As you may have heard, Microsoft released E5 SKU for Office 365 on December 1, 2015. E5 delivers a comprehensive mix of productivity, collaboration, analytics, security and compliance capabilities. Here I’ve laid out a quick overview of the differences between E1 vs E3 vs E5 to help you determine if E5 is the right fit for your business.
Comparison of Microsoft Office E1 vs E3 vs E5
|Feature||Office E1||Office E3||Office E5|
|Email and Calendars||Included||Included||Included|
|Yammer, Skype for Bus (IM, online meetings, Broadcast), SharePoint||Included||Included||Included|
|OneDrive for Business, Delve||Included||Included||Included|
|Office Client Apps||Included||Included|
|Archiving, Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, Encryption||Included||Included|
|Secure Attachments/URLs, Customer Lockbox (demo), Predictive eDiscovery||Included|
|End User and Organizational Analytics (Power BI Pro, Delve Org Analytics)||Included|
|Skype for Business – Cloud PBX, PSTN Conferencing||Included|
In addition to these SKUs, there are many other add-ons that could enhance your E1 or E3 experience if you prefer an a la carte approach. In terms of E3 vs E5, E5 remains the best value for an entire suite.
How much is it?
E5 is $35 user/month.
Consider taking advantage of this comprehensive mix of collaboration and productivity applications. Contact us for a free trial.