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Most businesses already know they need the Microsoft Office suite for day-to-day business needs. However, you may not be utilizing your license(s) to your full advantage. At 919 IT Solutions, we offer access and management of your Office 365 tenant. There are numerous features and differences to the licensing levels of Office 365 and we are here to make sure your employees have access to the tools they need.

The most popular options 919 IT Solutions offers are Office 365 Business or Business Premium. Below are some factors to consider before purchasing.

Email Hosting:

As you can see above Office 365 Business only includes OneDrive and not Exchange (email) hosting. This means that you will need to utilize an alternative email service. If your business is looking for an all-inclusive package, then Office 365 Business Premium will work well. Included with Business Premium are Exchange services to run your email. Each user gets 50GB of mailbox space and a custom business email address (name@yourbusiness.com). If your business would like to access Outlook through the browser, this will require a license to Business Premium.

File Storage:

Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud storage solution which allows you to save, sync, and share files with others. Both Office 365 Business and Business Premium offer each user 1TB of file storage through OneDrive. One advantage to using OneDrive over Google Drive or Dropbox is that OneDrive for Windows 10 offers “Files On-Demand.” This feature allows you to have access to large file shares without having to download and sync the entire folder. You can see all the files, but they will not download until you need to open them.

Business Premium Features:

Microsoft SharePoint

SharePoint is a multifaceted tool for employees to disseminate internal information. Employees can make their own websites to engage and inform your organization. SharePoint can also host business process solutions like vacation request approvals or more advanced operational workflows.

Microsoft Teams & Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365. Communicate effectively, collaborate on files, customize your workspace, and keep all your content secure.

Connect with up to 250 people simultaneously through text, voice, or video conferencing powered by Skype. Host internal meetings, conference with your clients, or host online demonstrations for leads.

Microsoft Planner

Manage your workforce’s tasks with Microsoft Planner, a task management solution included with Office 365 Business Premium. Planner lets you attach files to tasks, work together on those files, and even have conversations around tasks without switching between apps.

Customer Manager

A new feature within Microsoft Outlook, Customer Manager allows you to track and nurture your relationships with customers, clients and leads right within outlook. Keep customer information in one place, never miss a customer task, and get your team members on the same page.

Business Management Functions

Manage your business better with Microsoft Invoicing, Bookings, and MileIQ.

Manage your invoicing with Microsoft Invoicing. Create professional looking estimates, convert estimates to active invoices, and enable online payments for your customers.

Publish your business calendar online with Microsoft Bookings. Microsoft Bookings is an online and mobile app for small businesses who provide services to customers on an appointment basis. Examples of businesses include hair salons, dental offices, spas, law firms, financial services providers, consultants, and auto shops.

MileIQ is a mileage-logging service that takes the hassle out of capturing, organizing and reporting the deductible and reimbursable miles you drive. The MileIQ app runs in the background on your smartphone, recording every drive automatically and saving them to the cloud. With an unlimited subscription from Office 365, you can log as many drives as you need every month.

Additional functions included in Office 365 Business Premium:

Whether your business is looking to purchase Office 365 or you are looking for consultation and management, 919 IT Solutions can provide you with a solution today! Contact Us to learn more.