How personalised add-ins can improve productivity in Microsoft Office

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How personalised add-ins can improve productivity in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office contains functionality that most people never experience. Already a powerful and widely-used suite of applications, with the right developers, Microsoft Office can be transformed to improve productivity and make work much easier.

Why implement add-ins for Office?

It is likely you already rely on Microsoft Office, with over 1.2 billion users worldwide and over 60 million monthly active users for Office 365 alone. This kind of usage results in a universal understanding of the Office Suite. Your employees almost certainly already use Office and have done so for years, with at least a basic understanding of the platform.

This is a great advantage to businesses, training staff is made much easier when they already have a good idea of how to use the software and when your software is easy to use, employees will use it more. Add-ins give you the opportunity to make the most out of the platform while improving the productivity of you and your team.

What can add-ins do?

Implementing add-ins for Office not only enhances workplace efficiency but also gives you the opportunity to do things you wouldn’t be able to otherwise, without leaving the Office Suite. Simple enhancements can be made that save a lot of time on day-to-day tasks. For example, we can implement add-ins into Outlook that: provide email templates, schedule emails to send later, send reminders and book meetings.

Workflows can be introduced, automating processes in Outlook or SharePoint, that eliminate double data entry, save paper and streamline processes. Emails can be automatically sent, documents and attachments automatically stored, documents can be signed and approved along with response tracking so there is complete visibility with all information at hand, no matter what platform you are using.

Add-ins can enhance collaboration by allowing multiple people to work on the same documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint with live syncing so everyone can stay on the same page. Calendars can be shared so meetings and appointments can be easily booked with a click of a button and to-do-lists created so everyone knows what they need to do and when.

Professional documents can be created easily with templates that match your branding, along with graphs and charts which can be imported. Rich media, such as maps and interactive objects can be created, enhancing the quality of your Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents.

Why use StyleTech?

At StyleTech we have experience working with all versions of Microsoft Office since Office 97. We have a thorough understanding of the platform, inside and out, and use it ourselves.

With us you can ensure any extension we develop runs across every platform Office is available on: Windows, Mac, desktop, mobile and tablet. With our high-level understanding of the suite we can develop robust add-ins swiftly so you can start saving time and resources as quickly as possible.

Best of all, we create add-ins with you in mind. We know that no two companies are the same and with us you will get a solution as unique as your business. Unlike any add-in you can get ‘off-the-shelf’, an add-in developed by us will be tailored to suit how you work and designed with you at the heart of the project. You can ensure that the solution we provide will increase productivity and make work easier for your team.

With Microsoft Office the opportunities are endless, these are just simple things that can be done to improve productivity, if you have any ideas on add-ins you would like to implement into your Microsoft Office suite, feel free to contact us.

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