Press release 2022-09-26

One in four companies needs to update Office package

Intra2net study shows pent-up demand / Migration to Microsoft Office 2021 remains subdued in the SME segment

Tübingen, 26.09.2022 - One in four companies in Germany uses Microsoft Office packages for which security updates are no longer offered today or will be in a few months. This is one of the key findings of this year's SME study by Intra2net ( For this study, the groupware and security provider evaluated data from more than 1,600 PC workstations in small companies.

28% use older Office versions

Outdated Office versions such as Office 2010 and Office 2007 are still used on 11% of workstations in small businesses. For both solutions, no security updates have been provided for some time. Office 2013 has a market share of 17%. Microsoft's extended manufacturer support for the Office package, which was released around ten years ago, ends on April 11, 2023.

Small businesses prefer Office 2019

Comparison with last year's figures shows that companies willing to switch are primarily opting to move to Office 2019. In fact, more than two-thirds of migrations since last year's Intra2net SME study had Office 2019 as a target. The version is now used on 32% of workstations, 8% more than last year. With a market share of 3%, the current Office 2021 currently still plays a subordinate role in the SME segment for on-premises installations, however. Office 2016 remains the most widely used version at 37%.

"In times of a growing threat from cyber attacks, the continued high market share of older Office packages represents a clear security risk for companies. At the same time, the current figures indicate that smaller companies in particular are reserved about the licensing arrangements for Office 2021. So far, they prefer to migrate to the Office 2019 version," explains Steffen Jarosch, CEO of Intra2net AG.

This year's SME study by Intra2net is based on a survey conducted in September 2022 among 105 German companies with 10 to 49 employees and 1,617 PC workstations with Microsoft Office.

Only companies without Hosted Exchange or Microsoft Office 365 were considered.

About Intra2net

Since 2001, Intra2net AG has specialized in security and groupware solutions. These provide companies with effective protection for their network and help people work together as a team. Its customers include over 5,000 small and medium-sized enterprises.


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