What is Microsoft E5?

Microsoft E5’s website describes it as: "Easily automate anything from your desktop"

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Some frequently asked questions about Microsoft E5
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: Employee Profiles? Nope.
    Create and manage, or allow employees to manage, profiles with their associated information, files, and records
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: Q&A Report? Yes!
    Provides a report on all questions asked, answered, or voted on during a meeting
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: Application Restrictions? Nope.
    Control which applications can be installed and accessed on local and remote computers and endpoints
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: Free Version? Yes!
    Offers 100% free version of the software that can be used indefinitely, may have feature or user limitations
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: Data Privacy Compliance? Yes!
    Provides support to comply with modern data compliancy regulations and guidelines
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: External Users? Nope.
    Allow for the invitation and creation of third party or outside users into the system
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: SIP Trunking? Yes!
    Supports Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to connect to VoIP calls
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: Customizable Caller ID? Yes!
    Modify caller ID for outgoing and incoming calls to customize the number and information one sees before picking up a call
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: Collaborative Access? Yes!
    Offers multiple levels of editorial or analytics access to the tool's data, enabling more than one user to work on a project at a time
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: Cyber Security Education? Yes!
    Provides training for employees to learn how to avoid cyber security issues
  • Does Microsoft E5 have: Dynamic Linking? Yes!
    Link data from third party spreadsheets and automatically update diagrams in real-time


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1 - 12 months of research and meetings
Many Hours
Comb through full software ecosystem and do many hours of research to understand each potential competitor.
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Put all competitors on a spreadsheet, and become an expert in the software category to compare the products.
Many Hours
Add criteria to the spreadsheet through your research of what each product does, based on research.
Many Hours
Score each product against criteria. Add new criteria as you research to score, go back and re-score each other product. Realize some are marketing jargon, remove and re-score products.
Many Hours
Contact internal power users and product owners. Convince them to do a review with you and develop a process.
Many Hours
Take in their criteria of why the teams have one product over the other. Do this for all products in comparison set.
Many Hours
Compare your criteria and scoring to the teams reasoning for needing their software. Go back to the teams with clarifying questions.
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Realize some of the features they think are unique to their platform may be accommodated in the other platform.
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Demo the other platform to be sure, take screenshots. Reach out to the vendors of the software, have one meeting to tell them your process. Have another meeting to do a demo of the product functionality.
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Have a demo with the stakeholders to convince them they would be fine with the other product.
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Make the business case to go with the product you think is best. As you bring it around for approvals, add to it, update it.
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Transform the business case into a presentation, use this presentation to gather final approvals.

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