Microsoft is a 100% on-demand turnkey solution that automates user management and SSO with cloud and web applications. Microsoft Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office 365 offers a complete and easy-to-use AD integration with Office 365. It’s a seamless authentication experience for Office 365 users. Office 365 provisioning and de-provisioning is based on AD users and security groups without the heavy baggage of ADFS and DirSync.
|If you want||Prerequisites||E5 includes||If you use E3/E1 then you||If you use Business Essentials or Premium||Addtional Price/Month|
|Advance Threat Protection||Exchange Online||Included||Add-On||Add-On||$2|
|Customer Lockbox||Exchange Online or SharePoint Online||Included||Add-On||Add-On||$2|
|Delve Analytics||Exchange Online||Included||Add-On||Add-On||$4|
|Power BI Pro||None||Included||Add-On||Add-On||$10|
|Advanced eDiscovery||Exchange Online or SharePoint Online||Included||Add-On||Add-On||$8|
|Cloud PBX||Skype for Business Online Plan 2||Included||Add-On||N/A||$8|
|PSTN Conferencing||Skype for Business Online Plan 2||Included||Add-On||N/A||$4|
|PSTN Calling US Only||Skype for Business Online Plan 2 plus Cloub PBX||Add-On||Add-On (Cloud PBX Req'd)||N/A||$12 / $24|
The E5 is the top of the line Microsoft Office 365 plan designed as a turnkey solution for all of your businesses communication needs. The E5 plan includes multiple applications (See "E5 plans Apps" in here) which will streamline and amplify your inter-office and client communications. This is your complete, email, calendar, contacts, phone and conference capabilities all in one plan.
Skype for Business is NOT just a client loaded on-to your computer. It's a phone system. It can be your company phone system. Microsoft calls this system PBX. (AKA: Private Phone System or Private Branch System). When you login to the web portal, you will have instant access to your PBX dashboard. If you hire someone new, you assign them the phone number. They now have the ability to dial/receive calls as soon as they login and authorize themselves. You do not need an expensive desktop phone. You don't need a jack. The user can then also use their own mobile device (download the app of course) or computer for dialing and receiving calls. that's it! It is as simple as described.
Yes! We have seen Shortel phone bill. A ten to fifteen-person firm can pay close to $100 per user in fees for just phone use. If you need support for Shoretel, It's a cost and phone call. Need to add a user, call Shoretel. Need to set up conference line, call Shoretel. In short, more money. Shortel doesn't even come with advance features such as WebEx. This is an additional cost. Our clients see it as a headache and we are starting to hear this day-in and day-out.
If you have ten employees you are paying over $100 a user per month for services. Now is the time to rid yourself of endless support and billing cost. In return with the E5 plan you now have the Office suite, email, phone, web conference and conference line capabilities and many other enhanced applications for a robust enterprise ready collaboration systems for your business.