As of February 27th, perpetual volume purchases of Adobe Creative Suite products under the Cumulative Licensing Program (CLP) and Transactional Licensing Program (TLP) has ended for customers in the education sector, following the government and commercial segments from a year ago. Individual Creative Suite products remain available for individual purchase via electronic download on Adobe.com.
Adobe is offering a number of incentives and promotions to aid customers in their transition from Creative Suite to Creative Cloud. The leading digital design company is opening its education migration promotion to allow existing CLP customers in academic institutions to save up to 40% over a two year period when enrolling in the Value Incentive Plan (VIP), an offer which ends March 31st, 2015. Existing Adobe CLP level 2 and level 3 education customers may qualify for significant savings, with minimum purchase requirements:
- Adobe CLP Level 3 customers receive VIP Level 4 (initial minimum order of 50 units)
- Adobe CLP Level 2 customers receive VIP Level 3 (initial minimum order of 25 units)
- All other customers receive VIP Level 1 through 4 pricing based on individual purchase volume
Many existing Adobe customers are concerned that transitioning from perpetual purchases in the Creative Suite to subscription purchases in the Creative Cloud could bring about licensing difficulties, let alone an increase in long-term pricing.
Since Adobe released on average a new Creative Suite version every two years, the price differential of staying up to date on Creative Suite versus Creative Cloud over a 4 year period is about $2,000! In other words, the base price of Creative Cloud is about $50/month totaling $2,400 over 4 years, while purchasing two versions of Creative Suite to remain up-to-date over 4 years would be $4,700. Plus, Creative Cloud provides patches and updates on a monthly basis, ensuring customers are always running the smoothest product.
As for the licensing difficulties, allow our Licensing Specialists to help you through whatever questions you may have regarding the transition from Creative Suite to Creative Cloud.