Office 365 Subscription vs Perpetual License

Many People ask us should i just by office or get a subscription from Canitan for Office 365? The short answer is an O365 Subscription is usually the best answer. And here is why…

Each Subscription is tied to a user and can be installed on all the users devices, up to 5 PCs 5 Tablets and 5 phones. But that is just the beginning you also get web versions of your apps, Skype for Business, File sharing / Online Storage, MileIQ for mileage tracking and much more. See list below.

We have done a cost comparison which is also below.

Subscription License

Office 365 Premium

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Access


Skype for Business

Web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

 Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, and Outlook Customer Manager
mail hosting with 50 GB mailbox and custom email domain address Manage your business better with Microsoft Invoicing, Microsoft Bookings, MileIQ, and Business center

File storage and sharing with 1 TB of OneDrive storage Manage tasks and teamwork with Microsoft Planner

Company-wide intranet and team sites with SharePoint Manage schedules and daily staff work tasks with Microsoft StaffHub

Online meetings and video conferencing for up to 250 people  FastTrack deployment support with purchase of 50+ seats at no extra cost
Hub for teamwork to connect your teams with Microsoft Teams  

Licensed for commercial use


5 phones, 5 tablets, and 5 PCs or Macs per user 

Perpetual License

Home & Business
Microsoft WordMicrosoft Word
Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPoint
Microsoft OneNoteMicrosoft OneNote
Microsoft OutlookMicrosoft Outlook
 Microsoft Publisher
 Microsoft Access
1 PC
1 PC

If you upgrade with every release of Office.

Based on $8 month for exchange email hosting and buying a new version of office every 3 years.

If you upgrade with every other release of Office.

Based on $8 month for exchange email hosting and buying a new version of office every 6 years.

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