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You know that running your business can at times be challenging, but the productivity tools you implement into your operations can make all the difference.

There are plenty of information technology (IT) solutions on the market that can satisfy your needs. However, none of them have the reputation and reliability of Microsoft 365. By enlisting the services of its programs and solutions, you can increase your business’s efficiency and streamline operations. 

An overview of M365

The web version of M365 (also known as Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft 365) is a suite of cloud-based applications that manage and enhance business processes. Its programs are accessible over the Internet and can be fully installed onto various devices such as PCs and Macs, phones, and tablets.

Microsoft 365 can seamlessly mesh with your company’s IT infrastructure, saving you money and time. Every application supports its users, no matter the task they are required to complete.

Commonly used applications are:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Excel
  • SharePoint
  • Access and Publisher (PC exclusives)

M365 is offered in the form of cost-efficient subscription plans that follow a monthly payment scheme. No matter your organization’s size, each subscription can be used to enhance your business’s productivity at any stage of its journey.

The plans are: 

  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for business (applications only)

In situations where you may need to upgrade, but you do not need the abundance of features that a higher subscription offers, you can also create custom plans. 

What type of businesses can use Microsoft 365?

With over 800,000 American companies using the suite, the adaptability of Microsoft Office 365’s business tools means that the suite is suitable for any organization. No matter the different versions of Outlook or Word released, or the number of times your company’s processes change, Microsoft Office 365’s business-essential applications boost your productivity and efficiency. 

What does your business gain from using Microsoft 365?

Unanticipated delays and breakdowns in communication can harm company profits and slow down business activity. Regardless of if your employees use Apple computers, PCs, or mobile devices for work, the software and tools they adopt must be reliable and user-friendly. 

Without the proper equipment, your business may encounter short-term issues that evolve into long-term problems. With the help of M365 and its selection of robust office applications, your business gains the following benefits:

Painless collaboration

M365’s cloud-based model enables users to create and edit documents and files on the web, individually and in groups. This data is accessible by all authorized personnel (at anytime and anywhere) and is automatically saved whenever a change is made, ensuring that a document’s most current form is the one in circulation. 

Up-to-date information is crucial to the progress of everyday assignments as it eliminates the need for you to update others on the status of a project constantly. 

Stable communication

M365’s applications can help companies achieve strong communication without limits on location. Teams and Outlook are the collaboration tools your business will capitalize on for robust communication features.

With Teams, you are likely to use:

  • Face-to-face video conferencing.
  • Phone calls.
  • Instant messaging.
  • Group chats.

From Outlook, your business will benefit from:

  • Emails.
  • An integrated calendar system for alerting your network of any schedule changes.
  • @mentions to draw peoples’ attention to emails.

The likelihood of errors and mistakes increases if people within your organization cannot communicate effectively. As a business owner, you know that stumbling over a hurdle can land you in a hole. But with M365’s communication software, your business can continue to run without any hiccups.

Industry-standard cybersecurity

Your enterprise gathers sensitive data daily, and you need to ensure that it is stored safely and securely. M365 supports powerful anti-malware features and compliance policies that protect users’ data.

The cybersecurity measures are:

  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP): A solution that monitors the external sharing of your company’s data. Any potential data breach is flagged and blocked.
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM): Assigns privileges and access permissions to users based on your specifications. You can use these solutions to restrict what your employees see and verify their identities within your network.
  • Microsoft Defender: Oversees your company’s endpoints and networks while monitoring them for threats. It utilizes machine learning to study your systems and identify suspicious activity.
  • And more.

Microsoft 365’s compliance and security solutions can ensure that your workplace is adequately defended from cyber threats, regardless of whether your systems leverage iOS, Android, or Windows solutions. 

Strengthen your business with Microsoft 365

A productive work environment leverages technology to help its employees deliver results to stakeholders and clients. Microsoft understands this and offers a range of services your company can use to drive its performance.

However, Microsoft has released many different versions of its office tools (with their own policies and updates), and unless you have the time to study Microsoft 365’s roadmap in-depth, it can be stressful keeping up with the latest developments.  

The Microsoft 365 consultants at PWR Technologies are experts at boosting productivity through M365 in the workplace. Contact them today to grow your business and ensure you are ready to lead the market.


Edward P. October 28, 2022

Do you want your business to run better? Do you want your employees to feel like they aren’t in the 16th century anymore and can communicate their needs and wants quickly and see changes in real time? M365 is the way to do it. It’s that simple and once you see it in action you’ll wonder why it took you so long to make the switch.

Julian October 31, 2022

Ever since we’ve started using M365 things have started running much better. I can work on documents together with others, in real time and it saves so much time. I feel my productivity went up considerably by using the right tools.

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