Work anytime, anywhere and on any device with Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based suite of applications which can help churches, charities and not for profit organisations to run more efficiently.
It comes with all the tools your organisation needs to connect and empower your people to work together effectively in a secure online environment.
It’s a subscription-based online service, which means your users will always have access to the latest versions of their favourite applications, along with new features and tools.
Whether you’ve got only a handful of volunteers or a large team of paid employees to manage, Microsoft 365 can help them communicate and collaborate more effectively and enable your organisation to establish more flexible and agile work patterns.
In our last blog, we looked at how Microsoft 365 can revolutionise your organisation’s email and calendaring.
Here, we take a closer look at the way Microsoft 365 can help your team transform the way they work.
Work from anywhere, at any time, on any device
One of the primary benefits of Microsoft 365 for organisations of all sizes is the way it enables flexible and agile working.
It enables your team to work from anywhere with an internet connection. It gives users the ability to work on documents, presentations and other files, before saving and synchronising them in the cloud so anyone picking them up will always have access to the latest version.
It works across devices, meaning that someone could start working on a document on their desktop PC in the morning, head off to an external meeting, and then pick up where they left off on their smartphone or tablet later.
It also means users can access emails, calendar requests and tasks at any time, so they can organise their day as they go along and always have access to the latest information they need, in real-time.
Some other benefits of this ‘anytime, anywhere, any device’ approach for churches, charities and not for profit organisations include:
Easy set up
Microsoft 365 can be installed and managed remotely, meaning you can be up-and-running in minutes.
However, you may not have experience of implementing a Microsoft 365 environment, so it is essential to choose the right technology partner.
AMDH Services has vast experience of setting up and configuring Microsoft 365 to help organisations get the most benefit. We can work with your organisation to plan and implement the best solution to ensure it meets your needs, as well as providing any ongoing training and support to help your users get the most out of it.
Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based ‘software as a service’, which means you pay for only what you need when you need it. It can be implemented with its full range of features should you need them, or just some of them if you don’t.
You also need pay only for the number of licenses you need. This means your Microsoft 365 environment can be scaled up or down quickly, depending on the size of your team at any given time. It can be especially useful if, for example, you have a lot of seasonal or temporary workers or volunteers, and need to set them up with basic email and office applications while they are with you.
And because documents and files are stored in the cloud, it reduces your need for an on-premise server. This could not only help cut down your ICT costs; it could also help reduce the amount of on-site support you need.
Security and compliance
Cybersecurity and compliance with legislation such as GDPR can be challenging for charities, churches and not for profit organisations. Microsoft 365 makes this easy to manage, thanks to a wide range of in-built security features and services.
These can help you to monitor and manage user activity, email, data and application security across a wide range of devices and operating systems, giving you peace of mind. Again, your technology partner will be able to set up and configure all aspects of your Microsoft 365 security to ensure it is working as it should and meets best practice standards.
How do I get started?
Moving to Microsoft 365 can unlock a host of benefits for charities, churches and not for profit organisations.
One of the main benefits is the way it will enable you and your team to work at any time, from anywhere and on any device, safe in the knowledge that your work will be saved and synced in the cloud so you can pick up where you left off and share it easily with colleagues.
However, getting up and running quickly on Microsoft 365, especially if you have little or no experience, can be a challenge.
That’s where AMDH Services can help.
As your technology partner, we offer a wide range of implementation and support options to help your organisation make the switch to Microsoft 365 and get the most from its features.
We can help migrate your existing email, applications and data to the cloud, optimise your security settings and establish best practice to ensure your users and your organisation get the most benefit.
Interested in finding out how we can help your church, charity or not for profit organisation unleash its full potential with Microsoft 365?