As you may have heard, Microsoft released E5 SKU for Office 365 on December 1, 2015E5 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 Online 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.

If you are already on E3 and want to move up to E5, Microsoft has made this step easy! These SKUs can be graduated up to E5 for $15 per user, per month, to help companies leverage the power of E5.

Consider taking advantage of this comprehensive mix of collaboration and productivity applications. Contact us for a free trial.

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