Microsoft Modern Business Solutions

Top 10 Benefits of Microsoft Office 365 for your Medium and Small Businesses!

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Are you a Small , Medium and Mid market business owner and do not want to invest so much in technology like the big enterprises in the financial services, Manaufacturing and oil & Gas Industries but need same business applications to do business in Nigeria on a 99.9% secured platform?

Scimitar Global Services Limited ( SGSL) in partnership with Microsoft Nigeria if offering you Microsoft® Office 365 for small businesses. This is an easy-to-use set of web-enabled tools that let you access your email, important documents, contacts, and calendar from almost anywhere and any device—including PCs, Macintosh computers, iPhones, Android phones, and BlackBerry smartphones. Designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of small businesses, Office 365 lets you choose which tools to use.

Scimitar Global Services Limited (SGSL) in partnership with Microsoft is offering flexible payment plans for Office 365 no matter the plan you choose. Contact us for  a best fit analysis for your business. I will outline below the 10 benefits Office 365 offers business.

It works seamlessly with the programs you already know and use, includingMSOffice365ProPlus

  • Microsoft Outlook®,
  • Microsoft Word,
  • Microsoft Excel®,
  • Microsoft PowerPoint®.

It’s easy to try and also simple to learn, and it works with your existing hardware.

Office 365 also offers improved collaboration capabilities, including a password-protected portal to share large, hard-to-email files both inside and outside of your organization. Powerful security features from Microsoft help protect your data, and when the service is released for general availability, it will be backed with a 99.9-percent up-time guarantee.

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Here are the top 10 benefits of Microsoft Office 365 Business Application: 

  1. Anytime, Anywhere AccessOffice 365 provides web-enabled access to email, important documents, contacts, and calendar on almost any device—including PCs, Macintosh computers, iPhones, Android phones, and BlackBerry smartphones. header_social_homeIt frees you to work where and when you choose, letting you respond to important requests right away, from almost any location. With the ability to access email and documents from your mobile device, you don’t need to hurry to the office or look for a WIFI hot spot. And if you’re traveling without access to Microsoft Office, Office 365 helps you view and edit documents from the most popular web browsers on PCs and Macintosh computers. Take control of when and where you work with Office 365.

    Professional Face for Your Business
    Using professional services like Office 365 tells potential customers that you’re serious about business. For example, you can impress your prospects by inviting them to a collaborative online meeting where you can review your latest proposal. With these state-of-the-art but easy-to-use collaboration, mail, and messaging services, you can set yourself apart from organizations that use free or ad-supported services. A custom domain name further enhances your branding, and Office 365 includes design tools to easily create a professional, public-facing website in minutes.

  2. Easily Communicate and Collaborate Inside and Outside Your Organization
    With Office 365, you can create a password-protected portal to share large, hard-to-email files both inside and outside of your organization, giving you a single location to find the latest versions of files or documents, no matter how many people are working on them. Send instant messages to colleagues and customers and invite them to participate in online meetings where you can review documents or take control of a desktop.
  3. Simple to Learn, Straightforward to Use
    Office 365 is easy to try, simple to learn, and straightforward to use. You don’t need to learn new software, install complicated systems, or learn new jargon. In just a few minutes, you can create a trial account and see how easily your business can be “in the cloud” with benefits usually found only in larger organizations.
  4. Email, Collaboration, and Online Meeting Solutions
    Microsoft has years of experience delivering scalable, secure online solutions. Enhance your Office experience with Office 365 features like a 25-gigabyte (GB) mailbox that accommodates attachments up to 25 megabytes (MB), calendaring, contacts, online meetings, instant messaging, document collaboration, and more. With Office 365, you can take advantage of these easy-to-use solutions and advanced features at a small-business price.
  5. Safety and Security
    Security is priority at Microsoft data centers. With Office 365, you can use the same systems used by Microsoft and other enterprises worldwide to help protect email, documents, and networks. These systems scan your messages and documents for spam and malicious software (also called malware) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Microsoft data centers help safeguard your data and are certified to meet several industry-standard certifications, including the ISO 27001 certification and the EU Safe Harbor seal.
  6. Seamless Coordination with the Tools You Already Know
    Office 365 works seamlessly with the programs you already know and use, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These tools provide the same great features you rely on as well as powerful capabilities in Office 365. With Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office Professional Plus, you can see if others are editing the document you’re using, synchronize documents with your desktop, broadcast PowerPoint presentations, and check documents in and out of your online document library. These and other features are automatically enabled when you use Office 2010 and Office Professional Plus with Office 365.
  7. No Requirement for Advanced IT Knowledge
    Office 365 administration is designed for organizations without IT staff, so you can easily set up and use the features, helping you focus on your business rather than on learning menus and technical lingo. Perform administrative tasks using an intuitive, web-based portal that is accessible only to people you designate. The online portal provides step-by-step instructions on how to add users and set up your account so your employees can quickly start using Office 365.
  8. 99.9-Percent Availability, Money-Back Guarantee
    Office 365 helps safeguard your data with enterprise-grade reliability, disaster recovery capabilities, data centers in multiple locations, and a strict privacy policy. The Microsoft data centers that deliver Office 365 are designed with redundant networks, power systems, servers, and continuous monitoring. These and other high availability safeguards provide the basis for the 99.9-percent uptime, money-back guarantee that are included with the service after the release for general availability.
  9. Flexibility for Your Business
    With Office 365, you get pay-as-you-go pricing options that give you predictability and flexibility for your business. Office 365 also offers great flexibility by allowing you to easily provide users with only the services they need, cost-effectively adding value to your business.

