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Office 365
(SaaS)

Everything you love about Microsoft’s Office suite, but now in the cloud. Because SaaS Office 365 offers strong features to increase productivity.
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Flexibility with Office 365 SaaS


Powerful Office 365 software via the cloud offers greater flexibility on how and where you work as a business

The standard for modern business operations

Venom IT offers Software as a service or as it is also known as SaaS. In short, this might include a range of software options, such as Office 365, ownCloud and Skype for Business.

Microsoft Office 365 is today’s standard for business operations, and essentially is a cloud version of the popular Microsoft Office with almost no changes. But it comes with the feeling of an evolution of the apps and is much more dynamic.

Automatic app updates

The apps also update automatically, without any downtime, either. And you won’t have to worry about any licensing issues.

SaaS Office 365 offers the ability to collaborate on documents and gives you the mobility of files. That’s because they are safe on the cloud rather than on a static machine. This also adds a huge layer of protection since we store data in one of Venom IT’s military-grade data centres.

VENOM OFFICE 365 SUPPORT

SECURITY

ACCESSIBILITY

BACKUP

VENOM OFFICE 365 SUPPORT

Take away the stresses of installing, maintaining, and updating your Office 365

With Venom IT support, benefit directly from capable IT engineers who can quickly assist with issues and guidance.

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Using a large organisation like Microsoft, in short, can bog down in multiple phone calls explaining your issues before getting through to someone who can help. Microsoft SLAs can take a lot longer than the 2 hours Venom IT can offer instead.

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SECURITY

Add extra security to your Office 365 set up with Venom Support

Whilst O365 provides you with security for the applications it provides, you are still responsible for patching, maintaining and updating your other applications. As well as the on premise hardware you will require to use the O365 products.

SaaS Office 365

Venom hosting desktop solution includes full UK IT support including patching maintenance and break fix support. Extra security on top as we also include enterprise level Antivirus and remote monitoring software that monitors all of the key components on your devices.

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ACCESSIBILITY

True accessibility on any device that has access to the internet

Using a Hosted Desktop solution from Venom IT gives you to access not just to the office suite and emails but all those key applications you use for the day to day running of your business. With Office 365 this only provides a cloud system for files you upload to OneDrive/Sharepoint. True accessibility on any device that has access to the internet.

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BACKUP

Extensive backup that is above what Office 365 can offer

What people don’t realise about O365 is that it doesn’t actually provide any form of backup for the solution in the small monthly cost. In fact, this is an extra service you will need to purchase from your current IT provider. But with Venom IT’s hosted desktop solution, the backup includes all of your data. Furthermore, you also receive key applications that is a feature within the monthly cost.

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FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between 365 and Office 2016/2019?

Either form of Office is great, but each one has some unique advantages.

Office 2016 and Office 2019 are each sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost. However, there are no feature upgrades, only security patches, which means you’ll eventually have to buy a newer version at some point and at full price.

In addition, you can only install this stand-alone version on one machine. And it also offers few collaborative tools. In the long run, though, this is usually the cheaper option.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription that includes up-to-date features, extra online storage and cloud-connection features that let you collaborate on files in real-time. You also get all the latest features, fixes and security updates, along with ongoing tech support at no extra cost. You can choose to pay for your subscription on a monthly or yearly basis.

One disadvantage is that you would still need to create your own backups, as Microsoft do not guarantee data protection. For one thing, rollbacks are very limited. And accidental/malicious deletions often cannot be undone if committed by a member with elevated privileges.

Also bear in mind the regulatory compliance you need to comply with. If you are required to store data for long periods of time (e.g. 2+ years), then you would definitely need additional archiving in place, as Microsoft does not supply that. Over time, 365 costs more, but many people prefer this due to the additional features.

Comparing Office to Office 365

The comparison chart below shows Office (either 2016 or 2019) vs 365, in contrast. But please bear in mind that the Office supplied by Venom IT is part of the hosted desktop service, which gives you certain advantages over one-time Office purchases. For example, we offer indefinite archiving of all your emails and documents, full system rollback in case of disaster and full UK telephone support for the duration of your contract. Also, you don’t get these options with either Office standalone or 365.

 Office Pro 2019 from Venom ITOffice 365 Business Premium
Full UK-based supportYesNo
Nominal Cost£7.00 PCM (on Citrix)£9.40 PCM
SubscriptionMonth-to-month1 year
Apps

  • Word


  • Excel


  • PowerPoint


  • Outlook


  • Access


  • OneNote


  • Publisher


  • Exchange


  • Word


  • Excel


  • PowerPoint


  • Outlook


  • Access (local install)


  • OneNote

GDPR complianceAll data is UK-hosted and storedUnknown
Licence typeRentedRented
Automatic product updatesYesYes
Automatic security updatesYesYes
Automatic feature updatesNoYes
Email AliasesUnlimitedLimited
Mailbox size100GB50GB
Email backup

  • 45-day full restore


  • 150-day recovery of deleted items


  • Unlimited archiving standard


  • Indefinite archiving


  • No native backup solution


  • 14-day recovery of deleted items


  • Limited archiving on most plans


  • Limited to 2-year retention

What is SaaS?

Software-as-a-service is an all-in-one, hands-free solution for the company that wishes to streamline its IT operations and save costs. It also means no long contracts or spending a fortune on one-off purchases of software that eventually becomes redundant and needs to be replaced.

Full SaaS Office 365 Access

We manage and host SaaS, and the apps and programs that you rent are accessible over the internet.

Another advantage of SaaS is its initial low cost (in contrast to buying all the kit right off the bat). It is also future proof, seeing as how we are constantly upgrading our hardware and offer free Microsoft upgrades on most of our services.

SaaS is also highly scalable – which means you can easily add or remove users. In addition, we don’t lock you in with punitive contracts. You only pay for what you use. We don’t charge to provision new users nor to decommission defunct users.

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