How to Optimize Your Microsoft 365 Platform with a Cloud Solution Provider

Most companies are underutilizing their Microsoft 365 stack, which means they’re missing out on all the benefits it can provide.

Microsoft 365 includes dozens of applications, such as:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Exchange
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Stream
  • Power Virtual Agents
  • And more

Without the support of a Cloud Solution Provider like Sikich, managing these applications and the infrastructure required to support them falls on the backs of your IT team, leaving them with little time to manage strategic initiatives.

What is a Cloud Solution Provider?

A Cloud Solution Provider like Sikich offers support for cloud-based platforms, infrastructures, applications and storage. The right Cloud Solution Provider will tailor these tools to the needs of their clients, keeping industry, company size and technology requirements in mind. A Cloud Solution Provider allows companies to access services, applications and support that they may not be able to access on their own.

Benefits of a Cloud Solution Provider for Microsoft 365

A Cloud Solution Provider helps companies leverage Microsoft 365 applications more effectively. Benefits include:

Reduced risk and costs

Not everyone needs everything they have access to in their instance of Microsoft 365.

Sikich stays ahead of the curve; our architects know what software and license changes are coming from Microsoft so that we can help our clients choose the best setup for them.

Sikich offers an annual productivity assessment of M365 tenant and licensing to ensure that clients pay for only what they need. Our consultants and solution architects review license usage, the license types assigned and storage needs.

They then make recommendations to optimize costs and tool usage so that our clients get the most out of their applications. Sikich is also a New Commerce Experience (NCE) partner, which lets clients consolidate M365 and Dynamics licensing.

Amp up cybersecurity

Even cloud applications require attention to cybersecurity. Sikich’s cybersecurity experts can prevent breaches through our risk assessments and can respond to breaches if they occur through incident response plans. Lean on Sikich’s cybersecurity team for remediation.

Uncover more value from Microsoft 365

Many of the M365 stack tools go untapped by most organizations.

To get the highest return on investment, partner with Sikich. Sikich has deep deployment experience with Azure AD, Teams Phone, Autopilot and file migrations to SharePoint and Teams. We also have integration expertise with line-of-business applications and have deep knowledge of Azure and M365 integrations.

Streamline support for your users

User experience is key to productivity; if your users can’t get the support they need in the time they need it, they’ll just get frustrated. Sikich consultants are here to help. They can evaluate each issue and determine if it’s client-specific or due to an outage at Microsoft. Sikich remediates most issues without Microsoft intervention but can enter tickets on clients’ behalf so they don’t have to work with Microsoft directly.

Want to learn more?

Sikich’s Microsoft 365 (M365) service is here to help you optimize your Microsoft platform. Reach out today.

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