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Uncategorized, Video Engagements and Conferencing Solution

Video Banking : The next chapter in Bank’s digital transformation! Ain’t we lagging behind as usual?

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In Q1 2016, Efma, a not-for-profit association of 3,300 retail financial services companies in more than 130 countries, and Vidyo, a leading visual collaboration provider Vidyo conducted a series of Think Tank meetings to understand the role that video banking plays in the digital transformation of banks. Sixty-three banking professionals from 24 countries participated in the meetings.
Additional quantitative data was collected regarding attitudes toward video banking via an online survey that was conducted in Q1 2016.Respondents included 136 bankers from 52 countries. This report consolidates the outcomes of these two activities and integrates primary information gathered from Vidyo’s experience in implementing video banking systems with banks around the globe.

The results of our survey strongly suggest that video bank solutions would be a welcome addition to existing options, with 93 percent of survey participants responding that they felt video banking would have a “Positive” or “Strongly Positive” impact on customer satisfaction.

This indication of consumer enthusiasm and high level of interest in video banking makes perfect sense considering how today’s free video conferencing apps such as Google Hangouts, Skype and Facetime are being embraced by the general public as a trusted and effective means of communication. The time is now for the widespread adoption of video banking…..” culled from a publication from Vidyo and Efma.

Bringing it back home they also stated that  “When customers and bank staff engage in banking transactions or consultations through remote video collaboration sessions, there seems to be an obvious solution as it offers more convenience to customers, since they can make their transactions from the comfort of their homes instead of traveling to the bank.

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A choice not available for non-resident Nigerians and like they rightly pointed based on the trends and adoption , the time is now! Providing live online video interaction to your customers enriches the customer journey and builds trust and brand loyalty. Using the VidyoWorks API’s and contact center reference design, We can video enable your high value client services in as little as a few weeks, without in-house video technology expertise. Ease of use and convenience flatten the adoption curve.
Employees are quickly proficient and there’s no intimidation factor for clients to interact over video. They simply click, join and have highly personal and effective interactions with your organization’s customer care professionals.

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Video banking enables new and valuable engagement opportunities, such as the ability to include people who would not be able to attend in-person meetings, like remote subject matter experts or customer family members.

Verifiable Banking references according to the publication by Vidyo:  put Video Banking as the next best thing in Banking. Please read on:

“One successful early adopter of online video banking is IndusInd Bank, one of the fastest growing next-generation private sector banks in India. Induslnd launched their Video Branch service in June 2014, and made it available to their customers via desktop and mobile devices.
IndusInd Bank customers are now able to connect with their branch manager, relationship manager or with a centralized video branch executive. Patrons of the bank who are not residents of India are also able to experience this personalized video banking service from outside the country.

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“Our Video Branch ‘face-to-face’ online banking customer service, powered by Vidyo, is the next frontier of banking and brings our branch managers and centralized banking services closer to our customers with highly personal interaction. VidyoWorksTM is the only solution that could deliver on the promise of high quality connectivity from any location, on any device over any network and we are pleased to offer this very high-quality, easy to use service to our customers.”…….. Romesh Sobt (Managing Director and CEO,IndusInd Bank).

The offering encompasses all banking services that had previously been only available via IndusInd Bank Phone Banking. Additionally, Bank customers can choose to make other kinds of financial transactions such as opting for fixed deposits or recurring deposits, or transferring funds through NEFT and RTGS.
The Induslnd Bank launch was supported by an extensive nationwide advertising campaign and the new service is now positioned as a key innovation, creating a competitive advantage for the bank. Since the launch, IndusInd had seen a
massive ramp-up of the service and by mid-2015 the system was supporting 1,000 daily video calls and experiencing higher than 65 percent repeat usage.

