Work from virtually anywhere on almost any device, whether you’re online or offline. Do your best work, the way you want to, wherever you are. Check out the scenarios below to see some of the ways we can help you get things done, better, together with Office 365.
First days are stressful—for both new employees and the HR department. There’s a lot to learn and a lot to tell. Where do you begin? With Office 365, you can easily provide nearly everything new hires need on their first day, and beyond. That means critical onboarding resources like documents, presentations, and even videos. You can make it easier for people to connect with their peers or mentors, understand the business, and ramp up quickly. You can take advantage of automatic task routing and use forms built right into your site, leading to less paperwork and faster completion. Better processes, less time, smoother onboarding. What’s there to stress about?
Your company has a unique story, but like any great tale, it needs people to make it come alive. How do you get your employees excited about your vision? How do you get them talking about ideas…and talking to each other? Office 365 gives you a whole set of tools to help you stay engaged with the people you work with. It’s like a “social glue” that keeps your employees and your vision moving forward together.
With Office 365, your knowledge isn’t limited to the people in your immediate circle. You can easily share what you know with as many people as you want, whether they’re in your department or in another country. So don’t let your good ideas, valuable experience, and expert knowledge go to waste. You can capture and organize best practices in one place, organize them however you need to, and refine them with your peers. Now people in your organization can easily discover what you know. And sharing works both ways, too. It’s just as easy for you to discover other groups’ best practices.
Do you ever wish you could improve your business processes and help people save time? You can! For example, automating recurring approval or review processes is easy and doesn’t take much time with built-in workflows. Once processes are in place, you can keep an eye on how well they’re performing for your team, department, or the entire organization. Whenever you need to you can refine your processes or create reports from them.
First impressions count. That’s why Office 365 gives you the power of professional quality design and content creation with Word and PowerPoint, yet with the familiarity and ease of use that you’ve come to expect. Sharing your work is now easier than ever—you can quickly invite a colleague to view the document you’re working on and even work together in real time. The new cleaner comment view in Word and PowerPoint makes it easier to read and post comments. Plus, versioning is built in so you don’t have to worry about losing track of the right version of your document. Just focus on your content and let Office 365 take care of the rest.
People want to find what they need right away without digging around or being distracted by irrelevant content. Office 365 can help you make your customers and partners happy by giving them what they really want—relevant information, recommendations, and insights into their data. With Office 365, you can even build simple and dedicated portals or public-facing websites so that your customers and partners easily get what they need.
Deals are won and lost depending on how closely marketing and sales teams are aligned. That’s how important communication is and that’s why Office 365 gives people a better way to stay in sync. Office 365 streamlines collaboration by letting you bypass email and in-person meetings, so you can get directly in touch with groups across your organization. In addition, team sites give your teams a hub for your sales and marketing content—documents, spreadsheets, presentations, schedules, and all the other up-to-date information you need whether you’re in the office, at a meeting, or on the road. Team sites also make it easy to share documents with people outside of your organization. It’s up to you to determine what level of access they get. For example, you might want to share a document or two, or even the entire site.
Crunching the numbers doesn’t have to be difficult. Excel lets you gather a lot of information from different people and different departments into a single spreadsheet. Best of all, you can work with more than one person—even your whole team if you want— on the same spreadsheet at the same time. Crunching the numbers together doesn’t just make your life easier, but it also helps boost productivity and can lead to more insights that can be easily shared with anyone in your organization. PowerPivot lets you crunch massive amounts of data and combine it to create unique visualizations, which you can easily explore and interact with in Power View.
Trying to make sense of all the rules, laws, and regulations you need to follow is hard enough without retrofitting your whole IT infrastructure to comply with them. You won’t run into this problem with Office 365 because it’s built to make compliance easy and straightforward. In fact, you can automate many of the processes for managing, protecting, and preserving critical data, and even create retention schedules to manage the entire life cycle of your organization’s digital assets. If you ever need to respond quickly to litigation or audits, you can use self-service eDiscovery to help get what you need immediately without involving IT.
Office 365 can help you take your IT support beyond the telephone—way beyond. Think of it as a virtual helpdesk. A one-stop shop where people can get in touch with IT, browse through a shared knowledge base, and submit ticket requests to get help. The result?
Quicker answers to common problems. Better system maintenance with regular health checks. And faster, more focused conversations between people and IT—all without ever being placed on hold. The right support also means you don’t have to worry about upgrades—with Office 365, you always have the most up-to-date version of a product or service. Plus, you get peace of mind knowing that your services are available with a guaranteed 99.9 percent uptime.
It’s a common dilemma: How do you strike a balance between the needs of IT and the needs of users? IT needs centralized control over security and compliance to better manage risks. People want more flexibility to do their best work. So what’s the solution?
Office 365 empowers the modern workplace and provides a safety net so that sites, content, and email are more secure and comply with IT controls, permissions, and policies. No matter how or where you work, you can rest easy knowing that you have the security your business needs.