Which SharePoint License Should I Buy?

Which SharePoint License Should I Buy?

Posted by The eSoftware Team | December 6, 2017 | Blog, Office 365

With so many options, it can be difficult for businesses to know which SharePoint License to buy. There are no less than seven separate license bundles that include SharePoint. Knowing what bundle has what—and which bundle you can set aside—is crucial to making the most out of your subscription. To that end, we’ve built the following infographic to show you how it all breaks down.


SharePoint P1

For those organizations who just need SharePoint Online, P1 is your plan of choice. With unlimited users at $5 per user and a full terabyte in storage, plus the full suite of SharePoint services, you’ll get a lot for your money for this SharePoint License. This program does not come with desktop versions of Office programs.


SharePoint P2

For those organizations who just need SharePoint Online, plus a little more, P2 might be the optimal solution. In SharePoint License P2, organizations get unlimited OneDrive storage, customizable search, and additional file retention and security features. This program does not come with desktop versions of Office programs.


Office 365 Business Essentials

A staple for small businesses, the essentials package includes email, file storage, and SharePoint. Users also get access to Microsoft Office applications online.


Office 365 Enterprise E1

Enterprise E1 includes all the features in Office 365 Business Essentials, but also includes additional capabilities with meeting broadcasting over Skype, enterprise video and more. E1 does not include applications.


Office 365 Enterprise E3

Office 365 Enterprise E3 includes all the features of Office Enterprise E1 plus additional features around security and compliance (such as legal hold). Office E3 does include desktop versions of Office 365 programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and more.


Office 365 Enterprise E5

Office 365 Enterprise E5 includes all the features of Office Enterprise E3 plus additional features around voice, security, analytics, and more. Office E5 also includes desktop versions of Office 365 programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and more.

So which is the best for your business? At eSoftware, we help our clients find the perfect fit for their requirements, whether it be investing in just the SharePoint portion, or migrating to a Microsoft-hosted cloud solution for all email, file storage, and collaboration capabilities. Contact us for a quote today to see how we can help your business thrive.

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