If your business has its finger on the pulse of software productivity, you might have heard by now that Microsoft has made a few changes in their top-tier enterprise plan.
The new Office 365 E5 plan takes the place of the old E4 plan, with many of the same features, as well as several that are new. For anyone looking to find a package that crams as much productivity software and services as possible into a single package, Microsoft has certainly hit the nail on the head.
The E5 plan includes a gamut of new features that make it more worthwhile, however, and should not be dismissed right away. Note that these features come at an extra price for anyone on the lower plans.
- Advanced Threat Protection for secure attachments and URLs
- Cloud PBX (Private Branch Exchange) through Skype for Business
- PSTN Conferencing and Calling
- Fully integrated Delve Analytics
- Power BI Pro
The most powerful features of the E5 plan are the last two listed. Delve is a software that helps monitor the health and collaboration among groups of coworkers, clearly and beautifully displayed analysis of communications. Power BI Pro is a new tool to analyze your company’s data quickly and easily. Microsoft touts the possibilities,
“In less than five minutes you can start creating personalized dashboards and reports on your data using natural language and drag-and-drop gestures to find answers to your most important questions.”
If you have any questions or just want a bit more clarity on what this plan is all about, please contact us.