Microsoft adds Office capabilities to BPOS – offering it to the small companies with fewer than 25 employees for $6 per user per month. For larger companies and government organizations, prices will start from $2 per user per month for basic e-mail. A fuller “professional” version will cost up to $27 per user per month. More details: – a brief information on Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69H4Z320101019 – a detailed article about Office 365 Microsoft Rebrands BPOS As Office 365, Adds Office Online
CRM Online and BPOS
Recently all Microsoft partners working on SMB market were suggested by MSFT to shift their focus to BPOS and Dynamics CRM Online. The new BPOS (“Office 365” as it is called now) pricing structure and definitely the Office suite capabilities – will make it an absolute hit!
Online services and SMB market
SMB market is interesting to work with. It is known for being very flexible and innovative:
- SMB companies don’t have heavy infrastructure – so they can switch very easy.
- SMB companies don’t have big IT budgets to spend – so they always searching for the best they can afford.
With Office 365 and Dynamics CRM online – you cover 70-80% of the business needs that a SMB company has in a day-to-day activities. Microsoft continues to expand its presence on the market of cloud services – and this is extremely important for an IT world leader.