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Office 365 Business

Office when and where you need it

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Advant Consultancy giving you assurance that your business is in trusted and qualified hands.
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Microsoft Office 365 Business plans allow you to increase productivity, improve communication, encourage team collaboration, grow efficiently, and safeguard against risk. From new start-ups to established corporations, Office 365 grows with you and delivers a complete productivity and communications environment.

Each business has a unique need. At Advant Consultancy, we offer tree ways to purchase office 365 to match your staff size and organization objectives.


Bundled services

Need up to 500 seats?

Our modern workforce solutions combine office 365 with our IT services and ongoing support

Volume licensing

Need over 500 seats?

Explore your licensing choice to get the best pricing and enterprise agreement

Single or small business

Need to buy a single program

or small number of licenses? you can easily make this purchase though our plans.

Office 365 Business

Office 365 Business is Microsoft’s hosted email and software offering for businesses up to 300 seats. Office 365 Business makes it easier to communicate and collaborate on office documents online. Access your email and calendar from a PC / Mac or your IOS, Android or Windows mobile device. Get desktop and web versions of popular business applications like Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Includes HD conferencing with Skype for Business and 1TB of OneDrive file storage & Sharing.

Office 365 business is a range of Microsoft productivity applications bundled together for small and medium sized businesses. The mix of native and web based apps allow users to create and collaborate together how they want and when they want. It retains the intuitive and familiar layout expected from the well-established product lines. The new SaaS license model means there is no upfront costs for the software and the per user subscription model brings monthly recurring revenue for your business.

Your Office anywhere

With Office 365 Business, familiar tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are available where and when you need them.


Plus, compliance and privacy controls help keep your data safe

Always-up-to-date tools

OneDrive for Business stores files online, so they’re always in sync and up to date. Office applications are always the latest version too.


  • Best for businesses that need Office applications plus cloud file storage and sharing. Business-class email not included.
    • Annual commitment
    • Office applications included
    • Maximum number of users 300
    • Includes free set-up by Advant Consultancy.
Business Premium
  • Best for businesses that need business-class email, Office applications, and other business services.
    • Annual commitment
    • Does not include email service.
    • Maximum number of users 300
    • Includes free set-up by Advant Consultancy.
Business Essentials
  • Best for businesses that need business-class email and other business services. Office applications not included.
    • Annual commitment
    • Office applications not included.
    • Maximum number of users 300
    • Includes free set-up by Advant Consultancy.

Frequently asked questions.

What are the main differences between the CSP Business plans and the Enterprise plans?

A: All of the Business plans have a 300 user limit. Additionally, the Business plans that include the Office applications cannot be run in a Remote Desktop Services environment, unlike the Enterprise suites and Office 365 Pro Plus.

Will Office 365 Business Essentials work with my copy of Office?

A: Office 365 Business Essentials works best with the latest versions of Office: Office 2016 for Windows, and Office 2016 for Mac. Office 365 works with slightly limited functionality with Office 2007. If you have Office 2003 or an earlier version, you will need to update to a newer version in order to use Office 365. You do not need a desktop version of Office to use Office 365 Business Essentials. However, you will receive a much richer experience and be able to work offline if you do connect a desktop version of Office to the Office 365 services.

Can I cancel my subscription at any time?

A: All Office 365 Enterprise subscriptions are available as monthly commitment payment. For monthly commitment subscriptions, there is no penalty for cancelling your contract at any time.

What happens to my data if I cancel my subscription?

A: Your data is yours. If you decide to cancel your Office 365 subscription, you can download your data-for example, your email and documents on team sites-and save it to another location. You should save your data before you cancel. After you cancel your subscription, data associated with your Office 365 account will be available to your administrator(s) in a limited function account for 90 days.

Can I switch to other Office 365 plans?

A : Yes, but not all plans are eligible for upgrade.

Can I mix and match different Office 365 plans?

A: Yes, you can mix and match Office 365 plans. Please note that there are some license limitations at the plan level. The Office 365 Business, Business Essentials, and Business Premium plans each have a limit of 300 users, while the Enterprise plans are for an unlimited number of users. For example, you can purchase 300 Business Premium seats, 300 Business Essentials seats, and 500 Enterprise E3 seats on a single tenant.

Can I use my own domain name?

A: You can add the domain name you own to Office 365 to create domain-based email addresses.

What happened to the Office 365 Small Business plan?

A: Office 365 Small Business has been renamed Office 365 Business Essentials. Office 365 Business Essentials includes all the features of the Office 365 Small Business plan, plus additions and improvements. For example, Active Directory has been added to Office 365 Business Essentials and the maximum number of users has been increased from 25 to 300.

How long will it take for my order to be completed?

A: For orders that pass the automated “pre-flight” checks, provisioning can be expected to complete within 5-15 minutes. If there are issues that require manual intervention, the typical delivery time is within 1 working day.