Most businesses have been using Microsoft programs and operating systems for many years now. If anything, we rely on the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) even more than we did years ago.
In recent years though, Microsoft has added even more products to Office. As a result, businesses now have a choice between the relatively new cloud-based Office 365 and the latest traditional Office version, Microsoft Office 2019. Hence, your business is faced with a choice, Office 365 or Office 2019.
Which one is best for your business? We will go over the benefits of each product respectively and which ones suit your business better.
Office 365 is a cloud-based version of the Office suite. Instead of purchasing a license, you pay a subscription (monthly or yearly). Office 365 gives you access to the standard office applications, and in the business version, there are some extra business-focused ones. The 365 suite is designed to offer the applications vital to running a business.
Office 2019 is a stand-alone version of Office. It is a licensed product that charges a single fee for unlimited access. There is also a business version of Office 2019 called “Office Home and Business 2019”. It offers the essentials like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Your license is only for that version of Office and won’t be valid for the next version.
Microsoft Office 365 has a lot of helpful features. These one’s are those that are especially helpful for business and set it apart from Office 2019.
Office 365 doesn’t have quite as many features as Office 365, but there are upsides to choosing it.
If you’re a small business with only a few employees, then Office 2019 might be your best bet. If you have more employees, Office 365 is a better option.
Office 2019 is one license for one machine. Office 365 offers far more flexibility. If you want to be able to work away from the Office or outside of work hours, then 365 is the go. Even Microsoft thinks you should be using 365. Microsoft’s Office 2019 landing page sells 365 as the better option.
The reason for this is that you can. Office 365 has more applications, more features and more flexibility. Importantly, it makes it far easier to secure and backup your data.
Your staff can be more productive with the ability to work on the same document at the same time from anywhere. No more trying to consolidate 20 different versions of the same spreadsheet.
If you buy Office 2019, that is all you get, it won’t get better, and it will eventually go out of date.
Office 365 is regularly updated meaning your user experience is going to get better and better as time goes on.
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