Microsoft Office 365 is a collection of cloud-based, pay-as-you-go applications and platforms. They all have their different uses and advantages. Depending on what you are trying to achieve in your organization, an Office 365 product may or may not be appropriate for the task.
Microsoft Office 365 Productivity Licensing is the subscription-model version of the standalone product known as Microsoft Office 20XX (Currently in Office 2013). In addition to the various versions of Microsoft Office, various standalone apps such as Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Dynamics, and Microsoft Parature are also available online as a subscription.
The major advantage to going with subscription-model productivity software is the conversion of large volume capital expenses into affordable operating expenses. The licensing model also allows you to leverage each license into multiple installations for the same user, eliminating the amount of licensure required to license users who work from multiple systems. New versions of software are automatically available to all licensed users, eliminating the need to purchase new versions of software.
The platform is easy to manage, available across a number of devices and platforms, highly available, and rapidly scalable. Data stored in the Microsoft Ecosystem is HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley compliant. Powerful encryption for all content ensures your data remains safe.
The most difficult part of the process is that of selecting the appropriate licensing, and achieving a successful migration from your existing service to Office 365. That is where we suggest you work with a knowledgeable and experienced IT provider, like TRA Consulting, to assist in facilitating the necessary changes. TRA Consulting, Inc. is a Microsoft Cloud Partner and Subscription Advisor.
Please see our other Office 365 Offerings:
- Microsoft Office 365 Exchange (EMAIL)
- Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint (COLLABORATION)
- Microsoft Office 365 Skype For Business (COMMUNICATIONS)
- Microsoft Azure (HOSTED SERVER)