Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 is Microsoft’s class leading AI offering, which helps to bring AI into your organisation and the tools your employees use every day. Every employee with a license gets an AI assistant to help with a wide range of tasks. But this does come at a cost, as it is not included in any of the existing bundles.

In this article we explain more about the Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 license and how to build the business case for the solution.

Copilot for Microsoft 365

Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 fundamentally transforms how you work.  Powered by cutting-edge AI technology, Copilot acts as your digital assistant within familiar apps like Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. It takes the power of AI tools like ChatGPT but fully integrates it into your business productivity tools. It also helps you draft emails, analyse data or create compelling presentations.

What Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 does:

  • Integrates with Teams, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and other Microsoft 365 apps
  • AI-powered chat with Microsoft Copilot
  • Connects to your data in third-party apps using Copilot Studio
  • Provides enterprise-grade security, privacy and compliance

Copilot for Microsoft 365 licensing?

The licensing, like almost everything from Microsoft, is based on a per user per month. You do need to have a prerequisite Microsoft 365 bundle (Business Standard, Business Premium, O365 E3 or E5 and M365 E3 & E5). Once you have those then you can simply add on the license to a user.

The license cost is £24.70 per user per month

Building the case for Copilot for Microsoft 365

If you are a large organisation you might be thinking £24.75 per user per month is a significant investment but the business case for investing in Copilot adds up pretty quickly. For the average office worker using Microsoft 365 products like Word, Teams, PowerPoint etc and you really don’t have to save that much time before your business benefits from the purchase. The average office worker in the UK earns around £32,000 with an hourly rate of around £16 per hour. So, to build the business case for copilot you need to save around 2 hours of time each week. This should be more than achievable with Copilot helping you:

  • Write emails
  • Summarise documents in easy-to-understand notes
  • Write Word documents
  • Create better visuals, tables and elements
  • Keep on top of open tasks
  • Automatically analyse data in Excel

In summary, Copilot for Microsoft 365 feels like a great way to introduce Copilot to your organisation. The business case offers a great way of saving your organisation time and vastly improving the productivity of your users. As a first step into AI for most organisations there isn’t a better starting point than Copilot for Microsoft 365. To get a quote or find out about introducing Copilot into your organisation, contact us today.