Microsoft designed Office 365 to be simple and affordable for small businesses, but it’s not always easy when you’re managing a company with needs that extend beyond what Microsoft offers in their traditional enterprise plans. For example, SharePoint is great if your team uses the collaborative platform regularly, however adding Exchange email storage or OneDrive file sharing will provide more functionality than just creating documents on your favourite device. The new “small business” package combines features from both large-scale offerings so companies can still get all of this technology without having multiple subscriptions attached – plus there are no additional costs associated!
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business Premium is a cost-effective solution that provides streamlined administrative and security features for businesses with more than 300 users. It includes Office Apps, email & calendar, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, SharePoint & Yammer, Delve, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Windows Defender Antivirus, and Microsoft Intune. Additionally, it offers advanced security custimizations and device management.
Enterprise E3 plan
The Enterprise E3 plan is for larger organizations with more than 300 users that have greater compliance, security, and IT requirements. These IT departments administer and manage everything from issuing devices and single sign-on access/authorization to advanced configurations for remote/virtual desktops and hybrid cloud deployments.
Microsoft 365 Business Premium and the E3 plan have many similarities when you consider their features. Here are the four criteria you should meet if you need the E3 plan:
- More than 300 users
- Larger mailbox size (100 GB per user and attachments up to 150 MB)
- Need for stronger security and device management
- Need for business intelligence and analytics tools
How to decide
Small businesses have always had to make tough decisions when it comes to choosing the right technology solutions. Do you invest in a system that is more advanced but may be overkill for your needs? Or do you go with something cheaper but potentially less effective? With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which path to take.
Luckily, Microsoft has developed a range of different plans that make it easy for businesses of all sizes to find the perfect fit. The Enterprise E3 plan, for example, is designed specifically for organizations with more than 300 users. It offers enhanced security and device management features that are not available in other tiers.
If your business doesn’t meet the criteria for the Enterprise E3 plan, don’t worry—Microsoft also offers two other plans: Business Essentials and Business Premium. Both include access to Office 365 apps, email and calendar services, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and SharePoint & Yammer. The main difference between the two is that Business Premium includes larger mailbox sizes (100 GB per user) and stronger security features.
Features of both plans
Microsoft 365 and the Enterprise E3 plan offer a range of features that can benefit businesses of all sizes. Some of the key features include Office apps, email and calendar, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, SharePoint and Yammer, Delve, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Windows Defender Antivirus, and Intune. Businesses that have more than 300 users may find that the Enterprise E3 plan offers additional features such as a larger mailbox size (100 GB per user), stronger security and device management, business intelligence and analytics tools, and archiving and legal hold.
Price points for each plan
Microsoft 365 Business Premium and the Enterprise E3 plan both have different price points. Microsoft 365 Business Premium is available for purchase through a Microsoft Partner such as Sherweb, while the Enterprise E3 plan is only available through larger organizations with more than 300 users. The features offered with each plan also vary, with the Enterprise E3 plan offering stronger security and device management features than Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
Small businesses have always needed to be able work more efficiently and safeguarding their data. That’s why before, they had wait until the enterprise features were available on their own computer systems or else risk losing important information in case something happened during crashes that caused them not only lose hours worth of productivity but also potentially expose themselves vulnerable if it compromised personal details like customers lists etc.. This is no longer an issue thanks Microsoft Business 365 Premium—now you can take advantage many useful tools previously accessible solely by corporate customers!