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Quickly create compelling financial deliverables

Foster real-time contributions among partners and cross-functional teams to produce the best possible deliverables in the shortest timeframe.

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Centralize team collaboration

Collaborate and communicate efficiently as a team to review expense reports and budgets, allocate capital resources, and more through a dedicated Office 365 group. Office 365 Groups is a feature developed with collaboration in mind. A group includes a shared workspace for email, conversations, files, and calendar events so group members can communicate, collaborate, and quickly get things done.

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Share a central document library

By using your Office 365 group's shared document library in SharePoint, you can expedite deliverable review cycles by tracking contributions and feedback on the same file. When you create a file or folder in the group’s Documents library, it is automatically shared with all members of the group. If you add members to the group, they also automatically get access to the files.

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Finalize the deliverable with your colleagues in real time

When you're ready to finalize the deliverable, seek collective agreement from your team members in real time by using coauthoring in Office 365 apps. Because the file is already saved to the cloud in your group's SharePoint document library, everyone can work in the document with you at the same time. By saving the document to the cloud, you and your colleagues are all working off the same copy, and can see each other's changes as soon as they're made.

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Create data visualizations to bring financial analysis to life

Financial data can be complex, but you can make it more compelling and easier to consume by presenting it with infographics, such as waterfalls, bubble charts, 3D maps, or sparklines in Excel. You can also transfer the data from Excel into Power BI and display it in interactive dashboards, so that financial analysists can easily view and understand your findings.

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Case Studies

Consulting firm’s field and office workers meet in cloud to speed report production


D7 Consulting wanted to tighten communication among its field, office, and customers. Several workers began using the beta version of Microsoft Office 365 to store documents in the cloud, access and edit documents simultaneously from anywhere, and communicate via instant messaging and videoconferencing. They’ve shown that, with Office 365, the firm can streamline report creation, be more responsive to customers, and reduce technology worries.

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