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I believe that Microsoft 365 Business Premium is applicable for any type of work or scenario. It's what I like the most about this program. In addition, it is the software that is used the most here in Mexico, and that makes it accessible to all, we should not spend financial or time in training new recruits, they recognize it just by looking at it. Where I think it could not work well is in the use of some devices, such as tablets. In things, it is very difficult to use these programs on manual devices, outside of computers.
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For a SOHO business, this solution is ideal. You don't need to administrative overhead of other products like GSuite, and it saves licensing costs. The maintenance effort is minimal as long as you use their default applications. Migrations to newer versions can be done with a few commands and run automatically. If you're planning on using Nextcloud in large deployments with many users, you'll start to see higher costs on your resources and maintenance. There will be a point at which Gsuite becomes easier to manage.
Read full review Pros Work remotely with ease All documents readily available This software can be used on any device Very user friendly and efficient Confidence in Microsoft brand performance and dependability Cost effective with always having the latest updates without having to purchase a new software package Customer service is outstanding Read full review Remote collaboration platform with just the right tools. Ease of access from any device, anywhere. Solid templates for development teams to collaborate without distraction. Read full review Cons The only thing that is a bit cumbersome is that it doesn't seem that you can save files directly to programs like one drive if you aren't using a Microsoft program to generate the document. An example of this would be if I am working in a PDF in our PDF Program I have to first save it to my desktop and then drag it into one drive. I end up with duplicates and that can sometimes make it hard to remember which is the most up-to-date. Read full review Slow in comparison to other solutions May be complex for the start since there are lots of apps and features May be not focusing on core topics Read full review Likelihood to Renew
It is part of the organisation now. It provides and rich feature set and requires a relatively low amount of administration.
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The basic apps are straightforward and easy to use, especially since they have been around so long. I'm referring to the basic apps like Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc. Other features such as Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint Sites, Sharepoint Lists, Sharepoint Groups, etc. all require a higher level of knowledge to both implement and use properly
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In the last 5 years, Microsoft has come a long way. The performance of the products has become more and more user-friendly and it seems that the feedback provided by the user community is being listened to and worked on. The processes are very fast and seamless. There are negligible errors and doesn't slow the systems down.
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As mentioned elsewhere in the review, Microsoft has historically paid attention to community feedback and issues, but timeliness can improve, and so can the addressing of long-standing issues about which many users have said "I have this issue too!" but no official solution exists. For issues that do have a solution, however, the solution is usually not difficult to find, and the explanation of features on Microsoft's website can mitigate many problems.
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I never needed support as everything always worked fine. The documentation on Nextcloud website is extensive and clear. The community is very active on the forum and should support you if you don't already find what you are looking for.
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Before migrating to Microsoft 365 Business Premium, we possessed an in-house exchange server. Therefore, it was difficult for us to look at alternatives to Microsoft for a solution – we did look at the Google Suite of products, but the transition for us seemed less cumbersome to stay with Microsoft from a staff and administrative perspective. While the G Suite does offer us many outstanding products and services, we also didn’t feel that Gmail is up-to-par as a corporate solution the way Exchange/Outlook/OWA are – this alone was also a driving force for our end-users, as there was minimal transition for them to move from an on-premise solution to an off-premise solution. The additional features of SharePoint, Teams, Project, and so many other applications within Microsoft 365 also helped us make a strong case to stay with Microsoft and expand what we were using. The end-user and mobile protections of InTune have also put us at ease when issuing laptops and mobile phones to an almost fully-remote end-user base.
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Nextcloud stacks up pretty well against
. I really appreciate the fact that Nextcloud seems to integrate with other products pretty seamlessly and allows for extensibility that our product team can extend and improve functionality without a tremendous ramp-up time. We once used
in previous years, but they went the wrong way, and have found Nextcloud to be the right direction over time.
Read full review Return on Investment Teams has streamlined our chats within each department so its easy to help out each other when problems or issues arise as well as having chat conversations in real time instead of the slower email option. This is especially handy when peopel are not working in the same space and cannot use a phone. All of our major communications, are done through Outlook email keeping everyone on the same page of issues within our organization or updates coming out for example Excel provides a simple system for creating our schedules, Tracking customer issues, project boards etc. having all these readily available minimizes time spent looking for information and grants more time for customer interaction and increasing service and sales. Read full review It allowed us access to our files from any device over the internet. It helped manage and organize our file sharing with third parties. It provided a secure wrapper for accessing files. Joe Foran
Director Of Information Technology and HIPAA Privacy Officer
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