The Digital AgeBy providing access to business productivity tools anytime, anywhere, on any device, and at an affordable price, it’s no surprise Office 365 has been recognised as the No.1 cloud business application among enterprises. Technology is enabling us to do more, enabling growth and access to new markets. The remote working benefits of Office 365 include:
Increased productivityUsers of Office 365 can remain productive at home, on the train, on holiday, anywhere! Enabling your staff to work remotely can significantly improve engagement, satisfaction and productivity by 36%. Added to this, deploying Office 365 on employee owned devices, something known as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), will result in a more receptive and engaged workforce, which will work out of hours. According to Inc Magazine, remote workers are almost twice as likely to work more than 40 hours a week.
Improved customer serviceBy working remotely with Office 365, it’s possible to significantly improve your customer service levels. With the capabilities to respond to queries when away from the office environment, it is possible to provide customers with services 24/7, without the need to hire more staff. If utilised effectively, you can increase your competitive advantage, exceed customer expectations and increase satisfaction, allowing you to attract and retain customers.
Better work-life balanceA happy workforce is a productive workforce. Allowing employees to take advantage of remote working has the potential to make your business more efficient and successful. An article on FastCompany.com explains, “A recent study by economists at the University of Warwick found that happiness led to a 12% spike in productivity, while unhappy workers proved 10% less productive.”
Access to talent92% of generation Y previously identified flexibility as a priority when selecting a workplace. To attract skilled workers you must offer alternative ways of working, otherwise it’ll be your competitors who do that benefit.
Improved cash flowThere are numerous financial benefits to remote working, such as a reduction in overheads. And, with Office 365 there are additional financial gains to be made as you only pay for what you use, licenses are paid for as a subscription, with no hefty upfront costs, and the need for hardware is reduced – which all helps to keep cash flowing through the business.
Greater ROIAs explained on Businesscloudnews.com, those who invest in cloud technologies experience a 26% increase in business growth, and with Office 365 you benefit from a quick ROI, as explained by Forrester here and as you can see below… Contact us to find out more about Office 365.