Office 365 for startups

If your company is a startup looking for a single solution to get you up and running with professional IT tools, Microsoft Office 365 should be your first choice. The biggest advantages startups find with this solution are low up-front costs and no hardware requirements.  Office 365 is a simple way for startups to run their business like a more established company offering various productivity solutions, as well as more familiar basics like Word and Excel.
 
Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based solution built around the familiar Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher) software. Office 365 has a vast amount of products and services included in its various subscription-based-pricing. These offerings include Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, the Microsoft Office Suite, and Microsoft Web Apps.

Cost Advantages of Office 365 

Prices range from £3.10 per user per month to £14.70 per user per month.  The more you pay the more you get.  It's easy to get a customised solution to meet your current needs, and upgrade later. You may not need the ability to file share or access Excel, but as businesses grow, so do their requirements.   

There are no initial setup fees for Office 365 – everything is paid for and included in the monthly subscription. In contrast, if you were putting together a more traditional infrastructure you would need to purchase everything separately, therefore increasing your startup cost. Some common purchases that incur these costs are things like email hosting (or an on-premise exchange server), mail filtering and security technologies, various web applications, server licensing, or the Microsoft Office Professional Suite (£389 per seat from the Microsoft Store)
 
Office 365 offers access to the latest versions of Microsoft Office Suite (and other applications). Purchasing such software, even with site licenses, ties you down to a single version and costs more to upgrade when newer versions are released. With Office 365 this cost is nonexistent. All of these advantages make Office 365 more cost effective for startups.

Need to know more benefits? Read on here

Do you want to give it a go? Sign up for the trial.

(This is a special link for Small Businesses)

What next?

Are you ready to trial Office 365?

The sign-up is simple enough. You just need your company details and an email address to get started.

Alternatively contact us to get some help in making your decision. There are several options you may need to consider.