Before you move to Office 365, you will need to choose licences for each person in your organisation. This is a relatively simple process, with most users being on Business Essentials or Business Premium.
Per User Pricing
Microsoft now licences all its small business products on a per user basis. Here's why.
Understanding The Plans
Kiosk Licence (no longer available)
Previously called deskless licences, these licences are meant for casual workers or external consultants who only need limited access to company resources. It comes with a small mailbox and you cannot access it with outlook 2010+
Perfect for: Consultants, Casual Workers, Workers without a computer.
Exchange Plan 1
This is the email only plan for organisations that don't need to collaborate online.
Perfect for: 1 man band tradesman
Office 365 Business Essentials (Popular)
This plan allows access to all the advanced collaboration tools as well as email. We recommend this plan for people who have purchased device based Office recently and is already on the latest office software.
Perfect for: Any workers who does not require an Office 2016+ Licence or mobile apps.
Office 365 Business Premium (Most Popular)
This is the plan most people go for because it comes with Email, Office 2016+, Mobile Apps, and all the collaboration tools for well under $1 a day per user.
Perfect for: All workers who require an Office 2016+ Licence and/or mobile apps.
Office 365 Business
This is straight office 2016+ licencing on a per user basis, no email or collaboration tools included. This plan is a transitional plan that helps customers transition to the Per User pricing model.
This plan is also for companies who have chosen Google as their productivity platform, but still require the power and functionality of Microsoft Office.
Perfect for: Businesses not ready to realise the benefits of the cloud. Businesses using an alternative email service and different collaboration tools (G-Suite Customers)
|Desktop Office||Mobile Apps||Colaboration tools|
|Kiosk Licence (deskless)*||2GB||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Exchange Plan 1||50GB||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Office 365 Business Essentials||50GB||N/A||N/A||YES|
|Office 365 Business Premium||50GB||Latest Office Software||YES||YES|
|Office 365 Business||N/A||Latest Office Software||YES||N/A|
*Deskless licence is not compatible with outlook
Business class email, calendar, and contacts
Office on tablets and phones for the fully installed Office experience on up to 5 tablets and 5 phones per user
- Unlimited online meetings, IM, and audio, HD video, and web conferencing
- Microsoft Teams chat-based workspace, with instant access to your chats, content, people, and tools
- Online versions of Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Professional digital storytelling tools to create interactive reports, presentations, and more
- Corporate social network to help employees collaborate across departments and locations
- Work management tools to help teams create plans, organize, assign and collaborate around tasks
- File storage and sharing with 1 TB storage per user