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Copilot Accelerator for SMBs

Accelerate your adoption of Copilot for Microsoft 365.

Getting started with Copilot for Microsoft 365 is simpler and less expensive than you might think. Kick-start your AI journey with our 8-week fixed-price Accelerator for SMBs.

Are you moving forward with Copilot and Generative AI?

Despite the interest and excitement around Copilot for Microsoft 365 and Generative AI more broadly, many businesses seem happy to adopt a wait-and-see approach for now. Concerns over cost and the perceived complexity of implementing and adopting a completely new technology are enough to put off businesses who are also unconvinced of the value Copilot will deliver.

This is however a risky strategy, and one based on false assumptions. Not only is Copilot for Microsoft 365 more valuable than you think, it is also less complex and expensive to roll out.

Closing the Copilot value gap

The value of Copilot extends far beyond its immediate productivity-enhancing capabilities and benefits. Copilot is for many businesses the simplest route into Generative AI, and your best way to understand and prepare for the AI wave that’s coming.

By working with your existing Microsoft infrastructure, Office apps and content, Copilot first helps you get started with AI then provides the perfect environment for learning and building an AI-ready business and workforce. And with our Copilot Accelerator for SMBs you can get started with minimum fuss and maximum impact through an affordable fixed-price package.

Copilot Accelerator for SMBs

Designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses, our Accelerator package includes everything you need to purchase, plan, launch and start working with Copilot for Microsoft 365.

We fast track the technical and data readiness steps – reducing time, effort and impact on your internal resources – and focus on engaging and upskilling a carefully selected group of early adopter users. We leverage the Microsoft 365 toolkit and Microsoft’s extensive learning and training resources for our Copilot Bootcamp and provide resources to engage and support users, track activity, report on progress and share successes. We then analyse results and feedback, providing recommendations and guidance to extend your rollout and adoption of Copilot.

All of this is delivered as an 8-week fixed-price engagement – including planning, technical and data readiness, Copilot and Viva Suite licensing, user enablement activities, Copilot Centre of Excellence in Teams, Copilot Bootcamp with training content, and resources and activities to support early adopters.

The engagement concludes with a session to review results and provide recommendations for the next phase of your Copilot adoption journey – including options for technical, governance and data security & optimisation services supported by our technical partner Ingram Micro (2024 Microsoft UK Services Partner of the Year).

Get Ready

In the first phase we set up and plan the Accelerator programme, carry out technical and data readiness activities, and set up the resources and processes to onboard and support early adopters through the Copilot Bootcamp.

  • Pre-engagement planning
  • Accelerator planning workshop
  • Technical readiness
    • Technical planning session
    • Copilot Optimisation Assessment report
    • Deploy initial Copilot license to commence Semantic Index process
    • Implement agreed data security model (e.g. Restricted SharePoint Search)
    • Provision Copilot and Viva licenses to early adopter users
  • User enablement activities
    • Centre of Excellence (CoE) setup in Teams
    • Copilot Bootcamp setup in Viva Learning
    • Copilot Dashboard setup
    • Set up Team or CoE channel for early adopter users
    • Distribute comms to early adopter users

Copilot Bootcamp

In this phase we work alongside you to onboard early adopters to the Accelerator programme and Copilot Bootcamp, then support the progressive learning and skilling of users with reporting and weekly meetings.

  • Early adopter onboarding session
  • Early adopter learning and upskilling
  • Progressive skilling approach, starting with basic prompts
  • Supporting activities via CoE
  • Tracking and reporting via Copilot Dashboard
  • Weekly Teams meeting to review progress, answer questions, share successes and update learning plans

Review &
Recommendations

To complete the engagement we review data from the Copilot Bootcamp and early adopters then prepare findings and recommendations to present and discuss in an online workshop.

  • Review data and feedback from Copilot Bootcamp and early adopters
  • Prepare for workshop
  • Workshop to review outcomes, present analysis and discuss recommendations for the next phase of your Copilot adoption journey.

Pricing & Options

Standard package
  • 8-week Accelerator programme (Get Ready, Copilot Bootcamp, Review & Recommendations)
  • 10 x Copilot for Microsoft 365 licenses (annual license)
  • 10 x Viva Suite licenses (licensed for 2 months initially)
  • Workshops and meetings delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams
Price
  • £10,000 (incl. Copilot for Microsoft 365 and Viva Suite licensing)
  • £7,500 services only (excl. licenses)
Options
  • £2,500 managed service for Copilot Bootcamp activities
  • £2,500 per additional 5 users (licenses and Accelerator activities)
  • £1,000 per additional 5 users (services only)
  • 15% discount for purchases made before 31 August 2024
  • Copilot and Viva licensing can be purchased as add-ons via Betterworking without affecting your existing Microsoft 365 licensing agreement
  • For 50+ users please contact us to discuss options and pricing
  • All prices are exclusive of VAT

FAQs

If you have Copilot for Microsoft 365 licenses already, or if you’re planning to purchase these via your existing Microsoft reseller relationship, you can simply purchase the ‘services only’ package.

We can work alongside your existing Microsoft partner / reseller to provide specialist services relating to Copilot for Microsoft 365. Licensing for both Copilot for Microsoft 365 and Viva services can be purchased as add-ons to your existing Microsoft 365 licensing, either via your existing reseller agreement or via Betterworking without affecting your existing agreement.

The Accelerator is a fixed-price package optimised to be delivered over an 8-week period. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss specific requirements or check out our range of flexible Copilot Adoption Services.

User access to sensitive data via Copilot for Microsoft 365 is managed using a combination of Restricted SharePoint Search, removing specific SharePoint sites from SharePoint search, and reviewing and adjusting permissions for sensitive SharePoint sites. This approach enables you to move forward quickly with Copilot for Microsoft 365, with the detailed review and refinement of access and permissions carried out either in parallel of following completion of the Accelerator activities.

We recommend the use of specific Viva apps – including Viva Insights (for Copilot Dashboard) and Viva Learning (to support the Copilot Bootcamp) – as these provide excellent functionality and ease-of-access via Teams, and therefore we include Viva Suite licensing in the standard Accelerator package. If you prefer not to use Viva, or if you already have Viva Suite licensing, the cost of this licensing can be removed from the package.

The Accelerator services and pricing have been optimised for online / remote delivery via Teams. If you would like some or all of the services to be delivered in-person please get in touch to discuss options and pricing.

While the Accelerator has been designed to support the specific needs of SMBs, it can also be deployed within larger organisations looking to get started with Copilot for Microsoft 365 in a specific area of the organisation or with an initial group of early adopter users.

Find out more

To find out more, get in touch via our contact page or schedule a free 30-minute briefing call using the form below. We look forward to speaking with you!

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