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?
With over 1.2 billion users worldwide and over 60 million monthly active users for Office 365 alone, Microsoft Office is one of the most popular off-the-shelf software systems in the world. 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.
Because of this universal understanding of the software, training staff to use Microsoft Office is generally a quick and easy process, unlike many other software systems. The benefit of a bespoke Office add-in is that staff already know the software so can pick up additional enhancements easily.
What can add-ins do?
Implementing add-ins for Office 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 that automate processes in Outlook or SharePoint, eliminating double data entry, saving paper and streamlining processes. Common enhancements can automatically send emails, store documents or attachments, request approval and track responses.
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 and feel of 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 even use it ourselves.
With us, you can ensure any extension we develop runs across every platform Office is available on including 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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