Why Office 365?
More and more of our clients and prospects are asking “why should we go to Office 365?”. There are a number of benefits. Here are a few reasons and small or midsize should take a look and see if this may be a good fit for them.
Get it done from anywhere
PC, Mac, tablet, phone. You need to be able to work across devices, from anywhere, and have a consistent, clean, and fast experience doing it. Enter Office 365. Whatever device you’re working on, Office 365 gives you access to everything you need—your documents, email, calendars, contacts, and team sites all come with you. Your settings roam with you too, so your files are up to date and ready for you to pick up right where you left off, no matter what device you’re using.
“While most real estate companies in the Netherlands stick to a Monday to Friday, nine-to-five work week, we’re using Microsoft Office 365 to work from home. Now we respond immediately to customers in different time zones to secure sales and improve service.”
—Ferry Lasterie, Chief Operation Officer, Amsterdam Housing
- Familiar tools
Familiar is easier and faster—for everyone
New tools are hard. With Office 365, your people can use the same apps they rely on every day with all the new features they need. Save directly to the cloud or start working with others—right from the apps they already know. Everything works together. No hassle, no fuss.
“We didn’t have to have a training session because everyone is familiar with Office. And Microsoft is such a trusted name out there, I know that everything is taken care of.”
—Chaundra Smith, Owner and Founder, Naturally Me
The smarter IT spend
Value matters. Office 365 minimizes your upfront cost, so you don’t have to worry about hardware costs and software upgrades. You get enterprise-grade IT at a fraction of what it would cost to run it yourself.
“Office 365 frees up a lot of our time and money to invest in growing and building our company.”
—Randy Clemons, Managing Director, Redwood Global
Work better together—simply
Get more done together. Office 365 offers business-class email, shared calendars, IM, online conferencing, and access to the most up-to-date documents. You can work together in real time—and without compromising security.
“Everybody can use the same document at the same time. We’re able to view and make modifications together, collaboratively, and save them and forward them on at the same time to our clients.”
—Michelle Aitken, Administrative Assistant, D7 Consulting
Automatic updates and guaranteed 99.9% uptime
Stop spending time keeping the tools you depend on up to date. And quit worrying about keeping them up and running. Office 365 takes care of both. We’re continually adding new features, so you get them automatically. And, a financially backed SLA means 99.9 percent uptime, making life a lot easier and more productive for you, your users, and IT.
“Moving it into the cloud created an always synchronized, always available database for us, no matter what office you were at, even if you weren’t at an office.”
—Dan Prud’homme, Broker In Charge, Carolina Realty
- Simple IT
Simple administration, rock-solid security
With Office 365, your data is protected. And control is even easier. There’s step-by-step deployment guidance. And, you can manage your users and services from a single admin portal you can get to from virtually anywhere. Office 365 built-in security deflects malware, spam, phishing attacks and other threats. And if you need to, you can connect with an Office 365 expert for migration, custom work, and ongoing support.
“Office 365 gives us all the IT that we need. And the best part is we don’t have to manage or maintain it—it’s all taken care of for us.”
—Alice Hagen, Principal, Calibre Real Estate
Jon Eyberg, PEI