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Collaboration suites bring a host of intangible benefits to businesses. And a number of tangible benefits, as well.
Here are a few:
1. Cost: Single-vendor systems are typically less expensive
2. Implementation: It’s simpler to maintain your system
3. Security: Attacks are easier to spot
4. Productivity: Collaboration between departments is smoother
5. Communication: Services like Skype for Business are built in
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SOURCES 1 “Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Office 365: Enterprise Customers,” 2015, Forrester 2 “Cost of Data Breach Study,” 2015, IBM Corporation 3 “Best of Breed vs. ERP,” 2010, Industry Week 4 “Standard vs. Best-of-Breed,” 2013, BARC 5 “State of Collaboration Report,” 2013, Collaborative Strategies Inc. With so many options for collaboration and productivity, how do point solutions compare to an all-encompassing suite? See how Office 365's collaboration platform fares in a side-by-side comparison with stand-alone enterprise tools. POINT SOLUTIONS Value $5.6M is the estimated net present value (NPV) of implementing the all-encompassing Microsoft Office 365 suite.1 01 Systems provided by a single vendor tend to have lower licensing costs, leaving additional resources for programs to move your business forward. Multiple vendor contracts and the implementation and maintenance of multiple tools and licenses can add up quickly. GAIN COST EFFICIENCIES MORE TOOLS = MORE MONEY Implementation 40% less effort is needed to implement a suite of cloud products than a comparable on-premises solution.1 02 When tools are licensed through a single provider, it’s simpler to update and maintain your system. With multiple tools, installation often requires manual updates and additional purchases. LESS WORK AND LESS WORRY MORE WORK AND MORE TIME Security $3.8 million was the average consolidated total cost of a data breach in 2015— a 23% increase from 2013.2 03 Productivity 1 hour/day is the average amount of time remote employees can save using a collaborative suite of tools.1 04 Collaboration between separate departments is easier with the same software.4 Switching between programs and searching for multiple tools slows down productivity and limits the ability to search shared data.4 REMOVES BARRIERS TO COLLABORATION CREATES BARRIERS TO COLLABORATION Communication $247,000 is the average amount that can be saved over three years by eliminating third-party communication tools.1 05 Communication services like Skype for Business and Yammer are built in with your entire suite of Office 365 tools. The number of communication tools can add up as your team grows and develops new needs. COMMUNICATION IS BUILT IN COMMUNICATION IS EXPENSIVE AND FRAGMENTED Training 65% of enterprise tool users think ease-of-use is more important than having extra features.5 06 An integrated suite enables users to leverage relevant knowledge across different tools in the same suite. Training employees on multiple, distinctly different products can take longer and drive up training costs. LEARN BASED ON THE FAMILIAR LEARN EACH APP ANEW Support 24/7 support for critical events comes standard with all Office 365 business plans. 07 When you have one vendor, you know exactly who to call for support. When using disparate tools and programs, it’s difficult to troubleshoot problems or know who to call for help. YOU KNOW WHO CAN HELP YOU DON’T KNOW WHO TO CALL A HEAD-TO-HEAD COMPARISON Reasons Your Business Should be Using a Collaboration Suite7 Who sees value in collaboration suites? feel that “cutting cycle time” and “improving teamwork” are the greatest benefits of using collaboration tools.5 82% of users say they understand the functions/benefits of collaboration software.5 60% of management When security monitoring, authorizations, and user permissions come from a single system, anomalies and attacks are easier to spot. Multiple disparate tools operate under distinct security models, making it harder to maintain uniform security and privacy.3 CONSISTENT SECURITY INCONSISTENT SECURITY After comparing a collaboration suite to point solutions, it’s clear that a suite solution provides significant benefits over individual tools. A suite enables you to save time, money, and improve productivity. Unlock these benefits and enable your teams to collaborate and get more done with the most secure cloud productivity and communication platform from Office 365 ever. Learn more about Office 365 at office.com/enterprise. COLLABORATION SUITE $