In an era where digital transformation is at the forefront of every business's agenda, it is crucial to harness the full potential of the software investments made. One such pivotal investment prevalent across the corporate landscape is the Microsoft 365 licence. However, the treasure trove of utilities it unfolds goes way beyond the well-trodden paths of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams. Delving deeper into the 365 suite reveals a realm of tools that, when effectively deployed, can significantly bolster business operations, collaboration, and productivity.
A Microsoft 365 licence comes with a whopping 1TB of OneDrive storage per user, a facility often overlooked. This cloud storage solution not only provides a secure haven for all your crucial files but also facilitates easy sharing and access from anywhere, anytime. With seamless integration with other Microsoft applications, OneDrive acts as the linchpin in fostering a collaborative and flexible working environment.
SharePoint is another gem in the 365 suite that often goes unnoticed. It's an advanced collaboration platform that allows teams to create intranet sites, share documents, and manage content and workflow. By deploying SharePoint, businesses can significantly enhance team collaboration, streamline document management, and cultivate a culture of knowledge sharing and transparency.
In the bustling environment of today's workplaces, keeping track of tasks and projects is paramount. Microsoft Planner is a user-friendly project management tool that enables teams to create new plans, organise and assign tasks, set due dates, and update statuses with a few clicks. It's a simplistic yet powerful tool to ensure everyone is on the same page and projects are progressing as intended.
OneNote is more than just a digital notebook. It provides a centralised space for teams to jot down ideas, meet notes, and collaborate on projects in real-time. With features like easy note-taking, search functionality, and integration with other Microsoft apps, OneNote can be a game-changer in fostering a culture of organised collaboration.
Transforming data into actionable insights is a breeze with Power BI. This business analytics tool allows users to create reports and dashboards using data from a wide range of sources, promoting data-driven decision-making.
Creating surveys, quizzes, and polls is easy with Microsoft Forms. It is your business to collect and analyse data, get feedback, and help you with informed decision-making.
Microsoft 365 is not limited to just these applications and services, other applications outside the standard packages can significantly benefit your business. Microsoft Project for example is a robust project management tool that can be added to your existing Microsoft licencing that caters to a wide range of project planning requirements. It is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets, analysing workloads, and much more. It has a user-friendly interface, provides a clear and easy-to-understand visualisation of project trajectory, and aids in keeping project tasks well-organised and on schedule.
Many businesses do not use the full extent of the services available to them as part of their Microsoft 365 solution. We can work with businesses to help them leverage the full tools at their disposal, such as OneDrive, SharePoint, Planner, OneNote and much more which can significantly optimise operations, promote collaborative work, and drive a better return on investment on your Microsoft 365 licences.
If you want to find out more about what is available as part of your Microsoft 365 Licenses, or if a higher license could provide tools to improve your business productivity, contact us to find out more.