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The benefits of Office 365

Office 365 from Microsoft is a cloud based email and productivity suite. Depending on the package chosen, it includes a business class email service and a license to install the full Office suite on your computer. So, what are the benefits of Office 365?

Cloud based
Using a cloud based service allows you to work from anywhere and collaborate with your colleagues in real time.
Familiar
Whilst cloud based versions of Office applications such as Word and Outlook are available, you can continue to use Office from your computer and gain the benefits of a hybrid system.
Secure
With features such as 2-factor authentication, an advanced spam filter, encryption and more, Office 365 keeps your data safe.
Flexible
Office 365 not only provides an email system and Office suite but can enhance your business with cloud file storage, video conferencing, an intranet for your team using SharePoint, chat systems and more.
Robust
Office 365 is hosted on the Microsoft Cloud. Data is held on multiple datacentres for redundancy. Microsoft regularly achieve an uptime of 99.99%
Future proof
New features are being added all the time. If you choose a package with an Office license included, you'll automatically have access to the newest version upon it's release.

Office 365 plans

There are many different Office 365 plans, designed to suit businesses of all sizes. We've highlighted 3 of the most popular plans below.

Business

Office 365 Business is designed to provide a license to install the full versions of Word, Excel and the rest of the Office suite. It does not include an email service.
Full Office applications to install on up to 5 PCs or Macs
Includes licenses for:
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Publisher
  • OneNote
  • Access
Email service with calendar, contacts and 50GB storage
1TB of cloud file storage and sharing with OneDrive for Business
Online versions of Office
Skype for Business

Business Essentials

The Business Essentials plan includes a business class email service, but does not include a license to install Office on your computer.
Full Office applications to install on up to 5 PCs or Macs
Email service with calendar, contacts and 50GB storage
1TB of cloud file storage and sharing with OneDrive for Business
Online versions of Office
Skype for Business

Business Premium

Office 365 Business Premium combines the benefits of both Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Essentials.
Full Office applications to install on up to 5 PCs or Macs
Includes licenses for:
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Publisher
  • OneNote
  • Access
Email service with calendar, contacts and 50GB storage
1TB of cloud file storage and sharing with OneDrive for Business
Online versions of Office
Skype for Business

Office 365 is licensed per user on a monthly basis and includes basic support from our IT support team.

Other plans and add-ons are available. Contact us for more information.

Migrate your business to Office 365

We are experts in migrating businesses from their current email platform to Office 365.

Research
The first stage is to review your existing email platform and decide which Office 365 plan is best for your business and the individual users.
Planning
Working with you, we agree a migration plan. We can prioritise key members of staff to ensure they experience minimal disruption. We then set to work setting up user accounts and configuring the platform ready for the migration.
Implementation
Your existing email archive, contacts, calendar appointments, email signatures and everything else are migrated to Office 365. Once the transition is complete, we are available to provide training and advice as to how to get the most from the new platform.

Don't just take our word for it

See what our customers say about us.
The whole team at PCM are outstanding at technical support and all kinds of IT business support. They continue to be a trusted and reliable partner as our IT demands grow along with our business. Cannot recommend PCM enough.
Chris
Looking4.com
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