“There are so many versions of Office 365! Which one do I choose?”

When searching for Office 365, a lot of people aren’t aware of just how many variations of Office 365 licenses there are – for example, organizations can choose from Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, Enterprise E1, E3 or E5. But what are the differences, and how do you know which one is right for your organization?

To help you make the right decision, we have created an Office 365 Decision Tree. Read along to learn about the various versions of Office 365 and use our Office 365 Decision Tree to choose the right Office 365 license for your organization.

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Versions of Office 365

There are several versions of Office 365 available, and in a lot of cases, there are also packages and add-ons that you can include with your subscription. However, for the sake of this post, we’ll be focusing on the five most common versions that we recommend to our customers on a regular basis.

1. Business (Under 300 Users)

Office 365 Business Essentials

  • Applications included:
  • Services included: Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Office Online, Yammer.

Office 365 Business Premium

  • Applications included: Full versions of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Outlook Customer Manager, Bookings, MileIQ, Invoicing, Microsoft Listings.
  • Services included: Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Planner, StaffHub.

2. Enterprise (300+ Users)

Office 365 Enterprise E1

  • Applications included:
  • Services included: Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Office Online, Yammer, Planner, Delve, StaffHub.

Office Enterprise E3

  • Applications included: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access (PC Only).
  • Services included: Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Planner, eDiscovery, StaffHub.

Office Enterprise E5

  • Applications included: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access (PC Only).
  • Services included: Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Power BI, Power Apps, StaffHub, Sway, Planner, Cloud App Security, Phone System, Calling Plan, Advanced Data Governance, MyAnalytics, Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection.

So, what’s the right version for your organization? Follow the Office 365 Decision Tree below to decide which version is the right fit.

 

Which Office 365 License Is Right for My Organization? [Decision Tree]

It’s important to note that this Office 365 Decision Tree isn’t an exact science – every customer is different, and some customers require more customization than others. However, the below graphic will walk you through some basic questions to help you understand which version could suit your unique business needs.

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Click here to download the Office 365 Decision Tree.

Still confused? Talk to our Office 365 experts today!

 

Start Your Office 365 Journey with A Free Trial

If you still aren’t sure which version is the right one for your organization, talk to our Office 365 experts today. With our commitment to eliminating our customers’ “IT debt”, we’ll make sure you choose the right version of Office 365 for your specific business needs so that you’re getting the maximum ROI for your money.

If you want to try Office 365 out and see if it’s the right fit for your organization, take advantage of  Office 365 free trial! This offer allows you to try out up to 25 Enterprise E5 user licenses for free for 30 days. There’s no credit card required and no obligation after the trial ends, so you really can’t lose!

Want to see how other companies took advantage of Office 365? Watch this video case study of one of our customers! To see more of our case studies, click here.

 

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