Office 365 Review

Promotes collaboration and we can access our documents from anywhere

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use is for document management.

We use Sharepoint for managing documents, Teams for collaboration, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook for email management. We also use the document creator for creating internal surveys.

How has it helped my organization?

Using Office 365 has allowed us to go digital and onboard people seamlessly for working at home during the COVID pandemic. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that we can access our documents from anywhere. If we aren't using our official laptops, we can still go online to work. I think it helps a lot.

What needs improvement?

Integration with other platforms can be improved. As it is now, it works really well with Azure and other products from Microsoft. However, if you want to integrate something outside of this, especially with Excel, it gives us challenges. There are a lot of use cases in Excel where we want to integrate with other services.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Office 365 for the past couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think that Office 365 is pretty stable. We are using it pretty extensively and I have not encountered any major issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I'm pretty sure that this platform is very scalable because now, almost everybody is working from home and using it. We have between 1,500 and 1,600 users who are scattered across geography. Approximately 1,300 are in India and the remainder is spread across the US.

How are customer service and technical support?

I do not deal with technical support personally, although because we haven't had any major issues, I think that our interaction with them has been smooth.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to using Office 365, we were using the on-premises version.

How was the initial setup?

I would not say that the initial setup is complex. Rather, it is of medium difficulty, somewhere between straightforward and complex.

Once we decided to use Office 365, we were able to onboard people seamlessly. We were able to quickly start working with Team, Skype, and other products.

What about the implementation team?

Our internal IT team took charge of the implementation and deployment. They were able to complete it without assistance. The deployment is now fairly automatic for new people and there is very little time spent on maintenance.

What other advice do I have?

In summary, the features are really good, it has made our lives easy, and I highly recommend it.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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