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Office 365 apps that help you run and grow your business

Office 365 has multiple tools that are aimed at business owners who want to run and grow their business. There's software to help you keep up to date with customers, create invoices, manage appointments, and just generally keep your business more organized. Each of the services in this collection is available for Office 365 Business Premium users which starts at $12.50 per user per month (opens in new tab).

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Outlook Customer Manager (opens in new tab)

Managing customers

This service keeps all of your customer data in one location including calls, notes, tasks deadlines, emails, and other information. It also makes it easy to share customer information with members of your team.

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Microsoft Invoicing (opens in new tab)

Getting paid

This service creates professional invoices that you can send to customers. You can add a PayPal link to accept credit and debit cards to make payment easier for customers. You can also use it to track invoices including connecting it to QuickBooks.

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Microsoft Bookings (opens in new tab)

Setting meetings

This creates a customizable webpage that customers can use to schedule appointments. You can set up automatic reminders to customers to make sure they don't miss appointments, and it makes it easy for customers to add appointments to their personal calendars.

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MileIQ (opens in new tab)

Keeping track of distances

MileIQ automatically logs journeys when you drive. It can classify drives you take on a regular basis, be set to remember your working hours, and lets you manually categorize journeys as personal or business journeys. It creates a detailed mileage report that makes it easy to record work miles to get a maximum tax refund.

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OneDrive for Business (opens in new tab)

Sharing files

Office 365 Business Premium comes with 1TB of cloud storage. With OneDrive for Business, you can share large files, co-author files in real time, and send large files as email attachments.You can use OneDrive for Business to share files within your organization to make it easy to work together or share files with clients and colleagues.

These services from Office 365 Business Premium will help you organize yourself, your client's appointments, and your income. They streamline your organizational workflow, create shareable documentation, and allow you to focus more on other aspects of running and growing your business.

While the standard office suite of Word, Excel, PowerPoint is well known, when it comes to business you have to look at the apps that come with Office 365 Business Premium (opens in new tab) to get the most work done.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).