Jul 05 2017 09:47 AM
Jul 05 2017 09:47 AM
A couple of quick questions arising from today's Office Blog https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/07/05/transform-your-organization-with-microsoft-workplace-analy...
Thanks and congratulations on this move!
Jul 05 2017 11:02 AM
Jul 05 2017 11:42 AM
Jul 05 2017 12:12 PM - edited Jul 05 2017 01:33 PM
Jul 06 2017 10:26 AMSolution
Thanks for the interest and looking forward to engaging in this journey together. We're excited about the WpA launch and know there are lots of questions. We did just create a new WpA community page, so be sure to post new questions in there.
- WpA is available for enterprise level organizations (5,000+ seats) and costs $6/license/mo for enterprise SKUs (with the exception of E5 customers, which is $2/license/mo).
- WpA is not included in E5 because we made a strategic decision to deliver the WpA value in a different fashion. The pricing reflects an investment in our customers that are invested in the Microsoft innovation cycle.
We understand that this is a significant departure from the typical licensing model, but WpA is a unique solution that will significantly enhance the value of Office 365 by augmenting the layer of intelligence surrounding Office 365 products.
The team and I will continue to provide input and respond to your questions as quickly as possible. Thank you!
Jul 06 2017 11:01 AM
Jul 06 2017 10:18 PM - edited Jul 07 2017 12:17 AM
Same, 70-80 users, all E3 and E5.
Putting that basic informtion (seat requirement + cost) out publicy, would have cleared up things pretty fast.
Also I'm always kind of shocked, when a single product/feature costs more or about as much as a full E1 license. I'm sure there discounts for larger purchases.
Anyway, thanks for the information. No need to dig further :)
Jul 07 2017 12:44 AM
Thanks for the information, it clarified a lot.
I do find the 5K seats requirement a big barrier that will put this out of reach for many organisations. Hopefully, that number can be reviewed in due course.
I worked in the non-profit sector with an organisation, with 1300 staff, heavily invested in Office 365 and I can see only the top 15 institutions have more than that 5K headcount in the UK.
Jul 07 2017 01:08 AM
Jul 21 2017 02:38 AM
Will there be any exceptions to this 5000 seat barrier? I have a customer who is a high street bank and has 2500 seats and growing who would really like to have this capapbility.
Nov 29 2017 11:34 PM
I am bit confuse on WpA is available for enterprise level organizations (5,000+ seats), does it mean that organization should have minimum 5000+ O365 license or count of employee in an organization should more than 5000.
Nov 30 2017 02:19 AM
I take it to mean you have to buy at least 5K seats of Workplace Analytics licences to qualify to use the service, also Exchange Online is a prerequisite, so all those users will have Office 365 licences as well.
Like @John Wynne said this can be clarified by Nathan, as there may be more to it than that!
Nov 30 2017 09:56 AM
In general, yes. As we are early in the product journey and investing heavily in large customers to ensure their success, Microsoft has implemented a 5k seat minimum for Workplace Analytics purchases. However, if there is a compelling situation, we will consider exceptions to that threshold within reason. And, with regard to EXO, you are also correct. Workplace Analytics licenses must be assigned to users who are already licensed for Office 365 SKUs, specifically E1, E3, and E5. Thanks @John Wynne and @Cian Allner for flagging this. Happy to provide additional clarity or answer any other questions!
Apr 16 2018 07:36 PM
Hi @Michael Buckingham - Great question! Customers control scope of the analyzed population, so they can choose to license all 3,000, or some subset of that (good news: we've updated the minimum threshold of 1,000!). When customers choose to license a subset, it's typically focused on unique geographies or functions in the organization, though the platform is very flexible and can meet a wide range of requirements. If you're not talking to one of our Workplace Analytics GBBs and you'd like to accelerate the conversation, feel free to reach out to me via email and I can connect you with someone on our team to support.
May 22 2018 06:17 PM - edited May 22 2018 06:17 PM
Thanks @Nathan Barnett
We have a very influential Director who is willing to cover 100 subscriptions. Unfortunately, the 1000 minimum is a huge barrier to adaption. It's not that we cannot grow to 1000 or even 3500 but we cannot get out of the gate if we have to get them to sign off 1000 before we can show them the impact it has had on a team.
It's like trying to sell bushmen on upgrading their new home. They have no frame of refence for doors knobs, toilets, lights, stoves, bath tubs.... However, once they experience them they will love them. The key is giving them opportunity to experience them. If you force them to buy 1000 of something they don't know they need 1 of they will never be part of the market for your product.
We have a shared interest in getting this adopted. Help me expose our user base to what it can do.
May 23 2018 08:15 AM
Hi @Michael Buckingham - Totally understand the hurdle here (and appreciate the analogy). If our team can learn more about the scenario, that would be helpful. Can you shoot me an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org? I can connect you with the right geographic resources.