How does one make Office 365 adoption a reality?

Many users struggle to quickly identify the Business use case for Office 365, so how can one make Office 365 adoption a reality? Making Office 365 adoption a reality is a key mission for many organizations these days. There are good ideas and processes out there to plan and architect adoption for Office 365. Check out this good adoption guide for example…

But Office 365 adoption is not a mission in itself. The weight of all energy should be around productivity, not adoption. But.. one of the stepping stones of productivity is of course the actual user adoption itself. So in this blog we focus on that stepping stone. The title of this blogs zooms in on Office 365 adoption specifically, but in reality, the methodology applies to any application out there. From SAP, PeopleSoft Salesforce, Jira, Zendesk, Tableau Software, BOT, HR Reporting Tools, RSS Feeds or any other API based solution. But let’s zoom in on Office 365 for now.

Office 365 adoption Apps example

Office 365 adoption Apps example


So, how does one achieve Office 365 user adoption through the Hoozin solutions and methodologies?

By mixing O365 with other daily tasks of an end user we make the consumption more contextual to the business and less of an IT commodity service. It is this mixing with other business needs that makes the approach unique and efficient. Hoozin wants to avoid an approach of making O365 less ugly with templates only. By design, Hoozin avoids an IT centric approach, but focusses more on end user behavior.

Example of Office 365 adoption dashboard

Example of Office 365 adoption dashboard


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Hoozin helps organizations with O365 adoption by targeting content AND applications to the right user at the right time. When and what depends on each individual users behavior and role in the organization. Of course, users can access this from any device and any browser as the Hoozin UI is fully web responsive. The mobile strategy is part of the key pillars of IT adoption these days.

How does it work?

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are the key enabler for the Hoozin Digital Workplace – they are the glue that ties data together. APIs are an integral part of an entirely new way of approaching business problems and technology solutions. Since the world of API’s is like the wild west, Hoozin had to come up with a more standardized approach to connect the organizational applications into one high design landing page of the Hoozin Digital Workplace. The Hoozin Widget builder is the perfect technology to quickly integrate any application you may have out there. The Widget Builder allows fast development and deployment of the Hoozin Digital Workplace. It covers all key areas as design, size, content, API calling and security. Every Hoozin integrated widget has a predefined set up. Users no longer need to search and discover. They simply get what they need, fully targeted. Think of it as Google AdWords for the modern work place. Promote to the right user the right O365 asset, expressed as widgets. By suggesting O365 widgets in areas that are linked to the interest of the user, you can achieve high rates of adoption. Hoozin is an Azure-based platform that allows Intranet, collaboration and widget building. Designing and building landing pages that appeal to end users with the right O365 widget (or any other App for that matter) is the key to success. Email, Calendar, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive and others can be targeted to the right users.

Hoozin Widget Builder

Hoozin Widget Builder


‘Advertising’ applications and new Business processes on the landing pages and making them appear based on profile or job title is the new way of deploying applications. This applies to Office 365 adoption strategy. Business users want Office 365 to be contextualized, based on their job title, and delivered when they need it. We need to accept that deploying Office 365 is a technical process, as well as a communication process.


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