Think you know everything about Microsoft Office? Look again. It’s not the same old Office suite you used in high school or at the start of your career! This post explores the ways that Microsoft Office can enable business growth through marketing.
As the gold standard in productivity, proficiency with Microsoft Office suite appears more often on job descriptions than any other desired skill. And for good reason: business owners view these skills as indispensable.
Worldwide, approximately 1.2 billion people use Office and over 60 million subscribe to Office 365 monthly!
Now you’re probably wondering, what does this huge love affair with Office have to do with my business? Short answer: everything! An unsung marketing and communication hero, the modern version of Office give marketing and sales people many of the applications they need… if they know about them.
More than meets the eye
What is Office 365? In a nutshell, software and cloud services. The software you already know and might use. Productivity apps like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc. Then you have Microsoft cloud services, like business-class email, video conferencing, data storage, and more.
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Who uses Office the most?
Office wasn’t born yesterday. Decades of evolution, upgrades, and tweaks have ingrained Office into almost every private and public-sector work environment. And the departments that use all the apps contained in Office the most, may very well be marketing and project management.
A complete package
All the power of Office is now available as an online experience, so you and your team can access all your apps and data, wherever work takes you. Flexible, powerful, and priced affordably for small business, Office 365 combines Microsoft one cloud-powered productivity and communication hub.
Plus, great services
Supported with cloud services like OneDrive storage, SharePoint file sharing, and Exchange Online for business-class email. Office 365 saves time & hassle, connects teams, and protects your files and data with leading edge technology.
Ditch the IT drudgery! Maintenance free data security frees up resources to focus on areas of your business that drive revenue.
The power of integration
One of the coolest features of the modern Office suite is how seamlessly you can port data from one app to another.
The graphs and tables you create in Excel, are the same ones you’ll insert in your Word document, which within a few weeks, you’ll import into your PowerPoint presentation to the board.
When it’s ready to send to your customer, Outlook embeds a PDF of the document you exported from PowerPoint in your email communication and then it’s ready to share.
Don’t do con calls. Skype!
Talk about a money saving app. Skype for Business connects employees with instant messaging, helps conduct video conferencing meetings, and eliminates the need for a desk phone.
Looking for new business on LinkedIn? Send them an invite to meet you face-to-face without leaving your office. Run through your proposal by sharing your screen and land a customer.
New collaboration apps
Teams, a new chat-based workspace, keeps your content, tools, people, and conversations in one easy-to-access spot. Studies show collaboration helps spark business growth. Project managers and marketers alike love Teams because they can access everyone on their team in one place.
We want you to succeed
Our online customer immersion experience (CIE) helps you explore Office 365 in an immersive way. Simply request a CIE and join in. A Microsoft expert will talk you through common work scenarios and explore solutions in real-time. And, you can ask questions at any point.
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