Office 365: Licensing Options for Small Business

The vast majority (98%) of businesses in Canada are small businesses. Small businesses employ 70% of all workers in Canada. It goes without saying, then, that providing service to business in Canada means working primarily with small and local businesses.

We work with small business to provide reusable, cost-effective solutions and advice. Being a small business ourselves, we know and recognize the appropriate costs and investments that Canadian businesses can put into software systems.

The benefit of Microsoft for small business is immense. Through Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service, small businesses can easily and cheaply acquire advanced technological solutions.

Therefore we highly recommend the following options:

O365 Business

Best for businesses that need Office applications plus cloud file storage and sharing. Business-class email not included.

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Outlook

Word

Excel

OneNote

PowerPoint

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Access

Services included

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OneDrive

Applications included

0365 Business Premium

Best for businesses that need business-class email, Office applications, and other business services.

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Outlook

Word

Excel

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OneNote

PowerPoint

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Project

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Access

Services included

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Exchange

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Skype

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SharePoint

Teams

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OneDrive

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Yammer

Applications included

O365 Business Essentials

Best for businesses that need business-class email and other business services. Office applications not included.

Applications included

None included

Services included

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Exchange

Skype

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SharePoint

Teams

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OneDrive

Yammer

O365 Business Premium: The Details

  • Business-class email hosting with 50 GB mailbox

  • Custom email domain addresses ( name@​yourcompany​.com)

  • Desktop versions of Office 2016 applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, plus Access and Publisher for PC only

  • Web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • One license covers 5 PCs or Macs, 5 phones, and 5 tablets per user 

  • 1 TB of OneDrive storage

  • Use SharePoint to inform and engage with a company-wide intranet, and connect teams to content, expertise, and processes with team sites

  • Host unlimited HD video conferencing meetings for up to 250 people with Skype for Business 

  • Chat-based workspace to connect your teams with Microsoft Teams

  • Let customers schedule appointments online with Microsoft Bookings

  • Manage tasks and teamwork with Microsoft Planner

  • Collaborate across departments and locations with Yammer

  • Maximum number of users: 300

  • FastTrack deployment support with purchase of 50+ seats at no extra cost

  • 24/7 phone and web support

  • Licensed for commercial use

If your company has Software Assurance, you may qualify to have Microsoft foot part of the bill to upgrade to Office 365! To find out if your company qualifies, contact us.