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  1. Karl Karlson

    ProDesignTools:
    That’s a good question and we haven’t seen it yet either… Be aware that each Creative Cloud Individual license is connected to a specific Adobe ID and email address.

    I am explicitly looking for a more detailed response to this yet and am sure many others as well. If the PC is in use by User X, BUT in use by User Y because User X is on extended leave or out sick. How does Adobe view this ? Not all small businesses have the room to pay almost 3 times the price compared to a individual license fee and would really like to keep it simple. I also don’t see how the license gets associated with a ‘person’ or with an ’email address’, when in reality it should lock on to a particular ‘system’ which is PAID for.

    • Hi Karl,

      Thanks for your follow-up question. Here’s what we know. First off, Creative Cloud for Teams is definitely not three times the price of Creative Cloud for Individuals… In the U.S., the monthly cost is about 50% higher, not anywhere near 3X.

      Secondly, it’s definitely OK for a business to buy and use Creative Cloud Individual licenses for each of their employees instead of purchasing a CC for Teams subscription for the group. That is not a problem:

      Which Should I Buy: CC for Business vs. CC for Individuals?

      But it sounds like what you’re asking is if you can buy Individual Creative Cloud subscriptions within a company (and accept the reduced features & functionality described in the article above), but then have multiple different people use the software over time, either temporarily or permanently. Is that right?

      To answer your question: from what we understand about Adobe’s licensing, the CC Individuals plan is single-user software that is licensed to a single person via their own Adobe ID and login, and not transferable to another person or party. CC Teams is the solution for groups with multiple seats that can be flexibly managed or reallocated and reassigned between users, etc.

      Adobe has spoken about this in the past. For example, here a senior staff member from the Volume licensing department wrote, “in the case of Creative Cloud, the an individual CC can be purchased and registered to the person under the ID purchased, it can be only used by that person who has registered the CC.”

      Just to help further clarify for you, we have reached out to the company Lead on Customer & Employee Experience to confirm this information, and will post back here with her response. Hope that helps.

  2. Karl Karlson

    This helps get some response and get a bit further. I appreciate you reaching out in order for more clarification. The point here being, small businesses suffer. Not everyone wants to use the extended features + not everyone has the budget as well to spend the excess on the features they are not going to use. It’s as simple as this and this is very very in line with what the ask is here, and I asked this question a number of times and in the same dilemma yet. Here is the scenario in detail:

    — I have say – 10x systems in an office.
    — The number of users required to use an adobe product = 5.
    — The owner of the company, says, well – I REALLY want to COMPLY and buy the software, BUT I do not really have to need the Team features since we are a very small shop with limited finances that we would rather spend on your other products or other products.
    — The person goes out and buys 5 individual licences FOR the 5 Seats / laptops / desktop / device…however you would like to call it. NOTE, that it complies the licensing model, I got 5 licenses for my 5 users.
    — Say a desktop goes bust, say a person does not come to work. User X is on the system of User Y (I ALREADY have licenses for both the users, HOW does it really matter where they use it).
    — Adobe really needs to look into this and offer this licensing WITHOUT team features for small shops that (as you should appreciate are BUYING to comply) and at the same time not have them spend in excess just because of the implications. I totally understand, this is CORRECT for large enterprises and larger offices.

    Even at double the price and no features that will practically be in use – WHY should a small business overspend their hard owned money which could be used elsewhere.

  3. Karl Karlson

    Still does not address the fact of what I mentioned. I need 5 licenses for my 5 users. Any of the 5 can and should be able to use any of the 5 systems in addition to the other system(s) where I can have it installed, but not in use of course as per the articles. The pain area (from the licensing point of view and beyond grey matter for many is) the terms say that the license is violated if a 6th (named user) uses any of the 5 systems just because he is not registered or just because I do not have a team license by paying 2 times the cost. The device count has not changed, I am still using what I paid for. Like I said, 2x is unacceptable for small businesses. You need to see the accumulated damage this does over a longer year – 3-4 years for even a small 5-10 seater business. Like I said, either this has to be “device” locked (clearly there is no way to have multiple people SIT on the SAME desktop and work at the same time…yet)… or have a team license sans all the fancy features for small setups or have a gradual upscale of say 0-20, you maybe end up paying 1.2x (for the freedom of the “team” license); 20-40, 1.4x, so on and so forth.

    • As noted above, the question of whether more than one person can use a single system/license is different from the ability of more than one system to run a single user’s license… The latter is allowed, whereas the former is what you’re asking about.

      And once again, to be clear – Creative Cloud for Teams does not cost 2-3x the price of Creative Cloud for Individuals in any country anywhere… In fact, in geographies like Europe and the UK, it’s only 10 euros or 10 pounds more per month than the cost of the Individuals plan.

      We are following up with Adobe to further confirm and clarify regarding the rest of your inquiry.

