Microsoft recently announced the addition of three new applications to Office 365 Business Premium: Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings and Microsoft Invoicing. These new apps will be incorporated into the new Office 365 Business Center, a central place where all apps can be managed and tracked. The new services are useful business tools that will help you gain new customers and manage your business. These business apps make migration to the cloud-based Office 365 service all the more appealing. Let’s dive into them in more detail.
The Microsoft Connections app is a simple-to-use email marketing service. This app allows you to create professional email marketing campaigns from pre-designed templates. You can send out newsletters, announcements or customer referrals and grow your mailing list. The app also allows you to record and analyze email marketing data. You can target specific groups of potential customers, manage current subscribers and track the performances of various campaigns in detail. This really is email marketing made easy.
The Microsoft Listings app allows you to easily publish and manage your business information on top websites like Facebook, Google, Bing and Yelp. Maintaining all these profiles can be a time-consuming endeavor, but Microsoft Listings makes it simple. When you update your business profile in the app, the updates automatically populate across all those various websites. Furthermore, you can monitor all views and reviews of your business on the app. Microsoft Listings allows you to manage your online presence in one space.
The Microsoft Invoicing app allows you to create professional invoices and get paid quickly. There is no need to waste undue time and energy getting out invoices, tracking pending payments and processing payments throughout different systems of record. This app streamlines that entire process. Microsoft Invoicing works with PayPal, so you can accept credit and debit cards online. The app also connects to QuickBooks and lets you sync customer and catalogue data and send invoicing information to your accountant. Microsoft Invoicing helps you get paid as quickly and easily as possible.
Office 365 Business Center
The Office 365 Business Center brings Connections, Listings and Invoices into one space. In this central dashboard, you can view key data from each of the apps and an activity feed detailing everything that is happening. This activity feed also provides helpful suggestions as to what actions to take next and alerts you to important information. The data between the apps is all connected so that you do not have to repeat inputs, and, as a business owner, you can control who has access to which apps and what information.
These new business apps help to streamline everyday business processes. They certainly make it even more compelling to migrate to Microsoft’s cloud-based service and subscribe to Office 365 Business Premium. AIS helps organizations migrate their on-premise Microsoft Office suite to the cloud. We can smooth the entire transition by handling subscription plans, integrating existing services and customizing the Office 365 environment to fit the organization’s needs. If you are considering Migrating to Office 365, we can offer you peace of mind and eliminate any issues or inefficiencies that may arise. Whether you are looking for professional assistance or simply have some questions before you start, call us today at 317-820-2497. An AIS representative will happily answer any questions you may have about this transition.