Cloud solutions help your business become more productive and efficient by leveraging the advantages of cloud connectivity as opposed to traditional on-premise software.
If you are still running your business primarily on-premises, you can take small steps to transition to the cloud and adjust your cloud strategy as you go on. If you haven’t done it yet, we recommend starting with Office 365, Microsoft’s popular Office suite in the cloud.
Get more productive with the tools you know, now in the cloud
The main difference between Office desktop versions, the latest being 2019, and Office 365 is the cloud functionality. Your business can still use the native productivity apps – Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and so on, but now you can get instant web-enabled access to your emails and documents from almost any device, which is a more flexible solution.
There are many benefits to switching to Office 365. For example, if you need reliable and extended data storage, OneDrive can provide sufficient cloud storage, 1 TB for all options. Premium packages include email storage up to 50GB.
Another example is web-enabled communication and collaboration tools such as Skype for Business and Yammer, with video conferencing and instant messaging available for enterprise packages. The functionality enables businesses to increase team productivity, document sharing, collaboration, project planning and management.
Office 365 features all the popular desktop applications like Word, Excel and Powerpoint plus a host of new web-enabled communication & collaboration tools such as Skype for Business, Yammer and OneDrive. You can access Office 365 anytime, anywhere on any device.
The future is the cloud: flexible, mobile, and scalable
There is another good reason to move to Office 365 if you are using older versions. Microsoft Office 2019 will be the last offline productivity suite available to businesses on a licensing system with the possibility of an on-premise installation.
This can have a massive impact on your business, as the on-premise version will no longer benefit from functionality add-ons, security updates, service packs additions, and technical support. Click here to read more about the future of the Office suite.
All of the above means that purchasing the Office desktop solution will not be feasible in the long-term, as it gets replaced by Office 365. The cloud-based alternative also has the advantage of a cost-effective monthly pricing plan per user basis and can be easily upscaled according to the functionality required. Click here to view our Office 365 pricing plans.
Take control of your business and simplify your operations with our end-to-end business solutions, which include Microsoft Office 365 and the Dynamics 365 product suite.
Office 365 integrates cloud, mobile, and social technology solutions to make your business more collaborative and productive.
Take advantage of the significant discounts on Office 365 today! Contact Strategix to find out how migrating to Office 365 can benefit your organisation.