Microsoft has become the go-to company for reliable, powerful office software. The Office Suite has always included all of the tools that a business needs to work at the forefront of the business marketplace.
Ever since Microsoft launched Office 365 the purchasing, installation, and use of your office programs has never been easier. The Office 365 option for the Microsoft Office suite offers easy setup, constant support, and a streamlined connection between devices so your business can stay on its feet wherever you are.
Microsoft caters to people and businesses of all types. As a small business, though, you want to stay away from the “at-home” options and take a look at the Office 365 Business plans. These plans are built to suit your small business, and all have a limit of up to 300 users. Take a look at some of the features offered and decide which would suit your needs the best.
Office 365 Business Essentials: A simple starter for any business, the Business Essentials plan includes an e-mail service and online collaborative calendar tools, unlimited online meetings, messaging, and video conferencing, digital storytelling tools via Sharepoint, and 1TB of online storage.
The online-only Office suite and corporate social networking Are also included in this plan, all for around $5 per user per month ($60/year).
Office 365 Business: The Business plan also comes with the 1TB of cloud storage for you and your employees, however, does not include email, social networking, Sharepoint, or video conferencing. The Business plan is set up to focus on the full power of the Office Suite for productivity, which means that each user gets the entire suite of applications fully installed on up to 5 computers, 5 tablets and/or phones, and access to the online applications.
The Business plan costs around $8.25 per user per month ($99/year).
Office 365 Business Premium: With the Business Premium plan you get the best of both worlds. The Premium plan is a combination of all of the features previously mentioned, for just $12.50 per user per month ($150/year). If you want to have the full setup of everything you need to keep your small business productive AND connected, this may just be the plan for you.
The Business and Business Premium plans also offer a Free Trial period to take them for a spin.
If you are still not sure which is right for you, contact us and we can help figure out the solution to your suit your needs.