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Microsoft Announces Up to 25% Price Hike for M365/O365 licenses

From March 1, 2022, Microsoft will be increasing prices globally for most of its commercial Office 365 and Microsoft 365 subscriptions by up to 25%.

Since its launch a decade ago, Office 365 has grown to over 300 million commercial paid seats. As leaders around the world look to empower their people for a more flexible, hybrid world of work, it’s clear that every organization will need a new operating model across people, places, and processes. We’re committed to building on the value we’ve delivered over the past decade to continuously provide innovation that helps our customers succeed and thrive today and well into the future.

Here is an estimate increase in prices of M365 and O365-

Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5 to $6
Microsoft 365 Business Premium$20 to $22
Office 365 E1$8 to $10
Office 365 E3$20 to $23
Office 365 E5$35 to $38
Microsoft 365 E3$32 to $36

*These increases will apply globally with local market adjustments for specific regions.

So, if you are you planning to buy new or renew M365/O365 licenses from the new financial year or still waiting for the right time to purchase them, then now could be the perfect time to do it.

M365 SKUs help your teams accomplish more and faster with simple file sharing, real-time co-authoring, and online meetings—all accessible anytime, anywhere. These SKUs are available on VirtuaPlace and Embee has helped more than 300 customers rule out your inefficient, remote collaboration & communication processes to become unstoppable and drive growth by adopting a digital-first mindset with M365.

“As a Microsoft Gold and FastTrack partner, we are offering O365/M365 licenses at VirtuaPlace at 15% discount for unlimited seats for your organization. Hence, customers can save up to 40% on licenses, if they purchase before Feb 28, 2022”, says Shivani Sharma, AVP-Marketing, Embee Software.

Embee is a FastTrack partner of Microsoft and MS Inspire 2020 DevOps finalist award winner. With over 2 million active seats in O365 and with a 70% growth in M365 business in FY’21, we have become one of the top preferred solution implementation partners in India.

We offer Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) along with Enterprises with remote-ready solutions to enable business continuity, robust security, and productivity while scaling their operations at a reasonable cost.

About Embee

Embee is a frontrunner in the technology solutions and service industry, with over 30+ years of experience and 1000+ annual customers.

Our solution portfolio is comprehensive and in pace with rapidly changing business demands. With a focus on Cloud and Digital Technologies, Embee provides cutting edge solutions in the areas of:

  • Cloud infrastructure and platform modernization
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Modern Workplace Communication & Collaboration solutions
  • Data Analytics
  • Business Applications (ERP, HRMS, and more)
  • Enterprise Security
  • Managed & Support Services

Some of our leading financial customers where we successfully drove workplace transformation in last couple of years include NSE, RBL Bank, AU Finance Bank, Suryoday Finance, Magma Fincorp. Our other leading customers include GEP, Wonder Cement, TATA Steel, TATA Motors, AegonLife, Hero FinCorp, Icertis, among 2000+ other customers for whom we have successfully:

  • Reduced IT costs by up to 40%
  • Secured remote work environment
  • Empowered data-backed, informed decision making
  • Streamlined operations to boost business growth
  • Increased pan organization happiness index with comprehensive employee experience platform

As an organisation, we believe in developing lasting business relationships. We follow a practice of “understand-evaluate-test-implement-transform” to deliver a working solution with a defined return on your investment. Beyond selling, we believe in supporting our customers to adopt and transform with new technologies.

Embee is CAF Certified, Advanced Specialized partner of Microsoft for Windows Virtual Desktop, Windows Server & SQL Server, and Kubernetes on Azure. Our recent acknowledgements include Microsoft’s Cloud Innovation Partner of the Year 2021, Azure AppHack First Runner up 2021, Microsoft Inspire-DevOps Finalist Award 2020, Country Partner of the Year, India 2018 by Microsoft and the Cloud Software Partner of the Year, APAC, 2017 by Canalys. These are testaments of our capabilities and commitment towards our customers. Embee can proudly boast an impressive customer retention rate of over 90%.

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Shivani Sharma

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Since more than 34+ years, Embee has been enabling more than 2000 organizations transform with technology in a digital, mobile-first, data-driven world. Embee specialises in Cloud Technologies, Business Intelligence solutions, new-age Collaboration, Mobility, and Security solutions, along with integrated ERP solution based on SAP Business One, and Octane HRMS. Known for our support services, Embee offers a remote 24×7 Managed Services for all its solutions. ahead of the curve, ready to meet the demands of the dynamic digital ecosystem.

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