Cost benefits of a MailMeter 365 & Office 365 union
by Mark Mulcahy
Implementing storage software that covers all the complex requirements of business comes at a premium. Depending on the size and nature of your organisation, you need a scalable solution which will be able to cope with business processes, as well as providing a secure infrastructure to keep email data safe.
If you’re moving to or already have Office 365 without considering MailMeter, you might want to rethink your decision if you want to save on costs and protect your company.
Bridging the “compliance gap” in licence levels
When replacing your current software installations, it’s important that you don’t look at Office 365 as a silver bullet for all your email needs.
There are hierarchies in all business and Office 365 has a number of tiered SaaS pricing options to cater for the various levels of users in an organisation. Whilst the C Suite or higher executive team will have all the “bells and whistles” of the top package in Office 365, the majority of workers performing the day to day tasks generate the bulk of emails and files which are of course subject to compliance and regulation. So unless your organisation is covered entirely by the top licence, the vast majority of the output from staff is not completely covered by compliant processes. This leaves a gap in compliance versus budget for the more cost conscious businesses.
The challenge for Procurement, Legal, Compliance and IT decision makers tasked with buying a solution is that the price for the jump from Office 365 Enterprise basic licence (E1) or mid-tier licence Enterprise (E3) to the top level Enterprise (E5) which is fully compliant can be close to 100% – that is a huge increase by anybody’s standards.
All email compliance features of Enterprise E5 at a fraction of the cost
With MailMeter 365, you can have all of the compliance e-discovery investigation and reporting features that Office 365 Enterprise E5 offers at the price of Enterprise E3 and with a dedicated support team, who are always on hand to assist with any issues that may arise from a simple support query through to assistance in a full investigation.
The benefit of rolling out MailMeter with Office 365 E1 or E3 is that for half the price, the full range of compliance tools are covering your organisation from top to bottom whilst freeing up budget.
You can also protect and insure against single vendor dependency with MailMeter 365 – when you transfer to Office 365, naturally all your data is held with Microsoft which can cause “lock-in” if an issue arises prompting a migration to another host.
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