May 16, 2012
Info about Creative Cloud subscriptions for groups
I’ve gotten a bunch of questions about how customers can buy Creative Cloud memberships in bulk. I could send you to a Web page and a PDF—but frankly I didn’t want to read through those any more than you probably do, so I asked around & distilled the highlights:
- Right now Creative Cloud membership (let’s call it “CCM”) is sold on an individual basis directly from Adobe & a couple of partners like Amazon & Staples. It’s not sold through volume licensing or reseller channel partners (e.g. B&H).
- There will be a way to buy CCM for groups of people, but it won’t be available until later this year.
- Once it’s available, I expect it to include everything that’s currently in CCM, plus added features for managing users, storage, & more.
- In the meantime, teams can buy what’s called “Creative Cloud Team Ready.” Team Ready includes the desktop apps that are part of CCM, as well as Adobe Expert Support, but it doesn’t include cloud features (such as Typekit access). It’s a term-license subscription, meaning that it ends at some point (by which time the CCM Team offering should be available).
Does that make sense? Please let us know you still have questions.