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Which is Better for your Business - Office 365 or Office 2019?

Businesses have been using Microsoft products for years, everyone used Word and Excel just as much as they did when they first came out. Over the year Microsoft have added more products which now gives you the choice of choosing to use Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2019. What option is better for your business?

What is Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based version of the Office products that you might already use, however instead of buying a licence you pay a monthly or yearly subscription. Office 365 will give you access to the office suite of products and if you have the Office 365 Business version then you can have extra business-focused applications.

What is Office 2019?

Microsoft Office 2019 is a stand-alone version of Office and is a licenced product that chargers a one-off that fee that gives you unlimited access of the product. It gives you the essential Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. However, your licence will only give you access to Office 19 and Microsoft decides to realise Office 2020 you will need to make a separate purchase.

The Benefits of Office 365:

There are so many features that are included in Office 365, so there’s lots of benefits a business can enjoy!

Regular Updates: You don’t need to worry about upgrading to a newer version because you will be paying for a subscription. Office 365 receives regular updates from Microsoft which improves user experiences and security.

Collaboration: Office 365 is a cloud-based product which allows multiple people can edit the same document at the same time.

Flexibility: One Office 365 subscription will allow you to have access to all applications on 5 separate devices, which means you can access and work on files on a phone while on the go. Using the OneDrive app, you can switch between your business and personal account, this lets you save storage space.

Benefits of Office 2019:

Office 2019 doesn’t have as many features as Office 365 does, however there are still benefits from using Office 2019.

One Fee: With one payment you will own a Microsoft Office 2019 licence which allows you to use it for as long as the product exists.

Classic Office Applications: Office 2019 comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

60 Days Support for Free: You will also receive free support from Microsoft for 60 days when you purchase Office 2019, they will help you with the initial set up and any other problems you might face.

Which one is better?

If you have a small business that only has a couple of employees then Office 2019 might be the best option as it is a one-off payment, however if you run a bigger business it might be better for you to purchase Office 365. Office 365 offers more flexibility for a business as it has more applications and is cloud-based.

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