Microsoft Office 365 & PC Quest Business Plans
This article compares PC Quest Business Plans with Microsoft Office 365 plans. The chart below highlights the primary differences with each of the five options listed. PC Quest offers all the solutions discussed in this document.
The two most important items in the IT world are data security and backups. Unfortunately, all of the Microsoft solutions fall short in these areas. Of the Microsoft plans, only the Business Premium Plan includes Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and Advanced Spam Filtration (ASF) to secure your data. It is also the most expensive. In contrast, all the PC Quest solutions include both ATP and ASF.
Next, we must consider a backup solution, to keep your data safe. Most consumers incorrectly assume that it is Microsoft’s responsibility to provide backups for your Office 365 data. Microsoft provides many services, but backups are not one of them. Veeam offers backups for Office 365, but requires a 10-license minimum purchase. This is an added expense, especially if you have less than 10 users in your business. In addition, you must also purchase cloud storage to house your backups. In the charts below, we are using an estimated cost of $41.98 per month with 1TB of storage in the Amazon S3 cloud.
PC Quest has a more affordable cloud solution that addresses both the advanced security needs of our customers and the backup requirements. Daily backups, ATP, and ASF are all included in the PC Quest Business Plus+ plan for only $9.00 per user per month. This allows PC Quest to provide a single point of contact to support your entire solution. The Microsoft option require up to 4 different vendors to provide you the complete solution shown here.
Cost comparison for a small business with 5 email accounts:
Cost comparison for a small business with 5 emails accounts and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint:
PC Quest provides complete solutions to our customers at the best possible long-term value. To accomplish this, PC Quest strives to provide essential information enabling clients to make the best possible decisions. We believe that both the PC Quest Business Plus+ and PC Quest Business Platinum plans do just that for our customers. These solutions provide world-class email with optional Microsoft Office software with the quality and reliability that you demand.