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Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Office 365 Investment

Published: 7/11/2017 Author: Ronan Ellis

Our team has Kiefer long history of helping clients solve business challenges. Over the last 28 years, we have helped numerous clients optimize inefficient processes and improve business workflows. We’ve designed some outstanding solutions that have helped facilitate an organization’s digital transformation.
 
We are excited about all the opportunities that Microsoft Office 365 provides to help clients make a digital transformation but we also recognize that many of our customers simply don’t know where to begin when it comes to leveraging the features of Office 365 to address enterprise workflow challenges. We have written numerous blogs that discuss how SharePoint can be used to improve communications, we’ve written about applications like Microsoft Teams can help improve communication across your organization and we’ve highlighted how Power BI can help your organization make better business decisions. But, we recognize that every organization is dealing with their own specific workflow challenges.
 
Here are 3 things you can do if you are looking to maximize your investment in Office 365.
 

1. Use Your Software Assurance Vouchers

If you read our blog, you’ll see that we regularly point out the cool features of Office 365. We’ve even written an eBook specifically for clients that are looking to get the most out of the product. But, if you are looking for help in getting users to take full advantage of Office 365 and if you want to see the adoption of applications like SharePoint, Skype for Business and Power BI, you should talk to us about using your Software Assurance Vouchers to get the most out of your Office 365 licenses. The Software Assurance Vouchers are provided by Microsoft with your Office 365 Enterprise License Agreement. Don’t let them go to waste! You can work with Kiefer and we can show you how our customers are using Office 365 to collaborate, communicate and work more efficiently.
 

2. Find a Partner that Has Successfully Deployed Solutions in Office 365

We take great pride in the complex solutions that we’ve built for clients but we are also extremely proud of the simple solutions we’ve built that have resulted in real transformation. Here are a few examples:
 

  • We took a weekly status report process and built electronic workflows to speed up processes

  • Kiefer helped improve a process that was dependent upon the routing, review, and signing of hard copy documents by helping the client digitize the workflow

  • We helped a customer leverage their investment in Skype for Business to improve communication across the enterprise

  • We helped a client set-up an RFP review portal that engaged key stakeholders  and allowed them to review, co-author, and markup documents

 


These examples were designed quickly, were easy to deploy and in many cases helped our clients get value out of the technology solutions they had already invested in. We can show you how Office 365 can be used to introduce little improvements can result in better business outcomes. We believe that starting small is the right approach for any organization that is looking to get more out of the Office 365. 

3. Create a Roadmap and a Plan for Office 365 Deployment and Adoption

If you have already invested in Office 365 and don’t know where to begin, we can help. We can help you in developing a roadmap for deploying useful features of Office 365, we can help you drive user adoption and we can share our success stories. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us. 

We can help you redeem your Software Assurance Vouchers and work with you and your organization to improve processes, foster collaboration and maximize your investment in Microsoft Office 365.



 

 

 

 

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