally help to reduce office costs as you won’t need to all be in the same place at the same time.


Secure Storage

Office 365 has several in-built security features that will keep your documents safe. For instance, two-factor authentication can be activated, which means that after employees have entered their username and password, they will be sent a code and required to enter this before successfully logging in. Here’s how to set up this extra security precaution. This is particularly important if your company often deals with sensitive information, for example. It’s worth noting that the security measures the package will have will depend on your plan.

SR1 Development, which is based in the North East, offers specialist knowledge and can, therefore, help to assist your business with both the set up and migration to Office 365.


Excellent Collaboration Tools

Office 365 comes with a number of collaborative tools. These will enable you and your employees to perform actions such as editing the same document at one time, whether that be a company report on word or data on a spreadsheet. These changes will be in real-time, which means that everyone can see edits that are made straight away. Calendars, contacts and mailboxes can also be shared and, having access to Microsoft Teams, in particular, will mean that you can host remote meetings with ease, keeping all team members up to date.

We hope that you have learned some of the key benefits that Office 365 for Business can have on your company. It will not only enable your employees to work more closely as a team but will reduce the worry of security threats. It will also save time and money on the daily commute, as files can be accessed from absolutely anywhere at any time of the day.