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Why Is Microsoft 365 Perfect For Construction?

22nd March 2024
For those that might not know – Microsoft 365 is a suite of productivity tools combining familiar applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, with cloud-based services including OneDrive and Exchange Online. Microsoft 365 also offers seamless collaboration, allowing users to work on documents simultaneously, and securely access their files from anywhere, as long as they have access to an internet connection. In short, Microsoft 365 (previously Office 365) provides businesses and individuals with a unified platform for communication, productivity, and data management, enhancing efficiency and connectivity across devices.

Why does that make Microsoft 365 the perfect tool for Construction companies?

As an IT support business offering Microsoft 365 support to the construction industry, we understand just how complex the needs within the sector can be, and how they’re often unlike any other industry.

One of the key differences with construction over other industries is the unusual amount of remote workers that need to access crucial job-related data, such as CAD files, design specs and project schedules, while out of the office.

But, it’s not just about gaining secure access to this data and the files, a construction company IT network also needs to allow for streamlined, cohesive, and ultimately secure, communication between the office and site at all times.

And this is where Microsoft 365 excels as a tool for the construction industry…

With the tools included in Microsoft 365, such as SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Power Automate and Power BI etc., construction businesses of all types are able to run from a single, user-friendly interface providing:

  • Seamless Accessibility

  • Streamlined Processes

  • Enhanced Communications

  • Efficient Project Management

  • Data-Driven Decision Making

  • And much more, whether workers are in the office or onsite.

Then, if you add apps like Azure Virtual Desktop, employees not only have a highly secure way to work remotely, they’re also able to access their desktop and all the data and files wherever they are, as long as they have a Wi-Fi connection.

And, don’t forget that Microsoft 365, like any cloud-based service is scalable, meaning you only pay for the services you use, and you’re free to upscale as your construction business grows, or as processes develop and change.

Where do you start with Microsoft 365?

If you run a construction business and you’re thinking of integrating Microsoft 365 into your IT network, where do you actually start?

How do you know which apps or packages will work best, and if the benefits are worth the investment?

You could carry out your own research by contacting Microsoft directly via their website, or you could make things simple, and work with a Microsoft 365 support specialist and Microsoft Partner like us at JamCrackers, in Leighton Buzzard.

With over 12 years experience in helping construction companies effectively navigate the wide range of Microsoft services available, we’ve got all the information and resources your construction company needs.

During a thorough consultation, we’ll look at how your business functions, including how your data is currently stored, and the ways in which Microsoft 365 could be integrated to streamline and secure these key processes.

Microsoft 365 Support Leighton Buzzard

Contact us now on 01525 331060 to speak to a 365 support specialist, based in Leighton Buzzard, dedicated to the construction industry and connected businesses.