Which one is better for me: Office 365 or Office 2016?

By | December 16, 2016

Are you looking for an option to upgrade your system with the latest Office tools? Always wondering about increasing your business productivity with the latest and more efficient versions of productivity tools? Then you might have plenty of options.

Now, among them, are you are struggling to decide between the most recent Microsoft productivity tools i.e. Office 2016 and Office 365? Either you can buy a standalone office 2016 and then again after a year pay for the then new version. Or you can opt for office 365 and have the latest version, now and forever. Office 365  is a subscription-based service that uses the latest Office apps, currently Office 2016. When the next version of Office is released, users will get it as part of their subscription. Whereas, Office 2016 is a buy-once app suite with Office 2016 apps, so that you don’t have to be bothered with subscriptions. And, if you need to upgrade to the latest version of Office, you’ll have to pay full price for the newer version.

Office 365 and Office 2016 usually share a number of similarities. However, selecting any one between them involves a lot of considerations, other than the pricing and ability to switch between business plans. Let’s have a glimpse:

•  Required features and programs

Office 2016 is same as earlier versions of Office with basic features. But if you need to access the latest features as soon as they arrive or something with access to SharePoint and such programs, then your choice should be a more robust Office 365.

•  Accessibility

If you usually work on multiple devices or need MS Office on several devices, then Office 365 is your answer. But if you only have a single PC and don’t want to expand then the answer to your need is Office 2016.

•  Connectivity

If you do not have regular internet connectivity, then what you need is standalone Office 2016. Else Office 365 is always the superior alternative.

•  Support

If you are capable yourself in resolving IT related issues, and can deal with installation and other things on your own then Office 2016 is alright. But if you want to have constant technical support with you, then you should have Office 365.

•  Storage

If you want to store your files on the Cloud and be able to access from anywhere in the world, then you should certainly opt for Office 365. It provides 1 TB of cloud storage per user.

We hope the above mentioned factors must have helped you in making an appropriate decision according to your own individual needs. However, if you still need more information and guidance, please contact us.

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