With the recent news that Microsoft no longer support Office 2013 you should consider making the move to a newer version of Microsoft Office (2019) or Office 365 to take advantage of the latest productivity features. Here are some of the benefits that a move to Microsoft Office 365 could bring to your business:
1. Stay up and running, no matter what happens
If you don’t use cloud-based software and your in-house system crashes or your office building is destroyed by a fire or flood, you’re stuck. You have no data, servers or way of working. If you send your data to the cloud, your business can continue safe in the knowledge that it is protected from such disasters.
2. Data Security
Office 365 has built-in security and continuous compliance. You always know where your data is and who has access to it. You can also remotely wipe all data if you lose your mobile device. Imagine losing your laptop or breaking it? Not a problem if you can access it all in the cloud.
3. You can work anywhere at anytime
Working remotely used to mean you needed help from an IT friend or support company to set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) so you could access your files from the office. With Office 365, all you need is an internet connection and you can start working. It’s that simple!
4. Synchronised and Organised
Meetings, email and contact management are a big part of everyday life in a small business. When you use Office 365, email, calendar, documents and contacts are all synchronized to work together. If you update a contact on your mobile phone it will be automatically updated across all your devices. Save a document on your PC and continue working on it on your mobile or tablet.
5. Predictable Monthly costs
Forget about the upfront costs of software! Office 365 has a flexible monthly billing process that lets you add or decrease the number of users to suit your needs. You’re not locked into a contract and you can change plans at any time to suit your growing business. Having such a scalable solution makes it an easy choice when looking at your IT budgets.
6. Larger mailbox storage
We all have this tendency to store all our email messages in our inboxes. Sometimes we try to clean it up, but we end up keeping every single email we’ve ever sent or received. With Office 365, this kind of housekeeping is behind you! Instead, say hello to 50GB of email storage space.
7. No more licensing mess!
Sorting out software licenses can be a real headache. One of your employees might be using one version, while another employee is using an upgrade of that same version. Office 365 includes all licensing and it can be deployed company wide. This means everyone has the same version of Microsoft Office, and all users will get upgrades at the same time.