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Also see the extract on another Video banking reference : “Barclays Bank. To provide a new, secure, video-based service so that their customers could engage in banking activities wherever and whenever, Barclays Retail Bank launched its Video Anywhere service in the U.K. in December 2014. Today, in addition to the availability of bank representatives in a growing number of Barclays branches, the 24/7 service offers customers to speak to a video banker that can be accessed via smartphone, tablet or computer at a time and place convenient to them. At Barclays, video banking has become a powerful tool in deepening relationships with Clients and Customer; allowing multiple video bankers to be in one place enabling quick and easy sharing of best practice whilst also providing workforce flexibility without the constraints of the traditional Retail Network operating times.
The Barclays Video Anywhere service, initially offered only to Barclays Premier customers, will soon be available to the broader Barclays customer base. The phased roll out over the next 6 months targeting specific customer profiles such as frequent retail network users, digitally savvy but nervous adopters and
customers with accessibility requirements”.

Simon Separghan, Director of Global Contact Centres & Omni Channels of Barclays Retail Bank was also quoted in this report that “Customers continue to demand human touch and empathy and there is significant benefit to provide not only a voice, but a face of Barclays. The majority of our customers who experienced video banking now demand that their future servicing activity takes place via a video interaction. And If I take a like-for-like servicing request via traditional telephony vs. video banking, the NPS is almost double. It has incredible value for us as an organization.”

Scimitar Global Services Limited (SGSL) in partnership with Vidyo and Granteq is offering  Video Banking solution to Banks in Nigeria and all players in the financial services industry to leverage this technology to add a face to face interaction in addition to the existing channels to maintain customer loyalty, trust and satisfaction which all assures revenue.  So feel free to contact us immediately for a demo and next steps. Our Business consultants will be very glad to come and and show the benefits of Video engagement in Banking. We strongly believe that adding video will reduce fraud.

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Call Center Solutions, Contact Center Solutions, Entrepreneurship, Microsoft Modern Business Solutions, Queue management, Small Business, Training , Development and Empowerment, Video Engagements and Conferencing Solution

Who we are and Why we are here!

Hi, my name is Chinedum Amachi , I am the MD/CEO of Scimitar Global Services Limited (SGSL).  I am a business solutions professional with over 12 years experience across Telecoms, ICT, BPO and engineering fields. wd.jpg I have worked with and led teams in accomplishing milestones in demanding environments.

Scimitar Global Services Limited (SGSL) was birth in December 2013 as one of the vessels to our treasure Island and we just set sail. Our voyage started officially in January  2016,  while I was in paid employment and by January 2017, I decided to go fully to grow the business to full potential. A decision i should have taken by January 2016.

Why am I here? Simply put, “To share value adding contets of our modern business solution to you”. So this is one of my “P” mixes; a channel to connect you with value adding contents on our modern business solutions for your business.

So I will be sharing best fit and value adding contents from SGSL about leveraging technology for your business as designed by our OEM partners. OEM actually stands for Original Equipment Manufacturers, the owners of the software application we carry.  I am hoping that you will see some value solutions that matches your pain points  and you will contact SGSL for scoping, implementation and support at it were.

Here are our value adding solutions to your business:

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Contact Center Solution  (for Inquiries, complains management and Telemarketing)

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Video Engagement Solution (conferencing, Online meeting , Diaspora support)

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SmartMessaging Omni-marketing Platform ( SMS, email, Chat, social media)

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Queue Management Solution

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Automated Transport Management Solutions (No 1 Online Bus Booking automation)

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As your systems Integrator and modern business solutions partner, i promise to provide you with technology driven solutions to improve your sales revenue and customer loyalty to your business and sector.  our model of engagement will give you more time to focus on your core business; facing other pressing needs for your satisfaction while we support you.

Our team of professionals (both local and foreign) are trained to look at the entire business and to design solutions that are specifically suited to your unique business needs within our technology and solutions space.

As the captain, my responsibilities are to launch, grow and support the SGSL brand, build business strategies and relationships with strategic direction, performance and sustainable development to maximize revenue generation for SGSL, our technology partners and you our customers.

Our vision is to be your to go-to partner for Microsoft Business Solutions and Contact Center applications. Contact us today : info@scimitarglobalserviceslimited.com

 

For personnel development and training, please fee free to invite me for your strategic Sales and Marketing development sessions. nasme 1I am available for training services for your  sales,  marketing and customer service teams both at management and shop floor levels.

Values proposition in our training engagement are :

  • lead generation and Client relationship in sales and  marketing,
  • Corporate affairs and Administrative functions across target markets and businesses
  • Strategy development and management
  • Corporate Sales
  • Key account management
  • Customer relations and retention management
  • Problem solving strategy

I am a call away. Just dial 08035510280 or send a mail to info@scimitarglobalserviceslimited.com

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