Copilot for 365: A New Wave in Work Efficiency

With the launch of Copilot for 365 by Microsoft, business leaders are faced with a key decision, will generative AI really transform my business? What value will it bring and what impact will it have on productivity?

What is Copilot for 365?

Copilot is an AI tool and productivity assistant integrated within Microsoft 365 applications and Bing. It helps with creating content, editing and workflow automation. 

Key findings from early adopters 
The early data shows that the productivity gains are real. Microsoft conducted research using a combination of surveys and experiments to deeply understand how Copilot is transforming their workplace. Early users don’t want to go back to working without it: 77% said they don’t want to give it up.  

Productivity Gains

Impact on Daily Tasks
(Meetings, Emails, Drafts)

Role Specific Opportunities

71% said they saved time on mundane tasks.

68% said Copilot improved the quality of their work.

86% said Copilot made it easier to catch up on what they missed.

Copilot users were 29% faster doing a series of three tasks.

Emails written with Copilot 18% more clear and 19% more concise.

Copilot users were 27% faster when compiling information from multiple sources.

Copilot for Sales users reported saving 90 minutes a week.

Agents with Copilot had a 12% reduction in time spent resolving a case with Copilot in Dynamics 365 Customer Service.


Beyond efficiency, Copilot for 365 enhances output quality. Almost 70% of users reported the tool’s ability to enhance their job’s quality, freeing them from unnecessary stress and helping them focus on ideation and strategizing.

By automating simple tasks and offering intelligent suggestions and corrections, Copilot for 365 ensures that employees’ time is dedicated to tasks that require more creativity and strategic thinking. The engagement this tool ushers in results in job satisfaction and higher productivity.

Is it suitable for Remote Work?

Moreover, Copilot for 365 offers practical solutions for remote working environments. In the post-pandemic world, where remote work is the new normal, Copilot for 365, with its competency in automation and proactive support, can make work from home more manageable and efficient. This translates to a seamless transition to remote work structures, allowing flexibility whilst maintaining productivity.

Conclusively, Copilot presents practical opportunities for the workplace ecosystem. While it is continuing to evolve and advance technologically, it’s shedding light on how generative AI can contribute to higher productivity in and out of the workplace. As we move into the future, embracing AI-enhanced tools like Copilot is not just an option; it’s becoming a necessity to ensure the optimal blend of creativity and efficiency.

Contact the Starboard IT team to schedule a Copilot Readiness Assessment and learn more about licensing costs.
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