5 Productivity Apps that you are paying for in Microsoft Office 365 but aren't using

Your business is using Microsoft Office 365 on the daily for email, Word, and Excel. But are you really getting the most out of the suite? Each Office 365 plan offers a variety of different tools and apps that you should be utilizing to customize your workday and productivity. 

Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most popular productivity suites on the market, so why are you and so many others not getting the most from the suite? It’s because you don’t know how many offerings it has. Below are 5 apps offered in the Microsoft Office Business Premium Subscription that you should know about and be using.


You should have heard by now that Microsoft Teams has become a front-runner in the conference calling competition with Zoom and Slack, but why would you pay for an extra service that already comes with your Office 365 subscription. 

Teams is a collaborative app in the suite that merges workplace chat with meetings, conferencing, and so much more. Teams is fully integrated with all other apps in O365 (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) to make working together with your team in real time and all in one place. In addition to the chat, audio and video calling, and online meetings - Microsoft teams even offer integration with other third-party apps like Mailchimp and SurveyMonkey. 


Scheduling is everyone’s worst nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. Many Office 365 users don’t know about the application Bookings which offers your clients and co-workers complete self-serve appointment and meeting scheduling. There is no need for wasting time with back and forth phone calls and emails to navigate scheduling. Just set your availability, and sit back and let your customers and clients book for a time that suits them. 


For bigger companies with larger employee counts, communication can definitely be a problem. Yammer is a collaboration tool that creates a social network for enterprise companies, much like a corporate Facebook. Employees are able to share daily tasks, get answers to questions and approvals, and showcase internal achievements. The applications fosters transparency within organizations so that everyone knows what is going on at all times.


Integrated with Microsoft Teams, Shifts lets you manage shift workers and all employee schedules. This application lets you create, manage and communicate schedules with your employees. No more spreadsheets back and forth! Shifts even lets you assign certain tasks to employees and discuss the scheduling all in one place.


Assigning tasks to team members and keeping track of projects is overwhelming. Formerly known as Planner, Tasks is an easy to user planning application. They offer boards to plan and divvy out tasks for everyone with complete visualization. No more confusion of who was working on what. Planner tasks are easy to drag and drop to the assigned user or group which shows completion, progress, and communication to get all projects completed on time. 

Contact us at info@rcsprofessional.com to learn more about all the offerings you get with your Microsoft Office 365 subscription

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