07 Feb Your 365 Subscription Offers More Than You Are Receiving – Using Tech to Increase Profits
We have already explored the price rises planned by Microsoft, and concluded that they are only justified when using the tools they offer to their maximum ability. We will now explore those tools – and the ones you may be using now. We will compare them and enlighten you as to the Microsoft alternatives that are capable of ensuring that you get the maximum value possible from your 365 subscription.
Tools such as Trello, DropBox, Skype and other apps simply don’t communicate with each other to anywhere near the level or extent that the Microsoft Suite does. Let’s explore Microsoft versions of the previously mentioned apps and realise just how good they are.
Excel is massively popular – you must have heard of it. Microsoft developed Excel for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. Yes, there are other similar tools on the market but Excel comes with Macros programming language built in, which makes it the better option when compared to the alternatives (in most people’s opinions). If you are doing in-depth analysis in house the value that this brings is huge.
Microsoft To Do
Microsoft To Do is a Cloud-based task management app that can be used from a smartphone, tablet, or a computer. There are alternatives on the market but, with Microsoft having a perfectly good option, why not use it?
Microsoft Power Automate
Power Automate helps you create automated workflows between your apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, and collect data. It integrates with other tools in the Microsoft suite, meaning your work is always inter-connected and complementary to one another. This allows your team to remain productive, rather than wasting time on tasks that could be managed by a machine.
Microsoft SharePoint is used as a place to organise, share, store, and access information. SharePoint also works in conjunction with other apps in the Microsoft suite, allowing your workflow to run as smoothly as possible.
Microsoft Teams is one of the newest additions to the Microsoft suite. It integrates seamlessly into the Microsoft ecosystem and has risen in popularity to levels no one could have foretold, amassing an astounding daily average user count of 250 million worldwide. It has taken over as one of the best business apps ever made. The app allows you to boost the levels of collaboration, communication, and productivity in your organisation to heights that we never before thought possible – for many it is the beating heart of their organisation.
The importance of taking stock of the tools you have at your disposal and ensuring you get value from them cannot be stressed enough. Doing so will not only enlighten you as to what needs to change, but also to how you will achieve maximum value from your subscription. This can be very difficult; an IT professional can guide you to ensure that you do this correctly.
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