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Transition Your Team to Work Remotely with Microsoft 365 ERP


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Need to Get Your Team Working Remotely? Look to Microsoft 365’s Cloud-Based Solutions for ERP

 

Over the past couple of months, organizations nationwide have found themselves in an unprecedented situation. With little to no warning, companies have had to transition their teams to begin working from home.

 

It wasn’t too long ago that the idea of having 100% of your employees working remotely seemed unthinkable. But for many businesses, this is no longer optional: it’s absolutely essential if they want to continue operating.

 

No matter what industry you’re in, transitioning your employees to working remotely requires the right set of software tools. Team members need to be able to participate in online meetings, engage in collaborative activities, and access relevant documents and files. Security and compliance are important considerations as well.

 

To meet these needs and more, there’s no better solution than Microsoft 365’s cloud-based suite of ERP software tools. Below, we’ll look at how a fully remote workforce might operate using some of Microsoft’s key apps, including Dynamics 365 ERP, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and more. We’ll also see how employees can use these tools to collaborate and stay in touch at a distance, ensuring that they’re able to move forward with important projects -- even under these difficult circumstances.

 

Working Remotely: The Employee’s Perspective

 

For employees who work in a traditional office, it’s easy to keep track of what tasks they need to focus on, what their team members are working on, and any important news or updates that pop up from day to day.

 

When an entire workforce is based at home, however, things are far less straightforward. Employees need an easy to use online interface that keeps them focused on what matters most and provides them access to the tools they need. This can be accomplished with the combination of your company’s intranet page and Microsoft’s suite of cloud-based ERP software solutions.

 

When an employee begins their day and launches their Microsoft Edge browser, they can be taken to your company’s intranet page by default. You can customize your intranet page navigation to make sure that your employees have everything they need right at their fingertips. Plus, Microsoft Edge can be configured with a launch menu that features all the apps you’ve made available to your employees, including Dynamics 365 ERP, SharePoint, Teams, and more. All of this means improved employee adoption of your organization’s most essential cloud-based ERP software.

 

Collaborating with the Help of Microsoft 365

 

For employees working remotely, one of the biggest challenges is staying up to date on group projects. Fortunately, Microsoft 365 makes it easier than ever for employees to collaborate.

 

Team members can navigate directly from your organization’s intranet page to their department’s secure SharePoint page. Here, they can access important documents, review their departmental calendar, read news updates, and more. Gone are the days of sharing files and updates via group emails. Instead, team members can post news updates directly in SharePoint. It’s easy to populate these updates with important data thanks to Microsoft’s seamless integrations, including reports taken directly from Power BI, files hosted in their One Drive, and Excel spreadsheets.

 

All the apps an employee needs are directly accessible from their SharePoint page, too, including Dynamics 365 ERP and Microsoft Teams. From within Teams, an employee can chat with fellow team members, jump on a video call, and share documents and files. All of this makes it easier than ever to collaborate on team projects.

 

Set Your Remote Workforce Up for Success

 

We know there’s a lot to manage when it comes to getting your workforce set up to work from home. Microsoft’s suite of cloud-based tools offers a robust feature set for working remotely. We’ve put together a webinar that showcases these features in detail. The webinar also discusses other essential considerations for getting your team working remotely, including pitfalls to watch out for, minimizing disruptions, successful data migration, and more.

 

Watch the full webinar, “What a Remote Workforce Should Look Like”:

 

Getting Started with Microsoft 365’s Cloud-Based ERP Tools

 

Are you ready to transition your employees to work remotely? Need assistance getting them set up? The experts at JourneyTEAM can help, and we can provide your organization with a free six month trial of Microsoft Teams. Click here to learn more.

 


Article by: Dave Bollard - Head of Marketing | 801-436-6636

JourneyTEAM is an award-winning consulting firm with proven technology and measurable results. They take Microsoft products; Dynamics 365, SharePoint intranet, Office 365, Azure, CRM, GP, NAV, SL, AX, and modify them to work for you. The team has expert level, Microsoft Gold certified consultants that dive deep into the dynamics of your organization and solve complex issues. They have solutions for sales, marketing, productivity, collaboration, analytics, accounting, security and more. www.journeyteam.com

 

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