Adobe’s Volume Licensing Programs
Teams & enterprises interested in purchasing multiple licenses can do so under a set of different licensing programs that reduce costs and provide additional benefits. However the terms and products offered under these plans can differ quite a lot because of the different license types available.
Value Incentive Plan (VIP)
Those interested in subscription-based licensing for any of the products in the picture below can choose the VIP program that provides organizations with budget predictability, lower upfront cost, and volume discounts while still leaving room for growth.
Under this program, there are no license minimums. However, once you have committed to a certain amount of license you must pay for the committed volume for the rest of the term. If an organization buys 10+ licenses they become a VIP select member and receive discounts on future purchases during the agreement’s term. Affiliates and subsidiaries of the VIP Select member can then take advantage of the discount aswell. The agreement is renewed annually, but VIP select members have the option of signing a 3-year agreement with a predetermined annual price, great for budget predictability. With all these benefits it’s easy to see how this program suits a lot of different companies.
Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement (ETLA)
Subscription-based licenses can also be purchased under the ETLA program, which is similar to the VIP program. The available products are almost the same but the agreement terms of the ETLA are a little less standardized. You might be wondering why? Well, the intended customers for the ETLA program are large enterprises that usually commit to agreements that are very lucrative for Adobe. Thats why Adobe wants to leave room for negotiations so that they have a better chance of reeling in the deal. Under this program, you also get budget predictability, with a set price for each annual payment under the license term that run for 3 years. For more on the ETLA read Adobes summary or contact an Authorized Adobe Reseller.
Adobe Cumulative Licensing Program (CLP)
As previously mentioned Adobe also offers perpetual licenses for some programs. One of these is the CLP which is a two-year membership. Under the CLP the initial license order can be provided with a discount, depending on the amount of license bought. The discounts are derived from a point system with tiers where each purchase gives you a certain amount of points. The discount can also be used for additional purchases made during the two-year membership and additional purchases also gives you points that contribute to improving your discount level even further.
Plus just like the VIP program, large organizations can share their discount with their affiliates and subsidiaries globally.
Transactional Licensing Program (TLP)
Lastly, we have the TLP for those who value simplicity and want to keep software administration at a minimum. The TLP allows you to purchase a larger volume of licenses at once without a minimum order size, agreement term or a contract needing to be signed. Buyers receive points for every eligible license bought which is then translated to a discount level. The more one buys, the more one saves on the entire order.
But the most sought after benefit of the TLP is that all licenses arrive with the same single serial number per product. This makes deployment much easier on a company-wide scale. So if you just want to buy, set and forget, the choice is obvious! For more information, you can read Adobes datasheet on TLP.
Managing Adobe Licenses with vScope
For the deployment and management of Adobe licenses one can use Adobe’s Admin Console or Licensing Website. However, pirated software installed by a user within your organization will not show up on these platforms. With vScope you can easily find all the installations on your network, even the ones that shouldn’t be there! This lets you take action at once to make sure your organization is compliant. For those who want to work more proactive there are also a couple new tracker cases that you can follow. They will notify you if there has been a change in the number of licensed Adobe installations.
Furthermore, your Adobe installations are gathered in one place alongside the rest of your data. With vScope, data from different sources can be combined into one single report. Not only does this decrease the time you spend tabbing between programs, but it also lets you see patterns which otherwise would be hard to notice.
Other types of data can also be added to enrich prepacked content such as the “Adobe Creative Cloud Installations”. Interested in seeing the MAC and IPv4 addresses of a device with a certain Creative Cloud installation? Well, a handful of clicks and you have two brand new columns showing you just that. Much easier and faster than scripting and compiling information in excel sheets!
The Adobe licensing pack in vScope also comes along with a new dashboard. The different segments of the dashboard gives you a more complex overall view of your license usage. So what are you waiting for? Head over to our trial page to get started right away!