Office 365 Comparison chart – Business Plans vs F1, E1, E3 and E5
Selecting the right Office 365 version is an important step before migrating to the cloud. There are many Office 365 plans available, so it can be hard to find the right plan for your situation. There are multiple options for business and enterprise organisations, bringing different features and limitations. This Office 365 Comparison Chart reveals the different options that are available to help you make the right choice for your organization.
Start with an Office 365 Trail
It can be difficult to select the right plan for your business with the many options that are available for Office 365. So it’s always good to start with an Office 365 Trial to see what will work for your organisation. There are two trials available, Office 365 Business Premium and Office 365 Enterprise E3. If you have a small company, with less then 50 employees I recommend starting with an Office 365 Business Premium trial. Business gives you some nice services like Invoicing and Outlook Customer Manager.
If you have more then 50 employees I would recommend going for the Enterprise solution. It’s more expensive, but the Compliance and Information Protection services will help you protect your data and make it easier for you to comply with Business regulations and industry standards.
Office 365 Comparison Chart
The prices are based on an annual subscription model. Business plans are available with a monthly agreement and a yearly, Enterprise plans are only available in a yearly agreement.
|Business||Business Essentials||Business Premium||ProPlus||F1||E1||E3||E5|
|Price user/month (annual commitment)||$ 8.30||$ 5.00||$ 12.50||$ 12.00||$ 4.00||$ 8.00||$ 20.00||$ 35.00|
|Price user/month (monthly commitment)||$ 10.00||$ 6.00||$ 15.00||$ 12.00||$ 4.00||$ 8.00||$ 20.00||$ 35.00|
|Seat Cap||300 (for each plan)||Unlimited|
|24/7 Phone support||Critical issues||All issues|
|Desktop version of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher||•||•||•||•||•|
|Web version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Office apps on tablets and phones||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|1TB cloud storage (OneDrive for Business)||•||•||•||•||Cloud only (2GB)||•|
|Unlimited cloud storage (OneDrive for Business)||•||•|
|Email, Calendar (Exchange)||•||•||Kiosk (2GB)||•||•||•|
|Online meetings, IM (Skype for Business)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Communication and team sites (SharePoint)||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Team hub (Teams)||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Enterprise Social (Yammer)||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Content discovery and search (Delve)||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Manage schedules and daily staff work tasks (StaffHub)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Manage tasks and teamworks (Planner)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Manage your business better (Invoicing, Bookings, MileIQ, Business center)||•|
|Manage customers (Connections, Listings, Outlook Customer Manager)||•|
|Active Directory integration||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Office 365||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Licensed for hybrid deployment||•||•||•||•|
|Support for shared computer activation||•||•||•|
|Video content management||•||•||•|
|Compliance – Archiving, eDiscovery, hold||•||•|
|Information protection – message encryption, RMS, DLP||•||•|
|Advanced eDiscovery, secure attachments and URLs and access controls||•|
|End user and organizational analytics (MyAnalytics & Power BI)||•|
|Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection||•|
|Office 365 Cloud App Security||•|
|PSTN conferencing to dial in to Skype meetings from anywhere||•|
|Advanced Data Governance||•|
|Advanced security with Advanced Threat Protection and Customer Lockbox||•|
Comparing the different versions
In the coming weeks, I will write more in-depth articles on the differences between the different version. How they compare to each other when you should go for Business or Enterprise etc. One of the first Office 365 Comparisons that I have worked out is Office 365 E1 vs E3.
Office 365 F1
I got a lot of question on what the differences are between the new Office 365 F1 plan and the existing E1 plan. I worked out the details between them, you can read more about it in the in-depth article Office F1 vs E1
Office 365 E1 vs E3
Do you want to know when Office 365 E1 is sufficient and what the differences are with Office 365 E3? Check out this article where we go into to differences between the two.
Office 365 Business Plans
Are you a small business and do you want to know which Office 365 Business Plan is the best fit for you? Then you should check out this article with all the details you need to know about the Business Plans.