Business productivity software

Productivity software is an umbrella term for any application software used to create and store information. These days, productivity is cloud-based allowing it to be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection.Productivity software can be divided into two categories:
  1. Project management software
This allows for tasks to be delegated, track major projects and provide a quick overview of each team member’s progress.
  1. Time management software
This allows each person to track the time it takes for tasks to be completed without any user intervention. The upside of this is that an honest assessment of time spent on tasks can be made. Allowing for reprioritisation of tasks to ensure more time is spent on important tasks.

What is productivity software?

It’s called productivity software because it makes staff more effective and efficient in completing their daily tasks. Any business that is serious about efficiency, scalability and growth should be considering productivity software for their business.Productivity software is a tool such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook, Teamwork, Exchange and other similar software tools. Extension Technology offer Office 365 for business and G-Suite as well as our own hosted email solution.

Office 356 for business

Microsoft’s suite of productivity tools includes apps and services such as:
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • SharePoint
  • Exchange
  • Teams
  • OneDrive
An advantage of Office 365 for business is that you receive web versions of the above apps. And because they are web-based apps, you will always have the most up-to-date versions as they are released for no extra charge. To help with productivity and speed up certain processes, there is also the option for real-time co-authoring. This allows many users to work on the same document at the same time.Office 365 for business also includes:
  • Email hosting with a 50gb mailbox.
  • Custom domain name emails.
  • Manage your calendar, schedule meetings, get reminders and share meeting times with others.
  • Setup new user emails, create custom scripts, and restore deleted accounts.
  • Host online meetings and video calls.
  • Chat with your team from your desktop or on the go with Microsoft Teams.
  • 1TB of OneDrive storage.
  • Email protection against spam and malware.
If you would like to know more, visit our page on Office 365, or contact our team today.

G-Suite by Google Cloud

G-Suite is well-known for its seamless experience, ease of use and real-time editing capabilities. G-Suite range of productivity tools includes apps and services such as:
  • Gmail business emails.
  • Docs: for spreadsheets, presentations and documents
  • Sheets: spreadsheets.
  • Forms: professional survey builder.
  • Slides: presentation builder.
  • Drive: unlimited cloud storage.
  • Calendar: shared calendar.
  • Chat: team messaging.
  • Meet: video and voice conferencing
It also comes with a suite of support and security features to ensure your data, information and emails stay protected.If you would like to know more about what G-Suite has to offer, check out our page on our G-Suite services, or contact our team today.

Extension Technology’s Hosted email solution

Extension Technology offer email hosting on our own servers—instead of using Office 365 or G-Suite. The advantage of using our hosted email solution is that it provides a purpose-built email solution with virus and spam filtering so you don’t miss a message. Our team will take care of the setup and migration from your existing email provider to our servers.You will receive secure, encrypted access to POP3, IMAP and SMTP so all your email content is kept secure. All the data will be stored locally in Australian servers, and all emails (in and out) are passed through spam filter to drastically reduce the amount of spam you receive.

How Extension Technology can help with your business productivity software requirements

There are dozens of productivity software options available, and it can be hard to know which one is the right fit for your business. Extension Technology are providers of Microsoft Office 365 and G-Suite in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne.  We provide these productivity tools because they are the most reliable, trusted, secure and cost-effective options on the market.They are also both preferred because they are easy to scale with both Microsoft and Google making it easy and affordable to simply add new users as necessary.If you would like more information, please visit our page on Hosted Email, or contact us today.

Setup and management of business productivity software

When you work with us, we help with the setup and management of whichever productivity software tools is best for you. Many businesses with largely remote teams will opt for G-Suite because of how ubiquitous Google is online. From Google Docs and Sheets, to Gmail and Google Drive: G-Suite is a versatile and popular web-based solution.Microsoft Office 365 offers much the same that G-Suite can. However, Word and Excel do provide features and functionality that aren’t provided in Google’s suite of apps.In truth, it comes down to your budget, number of employees, and business requirements. When you talk with out of our team, we can recommend which set of business productivity software tools are right for you.And when you go through us, you will receive a better price than if you go through G-Suite or Microsoft yourself. We also help to ensure you, and your staff, are able to get the most out of these tools for improved (and cost-effective) efficiency and productivity.To find out more about how Extension Technology can help you get started with the right business productivity software, please contact us today.