As an independent Managed Service Provider, IT Planning is not allied to any one product or software provider. We have the luxury of being able to select the best of the best. Over the years, we’ve seen many different software suites come and go, some good some…er…not so good. But Microsoft’s Office 365 for Business ticks so many boxes – the right way – that it’s enough to leave even grizzled old techies like us quite misty-eyed.
Since its launch in 2011, Office 365 has gradually become the go-to software suite for both home and business.
No longer are you faced with the need for regular capital investment on new software every few years. Office 365 is a subscription service meaning that not only do you get to pay by regular, manageable monthly payments, but your software is always updated to the most regular version.
Office 365 for Business gives you full, installed Office applications on your desktop as well as Office for remote working on your laptop, tablet, mobile phone and carrier pigeon.*
Mobile versions are compatible with Android, iPads and, of course, Windows.
Office 365 for Business comes in a variety of flavours with options to suit every need and every budget.
Full, installed Office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and OneNote
Office on tablets and phones for the full, installed Office experience on the go
Online versions of Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
File storage and sharing with 1 TB storage/user with OneDrive
Business class email, calendar, and contacts with a 50 GB inbox
Unlimited online meetings, IM and HD video conferencing. Includes Skype for Business app. (Which is the best thing since sliced bread. With jam on top. And peanut butter. And a little umbrella.)
Yammer to help employees collaborate across departments, locations, and business apps
Active Directory Integration to manage user credentials and permissions.
And if all that weren’t enough, it’s reliable and secure as well.
There’s frankly too much to fit on this here web page, so why not give us a call or drop us a message on our contact form and we’ll happily go through all the many, many options available to you.
Want all of this on a Mac? Then you can have it on a Mac, you wild, crazy rebel, you.
*OK – not carrier pigeon.