By Zach Dickson
Here are 5 reasons to use a Managed Service Provider, such as Lucidity, to assist you with your Office 365 migration.
Reason 1 – Stay focused on your business
While migrating to Office 365 is a relatively straightforward affair, there will undoubtedly come a point during the process where you wish you had just left things as they were. This is unlikely to be anything to do with the actual Office 365 service itself, which is used the worldwide by over 80 million people, but probably to do with some unforeseen step or process you hadn’t considered as part of your migration plan. By using a MSP (Managed Service Provider) you can rely on experts that deal with this type of task on a daily basis allowing you to remain focussed on what really matters, growing your business.
Reason 2 – Reduce deployment time
By having the experts take care of your Office 365 migration, you will find that it can be done much quicker, with minimal impact to your day to day operations. At Lucidity, we run through a comprehensive scope of our clients existing set up before coming up with a migration plan. This starts with the first point of contact (probably me) who asks discovery questions to find out as much information about your existing set up, and is followed by a member of our project team coming on-site (either physically or virtually) to complete the scope and fully understand your requirements. This legwork that goes in pre-migration ensures that we get the deployment right the first time and that you and your business can begin utilising the benefits of Office 365 right away.
Reason 3 – IT’S THE SAME PRICE!!
Lucidity offers Office 365 for the exact same price that you would be able to get it by directly purchasing from Microsoft. By using a MSP, you will get all of the benefits outlined in this blog, as well as having a friendly, local team of dedicated professionals to support you and answer any questions that you have as you make the big move to the Cloud!
Reason 4 – You retain control
Even though you may use an MSP to assist with both the migration to Office 365 and to provide ongoing support, you are always in the driving seat. You will have full access to your Office 365 admin portal, can add and remove users, can manage permissions of your staff as well as being able to reset passwords, among many other admin tasks.
Or you can have your MSP assist instead! So, you can have as much or as little control as you wish.
Reason 5 - Get Free Office 365 Training with Lucidity
Finally, one (of many) reason(s) to choose Lucidity as your MSP for your Office 365 migration is we are currently running a special promotion. If your business has more than 10 users, you may be eligible to get free Office 365 training worth up to $1,800 through Auldhouse, the only Gold Microsoft Training Partner in New Zealand.
The training will be a half day course (3 hours) that can be tailored to your businesses needs and requirements. It can be as broad, or as specific as you like. For example, if your team only needs training on Skype for Business, we can allocate the full three hours toward Skype for Business. This can be done on site at your location, or online, to ensure minimum disruption to your business. This offer will not last long, so contact Lucidity today to discuss your migration to Office 365!
To find out more about the promotion and see the terms and conditions, visit our Office 365 promotion page.