New apps to help you run and grow your small business

Streamline your success

In today’s digital world, every aspect of business has shifted. How you engage and retain your customers. How you make it easier and more efficient for employees to do their job. How you innovate your marketing and expand your profitability. How you protect your data and intellectual property. And, as a result, how you use technology to manage activity and operations across all these areas.

It’s clear that technology is a driving force behind running and growing a business, but with so many tools to choose from, things can get complicated very quickly. This is why it has become more important than ever to optimize and consolidate the technology.

All the tools, none of the hassle

To give small and medium-sized businesses easy access to the right tools at the right time, Microsoft released seven new apps as part of the Office 365 Business Premium solution. The apps are designed to help businesses acquire new customers, nurture existing ones, and simply invoice, schedule appointments, and track mileage—all from one location. Here’s how:

  • Publish business information – Get discovered online by new customers and monitor views and reviews across Facebook, Google, Bing, and Yelp with Microsoft Listings.
  • Set up online scheduling – Simplify the process of scheduling and managing customer appointments with Microsoft Bookings.

  • Track mileage – Automatically track miles and generate comprehensive reports with MileIQ.
  • Manage customer relationships – Get quick access to all customer information – emails, meetings, calls, notes, etc. – right from your inbox with Outlook Customer Manager.
  • Send professional-looking invoices – Generate estimates and invoices and get paid fast with Microsoft Invoicing.
  • Create email marketing campaigns – Engage current customers with newsletters and announcements that drive more business with Microsoft Connections.

Start getting more done

The Office 365 Business centre brings together all of these apps, so you can view key metrics, respond to activity, more easily manage your business from one place, and get back to doing more of the work you love.

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Christina DiAdamo
As Microsoft Canada’s marketing lead for Office 365 and Microsoft 365 in Small, Medium and Corporate space, Christina spends her days thinking about helping Canadian businesses use technology to be more productive and successful. In her 4 years at Microsoft, Christina has led marketing strategy in the advertising and education industries. Ask Christina about: modern workplace trends, post-apocalyptic novels, the best pizza in Toronto, and all things Office 365.