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Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams Now Available for Volume Licensing

Learn More about Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams

True to our forecast, today Adobe released Creative Cloud for Teams – a new offering for groups and organizations who want to easily manage volume purchases of Creative Cloud licenses for multiple seats or users.

The new Team product provides everything that Creative Cloud for Individuals does, which means open access to the world’s best creative tools – plus workgroup capabilities for enhanced file sharing and collaboration (with 100GB of online space for each user), flexible license management (for adding, removing, or reassigning users as needed), usage tracking and reporting, centralized billing, and included Adobe Expert Services (with one-on-one direct access for each person on your team).

Here are the key customer needs that Creative Cloud for Teams addresses:

  • Immediate access
  • Always up-to-date
  • Lower cost of entry
  • Predictable budgeting
  • Dynamic license management
  • Easier compliance management
  • Customized distribution packages
  • Workgroup collaboration
  • Increased support

The new virtual workgroup capabilities allow you to share your work and collaborate privately within your team, or publicly for clients to view and comment. Provided storage capacity is 100GB per person – that is five times the amount given for standard Creative Cloud member­ships, which are getting five-star reviews from most users.

How to Get Everyone on the Creative Cloud Team

The new Creative Cloud Team Admin Console makes it easy to monitor and flexibly administer your seats and available resources, and shift or add more at any time. Losing a designer but gaining a video editor? No problem – the product makes it a snap to purchase and manage your creative software, so you can simply float and reassign seats as the team changes… Licenses are not fixed or tied to a single person as they are with the Cloud for Individuals.  License manage­ment and billing are completely centralized, while your team members can be either inside or outside of your company or organi­zation.

What’s more, exclusively with the Teams edition you can use the Adobe’s new Creative Cloud Packager (CCP) utility to download and create your own customized install packages for distrib­ution and deploy­ment throughout your enter­prise.

And the best Adobe support is included at no extra charge – with a Teams membership you benefit from two deep-dive support sessions with product experts (per seat per year), to address any topic or issue you wish.

Pricing for the new Team product is $69.99/month per seat on an annual basis, or discounted to $49.99/month as an upgrade for current CS customers (any release from CS3 or later). Education pricing (schools, students and teachers) is $39.99/month. Pricing in other countries is lower by similar percentages. You can also upgrade from any number of current Individual Creative Cloud memberships or Team Ready licenses to a consolidated Creative Cloud Team membership.

[UPDATE – Special! Adobe is now offering an even bigger discount for upgraders, just $39.99 a month for up to two years of Creative Cloud for Teams…  Hurry, offer expires May 30th, 2014.]

It is available directly from Adobe, and there is no minimum or maximum on number of seats you can purchase for your group. As such, Creative Cloud for Teams will be replacing the TLP (Transactional Licensing Program) volume licensing for small and medium sized businesses. As with TLP and Creative Cloud, each user on your Team can choose to run on either Windows or Mac operating system platforms.


One of the top advantages of Creative Cloud is always having access to the latest and greatest releases of any Adobe product. However if you or your company prefer to wait a while before using a free upgrade, that’s possible as well since installing Creative Cloud feature updates is always optional – and you can continue to use older versions of the software for as long as you want. You have control of when your team upgrades.

Available languages now for launch include English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, and Japanese, with more coming next year.

Do you have any questions about Creative Cloud for Teams?  Check out our extensive Creative Cloud FAQ, or just ask them below and we’ll get you answers fast!

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  1. Jonathan Grubbs (@jgrubbs)

    If we currently use CS6 for all of our team members, will we pay the discounted $9.95 per month per user to upgrade to Creative Cloud or the $39 per month per user to upgrade to the Team license?

    • Hi Jonathan, are you talking about getting just a single tool or the complete Creative Cloud?

      You can buy single-app memberships (like for the latest Photoshop standalone) – and that’s what’s discounted to $9.99 a month right now.

      But if you want to go with the full Creative Cloud instead, then that’s now $19.99 a month for upgraders from CS6 like yourself.

      Creative Cloud for Teams provides additional benefits as described above, and that is now $39.99 a month for upgraders (or 40% off the regular price of $69.99).

      All of these deals can be found on Adobe’s Special Offers Page.

      So if you want the complete Cloud, then basically you’d just have to decide whether you want to go with CC for Individuals or CC for Teams. Then just buy the same number of seats of either one as there are members of your group.

      Hope that helps! If you have additional questions then just post back.

  2. Jonathan Grubbs (@jgrubbs)

    Do you know if the individual app license is available for Creative Cloud for Teams, or do we have to purchase the full suite for teams?

  3. Rod

    I want a copy of photoshop and all the other tools I can use and install on either pc or mac. how can I do this> ?

  4. Will the Adobe Creative Suite cloud version open our existing CS5 files that reside on our network? Those files include mostly InDesign CS5 and Photoshop CS5 files.

    Can you also talk me through the implementation of the Creative Cloud Packager? I have 4 people on my team that would need the cloud CS. We currently share a single license between 4 of us on a satellite computer. How does the installation work? Does each person have access to the Cloud version from their own machine? Can someone be in InDesign and another person be in Photoshop at the same time on this version? Can two people work in InDesign at the same time?

    Can files created with this version be stored on our network? Or downloaded from the cloud to our network? Is there a demo version that we can try to verify how it works?

    Thanks
    Sean Wright

    • Hey Sean, thanks for your questions. The answers to most of them are “yes.”

      For the first – yes, generally newer Adobe products can read in the project or data files from older releases of the applications. For more information, see:

      The Adobe CC File Compatibility Guide Between Different Versions

      With Creative Cloud for Teams, each person has a license and can run the software on up to two computers apiece. You can purchase the Teams edition either for the complete Creative Cloud collection or just for a single CC app if you prefer. So yes, your users can run the tools you choose at the same time.

      All of the standard applications like Photoshop and InDesign download and install locally to your desktop, just like normal. It is a common misconception that these applications run online or “in the cloud.”

      So what the Creative Cloud Packager (CCP) does is bundle up whichever CC apps you want to install and then manages the deployment for your workgroup. It just provides more control to make the software easier to roll out and update within your organization.

      And yes, once your apps are all deployed for your team, you can easily collaborate and share files in common online via the included cloud storage and syncing. Especially useful is the new Creative Cloud Libraries feature to really boost asset-sharing and working together on projects. You can use as much or as little of that capability as you want.

      Further, if you want to try out the software first, then just download a free CC 2014 trial for whichever programs you like and get started today.

      Finally, here’s another article that may also help sort it out: it’s all about the differences between CC for Teams vs. Individuals.

      Hope that answers all your questions – if not, then just follow up here.

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