In case you didn't already know... (where have you been living?!)
Office 365 is a subscription-based office software suite from Microsoft.
It includes the applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.
Obviously Word and Excel are very commonly known, as most people who use a computer have either worked in those applications at some point.
The suite is available for both personal and business use.
In addition to the standard office applications, Office 365 also includes features such as cloud storage and Skype for Business.
And the thing is, it’s not just large faceless corporate head offices that are making use of it.
Office 365 can be used by businesses of any, and all sizes.
And a lot of them have made one particular tool very famous recently.
After all, how many Teams calls have you been on since the pandemic?
Yep, another Office 365 favourite.
Another useful feature; businesses can use Office 365 to collaboratively work on documents, share calendars and messages, and hold online meetings.
The suite also includes a number of applications that can be used to create professional-looking documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
So, now we’ve established how useful this software is, let’s talk about whether or not you’re paying what you should be for it.
Listen to the episode to learn the answer.
"As a Microsoft partner, we resell Office 365 licences to our customers. Our purchase price is less than the price Microsoft charges directly, so we're already making a margin. Now, granted, it's not much, certainly not enough to live on, which is why we don't sell Office 365 to a business unless they are an IT support customer first. Because if you factor in the set up time and then dealing with the support requests, we'd likely never make any money from it. And profit isn't a dirty word in business. Just like you, we have to make a profit from the things that we sell. So for us, it's very much a value add product."
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If you're overpaying or paying for the wrong things, he'll help you find out.
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