How to Successfully Adopt Microsoft 365 Copilot in Your Organization
Microsoft’s new AI-powered productivity assistant, Microsoft 365 Copilot, promises to boost productivity by 30-80%. But simply turning it on won’t automatically deliver those gains. To fully realize Copilot’s benefits, organizations need a thoughtful adoption strategy. Here are the key steps:
Get IT Buy-In
Copilot can significantly improve IT productivity. But first, IT needs to understand Copilot’s long-term potential and support implementation. With IT’s knowledge of your systems, the rollout can align with business objectives. An IT ally will also help answer questions during adoption.
Move to the Cloud
Microsoft 365 Copilot requires Microsoft Azure. If you don’t already use Azure, migration planning is crucial. Moving to Azure enables Copilot access, boosts reliability and security, and may even reduce costs. It unlocks new agility and innovation.
Understand Licensing Needs
Microsoft currently requires a 300 license minimum purchase at $30/user/month. Each user also needs an M365 E3/E5 license. Review agreements to optimize and align licenses to roles that will benefit most. If renewal is soon, limit licenses to retain negotiation leverage.
Prioritize Data Governance
Copilot thrives on well-organized data. Controls and compliance are critical to maximize Copilot’s capabilities and prevent unauthorized access. Data privacy and security are crucial.
Drive User Adoption
User adoption and change management are key to realizing Copilot’s productivity gains. Guide users on workflows and processes to embrace its capabilities. Partnering with a change expert can accelerate results.
Leverage Experienced Guidance
An experienced implementation partner like BACS Consulting Group can help successfully adopt Copilot. BACS Consulting Group can guide you through a safe and efficient implementation, from licensing optimization to change management.
With the right strategy, Microsoft 365 Copilot can transform productivity. However, realization depends on thoughtful planning and execution. Follow these steps to enable Copilot to reach its full potential in your organization.