GoDaddy will offer Office 365 as GoDaddy’s email and productivity service to its small-business customers. Office 365 plans starting at $3.99 per month.
Serving 12 million customers worldwide, GoDaddy has created a simple experience for SMBs to get started with productivity tools backed by personalized customer support.
Steven Aldrich, senior vice president of Business Applications, GoDaddy, said: “We’ve created a simple way to attach Office 365 to a domain name, helping small-business owners look professional and work anywhere, making the business of running their business easier.”
The strategic agreement between Microsoft and GoDaddy provides small businesses with seamless access to professional email connected to their domain names, cloud storage and a full suite of Microsoft productivity solutions.
Plus, with GoDaddy, users receive around-the-clock live customer service, helping save time best spent focusing on their business. Microsoft created a unique offering of domain-based email and storage especially built with GoDaddy’s small businesses in mind.
Office 365 offers business-class email, shared calendars, instant messaging, online conferencing and access to the most up-to-date Office documents. These capabilities are delivered as a cloud service available to users wherever they are, online or offline and across a variety of devices, offering access to the most up-to-date versions of the files and tools they need to get things done.
John Case, corporate vice president, Microsoft Office, said: “GoDaddy’s relationship with small businesses combined with Office 365, the fastest-growing Microsoft product in history, will help bring the benefits of Office 365 and modern cloud services to even more companies, whether they’re seeking to modernize how they do business or simply starting up.”
There are an estimated 28 million small businesses in the U.S. alone and 125 million worldwide. Of those 33 million, 92 percent of businesses have fewer than four employees. According to a Boston Consulting Group study commissioned by Microsoft, if more small and medium-sized businesses adopted the latest in IT tools, it could potentially boost their revenues by a combined $770 billion and create more than 6 million jobs.
Office 365 from GoDaddy is currently available in the U.S. and Canada expanding globally within the next three months.