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Office 365 Comparison – the most comprehensive service plan you need

When it comes to choosing an Office 365 plan, it may seem a little confusing. Literally, there are multiple options, tons of details and the features look similar for most. To help you choose the business tools you need and make the correct choices, we’ve created a table below to list out the details of each plan structurally and their comparisons.

Office 365 – Business Plans
Office 365 Business Essentials Office 365 Business Office 365 Business Premium
Who Its For Businesses that don’t need desktop version of Outlook or Office applications, but need business email and other business services. Business that need Office applications, cloud file-storage and sharing, but don’t need Business email. Business that need Office applications, cloud services, Business email and other business services. (*Microsoft Bookings is included)
Monthly Plan available
User maximum 300 users 300 users 300 users
Office applications

Full, installed desktop version office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, *Access)

*Access (PC only)

N/A  

Office on tablets and phones on up to 5 tablets and 5 phones N/A  ✔  ✔
Online version of office including Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint  ✔  ✔  ✔
OneDrive

File storage and sharing with 1 TB storage / user

Sway

Professional digital storytelling tools to create interactive reports, presentations and more

Exchange

Business class email, calendar and contacts with custom email domain address, 50GB inbox per user and send attachments up to 150MB

N/A
Skype for Business

Unlimited online meetings with up to 250 people, IM and HD video conferencing. Includes Skype for Business app, Lync app

N/A
SharePoint

Intranet site for your teams with customizable security settings

  ✔ N/A  ✔
Microsoft Teams

chat-based workspace

 ✔ N/A
Microsoft Planner

to manage tasks and teamwork

N/A
Microsoft StaffHub

Manage schedules and daily staff work tasks

N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft Steam

To create, manage and share videos securely

N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft Flow

Build coding-free automated workflows

 ✔ N/A
PowerApps

Develop coding-free custom web and mobile apps

 ✔ N/A
Yammer

Corporate social network to help employees collaborate across departments and locations

 ✔ N/A
Power BI Pro

to publish reports, share dashboards, collaborating with colleagues in workspaces and engage in other related activities

N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft Bookings

provide online options for your customers to schedule appointments

N/A N/A
Personalized search

Discovery across Office 365 using the Office Graph

N/A
FastTrack deployment support with purchase of 50+ seats at no extra cost
24/7 Microsoft support on phone and web
Self-service business intelligence to discover, analyse and visualize data in Excel N/A N/A N/A
Enterprise management of apps with Group Policy, Telemetry, Shared Computer Activation N/A N/A N/A
Compliance and Information Protection

Including Legal Hold, Rights Management and Data Loss Prevention for email and files

N/A N/A N/A
Advanced compliance tools

eDiscovery Center tools to support compliance

N/A N/A N/A
Office 365 – Enterprise Plans
Office 365 Enterprise E1 Office 365 ProPlus Office 365 Enterprise E3
Who Its For Businesses that don’t need desktop versions of Outlook or Office applications but require most of the business services Businesses that need Office applications, cloud file-storage and basic business intelligence tools, but don’t need Business email. Businesses that need more advanced support on BI, compliance, security, cloud file-storage and enterprise management tools.
Monthly Plan available Annual commitment only Annual commitment only Annual commitment only
User maximum Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Office applications

Full, installed desktop version office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, *Access)

*Access (PC only)

N/A  

Office on tablets and phones on up to 5 tablets and 5 phones N/A  ✔  ✔
Online version of office including Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint  ✔  ✔  ✔

OneDrive

File storage and sharing with 1 TB storage / user

(Unlimited storage)

Sway

Professional digital storytelling tools to create interactive reports, presentations and more

 

Exchange

Business class email, calendar and contacts with custom email domain address, 50GB inbox per user and send attachments up to 150MB

N/A

Skype for Business

Unlimited online meetings with up to 250 people, IM and HD video conferencing. Includes Skype for Business app, Lync app

N/A

(Skype for Business client available for PC and Mac; for Business service not included.)

 

SharePoint

Intranet site for your teams with customizable security settings

  ✔ N/A  ✔

Microsoft Teams

chat-based workspace

 

 ✔ N/A

Microsoft Planner

to manage tasks and teamwork

Microsoft StaffHub

Manage schedules and daily staff work tasks

N/A

Microsoft Steam

To create, manage and share videos securely

N/A

Microsoft Flow

Build coding-free automated workflows

 ✔ N/A

PowerApps

Develop coding-free custom web and mobile apps

 

 ✔ N/A

 Yammer

Corporate social network to help employees collaborate across departments and locations

 ✔ N/A

Power BI Pro

to publish reports, share dashboards, collaborating with colleagues in workspaces and engage in other related activities

N/A N/A

Microsoft Bookings

provide online options for your customers to schedule appointments

N/A N/A N/A

Personalized search

Discovery across Office 365 using the Office Graph

N/A
FastTrack deployment support with purchase of 50+ seats at no extra cost
24/7 Microsoft support on phone and web
Self-service business intelligence to discover, analyse and visualize data in Excel N/A
Enterprise management of apps with Group Policy, Telemetry, Shared Computer Activation N/A N/A

Compliance and Information Protection

Including Legal Hold, Rights Management and Data Loss Prevention for email and files

N/A N/A  ✔

Advanced compliance tools

eDiscovery Center tools to support compliance

 

N/A N/A

You may view the full comparison table of Office 365 plans in PDF: download here

 

A single license doesn’t suit all your needs? Want to have extra features or services from another license? Yay! It still works, additional add on specific features to your licenses are also available for different editions of Office 365 for business. For more information, please free feel to contact us in one of the following ways, our friendly staff are happy to help.  (Official Microsoft link:  https://products.office.com)

 

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