What is Office 365 / Microsoft 365?
Office 365 (now Microsoft 365) is a set of tools provided by Microsoft designed to help companies, not only collaborate and communicate, but to also share knowledge, manage processes and create tools. Above all, it is a cloud-based suite of products, which extends their original Office suite of products, including: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Being that we are an Office 365 consultancy, we offer both Office 365 consulting services, or an Office 365 consultant to work in-house. Moreover, we help companies with their office collaboration, reporting and office processes. All of our Office 365 consultants have been managing Office 365, since its launch, for some of the UK’s largest companies.
Included in the Office 365 Suite (among many others)
PROBLEMS LOTS OF COMPANIES DON’T REALISE
The first thing to remember is that Office 365 was designed by Microsoft to make life easier for staff. It acheives this by helping to reduce the strain on staff through online tools. However, from what we’ve seen as Office 365 consultants, is that most of the time it can have the reverse effect. Most of our clients come to us for help, as they have purchased this exciting suite of products, rolled it out to their staff, but have no idea how to setup and configure correctly.
This causes huge issues with user adoption and user experience, putting most staff off before they have even given it a try. More importantly than this, not having Office 365 properly setup can cause major security and compliance risks.
SOME KEY ISSUES COMPANIES HAVE
Our Office 365 Consulting Services Can Help You Iron Out These Common Themes.
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Key improvements an Office 365 consultant make
If you are still yet to begin your Office 365 journey, we can get you up and running. This is a great chance for you to get things setup correctly, from the outset. To get started, on of our Office 365 consultants will do a deep dive into your tenant, to identify any concerns.
A major issue an Office 365 consultant is faced with far too often. We can review your full security setup and minimize any security threats.
Tech should help staff do their work, not get in the way. Our Office 365 consultancy identify user journeys specific to your company and apply configurations based on their needs. Making tools available to them, when they need them.
The source of your companies information and company wide comms. Our Office 365 consultancy can offer a world class intranet, that can be accessed through the browser and Teams.
Don’t let things get out of control, causing a headache down the line! An Office 365 consultant can put automated services in place, to manage and maintain your environment. Saving you time and money doing this manually.
Still have some (or all) of your data on file servers? Or held in multiple locations? Our migration specialists can safely and securely move your data to Office 365.
Choosing Between an in-house Office 365 Consultant and Office 365 consulting services
A lot of companies opt for hiring an in-house Office 365 consultant. As a result, they can provide ongoing development, consulting, and support for the business. Also, having someone in-house can help your companies staff adopt the apps and provide on-going user training. This is great in an ideal world, but sometimes a company might not have the resources to have an Office 365 consultant on a full time basis.
Another issue with having someone in house, is that you will often end up with bloated IT systems with many unused tools and solutions. Caused by the in-house dev either creating vanity projects in gaps between high priority projects. Or worse, eating into your budget by doing nothing between projects. So why not just get someone in when you have something that needs doing? It will save you money in the long run.
In that case, an Office 365 Consultancy services can be of great benefit here. An Office 365 consultant can come in and provide expertise as and when you need it. Then later, providing training to a small group of super users to prepare your team, to tackle issues and create solutions themselves.
Why Choose Microsoft?
As you probably know, Microsoft aren’t the only company that provide these tools. There are plenty of other similar tools on the market. Below we have listed a few reasons why we believe the Office 365 suite is the way to go, and why we choose to work with them exclusively.
OFFICE 365 LICENSING
In typical Microsoft fashion, the licencing modal for Office 365 can be hard to make sense of. That’s because there are lot’s of apps to licence and lot’s of levels of licencing you can have. Of course, you can head over to Microsoft to check out their licencing here. Alternatively, one of our Office 365 can give you a breakdown of how the licencing works, for free!
How Our Office 365 Consulting Services Can Help You
In conclusion, our Office 365 consultancy services are the best in the business. Firstly, our Office 365 consultants have worked with some of the UKs biggest companies, providing them with professional developers, Office 365 architects and Office 365 consultants. Secondly, we can provide expertise on-site, or remotely and our aim is to make your Office 365 setup as user friendly as possible.