Adobe Expands Cloud Offering in NZ and Aus
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) is expanding its cloud offering, announcing the launch of Adobe© Creative Cloud™ for teams in Australia and New Zealand, a new membership option tailored for small and medium businesses.
Creative Cloud for teams provides access to all Adobe Creative Suite® 6 applications including Acrobat®, as well as Adobe Muse, Acrobat XI, Lightroom 4, Edge tools and services. In addition, it offers administrative tools for centralised license purchase and management, increased storage capacity, and expert services.
“Adobe’s transformation to the cloud began with a pilot program in Australia and New Zealand before being rolled out around the world in 2012. In just seven months, we’ve seen an incredible take-up globally, with more than one million individuals joining Creative Cloud. Our goal is now to make Creative Cloud the ultimate hub for creative teams, where they can access industry leading tools; store and collaborate across their workplace and ultimately showcase their creations,” said Paul Robson, Managing Director for Adobe Australia and New Zealand.
“With the availability of the new Creative Cloud offering for teams, we’re making it easier for workgroups to create and collaborate.”
Adobe Creative Cloud for teams builds on the tools included in the individual membership. Along with desktop tools, online services for publishing and file sharing, and upgrades and feature updates when they are released, Creative Cloud for teams also includes easy management of virtual workgroups, 100GB of cloud storage per user (versus 20GB for the individual Creative Cloud offering), expert support services, centralised administration for the quick and easy deployment of new seats, and centralised billing and efficient license management.
Mr Robson said the launch of Creative Cloud for teams was an exciting development for resellers in Australia and New Zealand.
“Adobe’s Creative Cloud offering for teams represents a fundamental change for resellers with a new VIP option now available,” Mr Robson said.
“The new Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) will allow resellers to develop a stronger relationship with their customers by offering Creative Cloud for teams with no minimum license requirement, easy management, immediate deployment and automatic compliance.
“Adobe’s new Creative Cloud for teams offering means it has never been easier for small to medium businesses to access our products.”
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Creative Cloud for teams is available for A$87.49 per month (with an annual commitment). Existing CS3 and later customers who have previously purchased Creative Suite software through a volume licensing program are eligible to buy at the special price of A$62.99 per user per month. Team memberships are sold via Adobe.com.au and Adobe’s network of worldwide resellers. Individual memberships are sold via Adobe.com.au.
Creative Cloud Team Ready customers are eligible for upgrade upon receiving an email notice about migrating to Creative Cloud for teams. For customers who have registered to an individual Creative Cloud account, upgrading is seamless with no program transition fees.
For more information about Adobe Creative Cloud for teams visit www.adobe.com/au/products/creativecloud/teams.html.
About Creative Cloud Adobe
Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that provides users with unlimited access to download and install all Adobe Creative Suite® desktop applications, plus other applications including Adobe Photoshop Lightroom®, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge Tools & Services; game developer tools and integration with the Adobe Touch Apps**. With Creative Cloud membership, users also have access to publishing services to deliver apps and websites, cloud storage and the ability to sync to any device, and new products and exclusive updates as soon as they’re released.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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* Total paid Creative Cloud subscriptions of approximately 326,000 as of the end of November 2012 was achieved based on stronger-than-expected adoption of Creative Cloud for individuals during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 and does not include Q4 term-based enterprise users.
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