Well, based on our experience with the cloud based tools and services, the answer is – YES – Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E3 really is a game changer for businesses!
You don’t have to take our word for this.
We have listed the reasons why we believe Microsoft 365 E3 Enterprise is the game changer for businesses in Australia below, so just keep reading to find out more.
First, Office 365 Enterprise E3 is an upgrade of Office 365 ProPlus, Business and Enterprise E1 that features everything the previous plans offers but with few extra additions.
Two of the most discussed and praised features are listed below:
- It allows users to access the Office Client Apps which are the offline Microsoft programs like Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc
- It offers you advanced document management features which include data loss prevention, document-level encryption, rights management, and archiving
The second point above allows businesses to add an extra layer of security to their shared and important documents.
Moving on from the above, here is a simple explanation of what Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 is and what it can do for you.
Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 is essentially a combination of smart cloud-based tools that are designed to boost the productivity of your team and bottom-line of your business if they are used effectively and correctly.
Microsoft Office Business vs Enterprise E3 Plan
Now, the next question, what is the difference between Office 365 Business and Enterprise E3 plan?
Well, when Office 365 Business plan is designed for small and medium businesses, it still has its limitations if compared to enterprise plans like E3.
Here are some of the top benefits you can have with Enterprise E3 over the Business plan.
- Enterprise E3 plan provides advanced information protections by offering advanced document management features
- Microsoft Teams service available with PBX and PSTN conferencing
- It also offers better threat protection
- Enterprise E3 plan includes active directory integration, Power BI, Delve Analytics, Litigation Hold, unlimited mail storage and archive etc
Does Office 365 Enterprise E3 Plan Make More Sense for Your Business?
Yes, if you want to rate your business among the new digital-driven businesses.
It is slightly higher in price if you compare it with E1 and Business plans, but with higher prices comes many better features.
For a small addition to price, you can have access to more storage options, archiving, email and also advanced information protection.
It is also a recommended plan for businesses that are more into analytics and business intelligence as it has an advanced version of Power BI.
With this advanced version of Office 365 and the features for improved voice capability, email, and more advanced compliance, this means you can also communicate effectively with your team with improved security.
Want more features? Well there are more
The Office 365 E3 Plans also include hosted Voicemail support, eDiscovery export and case management, unlimited OneDrive storage and email storage for in-place archive.
It also includes Azure rights management and document management functions that include right management, document-level encryption, archiving and also data loss prevention.
The other features in the Enterprise E3 Plan include:
- Email and Calendar
- Skype for Business which includes IM, video and voice chat
- OneDrive for Business
- Microsoft Office Apps Online
- Office Client/Desktop App. This feature was not available with earlier versions of Office 365
What is Microsoft Office Client?
A lot of people still want to use Office desktop apps and want to edit the documents on the desktop instead of cloud-based apps. If you are one of such business, or your team finds office desktop apps more efficient, you can use Office 365 E3 Office Client feature.
This app allows you to edit your documents on your desktop instead of in your browser.
In addition, you can also have access to office online applications that include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Access. This means you can switch between office desktop and online apps easily.
“With Office 365 E3, you have access to both desktop and web versions of Office 365 apps
Other services like Power BI allow you to run important reports, track important business metrics in real-time, and smarter identification of risks and opportunities.
You can also learn more about Power BI and what this smart business intelligence can do for your business in one of our previous articles.
Similarly, tools like Yammer makes communication smoother and connects people in your team. Calibrate and share important stuff with other team members.
Microsoft Teams is another excellent feature that can be used to manage teams and to enhance the productivity of your team members. It acts as a hub for teamwork and provides an opportunity for team members to collaborate effectively from different locations and different devices.
Want to learn more about Microsoft Teams? Here is a detailed article on benefits of Microsoft Teams for you.
With SharePoint application, you can ensure effective communication using the intranet. This allows you to effectively engage your team members.
In addition, you can also have an access to video conferencing available for up to 250 people at a time.
If it is still not enough, with Enterprise E3, you can also host meetings of 10,000 people using Skype meeting Broadcast.
In addition, like previous versions, Enterprise E3 also features Delve, a smart tool that can help your team to work on important stuff and filters out all the noise in the form of irrelevant information. Delve also helps people to manage their work into one window.
You can also use StaffHub app to manage daily staff work and schedules with ease.
Another important tool and feature is Microsoft Planner that helps manage tasks for team and assists teamwork.
And there is a lot more!
Want to get more information on Office 365 Enterprise E3?
To get the most out of all these exciting and smart features, you must customise Office 365 Enterprise E3 in accordance with your business needs and your team’s work style.
“This is what our team at Greendata does for our clients.
We make sure you that your business is using all important tools and features in Office 365 suite that can benefit your business and speed up tasks.
So feel free to connect with us today here online and we can help you to grow with Office 365 integration into your business.
Or you can call us on 07 5526 0278 and we would be happy to talk to you about anything you have read or think you need.