With tight budgets and limited resources, small to medium businesses are always searching for more efficient and flexible working models.
Today’s market offers numerous cloud-based business applications and services that deliver flexibility. However, Microsoft 365, in particular, stands out as a comprehensive tool providing small business with the opportunity to become more productive and competitive.
We discuss the top features that make Microsoft 365 ideal for small business owners.
Seamless Remote Work
Access the full suite of Microsoft office products and collaboration tools remotely from virtually any laptop or device. Microsoft 365 provides workers with collaboration tools, including instant messaging, shared calendars, and video conferencing capabilities.
Working in the cloud allows staff to access the most up-to-date version of a document. Changes to documents are visible in real-time, allowing office and remote staff to work more efficiently together. You can also work offline and have your work automatically synced online to the cloud when back on the network.
Microsoft OneDrive is included in your Microsoft 365 package, enabling you to store up to one terabyte (1TB) of data safely and securely. It is also an excellent collaboration tool, allowing you to securely collaborate on any Microsoft app in real-time from any location.
The Microsoft 365 Enterprise plan also integrates with Microsoft Teams Calling, providing you with fully integrated cloud-based phone, mobile and desktop, along with directory integration and all the standard business phone functionality you’d expect such as call forwarding, voicemail, and queues.
Best Practice Cyber Security
Microsoft’s security tool, Microsoft Defender, offers an excellent level of security for Microsoft products. Files and business information can be password protected; you can restrict copying or saving of specific information to third-party applications and remotely wipe compromised databases and files. And, of course, emails are protected against cybersecurity threats, including viruses, malware, ransomware, phishing and general spam. You can also prompt users to update security credentials.
Licensing can be expensive and difficult to manage for small business owners. Often the cost can be hard to justify if just a few members of your staff require access to specific software or tools.
Microsoft 365’s monthly license fee payment covers all software solutions provided by the platform. This predictable pricing makes it much easier for small businesses to manage and budget. Licences can be increased or decreased depending on your business requirements, so you only pay for what you need.
Microsoft 365 provides small businesses with a professional, enterprise-level solution, but at an affordable cost. Your employees will have access to market-leading business email, conferencing, document, and presentation tools. It also offers custom domain emails and even the ability to build your intranet sites to showcase and share internal work and communications.
Microsoft 365 is hard to beat as a comprehensive and cost-effective small business tool. It provides everything you need to plan, communicate, manage business assets, and present new work and ideas.
Contact Surety IT today for expert advice on implementing a tailored Microsoft 365 plan for your business.