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Office 365 License Comparison

With a range of plans for small, medium and enterprise businesses; identifying the plan (or plans) that are right for your organisation can be challenging. This Office 365 license comparison will overview the Business and Enterprise plans available from Microsoft to help you make the right choices for your organisation.

Within the Office 365 plans targeted at businesses there are two plan types:

  1. Office 365 Business
    • Maximum number of users: 300
  1. Office 365 Enterprise
    • No ceiling on the number of users

Office 365 Business

There are three Office 365 Business plans:

Plan Per Month (ex-GST) Per Annum (ex-GST)
Office 365 Business $12.00 $144.00
Office 365 Business Essentials $6.90 $82.80
Office 365 Business Premium $17.20 $206.40

Note: For each user/mailbox in the plan the commitment is now annual, so the monthly rates shown above are for budgeting / comparison purposes only. The ‘Per Annum’ figure is the actual cost and commitment.

The main differences between the three plans are:

  1. The Office 365 Business plan does not include access to Microsoft Exchange (i.e. business e-mail) and as a result for the majority of organisations this plan is not useful and so won’t be considered further here.
  2. The key difference between Office 365 Business Essentials and Office 365 Business Premium is that Business Premium includes both the following desktop applications and the Web versions:
    • Outlook
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher (desktop application only)
    • Access (desktop application only)
  3. While Business Essentials only includes the Web versions (and there is no Web version of Access or Publisher)

So many organisations use a combination of Business Essentials and Business Premium depending on the needs of their user’s and their budget.

For a detailed comparison of Business Essentials and Business Premium plans click here

Office 365 Enterprise

There are four Office 365 Enterprise plans:

Plan Per Month (ex-GST) Per Annum (ex-GST)
Office 365 ProPlus $17.40 $208.80
Office 365 Enterprise E1 $11.00 $132.00
Office 365 Enterprise E3 $29.00 $348.00
Office 365 Enterprise E5 $50.70 $608.40

The main differences between the four plans are:

  1. Like the Office 365 Business plan, Office 365 ProPlus does not include access to Microsoft Exchange (i.e. business e-mail) and as a result is not a useful plan for the majority of organisations. This plan won’t be discussed further here.
  2. Office 365 Enterprise E1 is similar to Office 365 Business Essentials, in that it only includes the Web versions of: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The size of the user mailbox is 50GB
  3. Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5 are similar to Office 365 Business Premium, in that they also include the desktop applications:
    • Outlook
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher (desktop application only)
    • Access (desktop application only)
  4. However in contrast to the Enterprise E1 and Office 365 Business Premium plans, both E3 and E5 provide a user mailbox of 100GB.
  5. The Enterprise E3 and E5 plans also provide additional “back office” services

For a detailed comparison of the Office 365 Enterprise plans click here

Still have questions about which Office 365 plan (or plans) is right for your organisation? Contact ZEN today for assistance

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Comparison of Office 365 Enterprise Plans

Comparison of Office 365 Enterprise Plans

Plan Office 365 Enterprise E1 Office 365 Enterprise E3 Office 365 Enterprise E5
Per user / per month (ex-GST) $11.00 $29.00 $50.70
Per user / Annual commitment (ex-GST) $132.00 $348.00 $608.40
Services included: Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Stream
Additional Services: Power BI Pro
E-mail hosting with 50GB mailbox and custom e-mail domain address
E-mail hosting with 100GB mailbox and custom e-mail domain address
Desktop versions of Office applications on PC or Mac: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint (plus Access and Publisher for PC only)
OneNote
Web versions of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
One license covers fully-installed Office apps on 5 phones, 5 tablets and 5 PC’s or Mac’s per user
File storage and sharing with 1TB of OneDrive storage
Unlimited personal cloud storage
Company-wide intranet and team sites with SharePoint
Online meetings and video conferencing for up to 250 people
Host meetings for up to 10,000 people with Skype Meeting Broadcast or Microsoft Teams live events
Hub for teamwork to connect your teams with Microsoft Teams
Collaborate across departments and locations with Yammer
Manual retention and deletion policies and manual classifications
Manage tasks and teamwork with Microsoft Planner
Search and discovery with Delve
eDiscovery with in-place search, hold and export
Advanced eDiscovery with in-place search, hold, export and analytics
Guard your mailbox against malicious links and attachments with Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection
Control how Support accesses your mailbox with Customer Lockbox
Auto classification, smart import and more with Advanced Data Governance
Asses risk and gain insight into potential threats with Office 365 Cloud App Security
Advanced personal and organisational analytics with MyAnalytics and Power BI Pro
Make, receive and transfer calls across a wide range of devices with Phone System
Make domestic or international calls from current or new phone numbers with add-on Calling Plan
Create meetings with a dial-in number that attendees can join by telephone with Audio Conferencing
Maximum number of users Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
24/7 phone and Web support
Licensed for commercial use

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Comparison of Office 365 Business Plans

Comparison of Office 365 Business Plans

Plan Office 365 Business Essentials Office 365 Business Premium
Per user / per month (ex-GST) $6.90 $17.20
Per user / Annual commitment (ex-GST) $82.80 $206.40
Services included: Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams  
E-mail hosting with 50GB mailbox and custom e-mail domain address    
Desktop versions of Office applications on PC or Mac: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint (plus Access and Publisher for PC only)  
OneNote    
Web versions of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint    
One license covers fully-installed Office apps on 5 phones, 5 tablets and 5 PC’s or Mac’s per user  
File storage and sharing with 1TB of OneDrive storage    
Company-wide intranet and team sites with SharePoint    
Online meetings and video conferencing for up to 250 people    
Hub for teamwork to connect your teams with Microsoft Teams    
Manage customer relationships with Outlook Customer Manager  
Manage your business better with Microsoft Bookings  
Manage tasks and teamwork with Microsoft Planner    
Maximum number of users 300 300
24/7 phone and Web support    
Licensed for commercial use    

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