The way that people use office suites has changed significantly in recent years. A traditional office suite installed on a desktop computer in the office simply won’t cut the mustard for most people anymore. Thankfully, Microsoft has stepped up to the mark and now offers Office 365, which takes care of the needs of the modern worker. While Office 365 is generally straightforward for users, the initial roll out can be easier with a little bit of support and guidance. That’s why at catalyst2 we are proud to offer a friendly UK-based support team who will be at your beck and call whenever you need them to help you make the most of your Office 365 setup. If you have a question, feel free to email and one of the team will come back to you.

The “On Premise Office Licence” includes licences for up to 5 machines per user for Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, (plus Access and Publisher for PC only).

Exchange OnlyOffice 365 Business EssentialsOffice 365 Premium
Price per user per month£9.49£11.49£20.99
50GB MailboxYesYesYes
Anti Spam / Anti VirusYesYesYes
Email ForwardersUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Distribution Lists250300,000300,000
0800 UK Based SupportYesYesYes
1TB One DriveNoYesYes
Microsoft TeamsNoYesYes
On Premise Office License
(up to 5 devices per user)
NoNo Yes

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Working remotely

It’s becoming more and more common for people to work one day a week or more from home. Office365 makes this simple and straightforward for them to do this and OneDrive makes it possible for your employees to store all of their documents safely and securely in the cloud. This means that they’re accessible from any device anywhere in the world. Never again will you lose productivity because workers are stuck at home due to weather or unexpected commitments.

Anywhere they can connect to the internet, your staff can get on with their work. When you buy an Office365 licence from us, you’ll also have access to our experienced UK support team who will be more than happy to answer any queries you may have.

Spread the cost

One of the biggest barriers to adopting Microsoft Office, particularly for small businesses, was the upfront cost of buying a licence. This meant that some businesses were lumbered with old and outdated versions of office for years as they were unable to justify the cost of an upgrade. Office365 solves this problem by moving to a monthly subscription model. This means that you can spread the cost of your Microsoft Office subscription and avoid huge pieces of capital expenditure at any one time.

Have the latest and greatest

The subscription-based model of Office365 also means that you will always have access to the latest and greatest version of the software. This means that you’ll receive important security updates for the lifetime of your subscription and that every user will have access to the same feature set. This avoids any compatibility problems that can be caused by people in the same team using different versions of the Microsoft Office suite.

Getting your requirements right

Office365 offers a range of subscriptions and there’s bound to be one that’s right for your business. The Business Essentials package is perfect for businesses that only need a reliable email system and tools to help users communicate with one another. You can stick to your existing Microsoft Office suite or use an alternative, the choice is truly yours.

The Business Office365 licence we provide at Catalyst2 is ideal for growing businesses who want the familiarity of Microsoft Office and the security and stability of regular updates along with a friendly UK-based support team. Using Office365 makes getting new staff up to speed much easier as your business will be using the gold standard office suite that’s familiar to millions of people around the globe.

Office365 is the ideal choice for companies of many sizes. There is no other solution that offers the same level of flexibility and familiarity. If you purchase your Office365 licence from us, you’ll also enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a highly knowledgeable and friendly UK-based support team to help you with any issues that arise. Office365 is the perfect option for companies of all sizes that are looking to give their staff the tools that they require to do their job quickly and effectively.

Know your needs

Microsoft 365 packages are some of the most adaptable and varied software packages on the market right now. Ranging from Teams software designed to help your employees communicate with each other whilst working remotely to the Office suite, which can help you to design and create the documents at the heart of your business. This incredible variance means that you can pick and choose what you need with Catalyst2’s range of Microsoft packages for businesses.

From the most simple Exchange Only business package to more complex and comprehensive offerings including Office 365 Premium, we can offer a perfectly tailored offering to make sure that your business has the necessary IT infrastructure to keep on growing. The worst thing possible would be trying to complete a seemingly simple task and discovering you don’t have the tools required. You can talk to the Catalyst2 team for help and advice surrounding what you need for your business.

More about Exchange Only

The Exchange Only package is exactly what it says on the tin. Your business will get access to Exchange email accounts, run on Microsoft servers, which are incredibly straightforward to use. Access to 250 distribution lists means that you can stay in touch with your loyal customers, and this reliable access means that you can quickly and easily get the word out about all of your news and offers. Exchange also offers anti-spam and antivirus software from Microsoft, so you can rest assured that your systems will have some of the best protection available from incoming spam and phishing attacks. This package is a relatively simple one, but it can get the job done.

More about Office 365 Business Essentials

Your business is likely to need more than just Exchange to grow and flourish in the long run. For example, the 250 distribution lists available might not suffice when growing internationally, and you might need more to have a reasonable chance of tailoring your messages to the relevant recipients. The business essentials package is ideal in this regard, offering up to 300,000 distribution lists. Additionally, 1TB of storage is included through the OneDrive platform, and your business will have access to Microsoft Teams included. This is the perfect package for a company that needs support in working remotely and is an excellent business foundation that will cover all of your storage and communication needs.

More about Office 365 Premium

The previous packages are excellent for a company in its early stages of development, and small to medium-sized businesses without significant reliance on IT infrastructure. However, to truly take your company to the next level, the Office 365 Premium package is ideal. This package includes the Microsoft Office suite and programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, helping your business to work on documentation, presentations and databases that can all secure the future of your company. Thanks to the On-Premise Office Licence offered as a part of this package, this is our most comprehensive Microsoft 365 package and can be used by businesses of all sizes thanks to its excellent value for money.