Just as many businesses rely on hosted Exchange for their various productivity needs, others rely on it to maintain their bottom lines. For most hosted Exchange sellers, Microsoft’s mail server software has represented a cash cow in terms of profitability for the past few years. As a result, there is a constant effort to stay one step ahead of the competition by offering clients the upgrades they need to enjoy the features and flexible environments they desire.
Nevertheless, the winds may be shifting when it comes to hosted Exchange. A growing number of businesses are becoming more interested in the productivity features being offered in Office 365. Sooner or later, businesses will have to adapt to this new reality or be left behind. Joining forces with a trusted Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) can offer companies a way to sell Office 365 without being immediately burdened with overhead costs.
The following explains why upgrading Exchange seats to Office 365 with the help of a CSP is a smart move for businesses.
Instead of spending hours migrating customers from an Exchange Server platform, companies can leave the migration process to their trusted cloud provider. Many providers offer this service for businesses migrating to Office 365 at little to no charge. These providers often have the necessary experience and expertise to ensure a swift transition with no downtime or data loss, making it an excellent value for businesses.
Better Selling Terms
With the CSP program, businesses interested in reselling Office 365 can forgo the usual middlemen and take a direct approach to the customer relationship. Businesses are free to set their own prices, bill customers directly, and combine existing value-added services with those on offer with Microsoft and the CSP.
Improved Support Access
Partnering with a CSP also opens the door to expanded support options. With the help of a CSP, businesses can gain direct access to Microsoft’s top-level support channels. The end result is a faster response to urgent requests along with valuable feedback.
Better Access to Additional Services
Many CSP partners offer an expanded portfolio of services under one roof, giving businesses the services and tools they need without requiring multiple providers. Businesses can also gain access to a broad range of training, sales, and marketing materials.
With more clients looking to move away from hosted Exchange, businesses should take a closer look at upgrading to Office 365 at the earliest opportunity. Contact us at eXemplify and speak to one of our seasoned consultants today.