So who did you get stuck with during lockdown? Feisty loved ones, rowdy children, moody roommates? It’s a safe bet that many of us have been missing our work families after all this time. As we reconnect with our work lives, businesses should encourage collaboration and teamwork to get things back on track.
Technology is what kept teams working together during global lockdown periods. Without it, productivity would have been almost non-existent. There is a clear need for businesses to equip themselves with tools that promote communication, collaboration and productivity, even when the world stops. Key areas to focus on are:
- Seamless collaboration
- Advancement in Office apps
- Attractive accessibility options
Efficiency is everything when it comes to how your business operates. However, most businesses don’t consider how efficiency is affected by the programs used on internal computer systems. Technology has come a long way in recent years and upgrading to current program suites will boost your business in exciting and unexpected ways. Talk to Tarsus Distribution to see the bigger picture on productivity when you upgrade to Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2019.
The almighty Office 365 is now known as Microsoft 365; a name change reflective of the broad range of features and benefits on offer in this forward-thinking subscription service. Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud with the most collaborative, up-to-date features in one seamless, integrated experience. It includes everything you know and love from Office 365, including best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and advanced security.
If a subscription doesn’t suit your business needs, Office 2019 offers access to all the classic productivity apps with a one-time purchase that lasts for the life of a single device. Microsoft Publisher and Access are also included, and the free version of Microsoft Teams remains available for use. Office 2019 remains a powerful and supremely capable program suite that includes all you’ll need around the office.
There’s a single-use app for everything these days, and the reality is that people are experiencing program and tool fatigue. Microsoft 365 is the all-inclusive solution that will keep your desktop uncluttered with unnecessary apps. A single subscription will set you up with everything you could possibly ask for from an office productivity suite. For small and mid-sized businesses, it’s the ideal time to upgrade and experience everything Microsoft 365 has to offer. Here’s why:
Seamless Collaboration for Improved Productivity
Your team can’t always be together, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still work together.
Microsoft 365 is designed to keep teams connected. Teamwork and communication will see a marked improvement as Microsoft Teams brings together all your chats, meetings, files, and apps so you can easily collaborate from one place. Multiple users can simultaneously work on a document in real-time for a seamless experience. Mobility matters now more than ever, but you’re good to go with the ability to host online meetings from your desktop or while you’re on the move with web and mobile versions of the Office apps.
Email and calendar management has never been easier, or more mobile. From meeting schedules to reminders, Microsoft 365 will improve the way information is shared across your business. There’s no shortage of email or cloud storage space either. Files can be saved directly to OneDrive or SharePoint, and any changes will be updated across all synced devices. And you can rest assured, because file sharing and emails are securely protected so that only those with the right permissions can access the information.
The Intuitive Presentation Builder
Presentations play a big part in how your business is seen by other businesses. So clipart just won’t do.
PowerPoint has been a powerhouse in the boardroom for years. That hasn’t changed. It’s only become a better, faster, and more seamless experience. The vast utility offered by the Microsoft 365 suite of programs will ensure your business looks the part when it’s time to present.
Microsoft Sway is an intuitive program that allows you to create visually striking presentations, newsletters, and documents in minutes. You can save time with effortless design, because Sway’s engine brings your content together beautifully. Not only can multimedia be dropped in easily from anywhere, it also dynamically adapts so that it looks great on any screen.
Added Value with a Subscription
If you’re not a subscriber, then your business might be out of the loop.
A Microsoft 365 subscription ensures that you always have the latest features, fixes, and security updates, along with ongoing tech support, at no extra cost. Running the latest software applications is an essential part of optimising your business. Subscriptions can be paid on a monthly or yearly basis, with tiered Business Plans available to suit your organisation’s needs. You can also take it home with the Family Plan, which can be shared with up to six people and used on multiple devices.
If you are an existing Office 365 subscriber, this means that your Office 365 subscription will automatically be renamed to Microsoft 365. Get the tried and trusted package, plus the additional benefits as they are released, all at the same price.
Efficiency in Action
Use, share, and collaborate on cloud-based apps and office essentials like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Microsoft 365 is purpose-built for efficiency and easy integration into your workplace. Collaboration is a great way to connect with coworkers, and once you upgrade to the all-round excellence of one of Microsoft 365, you’ll feel right at home.