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    New Business Apps for Office 365 Premium Help Small Businesses Stay on Track When It Comes to Growth

    Don’t miss these new Office 365 apps that can help you streamline how your business is run.

    Don’t miss these new Office 365 apps that can help you streamline how your business is run.

    To add even more value to Office 365, Microsoft has recently released three new applications that are now included with all Office 365 Business Premium accounts. You can manage these apps centrally in the Office 365 Business Center. These apps include:

    •  Microsoft Bookings

    •  Microsoft Connections

    •  Microsoft Listings

    •  Microsoft Invoicing

    •  MileIQ

    At MessageOps, we thought it would be beneficial to introduce you to these new Office 365 apps to ensure you’re getting the most out of your current subscription.

    Microsoft Bookings

    Microsoft Bookings provides convenient and flexible online options that make it easier for your customers to schedule appointments with your business. Bookings is turned on by default for customers who have the Office 365 Business Premium, or Office 365 Education A3 and A5 subscriptions. Bookings is also available to customers who have Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5, but it is turned off by default.

    Use Microsoft Connections to boost your email marketing efforts

    One area where companies typically aren’t doing enough to connect with their customers is through email marketing. Email marketing, done correctly, can be a great way to connect and interact with both current customers, as well as customers who may not have done business with you for quite some time.

    One common problem with email marketing is that it can be difficult to design emails that capture your customer’s attention, which is often necessary to engage them in such a way that they would be willing to pick up the phone or reach out to you for additional business.

    With a cloud-based tool like Microsoft Connections, Office 365 users can easily create highly professional emails complete with flashy graphics that will ensure your customers understand what you’re offering. Microsoft Connections comes with a number of pre-designed templates that should make designing newsletters, product announcements, and other correspondence easy, even for those who may not be extremely technical.

    Once you’ve sent your first campaign, you’ll also be impressed with the data you’ll have access to as your mailing list grows. Easily track open rates, clicks, signups, unsubscribers, and much more, all from one easy to use interface.

    Increase your online exposure to Microsoft Listings

    Having a consistent online presence across all the major search engines and social media sites can be vital. You never want someone to attempt to find you via one of these websites only to find that your contact information is outdated, or worse that you don’t have a profile at all. With Microsoft Listings, you’ll be able to easily create and manage your business listings on Google, Bing, Facebook, and Yelp.

    Use Microsoft Listings to keep your listings up to date with information such as your physical address, hours of operation, phone numbers, and much more. You will also be able to monitor online reviews across all these sites from a single dashboard. This will help you to respond to reviews in a timely fashion, whether they’re positive, or negative, all from a single dashboard.

    Track when you’re getting paid with Microsoft Invoicing

    Running your business is obviously time-consuming, and one of the bottlenecks that can often come up is related to getting estimates and invoices out promptly. The obvious problem with this approach is that you’re slowing down how fast your customers can pay you, which can quickly create a cash flow issue for your growing company.

    Thanks to a new Office 365 app called Microsoft Invoicing, you can now send out estimates and invoices to ensure that you’re getting paid quickly and efficiently. Microsoft Invoicing allows you to create professional looking estimates and invoices that will help exude the image that you’re looking to portray to your customers.

    Microsoft Invoicing also works with PayPal and QuickBooks to ensure that not only do you get paid quickly, but all your payments are tracked properly for tax purposes.

    Keep track of your mileage with MileIQ

    Tracking mileage for work purposes can be a real hassle, especially if you’re using a car for both personal and business use. With MileIQ, you’ll now have a mileage tracking app for both iOS and Android that will allow you to keep track of your mileage while on the go. This way you’re not just manually writing down information and forgetting to track it come tax time.

    MileIQ offers some huge benefits including automatic drive detection, mileage logging and the ability to quickly shift between business and personal usage. According to Microsoft, more than 4 million people have already used MileIQ, saving them on average $6,900 per year, and 2 hours per week of record keeping.

    All these great apps are available with your Office 365 Business Premium subscription

    If you’re interested in Microsoft Bookings, Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, or MileIQ, feel free to reach out to the team at MessageOps today. We can help ensure you have the correct Office 365 subscription, so you’re able to gain access to these useful cloud-based apps. Give us a call today at 877-788-1617 or reach out to us through our online contact form today to learn more.

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