How Much Does SharePoint License Cost
How Much Does SharePoint License Cost?
on December 19, 2017 10:44 am

    What is SharePoint?

    SharePoint is Microsoft’s web-based collaboration and sharing platform. Designed for small and big businesses, SharePoint allows employees to share and manage knowledge, content and information enabling better teamwork and collaboration.

    Key Features:

    Simple and Seamless Collaboration:

    SharePoint enables dynamic teams to effectively communicate and collaborate on projects. They can share files, data and information, across mobiles, PC’s and tables, thus streamlining the teams work.

    Users can also share files externally and access them remotely, track the history of all files and keep up to date with changes and modifications.

    Engage With Your Organization:

    Build connections and communication channels using the intranet across the whole organization. SharePoint will allow an increase in organizational efficiency by sharing common resources on all portals. You can easily broadcast messages, get important updates and news, to your project teams allowing greater efficiency.

    Harness Collective Knowledge:

    Discovering information, data and gathering insights to inform decisions and actions is made simple through SharePoint. SharePoint will collect all data making it easy to manage and share.

    Users will also be able to automate repetitive tasks, freeing up resources to focus on more important project goals.

    How much does a SharePoint License Cost?

    The cost associated with a SharePoint Enterprise 2016 license will depend on your requirements and needs. Each SharePoint Enterprise license is priced differently.

    The three factors that determine a price are:

    • What capabilities are used
    • How SharePoint is deployed
    • Where the system is hosted.

    SharePoint Online:

    This is licensed on a per user basis. You can purchase it as a standalone feature or add it to Office 365.
    There are 3 plans available:

    NamePriceService OfferedKey Features
    SharePoint Online Plan 1$5.00 user/monthSharePoint, OneDrive
    • 1 TB of OneDrive storage per user
    • Share files securely inside or outside your organization
    • Sync local copies of files or folders for offline viewing and editing on Mac or PC
    • Co-author in real time in familiar Microsoft Office apps
    • Inform and connect your people with intranets and portals
    • Navigate your team sites and intranet with the SharePoint mobile apps for Android™, iOS, and Windows or OneDrive mobile apps for Android™, iOS and Windows
    • Fast-track deployment support with purchase of 50+ seats at no extra cost
    • 24/7 phone and web support
    • Licensed for commercial use
    SharePoint Online Plan 2$10.00 user/monthSharePoint, OneDrive
    • Unlimited OneDrive storage
    • Customize your enterprise search and results with enhanced features to surface resources across O365
    • Find content in electronic format for litigation or audit scenarios
    • Use advanced DLP capabilities to identify, monitor, and protect sensitive information
    • Use In-Place Holds to programmatically preserve content from deletion or edit
    Office 365 Business Premium$12.50 user/month (annual commitment)Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams and Yammer
    • Email hosting with 50 GB mailbox and custom email domain address
    • Desktop versions of Office 2016 applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, plus Access and Publisher for PC only
    • Web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • One license covers 5 phones, 5 tablets, and 5 PCs or Macs per user
    • File storage and sharing with 1 TB of OneDrive storage
    • Inform and engage with a company-wide intranet and team sites with SharePoint
    • Get a hub for teamwork with Microsoft Teams
    • Let customers schedule appointments online with Microsoft Bookings
    • Collaborate across departments and locations with Yammer

    Intranet sites will use a Server/Client Access License model for intranet sites. Therefore, you pay for the SharePoint Server 2016 for simply running and having the server and then you also play for the CAL for each person or device accessing the SharePoint Server.

    SharePoint On-Premises:

    • SharePoint Standard CAL: This delivers the core capabilities of SharePoint
    • Communities: Collaborate with ease.
    • Content: Manage your enterprise-level content better with ECM.
    • Sites: Unite all your company’s websites under one infrastructure.
    • Search: Discover people, see quick previews, and more.


    • SharePoint Enterprise CAL: This delivers the full capabilities of SharePoint
    • Communities: Collaborate with ease.
    • Content: Manage your enterprise-level content better with ECM.
    • Sites: Unite all your company’s websites under one infrastructure.
    • Search: Extend your basic capabilities with features such as video search and entity extraction.
    • Business Solutions: Run your company better with InfoPath Services and Access Services.
    • Business Intelligence: Up your decision-making toolset with Power View, plus Excel, PerformancePoint, and Visio Services.


    If you’re planning to use SharePoint 2016 Enterprise License then the server will have a one-time cost of about $7000. Depending on how many servers you want, you can calculate the cost accordingly.

    Additionally, you will have to factor in the cost of user licenses. These cost around $100 per user, so if you have a 100 users then the total cost will be $10,000.

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