Ebay ups its Office 365 bid, moving to E5 communications and analytics

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The Office team announced today that eBay is the latest big tech company to adopt Office 365 Enterprise E5, Microsoft’s top-of-the-line Office 365 plan that includes everything from the familiar Office tools to analytics tools and advanced security features. “eBay joined the Office 365 family of enterprise customers a few years ago, and I’m excited that the groundbreaking online retailer is now looking to take the next step toward advanced productivity by investing in Office 365 E5 for communication and analytics,” explained Ron Markezich, corporate vice president at Microsoft on the Office blog.

The online retailer currently has 30,000 employees in 62 locations across the globe, and the company sees Office 365 as a flexible and manageable productivity solution that empowers its workforce. Rami Mazid, head of Global Infrastructure and End Users Services at eBay shared:

At eBay, we were built on the belief that we can empower and connect people to create more opportunity, specifically through commerce. Within our own company, we’ve mirrored that same belief by leveraging technology and tools that enable our employees to easily connect and collaborate with one another. We’re using cloud-based technologies like Office 365 to give our employees the flexibility to work how they want, helping them forge bonds with colleagues across geographical boundaries for greater productivity. And we’re doing this in a way that’s both manageable and trustworthy for us as an enterprise.

Since Microsoft launched its Office 365 E5 plan back in December 2015, the comprehensive offering has been embraced by various types of organizations such as Renault Sport Formula One and Kansas City. Last year, the company revealed that the cloud productivity suite had reached 70 million commercial subscribers as of September 26.