Work anywhere, anytime, on any device. Office 365 is ready when you are.
Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription plan that takes familiar office-suite programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and delivers them to you via the internet. Essentially, Office 365 allows you to work from wherever you are in the world, and on any device.
Because the software is running in a Microsoft data centre, users simply connect to the internet to access their stored emails, software and documents. This means that all emails and any other documents that have been created using Microsoft Office software can be easily read, updated and emailed by any authorised user at home, in the office or on the go.
How do I pay for Office 365?
Office 365 is a subscription plan, you pay for it either annually or monthly, on a per user basis.
Merlin are official Microsoft Partners and as such, we are able to bill and support clients directly for Office 365, meaning you do not have to deal with Microsoft at all, and if you encounter any issues then you come to us, your IT support company.
With Merlin, you can pay using direct debit, something Microsoft Billing does not allow. Get in touch with us if you are interested in swapping your billing over to Merlin.
What are the main advantages of Office 365?
- Security: Most importantly, Office 365 is extremely secure as it was built with security in mind. Applications are accessed through 256-bit TLS encryption so that if a transmission is intercepted by someone without authorisation, they won’t be able to read it. Your confidential data and all your files are safe.
- Uptime: You are guaranteed 99.99% uptime. Downtime can damage business productivity, but as Office 365 is hosted from Microsoft Data Centres, it means that if one data centre goes down, then others can act as back up.
- Always the latest version: All employees will be working on the latest software editions as all updates will be applied by the Microsoft Data Centre as part of the user licence fee. This also means users will encounter fewer problems trying to open documents created in different software versions or formats; something that an in-house server can often struggle to do.
- Scalable: If you are planning to expand or downsize for whatever reason, scaling up and scaling down is simple as you can change the number of licences you own at any point.
There are a variety of different packages available that suit a whole host of businesses whether large or small. This means you will be able to choose the package that is most tailored to you and you will always get the most out of the product.
Speak to us about finding the right package for you, our popular packages are listed below.
|Office 365 Plan||Monthly Per User||Desktop Office Included||1 TB Online Storage|
|Exchange Online P1||from £2.80||–||–|
|Exchange Online P2||from £6.00||–||–|
|Office 365 Business Essentials||from £3.80||–||Yes|
|Office 365 Business Premium||from £9.20||Yes||Yes|
|Office 365 Enterprise E1||from £5.80||–||Yes|
|Office 365 Enterprise E3||from £17.00||Yes||Yes|