Successful businesses are constantly looking for the best ways to be effective and efficient.
The “Agile” method of project management is a set of practices proven to deliver higher-quality products to happier customers in less time.
Agile teams work in short iterations of typically two weeks, focusing on delivering something concrete to the customer in every iteration. In this way, any emerging changes to the requirements are caught early, and the final product is guaranteed to be what the customer wants. Other Agile practices centre on embedding quality through continuous testing and knowledge sharing.
To help companies start their Agile journey confidently, the celebrated project methodology "Scrum" is often used as a framework. As with any new process, it can sometimes be hard to choose a suitable tool or system to support you.
Microsoft Planner provides the answer for efficient project management. Because it supports Scrum, Planner can manage all your tasks in an Agile way, to ensure the successful delivery of your projects. Planner lets you easily adapt to working with Scrum to give you total confidence in successful delivery every time.
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Office 365 is a suite of applications which maximize efficiency in every part of your organisation and remove barriers between departments, helping the different areas of your business work together.
Let's take a look at a typical example.
At the Microsoft Ignite conference 2019, it was announced that a few of our favourite apps were changing. PowerApps and Microsoft Flow got a name change, and introducing a cool new Artificial Intelligence and bot tool, Power Virtual Agents.
Office 365 applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint are used on a daily basis. However, we all know that there are different versions of those applications, Word 2016, 2013, 2010 etc., and that some businesses might not see the logic of paying more money for higher priced/newer versions. Recently, Microsoft announced that after October 2020, they are modifying their Office 365 services system requirements related to service connectivity, and they will no longer support 2013 as part of the older versions of Office 365 applications.
You might think Microsoft Office is just the set of tools we use every day – Word, Excel and PowerPoint – and yes, these are great applications we couldn’t live without. But the ‘big three’ are only the starting point - there’s a lot more in your Office 365 for business subscription that you might not even know you’re paying for – one of the latest (and greatest) Office apps is Kaizala.
You already know about Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, but Office 365 provides a whole lot more than these applications. Most businesses don’t use all of the tools available to them with their licenses mainly because they aren't aware that they have access to them - and in many cases they are paying for third-party solutions unnecessarily.
What are the hidden gems that come with your Office 365 Business or Enterprise licences? In this blog, we describe some of our favourite tools and how they can solve business problems around team collaboration, communication, manual and/or repetitive business processes, and content creation.
Every business has assets of some kind or another, and most businesses will have fixed assets that need to be maintained or serviced, and eventually upgraded or replaced. Keeping track of those assets and the maintenance schedule for each can be difficult for small businesses, which is why we have developed an Asset Management tool within SharePoint Online. This tool provide you with one place to keep track of all of your fixed assets, with automatic reminders sent to you when action needs to be taken.
This custom-built asset management solution allows your organization to maintain and manage your company assets dynamically within a SharePoint site. Adding and maintaining fixed assets can now be done easily.
Microsoft Office 365 is full of handy shortcuts and features that many people are not aware of. Even within the standard applications of Word and Excel that most people use every day, there are literally dozens of handy features that can make your work easier. No matter what language you speak, most of the world speaks a different one, which is why Microsoft created the Translate feature, which is available within Word, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint. There is support for translating a single line of text to an entire document in over 60 languages.
Translate a whole document
1. Select Review > Translate > Translate Document.
An efficient induction process not only helps new employees complete the on-boarding process with the best possible start, it also saves the HR team time and hassle with tasks that can be automated by a purpose-built system. This Human Resources Induction System (HRIS) within Microsoft SharePoint offers you exactly that solution.
Our custom-designed HRIS platform guides staff through company induction in a simple and user-friendly manner. The design of the platform is straightforward, with frequently used features such as Induction Policies, Skills Matrix, Staff FAQs, and Leave Request displayed directly under Quick Links. The Key Contacts of the HR team and Weather widget are displayed on the Home Page, providing staff some quick access to useful information.