As your business grows so does the need for more efficiency and the ability to smoothly collaborate with your expanding office. For a small business it can be hard to find the right course of action to take for you and your employees when deciding upon how best to maintain company email accounts, storage of company information, drop boxes that can be shared between employees, and so much more. How can you find the one that will meet all of these needs and be priced in a way that your business will truly get its moneys worth and guaranteed everything that it needs? For many small businesses this can be a daunting task, which is why Office 365 has become as versatile as possible in terms of business plans and customization for any and all individuals interested.
So besides the plethora of plans available from Office 365, what exactly does it even have to offer for you and your business? Great question! Office 365 is known for a lot of things such as it’s organized email and calendar feature, file storage and sharing through their own version of Dropbox known as OneDrive, and even instant messaging through Skype and online conferencing abilities as well. For small businesses it is vital for everyone to be able to share documents easily and be able to communicate at a moments notice to ensure everyone is on the same page and that projects are running as efficiently as possible. Don’t have a Skype but still want to be able to maintain instant messaging communication with coworkers? Not a problem. Office 365 has alternative solutions for this as well in that they have a chat-based work space as well that even comes with a desktop feature as well. All of these features and more are all even bundled under one convenient plan known as Business Essentials, which you can investigate further into here.
What if you need more then just these features or you don’t quiet need everything that’s been mentioned? As stated earlier there are many different plans with either more or less features for you to observe and choose from so that you are absolutely getting what you need for your business. However, this whole time we’ve only discussed the pros and benefits of Office 365. Are there any downsides? Like all products and services, there are always a few drawbacks and Office 365 is no exception. An example of a few drawbacks is in fact Office 365’s abundance of plans. It is important to ask questions and reach out for further information about all of these plans to truly utilize the best possible plan, because otherwise you may pay for more then what you actually need and get confused by the abundance of information on their site. Another point to be wary of is that Office 365 is constantly updating, and although it is great to have the latest and greatest version of software, you’ll need to keep in mind that not everyone will have the latest version and there may be compatibility issues because of this when working.
Office 365 is a unique and versatile program that can be a powerful tool for small businesses, but like all products should be researched carefully to ensure that it is what you and your company actually needs. Should you have any specific questions about Office 365 then please don’t hesitate to give us a call! RCS is here to help and consult for situations just like this and want nothing more then to see you and your business thrive.
By Resource Computer Solutions