Because of the Corona virus, ACME Law, Inc., had all its employees coming into the office on staggered shifts. Jill would work 2 days in a row, then Shannon would work the others. Tom, the owner of the firm was working remotely and realized this could work for others in the firm instead of driving into the office.
Leveraging Office365, Tom’s office was able to go completely cloud based, eliminating the need for a brick and mortar office. Jill could scan from her home office into OneDrive on her computer and sync it with all the other desktops of the firm. All members of the firm can work from home on the same data set and stay in constant contact via Teams. Their practice management system was cloud based as well, so they were essentially bullet proof to cyber attack and crashes.
Office365 comes with all the fan favorites such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, etc., but now includes Teams, a powerful chat, file sharing, screen sharing, video conferencing platform. It is a much faster, more intuitive way to handle inter-office communications vs. sending email or phone calls.
Another huge advantage of the Office365 platform is the SharePoint database. It is a fantastic, fully customizable database for building apps such as a CRM. There are a multitude of available scripts for creating your own internal apps.
In addition, SharePoint can be setup to house documents for sharing to your entire organization, essentially acting as a file server. By syncing to the end user’s desktop via One Drive, all the company files are right at your fingertips. Permissions can be setup on the folders as well to control access. This is all baked into Office Standard.
If you want to take it up a notch, you can add in In-Tune and Azure Information Protection. In-Tune allows for enhanced security of mobile devices such as remote wiping of company devices. Azure Information Protection provides advanced threat protection and centralizes administration.
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