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Adobe expands ANZ cloud offering

21 Jan 13

Adobe is expanding its cloud offering across Australia and New Zealand, through the launch of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Tailored for small and medium businesses, the computer software company says for resellers wanting to register for the release, they will receive a 20% discount.

Creative Cloud provides access to all Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications including Acrobat, as well as Adobe Muse, Acrobat XI, Lightroom 4, Edge tools and services.

Adobe says the product also 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," says Paul Robson, MD, Adobe ANZ.

"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.

“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 such as desktop tools, online services for publishing and file sharing, and upgrades and feature updates when they are released.

According to Robson, new features 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.

“Adobe’s Creative Cloud offering for teams represents a fundamental change for resellers with a new VIP option now available,” says Robson, who believes the launch of Creative Cloud for teams is an exciting development for resellers across the region.

“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).

Adobe says 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.

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, no program transition fees are required to upgrade.

For more information about Adobe Creative Cloud for teams, click here

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