The best reason of all is that you can take Microsoft Office 365 with you anywhere, even in the pocket of your favorite jeans. That’s because it’s in the cloud.

There are numerous plans available for the purchase of Office 365. For purposes of this article, we’re going to take at the look at the highest level plan that’s designed for businesses: Office 365 Business Premium. Why? Because that plan showcases all of the functionality available and it only costs $12.50 per user per month with an annual commitment.

In a nutshell, here are the Top 12 reasons to invest in Microsoft Office 365 for your business (click to tweet):

  • You can take it with you anywhere, and all of the following Office applications are included:
  • Office
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Publisher; and it also includes all of the following services:
  • Exchange
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Teams

OK, so that the nutshell. Now let’s dig a little deeper. I think we all know what Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are, so let’s skip those (as well as a few others) and move on to some of the features you may be less familiar with.

OneNote: It’s hugely popular and if you don’t already use it, OneNote is sure to become a favorite. OneNote is a program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users’ notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network.

In OneNote, users can enter typed text via a keyboard, create tables, and insert pictures. Or, users can write anywhere on a virtually unbounded document window by just clicking. Another great feature is that OneNote saves data automatically as the user works.

OneDrive: Store photos and docs online. Access them from any PC, Mac or phone. Create and work together on Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents. Use your phone, tablet, or computer to continue what you started — wherever you happen to be. Any changes you make will be updated on all your devices. Stay productive when you’re off the grid. You can access your files without being online, which means you can always have your most important files with you.

If something happens to your device, you don’t have to worry about losing your files or photos – they’re in your OneDrive. And OneDrive is encrypted using SSL.

Skype for Business: Skype for Business (previously known as Lync) connects people everywhere. It provides professional collaboration and meetings- all integrated with Office. With Skype for Business, you can simplify your infrastructure with one platform for calling, conferencing, video conferencing, and sharing. On a Skype call, groups of people can work as if they were all in the same room. You can also use Skype to live stream a meeting.

We could elaborate further on Skype and continue talking about some of the other Microsoft Office 365 applications and services. But this post is already long enough.

Microsoft Office 365 is one of the many products that International Software Systems offers. Hopefully, you’ve gotten a taste of what Office 365 can do for your business. The next step is to contact us.

You can also contact me, Laura Peters, at lep@intlsoftwaresystems.com, at my office 714.379.0545, or on my cell at 714.264.4250.

And by the way, je parle français and yo hablo español tambien.

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