Still in an agreement where you’re purchasing Office 365 Enterprise E4 (O365 E4)? You’re not alone. While this offering was retired in 2017 and Microsoft permitted customers to switch to a new plan at any time, Microsoft did not require that switch until renewal time. Now, many enterprises are facing that milestone – a renewal of their upcoming three-year Enterprise Enrollment.
So, what are your options? The good news is there are several available. Figuring out which one is best for you, however, requires a little IT introspection.
O365 E4 Alternatives to Consider
For most E4 customers, there are four options available. Each requires that you understand not only what you used from the O365 E4 product, but also your future needs:
It’s never too early to plan for the future. And, for many E4 O365 customers, the future (i.e. the renewal event) is almost here. If one of these options provides clear advantages to your organization based on your specific circumstances, consider this in your renewal discussions. If you’re not sure and would like expert advice on the best way to buy for your company, NPI’s Microsoft licensing and cost optimization consultants can help.