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Why switching to Office Planner will make your team more organized

Anew year is all about a new you! We set resolutions, work with our friends and family to stay on track and focus on being organized. In 2016, Microsoft released a new experience in Office 365, Office 365 Planner and it has since become an Amaxra favorite, for getting organized. The Planner tool makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks to owners, share files and images, chat about the project and get updates on progress in a visual atmosphere.

Julie House, Amaxra’s Sales Operations Associate, uses planner daily to stay organized. “I use planner because it gives me a visual of all my open, in progress and completed tasks. I am often working on multiple projects at the same time. This tool allows me to keep track of what I am expected to do as well as showing at a glance visibility into the tasks that I have delegated out.” Each plan has its own Board, and within each Board, each task is represented by a card that includes things such as due dates, attachments, categories, lists and conversations related to the action. The tool also gives a view option to keep your work across a team on track, showing overall progress versus individual progress. The tool is intuitive and extremely easy to use with easy navigation. “With the visibility of planner, my team is always on the same page. We all know what’s going on at any given time,” Julie explains.

To make things even greater, Planner is integrated with Office 365 connecting tools such as Outlook, groups, teams, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and OneNote. “One of my favorite features is that Planner integrates with my Outlook. I live in outlook, so not having to leave my most used tool, is a real-time saver. I can easily see my tasks and update them right from my inbox!” Julie shares. There is both a free and paid application add on for outlook that makes connecting the two tools seamless. Julie goes on to explain, “just thinking of the tool makes me excited. The things I have figured out I can do with Planner are endless. I feel so much more organized across my team and feel confident that my leadership team has clear visibility into what I am working on.”

Office 365 Planner is available for Office 365 customers. Microsoft performs multiple redundancies backups, virtually instantaneous recovery and HIPAA, FISMA, ISQ27001 and EU Model compliance to ensure your content is safe and secure.

Contact me at rosalyn.arntzen@amaxra.com or call 425 749 7471 if you have any questions or comments on this blog.

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Rosalyn Arntzen

Rosalyn Arntzen, President & CEO of Amaxra, founded Amaxra in 2007 after a successful career working for several multi-national companies around the world. Under her leadership, Amaxra is proud to have been on the Inc 500/5000 fastest growing companies in 2013 and 2016. You can contact Rosalyn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosalynarntzen.

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