Microsoft Office 365 is an invaluable Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that keeps your business connected and productive for numerous applications. Combining standard Microsoft Office desktop applications (like Excel and Word), Microsoft’s configurable API, and scalable cloud storage through OneDrive, nearly every type of business can benefit from Microsoft Office 365.
In this article, we’ll take a look at three types of businesses that benefit most from Microsoft Office 365, as well as recommending which subscription works best. Let’s begin!
Sole Proprietors (Freelancers/Independent Contractors)
Microsoft Office 365 is an invaluable tool for sole proprietors, freelancers, and independent contractors.
While sole proprietors don’t have other permanent staff members, they often need to collaborate and interface with other companies to provide services. By having all of Microsoft’s programs at their fingertips, freelancers are able to work remotely while handling the most essential of functions. From spreadsheets to .docx documents, PowerPoint presentations and more, Microsoft Office 365 makes running a business by yourself a cinch.
Best choice: Office 365 Essentials, Office 365 Business
Getting off the ground is no easy task when you’re a startup. With limited resources to bootstrap a MVP or MPO in the marketplace, startups can rely on a relatively inexpensive subscription to Microsoft Office 365 to accelerate their development and beat out the competition.
Whether your startup is looking to develop software or need a platform to handle everyday administrative tasks, Microsoft Office 365 serves as the basis of your operations.
For instance, with applications like Microsoft OneDrive, you can create a centralized database to easily share, store, and modify documents with vendors, clients, and staff – all with a few clicks. Best of all, nearly every application of Microsoft 365 is fully-configurable with either built-in integration or via Microsoft Graph API,
And because budget is always an issue for startups, Microsoft Office 365 has a predictable monthly/annual cost that can scale as your business grows.
Best choice: Office 365 Essentials, Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Business.
With Microsoft being the most popular choice for offices and small businesses worldwide, nearly every small business across all industries uses Microsoft Office 365 in some form or another.
From creating a centralized and synchronized database for collaboration with Microsoft OneDrive, ensuring mobile device connectivity anywhere with apps that work across different OS with simple app installations, and endless templates for repetitive tasks, it’s never been easier to optimize your small business.
And because the nature of small business is changing, all of Microsoft Office 365’s apps enable seamless sharing of files for those in the office, remote employees, subcontractors, and other businesses.
Best choice: Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Business.
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Now that you’re aware of 3 business types that benefit most from a Microsoft Office 365 subscription, optimizing how this SaaS platform can be a challenge.
To help your business succeed, Root Port IT is at your service for setup, maintenance, and optimization of Microsoft Office 365. Contact Root Port IT to discuss how you can take your business to the next level with all that Microsoft Office 365 has to offer.