Is Office Software Enough These Days?

Ahmad El Chayati
May 30, 2023

The way we work is quickly changing.

So you might be asking yourself: Is Office software enough these days?

You’re in the right place. Today, we’ll look at how you can effectively utilize the right technology for your company. (Hint: You need more than Office!)

How Business Communication Has Evolved


What we need to realize is that jobs never actually change. Instead, it’s how we do them that changes.

An excellent example of this is how things are documented in companies.

Verified information has been the basis of business since the early ages – contracts, minutes of meetings, and other documents. Unlike a normal, casual conversation, words are always recorded in one way or another in the corporate world.

One of the earliest examples of business documentation was discovered just this year. It was a customer complaint document that dated back more than 4000 years, meticulously carved into a stone tablet which must have taken hours and hours of work.

You can imagine how tedious that process must have been.

Fortunately, paper and ink made such corporate documentation much more comfortable. Typewriters and computers made business documentation much faster.

Ultimately, word processing software helped us make documents more accurate, presentable, and accessible. Since they came out, word processing tools, presentation applications, and digital spreadsheets became core to business productivity.

Companies began competing in creating software that would log and present data in a better way. The office was, as you know, the top suite of products on the market. Companies that produced office applications managed to generate billions annually from selling them.

It was only a few years ago when companies used to send all employees to Office training. Those employees who were more competent in Office had a clear edge over others. Companies believed that the only way to communicate was by using Office tools.

But this all changed when, in recent years, many web applications were introduced to the market, and information started flowing without the use of Office tools.

These applications began facilitating the presentation of communication, as well as automating processes. Companies started racing to automate processes and workflows as they became a measure of a business’s creativity.

And then came the smartphones. Smartphones further changed the data communication scene. Daily, massive transfers of data are managed through thousands of different mobile applications, and each one is specialized in doing a specific job.

For example, WhatsApp is an application many companies use today to communicate internally and externally. That’s just one example of the numerous applications businesses use.

In short, just a decade ago, the vast majority of information was being exchanged through Office tools. Today? A fraction of this data is being communicated through the Office. This number, whatever it is, will continue to dwindle over the years until it reaches zero.

This leads us to the question:

Is Office software enough these days?

That’s what we’ll look at next. 

Your Organization Needs More Than Office To Stay Productive And Competitive

The office was a productivity tool for decades, yes. But now, in less than ten years, the way we are doing our jobs has changed (and is changing) swiftly. Companies now need more than Office to work efficiently and productively.

Your organization needs a mobile ecosystem to remain relevant. These mobile applications should address the new nature of jobs and the challenges that arise due to rapid changes in circumstances.

What do I mean by that?

It will become difficult for companies to survive, and thrive, without finding technologies to help them execute the job here below:  

  • Team alignment
  • Competency building
  • Strategy & Performance
  • Business automation
  • Opportunity management
  • Initiative and project management
  • Cash and profitability management
  • Business intelligence reporting
  • Artificial intelligence as consultants

These technologies should be mobile, as that has proven to be the preference and the best way to communicate effectively with most employees.

The best part?

These applications need to be extremely easy to set up (plug and play) and even easier to use.

Plus, artificial intelligence should be working in the background to do whatever remains and to help improve your systems. These tools will be a new way to collect and transform data.

But how do you implement this in your organization?

The Best Way To Use New Applications In Your Business

The above jobs will not change, but the tools to execute these jobs will continue to evolve very quickly. The days of having a suite of applications that will serve organizations for a decade and more are over. 

Continuous change is a must. You probably will need to update your processes regularly.

And for this reason, we recommend hiring technology tools rather than buying them. Do not be afraid to change the technology, but make sure you are also utilizing the new technology’s ‘operator’ who will ensure you are using the latest tools efficiently and effectively.

That’s the best way to ensure that your company stays relevant and productive.

Remember the quote by scientist Carl Sagan, “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” Don’t go extinct with Office – find exceptional software to help you survive the technology evolution.

Want To Implement This Today?

Is Office software enough?

No, and now you know why.

Over to you:

Are you ready to change and improve your organization's productivity?

StemeXe is the number one organization that provides a complete solution that will digitally transform your organization with low cost and significantly high returns. We offer the modules, applications, and processes to ensure achieving the desired results for the jobs mentioned above.

Are You Ready To Get Started With Your Digital Transformation?

There you have it. That’s the simple process of increasing your team’s productivity.

As you can see, you don’t need digital transformation consulting services that cost you both money and time.

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