Before we get into the benefits of Microsoft 365 Business for you, it’s vital that we get a little more acquainted with Microsoft 365 business.
What is Microsoft 365 business? How is it different from Office 365?
And why should you use it?
Well, we’ll take a look at all these questions for you one by one and hopefully by the end, you’ll have a good idea about Microsoft 365 Business and realise what a great tool it can be for your business.
What is Microsoft 365 Business?
First and foremost we have to explain what is Microsoft 365 Business for you?
It’s an integrated Microsoft solution (built specifically for businesses with less than 300 employees), which collaborates fully with Office 365 and additionally provides advanced security features and device management capabilities.
This all takes place in the cloud, not locally on your computer or device.
This full business solution contains the creative tools and applications that can help support productivity, collaboration, communication and teamwork throughout all levels of your business.
That in turn helps you and your team win back precious time in your day.
Also, its advanced security features helps you secure your crucial business data across computers, phones and tablets which is becoming more and more important these days.
All of these features of Microsoft 365 Business (coupled with your amazing relationship with Greendata) make it one of the ultimate solutions for Business IT Management.
Is Microsoft 365 Business Different from Office 365?
Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 sounds a bit confusing (it was for us too!) as both of these solutions have the same parent company (Microsoft) and their names are relatively identical.
However, there are significant differences between the both of these business tech solutions.
On the one hand, Office 365 is a cloud based solution which provides subscription based access to productivity apps, such as Ms-word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and more.
So a very simple solution for people.
On the other hand Microsoft 365 Business is a bundle of services that includes Office 365 (Office on tablets and phones, fully installed web versions of the Office apps), 1 TB storage, Business Class Email, Online Meetings (Chat and Conferencing), Microsoft Teams, Outlook Customer Manager, Bookings, Listings, Invoicing, Connections, MileIQ, High Level Advanced Security (including mobile devices), Device Management, Deployment Options and up to 300 users.
In short, we can say that Microsoft 365 Business is a progressive, feature filled business solution which can empower your business to use the Office 365 suite of tools and services to help strengthen your business operations and productivity.
How is Microsoft 365 Business beneficial?
We have already explained above that Microsoft 365 Business is a business solution which helps businesses and enterprises to manage their work in many different ways.
Here below are some features and benefits of Microsoft 365 Business explained for you.
1. You get Office 365
Microsoft 365 has Office 365 already integrated into the package. Office 365 provides remote access to a whole suite of applications such as MS-Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Skype for Business and more.
Apart from these essential Office apps, Microsoft 365 includes numerous other collaboration and productivity tools from Office, such as Bookings, Outlook Customer Management, MileIQ, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Invoicing and more.
Concisely, all these applications can help support you and your business to efficiently manage your business operations from anywhere in the world without too much hassle if you needed to.
2. Advanced Security and Device Management
The security features in the Microsoft 365 Business solution are unrivalled and constantly updated. Here is a quick rundown of some of the features for you. With Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Windows Defender Exploit Guard, you get protection from external threats, such as phishing and other sophisticated malware.
Furthermore, the Office 365 Data Loss Protection policies and the Azure Information Protection Plan 1 help manage and controlthe flow of your sensitive and crucial business information. Likewise, with Exchange Online Archiving, Microsoft 365 helps protect, preserve and backup your business data. Also there is the Intune App Protection which offers security support for Office apps and the other mobile apps.
Additionally, it provides device management for Windows 10 PCs, Mac OS, and mobile devices through Intune device management. All in all, Microsoft 365 Business offers consistent and advanced security configurations across all of your devices while also protecting your critical organisation data and it’s always on and updated.
3. Easy Device Deployment and User-Setup
This is a big plus for Microsoft 365 Business users. Microsoft 365 Business has a single admin console used to set up and manage users and devices. Furthermore, it supports auto-installation of Office apps on Windows 10 PCs taking the stress out of keeping your business software up to date. With the Microsoft 365 Business solution you get access to the latest version of the Office apps as they happen and these updates are rolled out to your business devices as it happens.
Further adding to the ease of growing or upgrading your business, it offers streamlined deployment of computers, laptops and mobile devices with Windows Autopilot. The Microsoft 365 Business package simplifies the deployment and installation process for you (and Greendata!) whether you are introducing new members to your team or just upgrading your devices.
4. Efficient Collaboration
Applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Yammer and Office 365 are excellent tools for collaboration and communication within the Microsoft 365 Business suite. With Exchange, you can efficiently manage your emails and calendar.
Similarly, with SharePoint, you can connect with people, content, and applications to support your business needs. Likewise, with Skype for Business, you can access voice and video and chat with your business associates and team members. Finally, with Yammer and Office 365 you can network across your whole the organisation.
Overall, Microsoft 365 Business collaborates with all of your organisation’s workforce and also your customers too and helps with running an efficient, productive, communicative and ultimately collaborative business.
5. Building Your Business
Helping build your business by streamlining processes, sharing and communicating easily is only the start of how Microsoft 365 Business can support you. Track your customers and grow business relationships with the CRM capabilities of Outlook. Send professional and responsive newsletters and announcements too.
More so, Microsoft 365 Business can help you with creating mailing lists, track open and click rates for marketing emails and also offer simple one-click solution to subscribe or unsubscribe any mailing list. Bring more customers through referral marketing capability in connections. Also you can enable your customers to book appointments anytime, anywhere with Bookings.
Furthermore, Microsoft 365 Business helps deliver up-to-date information from your social sites, such as Facebook, Google, Bing and Yelp so that customers can easily find you, communicate with you and get all updates about your business and promotions. Microsoft 365 Business can help you expand your business horizons and customer base by using its integrated tools and applications to their advantage.
The Bottom Line on Microsoft 365 Business
Microsoft 365 Business is a holistic business solution for you (in conjunction with Greendata of course!) which offers businesses the most useful applications and tools to strengthen their operations, work more efficiently and in the end, help to improve customer satisfaction.
It’s is powered by the Office 365 suite which provides all the essential tools for your business operations, collaboration, security, productivity and more.
With advanced device management coupled with all of the above, it means you can safely connect devices to your network enabling you to have access your data from anywhere in the world.
In the end, with an analysis of our current customer base, we can honestly say that Microsoft 365 Business is a compelling business solution which helps the businesses we work with expand, manage their employees more efficiently, helps with their customer retention and more.
If you are ready to take that next step with your business with Microsoft 365 Business, looking to upgrade, even just looking at another opinion on your current setup, just give us a call on 07 5526 0278 or leave a message for us here online on our Lets Connect page.