Is your team using their iOS or Android mobile devices to do their tasks? Incorporating a suite of apps into your workplace can dramatically improve productivity.
Organizations opt for smartphones to take their office productivity to the next level. They can provide higher flexibility, better workflows, and efficient communication.
All sectors in your business can even benefit from a high-quality suite of apps.
Your account representative can use an app to update client information while on sales calls instead of making notes and submitting the information later. This can save time and can reduce errors that can occur due to extra steps.
Another important thing about these apps is that they help reduce paperwork. Your team doesn’t have to wait until they go back to the office to fax, print documents, and maintain hard-copy files. They can perform these tasks on the go with less effort, all while also lowering ink, power, and paper consumption.
Companies have gained from using apps on their team’s devices, and you can reap the benefits, too. You just need to integrate a powerful yet intuitive suite of apps.
Enter Microsoft 365
Unlike Microsoft Office – a one-time purchase – Microsoft 365 is a subscription service. With Microsoft 365, you don’t have to worry about paying full price when a new update rolls out.
Subscribers automatically gain access to new features, security updates, and tech support (at no additional cost). These can all be accessed through multiple PCs, tablets, smartphones, and Mac devices.
How many devices exactly? This depends on which Microsoft 365 plan you subscribe to. There are currently 4 business plans and 4 enterprise plans, so you can always tailor your subscription to optimise your return on investment.
Microsoft 365 is best described as a productivity hub. It provides much more than convenient access to the Office desktop apps that most people are familiar with: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Subscribers also gain access to a holistic suite of productivity-boosting features:
- Inbuilt professional email and calendaring: Exchange Online
- Store and share files from multiple devices: SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business
- Collaboration tools: Microsoft 365 Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams
- Advanced security and device management: Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Intune
You can also consider pairing Microsoft 365 with other productivity tools like Windows 365 – aka “Cloud PC” – and Windows Analytics.
There is also the option of integrating third-party apps with Microsoft 365. In September 2021, Microsoft unveiled third-party integration options for Salesforce and Atlassian’s Confluence Cloud. They join other popular third-party apps like Slack, Mailchimp, Trello, and Evernote.
Optimize Your Workplace with Cutting-Edge Microsoft 365 Apps
Microsoft delivers the tools necessary for fruitful collaboration, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. The ongoing customer support is admirable, too, meaning you can overcome setbacks quickly.
It is evident that addressing workplace productivity is pivotal. The trend towards digitisation has influenced even the most sceptical and change resistant.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote and hybrid working across multiple industries and countries. While everyone is undoubtedly looking forward to a post-pandemic future where the virus has finally been vanquished, it is evident that a new paradigm of work, management, and productivity will also be at hand.
If you wish to increase your business’s productivity and profitability, give us a call today. We can have a chat to work out how Aggeris can help.