4 Ways Microsoft Teams will Benefit Your Business

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Are you looking into communication platforms and wondering if Microsoft Teams is the right application for you? Many companies have switched to a remote or hybrid work environment and could do so by implementing Microsoft Teams (for their communication needs, etc.).


As managed IT provider, Usherwood has worked with many new clients to implement Microsoft Teams. Luckily for our current clients and us, we utilized Microsoft Teams far before this switch. This is because we saw it as an advanced tool companies could use to communicate and collaborate easier. 


When the pandemic hit, many of our clients were forced into remote work and had no trouble because we had already implemented this tool. But for other companies that were not as prepared, they sought out our services and expertise to get teams implemented as fast as possible so work could continue as usual. 


Microsoft Teams has proven to be a tool that contributes to many companies' success during and after the pandemic. So how exactly have companies benefited from Microsoft Teams?


Let's look at what exactly teams are and the 4 ways it may be the right decision for your business.


What is Microsoft Teams?

Teams is a communication platform built on Microsoft 365. It is an application that allows you to communicate and collaborate with others for work, projects, teaching, or other common interests. 


Teams have many capabilities, including unlimited chat and search, online meetings, and video calling. Collaboration features allow you to create, upload, share and save documents within the platform. 


When you implement Microsoft Teams, you can expect it to come with many of the legacy Microsoft applications such as:


  • Microsoft 365 group
  • Exchange Online shared mailbox and calendar
  • One Note Notebook
  • SharePoint online site and document library to store team files
  • More office 365 Apps


Now that you have a better understanding of what Microsoft is, let's dive into the 4 reasons Microsoft Teams may be suitable for your business:


1. Improve communication between your team

Microsoft Teams allows you to communicate with others instantly. You can send and receive messages from colleagues or clients. Their platform will enable you to host meetings, live events, and audio conferencing. Microsoft Team’s extensive communication features allow you to manage everything from before, after, and during the meeting without leaving the Teams platform.


2. Allow your team to have personalized experiences

Every team is different. Why would everyone’s Microsoft Teams be the same? There is no one size fits all approach to Microsoft Teams. Other applications on Teams and third-party systems allow all members to have unique user experiences when collaborating with your members.


3. Eliminate the fear of the future

Globalization and environmental factors have had a significant influence on this. All consumers want to be able to carry out their goals with ease.  Gone are the days when in-person meetings are required. 


Microsoft Teams ensures that we can work and communicate from anywhere. For example, recently, in the event of the global pandemic Covid-19, many employees and students have been forced to work remotely. The Microsoft Team’s extensive system makes collaboration with team members easy, whether it's informal chats, professional meetings, or collaboration on projects. 

4. All your needs covered on one platform

Microsoft Teams is the one pane of glass for all your needs.  It includes the actual meeting, a calendar to schedule meetings with attendees, and a chat to communicate with your members before and after the meeting. 


Hundreds of apps can integrate with Teams, allowing it to be a very versatile platform. You can also save all your files into Teams so that you do not need to go elsewhere to upload them. 


You no longer need to search through hundreds of emails for a conversation if you have Microsoft Teams. All your private and group team conversations are saved right on the platform. It is a one-stop-shop for you and all your communication needs. 


Are You Interested in Implementing Microsoft Teams? 


Microsoft Teams is an easy way to provide employees with a seamless communication and collaboration platform. It also allows your business to work in remote and hybrid environments. If you have multiple offices, your teammates can efficiently work together and share ideas from anywhere! 


As a managed It provider, Usherwood can help your team implement and train all members on Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams will allow your business to increase productivity, customize solutions, and integrate your tech stack.


If you are interested in learning more about Microsoft teams, click here to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable team experts.