Why Office 365 for business?


"For any small organization that has limited technology resources—or even larger companies that want to spend less time administering IT—I would absolutely recommend Microsoft Office 365." —Trever Kalan, IT Coordinator, Play and Learn

  • Mobility

    Get it done from anywhere

    PC, Mac, tablet, phone. You need to be able to work across devices, from anywhere, and have a consistent, clean, and fast experience doing it. Enter Office 365. Whatever device you're working on, Office 365 gives you access to everything you need—your documents, email, calendars, contacts, and team sites all come with you. Your settings roam with you too, so your files are up to date and ready for you to pick up right where you left off, no matter what device you're using.
    "While most real estate companies in the Netherlands stick to a Monday to Friday, nine-to-five work week, we’re using Microsoft Office 365 to work from home. Now we respond immediately to customers in different time zones to secure sales and improve service." —Ferry Lasterie, Chief Operation Officer, Amsterdam Housing

  • Familiar tools

    Familiar is easier and faster—for everyone

    New tools are hard. With Office 365, your people can use the same apps they rely on every day with all the new features they need. Save directly to the cloud or start working with others—right from the apps they already know. Everything works together. No hassle, no fuss.

    "We didn’t have to have a training session because everyone is familiar with Office. And Microsoft is such a trusted name out there, I know that everything is taken care of."

  • ROI

    The smarter IT spend

    Value matters. Office 365 minimizes your upfront cost, so you don't have to worry about hardware costs and software upgrades. You get enterprise-grade IT at a fraction of what it would cost to run it yourself.
    "Office 365 frees up a lot of our time and money to invest in growing and building our company."

  • Collaboration

    Work better together—simply

    Get more done together. Office 365 offers business-class email, shared calendars, IM, online conferencing, and access to the most up-to-date documents. You can work together in real time—and without compromising security. "Everybody can use the same document at the same time. We're able to view and make modifications together, collaboratively, and save them and forward them on at the same time to our clients."

  • Cloud

    Automatic updates and guaranteed 99.9% uptime

    Stop spending time keeping the tools you depend on up to date. And quit worrying about keeping them up and running. Office 365 takes care of both. We're continually adding new features, so you get them automatically. And, a financially backed SLA means 99.9 percent uptime, making life a lot easier and more productive for you, your users, and IT. "Moving it into the cloud created an always synchronized, always available database for us, no matter what office you were at, even if you weren't at an office."

  • Simple IT

    Simple administration, rock-solid security

    With Office 365, your data is protected. And control is even easier. There's step-by-step deployment guidance. And, you can manage your users and services from a single admin portal you can get to from virtually anywhere. Office 365 built-in security deflects malware, spam, phishing attacks and other threats. And if you need to, you can connect with an Office 365 expert for migration, custom work, and ongoing support. "Office 365 gives us all the IT that we need. And the best part is we don't have to manage or maintain it—it's all taken care of for us."

  • Cloud productivity

    Optimize IT and deliver best-in-class services

    Technology continues to open up new ways to collaborate, share, engage, and discover. The way people work has never been more dynamic. We’re sharing information sooner, getting feedback faster, and constantly multitasking. Microsoft cloud delivery has enabled a leap forward in business technology—both in capabilities and ease of use. The cloud delivers experiences that are not possible in an on-premises delivery. Office 365 provides the best cloud productivity experience by giving users new and personalized ways to consume, explore, and make sense of information, so they can make smarter decisions faster. By using Office 365, you can support collaboration through social, build and deliver apps to reach new customers in new ways, and store, manage, and analyze data to identify opportunities.
    Helly Hansen works three seasons at a time, working with designers, garment developers, suppliers, and category managers around the world. See how Helly Hansen creates their Thyrm jacket, a highly technical and complicated jacket with 265 steps. “One of the things that I really love about Office 365 is it provides me the ability to bring global teams together in one room, and the impact of that is enormous”

  • Familiar is easier and faster—for everyone

    Why the cloud makes sense for business

    Office 365 offers a smooth cloud-based experience. Not only can you count on 99.9 percent uptime and a financially -backed SLA, but you'll also get regular updates that you can control. So, your IT staff can focus on strategic initiatives that make money rather than troubleshooting costly hiccups. Built-in flexibility means you can scale swiftly to meet business challenges. And, you've got the freedom to mix on-premises and off-premises solutions. "Office 365 is fully managed; we don’t have to worry about it. We don’t think about storage, capacity planning, external access, or downtime. It’s a real luxury."

  • Mobile productivity

    Work wherever and on whatever device you choose

    Your people need to be able to work on their devices, wherever they are and they need a fast, fluid, and consistent experience when they're doing it. Office 365 provides that kind of freedom and reliability. It works whether you're using your PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. that means your documents, email, calendars, contacts, im, online meetings, and team sites come with you. so, the files you were working on back at the office are the same files you access on your devices — and they're always up to date. with office 365, your people are set up to succeed. Hear from industry thought leaders and guest speakers as they use Office 365 in their car, from a coffee shop, at a college campus, and offices all around the world using all types of devices from phone to tablet to laptop.

  • Enterprise social

    Use social media to broaden communication, drive insight

    It's a fact. One of the most powerful ways people communicate today is social media. And, it makes just as much sense for business. Social networking makes it easier for colleagues to communicate with one another. It can also be a great way to deepen engagement with partners and customers. Social networking tools like Yammer let people collaborate in ways that are natural and familiar, encouraging the kind of communication that fosters both innovation and deeper business insights. And, you can be confident that Office 365 protects the security and privacy of your information.

  • Responsible empowerment

    Compliance minus compromise

    There’s no barrier between compliance and the cloud. In fact, Office 365 is the first major cloud-based productivity service to have security frameworks in place that are based on ISO 27001 standards and that are verified by independent auditors. Office 365 also contractually commits to maintaining these security frameworks by offering a robust Data Processing Agreement, the EU model clauses, and a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement to all customers.
    "We have many security concerns that we need to be conscious of, including HIPAA regulations. With the implementation of Office 365 we have been able to support Advocate’s growth of over 5000 associates without adding additional staff."

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