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How Using Microsoft Teams Can Help Grow Your Business

Microsoft Teams is a full-service, full-function employee communication tool. Most organizations are not making the ...


Microsoft Teams is a full-service, full-function employee communication tool. Most organizations are not making the most of it, and yours is probably no exception.

We have worked with many large-scale enterprises that want to streamline their employee experience, especially in terms of communication. We provide migration services for organizations moving to Office 365 and the new Microsoft ecosystem, either from legacy Microsoft services (such as Microsoft Exchange) or from those organizations that have made investments into Enterprise Vault for archiving of journal and mailbox data.

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The general benefits of a cloud migration are enormous. Microsoft Teams can specifically grow your business by doing the following:

Updating the Status Quo

If you're on the fence, the benefits of moving your communications, collaborative and conferencing platform services to Microsoft Teams should not be ignored. There are other services like Slack which are popular, well-supported and work pretty well. However, Microsoft Teams offers a single comprehensive communications platform.

Obviously, Teams integrates with the rest of your Microsoft services and supports all of the newest hardware including laptops, desktops, tablets and mobile devices.

Empowering Hybrid Workforces

As more and more global enterprises decide to transition towards at least a medium-term implementation of the hybrid workforce model, Microsoft Teams has emerged as one of the best ways to manage the change and simultaneously grow business. With this workforce model there may be some people in an office, and some people remote. In fact, this is one of the things the tool was designed to do in the first place.

Teams makes it easy to provide continuity and governance for your business processes as you move toward a combination of the office and at-home paradigm. It also gives individual workers the best access to one another so that they can collaborate on important projects across reporting lines, across your organization, and pursue the vision of your organization.

Eliminating End-User Inefficiencies

Many of the challenges associated with implementing new technology in a business come from the end-user learning curve. Microsoft Teams gets ahead of the curve with an intuitive, easy-to-use user interface.

If someone knows how to use other Microsoft productivity tools, it will be easy to learn Teams. At Cloudficient, with our product offerings, we can track onboarding and migration of users through our automated onboarding templates and provide consistent, detailed updates on any migration project. We believe getting end users on to the Microsoft Office 365 platform in general, and Microsoft Teams specifically, as quickly as possible, will have huge benefits for your organization.

Including Third-Party Apps

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Did you know that Adobe develops applications specifically for integration with Microsoft Teams? Many major technology companies and Microsoft partners have exciting ways to make the most out of the Teams platform. Some are for integration, such as the Samsung-Microsoft partnership side-by-side Android and Microsoft Windows apps. Others are productivity-focused, such as Avanade's AI-based employee nudge system. There is a surprising number of integration options, even Starbucks has an app to make it easy for team members to send gifts to one another.

Managing Special Projects

Another area where Microsoft Teams shines is in managing special projects in real time. Teams is much more than a chat tool. There are mission-purposed apps available (or your organization can develop them) to enable communication about critical resources, processes and issues.

Teams is an essential part of creating these purpose-driven applications to streamline your communications and accountability processes. It's all about finding (or building) the right tool for the job.

Getting Better Access to Compliance and Governance Data

Project governance has never been easier than it is with Microsoft Teams. Depending on your needs, you can get as much information as you want about how users are interacting with the Teams system. Meticulously managing even complex teams and projects is possible due to the ability to track over a wide variety of tools, including:

  • Whiteboarding
  • Presentations
  • Document collaboration
  • Chat

It’s a completely customizable set of tracking and accounting processes that should satisfy business stakeholders.

Contact Cloudficient for More Information

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Not all of these applications are as straightforward as they might seem but integrating them into your business processes can provide lower governance risk, better efficiency and more return on your communications technology investments.

At Cloudficient, we help our customers migrate to Microsoft 365 and protect personal information.  With unmatched next generation migration technology, Cloudficient is revolutionizing the way businesses retire legacy systems and transform their organization into the cloud. Our business constantly remains focused on client needs and creating product offerings that match them. We provide affordable services that are scalable, fast and seamless.

If you would like to learn more about how to bring Cloudficiency to your migration project, visit our website, or contact us.

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