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Most people are familiar with the Office 365 suite. Between office apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more, Office has over 345 million paid seats worldwide. With this much common familiarity, the benefits of Office 365 for business seem like they would be well-known.

Office 365 is often treated as the default choice. While it is an excellent productivity tool, simply treating it as the default doesn’t do it justice.”  – Sean Schoenberger, President, Sunco Communication & Installation

However, most people use Microsoft 365 simply because it’s the most popular option. Choosing it based on this means that many business leaders are unaware of all of its real benefits. Not knowing these benefits beyond its common usage could leave you missing out.

That’s why we put together this article. We’ll explore exactly why businesses should choose Microsoft Office 365 to streamline their operations. Having this information will help you get more out of your subscription.

 

 

Why Choose Office 365 for Business?

Choosing Microsoft Office 365 for your business boosts productivity and collaboration. It offers familiar tools like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, but provides access to them via an internet connection. These tools update in real time and work on any device, enabling seamless document creation, editing, and file sharing.

Furthermore, Microsoft Office 365 prioritizes your business data’s security. This commitment to both security and flexibility makes it an essential tool for businesses aiming to maintain high productivity levels while protecting sensitive information.

 

Microsoft 365’s Benefits for Business Owners

Streamlined Communication

Opting for 365 gives businesses access to Microsoft Teams. This platform unites instant messaging, video conferencing, and file storage in one place.  As a result, your team members can collaborate more efficiently regardless of their physical location.

Automated Workflows

Microsoft Power Automate (formerly known as Microsoft Flow) is a feature of Microsoft 365. It automates repetitive tasks, which reduces the need for manual intervention, saves time, and minimizes the risk of human error.

Enhanced Data Analysis

Power BI (included in Microsoft 365) empowers businesses with advanced data analysis and visualization tools. This allows business owners to make informed decisions based on insights into their data from interactive reports and dashboards.

 

 

Scalable Solutions

Microsoft 365 offers scalable solutions that grow with your business. Whether you’re a small startup or a large enterprise, it adapts to your needs with flexible plans and features. This scalability ensures that you have the right tools at every stage of your business growth.

Reliable Data Security & Compliance

Microsoft 365 provides leading-edge security features built to defend users against advanced threats. It ensures that businesses can meet regulatory requirements and protect sensitive information by using advanced encryption, cyber threat protection, and data loss prevention strategies.

 

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Why Leverage Microsoft 365 for Businesses With a Microsoft Solutions Partner?

A Solutions Partner designation indicates a business’s expertise in a specific Microsoft area. This specialization means that you’re working with a partner recognized for their knowledge and skills. Choosing one to help you implement and enhance your Microsoft 365 usage provides you with the confidence that your Microsoft 365 environment is optimized for peak performance.

There are 6 Solutions Partner designations recognized by Microsoft. You may want to seek a partner with any of these designations based on how you want to use Microsoft 365.

 

Designation  Choose This Type of Partner For…
Solutions partner for Business Applications Integrating Dynamics 365 and/or Power Platform with Microsoft 365 to automate workflows and streamline business processes.
Solutions partner for Data and AI (Azure) Enriching Microsoft 365 with advanced data analytics and AI capabilities (Azure connection needed).
Solutions partner for Digital and App Innovation (Azure) Creating custom cloud-native Azure applications that integrate seamlessly with Microsoft 365 and deploying them.
Solutions partner for Infrastructure (Azure) Optimizing Microsoft 365 performance through Azure infrastructure improvements.
Solutions partner for Security Extending Microsoft 365’s built-in security features by adding advanced protection measures.
Solutions partner for Modern Work Leveraging Microsoft 365 for improved collaboration and productivity in a remote or hybrid work environment.

 

Need a Solutions Partner With a Designation For Modern Work?

Recognizing the benefits of Microsoft 365’s apps and services is your first step toward enjoying them. Now that you understand what this platform can do, the next step is to discover how to make that happen in a practical, cost-effective manner.

Sunco Communication & Installation is a Microsoft Solutions partner with a designation for Modern Work. That means we can help your team communicate, share files, and collaborate just as well as they could if they were all in the same office. We have the expertise and skills to show you how you can implement that system in a way that fits your processes.

Reach out to us today to get started.

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