In a survey of 4,500 enterprise decision-makers, collaboration accounted for more than 1/3 of the success or failure of a company’s business performance.1 Collaboration is just as important, if not more so, for small businesses. But are the tools too hard to use or too expensive for a small business that mainly needs to collaborate with people outside of an office environment or outside their own organisation? Not so if you are making the most of Office 365.

Today’s workforce expects their tools to deliver the capabilities they need to stay productive and efficient. If a business doesn’t provide these tools then they will download and use their own, whether it be on the work computer, personal laptop, or smart phone. However, a mismatch of unintegrated tools is a recipe for not collaborating fully. This is not the case if you are making the most of Office 365. The integrated Office 365 suite delivers what businesses need – scalability, easy implementation and advanced security – as well as flexible, user-friendly tools that help employees generate great results for their business.

For example, you have a small internal team who is partnering on a project with interstate contractors. They use SharePoint to manage the project and store all the files and they stay in close touch with weekly Skype calls and daily Yammer conversations; all integrated tools within the Office 365 suite.

1 Frost & Sullivan. Press Release: “Frost & Sullivan Unveils Groundbreaking ROI Tool That Guarantees Better Business Performance,” December 8, 2015