The Best Office 365 Subscription for Your SME

Whether you need teamwork collaboration, email and meeting tools, or simplifying daily business tasks, Office 365 provides an affordable subscription plan for any business of any size. We look at how you can get the most out of your Office 365 license.

The Essentials for Better Collaboration

If your small business needs efficient tools for online working and instant collaboration across remote teams, leverage immediate team messaging and easy workflow management with the Essential plan. It includes Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Exchange, Planner, and OneDrive for data storage and file sharing (1TB).

The plan provides access to the web and mobile versions of Office apps, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It means you have to upgrade to gain access to the desktop versions.

Best for: start-up online and web businesses with remote teams

The Business Plan for Core Operations

If your business is more likely to use Office tools for core operations than remote collaboration, the Business plan covers the familiar Office apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It also includes OneDrive for cloud storage and file sharing (1TB), although there is no hosted email subscription. If hosted email storage (up to 50GB) is essential aside from the Office app access, you will have to upgrade to the Business Premium package.

The Business plan is ideal if you have a small team where the licensing model per user/month is more cost-effective than the individual Office 2019 on-premises license. The added benefit of the hosted software is having up-to-date versions of the Office apps, which includes security updates and tech support management.

Best for: businesses that mainly use Office apps, cloud file storage and sharing

The All-in-One Office in the Cloud

If your company wants a hosted solution that has both collaborative tools and core applications, there is no other option but the Business Premium subscription. It offers some extra tools useful to run a small business from a single platform, including invoicing, appointment bookings, and simple customer management.

Again, the hosted plan may be more beneficial than the once-off licensing depending on the number of users and is a good option if you plan on scaling your business.

Best for: growing companies who need scalable and end-to-end office management

Office 365 integrates cloud, mobile, and social technology solutions to make your business more collaborative and productive. Click here to view our affordable licensing options. 

Contact Strategix to find out how migrating to Office 365 can benefit your organisation.