A wrong choice in selecting your Office 365 partner brings many unpleasant consequences. The worst being lost productivity – meaning lost revenue. There’s a true cost related to choosing the wrong Office 365 partner. Here’s what’s at stake:
Microsoft makes it sound easy to move to their cloud-based Office 365 solutions – and it is. But only if you have a professional partner who knows the right way to do it. Microsoft has amazing online technical resources, but wouldn’t you rather be focusing on your business than troubleshooting with Microsoft?
Make sure your Office 365 Partner is certified. You can measure the cost of the wrong choice in actual dollars. Unexpected issues or a failed migration means that you and your employees can’t do business.
Avoiding wrong choices
Microsoft loves acronyms. The most important one for this exercise is POR. That stands for Partner of Record. It refers to the organization helping you with your Office 365 setup.
Your POR won’t add to the monthly subscription cost. But it will impact another acronym, TCO. Choosing the right partner should reduce your Total Cost of Ownership. It’s your partner’s job to provide you with the expertise to take advantage of what Office 365 has to offer. They should be able to help you and be available to talk to you if you have any issues.
If you’ve never had a conversation with your partner on record, maybe it’s time to look for a new partner.
There’s money at stake
The move to Office 365 is seamless when you choose the right partner. The benefits are immediate. You run the risk of costly mistakes if the partner you select isn’t a certified Microsoft provider. To be fair, those risks aren’t guaranteed. But, why take a chance? Choose one who’s going to add value to your Office 365 investment and Implementation Specialists would love to assist you with this.
Brett Colliton, Sales Account Executive
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