Many businesses are stuck with solutions they’ve been saddled with for years. It could be an email service that came with their hosting provider or some other legacy email application. It could also be a range of desktop applications for different tasks and activities. If you are one of them, it’s time to migrate to a more robust and full-featured solution – Microsoft Office 365.

We’re living in a cloud-based world today with dynamic markets and customers with high expectations. Organisations have to be agile and highly responsive. Desktop solutions just don’t make the grade.

With Microsoft Office 365, your organisation and employees’ abilities grow with updates to the solution. You don’t wait to upgrade to get that new feature. You don’t need to get to your desktop to work on that document. You don’t need to buy extra space on the cloud to host your files. Your IT staff doesn’t need to manage usage and tech issues. You don’t lose data because of a system crash. And you don’t need those many servers to manage your workloads.

And that’s just a few of the benefits.

Here are the top 5 reasons you should migrate to Office 365.

1. Online connectivity
Microsoft Office 365 is cloud-based with all the latest Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. You can access all the cloud-connected features that let you collaborate on the files in real time. You will get access to the latest features, bug fixes, and security updates. And receive ongoing tech support at no extra cost.

Your data cannot become a victim of a system crash, technical glitch or physical disaster as the information is on the cloud. This means your data is always available and safe.

You can also install O365 on PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones.

2. More storage
With Office 365, you get 100GB of space with every mailbox and 1TB of storage in OneDrive. You can store all your documents, images, and files with safety, and sync them across devices. You can secure your data with 2-factor authentication. You can share your files with as many people as you want, with the right permissions.

You can share the files on email directly from OneDrive. And you can share whole folders as well. You can also set up automated backup of key folders to safeguard your data.

3. Collaboration with Microsoft Teams
Take your video conferences to Microsoft Teams. Invite up to 350 people. Meetings in Teams support audio, video, and screen sharing, scheduling, instant meetings, recording meeting sessions, and adding guests who are not part of your organisation or even have a Teams account.

Collaborate over chat, securely edit files at the same time, share reactions with a tap, add notes, websites and apps to customise the experience. Sync your file libraries so everyone is on the same page.

4. Extended functionality with SharePoint
SharePoint makes it easy to create and share business information from a single location. Combined with OneDrive, you can connect employees with the documents, information, people, and projects required for them to work more effectively.

SharePoint also allows you to have a centralised document management system and a project site, along with supporting intranet site development.

5. Flexible payments, no minimum commitments
You have multiple licensing options from Microsoft where you can choose to pay for just what you want. You can upgrade by only one SKU, business or enterprise unlike most competing solutions.

Subscription-based payments enable flexibility and freedom. You can take a monthly or annual subscription. You have Home and Business plans.

Within Business plans, you have Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, and Microsoft 365 Business Premium. There’s also Microsoft 365 Apps for businesses that need Office apps across devices and cloud file storage but not business email and Microsoft Teams.

Brio is a Microsoft partner. Our team can help you assess your business requirements, identify and purchase the O365 plan, set up and deploy the solution, and migrate your current systems to Office 365. As partners, we also ensure quick issue resolution, deliver training, and offer multiple payment options.

Get in touch with us to migrate to Microsoft Office 365. Respond in the comments if you have any questions.