Have you been considering the switch to Powered by the industry leader in technology, Microsoft offers one of their most popular products: Microsoft 365. Included in this subscription is: the latest office apps like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, and feature upgrades and updates that’s not available outside of Microsoft itself., but not sure if it is cost effective or really necessary for your organization? In this blog, we discuss three ways in which Microsoft 365 can help bring down your overall IT costs.
- You don’t have to pay any upfront costs.
When you subscribe to Office 365, included in Microsoft 365 Business, you can pay the licensing fee on a monthly basis. It is more of a pay-as-you-go format. In the traditional Office set-up, you had to pay for the number of licenses you bought and they were yours to keep–but, at the same time, they were tied to the device you bought them for, meaning legally, you could install them only on the device you bought them for.
2. You are paying only for what you use.
In the traditional set-up, you are paying for installing and using the software program on individual devices. That means, if you cut down on staff or use seasonal staff, or staff working remotely from home or other locations, they won’t have access to the programs. With Office 365, you are paying per license, irrespective of the device you are using it in. That means anyone can access it, from anywhere, using their credentials. This flexible approach to Office also makes it easy when you scale up or down in terms of staff.
3. Great admin tools
Microsoft 365 offers IT administrator tools that provide control and visibility over activities related to Office. With the new Office 365 tools, administrators can now:
- Create and delete users
- Manage users by creating user groups based on user roles and requirements and set different access and permission levels for each user group
- Manage the security of data in Office 365 by setting access restrictions, password expirations, etc.
In addition with using the admin control tools, administrators can generate reports that provide usage patterns to help streamline subscription costs, draw attention to bugs, and program downtimes. At Accelerate, we are a Trusted Microsoft Gold Partner and provide consulting to many local and even international organizations regarding their needs and questions on how to properly and securely incorporate Microsoft into their environments. If you, or your company, is ready to migrate and switch to the many benefits Microsoft 365 has to offer, we can help you make the transition as smooth and streamlined as possible! Contact us today for more information!