6 Office 365 integrations that will boost your productivity and make life easier

Written by Tim Mears on October 3 2018

There are 27 million Office 365 users across the globe. That’s 27 million people using tools like Office online, Outlook, SharePoint and OneDrive. But, here’s the thing: there’s so much more to Office 365 than the main ingredients. 

In this blog post, we showcase the top six Office 365 integrations that will boost your productivity and make your life easier.

1.     DocuSign

 

DocuSign is a digital signature application that works in Outlook and Word. Whether you’re signing legal documents, client contracts or just your emails, DocuSign’s eSignature tool means you can securely sign your documents and save them to your OneDrive folders.

For £8 a month per user, it’s a small price to pay to get your time back. Oh, and you get a 30-day free trial when you sign up.

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2.   Employee Directory 

Employee Directory lets you call, chat and view employees within Office 365 itself. The integration allows you to:

  • View details of employees within your company.
  • Fetch the details of users in Office 365. 
  • Short-cut your way to sending an email, starting a chat or making a phone call.
  • Blacklist or remove unwanted SharePoint usernames. 
  • Collect details of more than 500 employees at a time.

The enterprise plus version gives your company 60 days free, too.

3.   Infographic designer

 

80 percent of marketers use visual assets in their social media marketing. Given that data is your most important asset, it’s vital that you find a creative and visual way to share it with your customers.

This infographic designer integrates with Power BI, letting you control the specific appearance of lists, bar charts, and column charts with precise control of shapes, colour and layout. That means you can represent information in a way that best tells the story of your data. 

4.    Boomerang

Boomerang is the ultimate productivity tool. It lets you control when and how you manage your inbox. Schedule emails to be sent at a later date, track responses and arrange meetings direct from your Outlook inbox. You can also:

  • Share your real-time availability.
  • Get automatic notifications if you don’t hear back from someone.
  • Pause your inbox so you can focus on your work.
  • Schedule recurring meetings.

Emails are one of the biggest destroyers of productivity. But Boomerang gives you back your time, so you can focus on getting the work done, instead of constantly putting out fires. 

5.   Workable for Office 365

 

Hiring is gruelling work. But Workable is your sigh of relief. This integration allows you to follow and manage an entire recruitment campaign from a single dashboard. The platform integrates with your Outlook and Office 365 calendar, so you can seamlessly respond to candidates in Workable via your Outlook email and automatically add interviews to your calendar. 

Better still, Workable gives you a 15-day free trial. If you recruit quickly enough, you might be able to avoid a subscription altogether.

6.   Adobe Acrobat DC and PDF

The Adobe Acrobat DC and PDF lets you convert Word, Excel and PowerPoint files to PDF inside Office 365. You can combine documents into one PDF from within OneDrive and protect your files with passwords to safeguard confidential information and restrict copying, editing, and printing.

You can also use Adobe’s document solutions with SharePoint to streamline your document workflows. Integrations like Adobe Sign in Office 365 compete with DocuSign to make it easier than ever to sign documents directly from the apps you use every day.

Endless possibilities with Office 365

It’s not necessarily about the tools you use at work, but about how you use them. Office 365’s Word, SharePoint and Outlook applications only give you so much. But these additional integrations take the everyday tools you use and turn them into productivity workhorses, helping you regain your time. That way, you can produce something spectacular – or just go and make that cup of coffee.

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