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    I am really new to Office 365.

    I am reading that it costs $20 per month per user, the E3 Enterprise plan.

    So, if your company has 100 employees, that is $2000 per month !

    So, the advantage is supposed to be that you don't have on-premises servers anymore? , but still, every single month, for years, you have to pay such amount?.

    Is it worth it ?
    Madrid (Spain).

  • #2
    It really comes down to CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) vs OPEX (Operational Expenditure)
    Lets say full Office 2013/2016 costs $500 (UK cost from the MS site is 400), that would for your 100 users be a $50,000 up front cost. Paying the same over 4 years seems pretty reasonable, until you realise it is really forever because, as soon as you stop paying, you lose the product....
    There are other benefits (upgrades) and drawbacks (compulsory upgrades )

    My pricing may be a bit off - when I have looked at it previously, the break even seems to come at just over 3 years.

    Ultimately it is a decision based on business cash flow
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
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