Office has been an integral part of the Microsoft family for a long time. At present, there are many Microsoft Office suites available in the market, but they all lack a lot of features as compared to Office 365. It will be apt to say that Office 365 is the most powerful Office suite offered by Microsoft yet. It is more than just a bundle of various Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. It is a robust tool that provides best-in-class productivity tools with enhanced security and availability to its users. It can be installed on any platform, Windows, Mac, phones, and tablets. It is a subscription-based service, on a per-user basis, hence it saves money by not having to buy the tool by paying the lump sum upfront, and users can also mix-and-match the services in the plan as per the needs. Let’s see the major benefits of Office 365 over other office suites.
The most important benefit of Office 365 is that it is a cloud-based service, and due to that it is available anywhere and at any time, with enough redundancy. The potential problem of ageing infrastructure is hence non-existent in the case of Office 365. Microsoft also guarantees 99.9% uptime and provides 24×7 IT support to the Office 365 users. It also always makes available the latest version of all the applications to its users. The feature updates and upgrades available with Office 365 are not available on other suites. In addition to this, it offers 1TB of storage space per user, hence saving money on buying storage devices. It also provides state-of-art security to your data and files stored over the cloud. Even the permissions to access documents in an organisation can be managed at a granular level. We can keep track of the activities of the users more transparently. Moreover, if your device gets damaged, or lost, you can wipe it remotely and save it from falling into wrong hands. We even don’t have to spend money on file and storage servers. It also offers flexibility to the users, as you can subscribe only to those features or applications that you need, and don’t have to buy the full suite, hence saving money. The single sign-on (SSO) capability of Office 365 makes it easy to use as the users don’t have to reenter their credentials at every step. It provides a real-time collaboration of applications between various users of an organisation so the users can work on the same application simultaneously, hence, improving productivity.
To conclude, we can say that by using Office 365 we get improved productivity. With this we are always connected, we get enhanced security, easy accessibility, up-to-date services, along with well-managed storage and full IT support, and above all, it saves money. In essence, Office 365 provides its users a peace of mind while using an Office suite, and hence we should migrate to Office 365.