  4. Karl Karlson

    I need to take a step back and correct myself here. I observed the pricing all over again and you are correct in what you said about the pricing information (for most of the products). The great divide is only between Photoshop CC / Lightroom CC between the individual license and the business license ?

    At this phase I also have to thank you for your patience in explaining and providing the necessary links for more clarity.

    I shall now await more information from your side once it is available at your end.

    • Sure, no problem Karl. And thanks for your thoughtful follow-up.

      And yes, you’re right regarding the Creative Cloud Photography plan (with both Photoshop CC + Lightroom CC) in that it is not offered for Teams, only Individuals.

    • Hello again Karl,

      Here is the response we received this morning from Adobe Legal… “CCI” is Creative Cloud for Individuals, and “CCT” is Creative Cloud for Teams:

      “CCI/Adobe IDs are managed by the individual and the individual owns the content. If the company licenses under a CCT with Admin Console, then the admin can control the Adobe ID entitlements; but one user cannot control the entitlements for CCI Adobe IDs.”

    • As a follow-up, Adobe sent us this section from the Legal Terms of Use:

      5. Account Information.

      You are responsible for all activity that occurs via your [Adobe ID] account. Please notify Customer Support immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account. You may not (a) Share your account information (except with an authorized account administrator); or (b) use another person’s account.

  5. Julie

    Hi,

    I work for a company and we are looking to purchase Adobe CC.
    I have 2 questions:

    1. Can I use an ‘individuals’ licence while working for a company, or do I have to use a ‘Teams’ subscription legally (for 1 user)?

    2. Can we download either ‘individuals’ or ‘Teams’ on 2 computers and use at different times by 2 different users legally?

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

    • Hey Julie, thanks for your questions. Here are the answers:

      Yes, you can still use Individual CC licenses within groups or organizations. It is entirely legal to purchase either Individual license(s) within a company, or Teams licenses for individual(s). It’s up to the buyer as to which is better suited for your purchasing needs and work requirements. For more details, see:

      Which Should I Buy: CC for Business vs. CC for Individuals?

      Note however that you can’t actually split the Creative Cloud licenses between two machines or even two people…

      Each license you purchase (whether for Teams or Individuals) is for a single user or seat – and can be activated on up to two computers, but only used on one system at a time…. For more information, see:

      How Many Machines Can You Install or Run Adobe Software On?

      With the Individual CC plans, a subscription is associated with your Adobe ID account, and you are not permitted to share account information or use another person’s account. There are features built into the software which can detect if the usage may be violating these licensing terms. Each Individual user would thus need to have their own subscription, per:

      Can I Use a Single Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription with Two People?

      The CC for Teams plan works a little differently, as described in the article above. The same limitations apply regarding not sharing a single ID – but with a Teams plan, you purchase a pool of licenses (from 1-250 seats at a time), and then can share or reallocate them as needed between different email addresses using the online Admin Console:

      How to Set up and Manage Your Creative Cloud for Teams Membership

      Bottom line, there is little flexibility available with Individual licenses in terms of managing users, transferring or reassigning seats, etc. All of that functionality is offered only with the Teams memberships. In your case, we would recommend either option, depending on your needs – but keep in mind that you can’t split up or share a single ID in either case.

      Hope that addresses everything you wanted to know. If not, then just post back!

  6. Julie

    @ProDesignTools
    Thank you very much for your reply! It was extremely helpful, everything is much clearer now! I have not been in charge of choosing something like this before, so I wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing :)

  7. John

    Typo in fifth paragraph: should start “What makes Creative Cloud for Teams really different and unique…” not Creative Cause

  8. Darrell

    I work for a small charity of 5/6 users.

    We would very much like to have all users to have Acrobat on their PCs. However, the pricing is quite prohibitive for small organisations like ours.

    I had hoped that there was a “pooled” subscription type of offering – we could purchase 3 licenses, shared among 6 that would only allow 3 instances of the software to be used at any one time. This is a feature sometimes seen on CAD subscriptions.

    I was hoping the Teams option would incorporate a pooled option, but it does not seem so. So the question is, how quickly can the assigned user be changed? Can the software sit installed on the PC and be activated/deactivated on the fly (if manually)?

    • Hi Darrell, good questions. The answers are:

      1. Immediately. Anytime.

      and

      2. Yes. You can keep the software installed on as many computers as you like.

      Also, if you happen to need or use Adobe software for a non-profit or charitable organization, then you might want to look into TechSoup for discounts.

  9. Chris

    As a small business, I am so over Adobe’s unfriendly pricing model. We have a small print publication and have four individual licenses for Creative Cloud.

    License 1 – $52.99/month: Employee A’s work computer and home computer (for working remotely).
    License 2 – $52.99/month: Employee B’s work computer and home computer (for working remotely).
    License 3 – $52.99/month: Employee C’s work computer #1 and work computer #2 (not used at same time).
    License 4 – $52.99/month: Employee D’s work computer and on a remote MacBook (not used at same time).

    Under the “team” membership model, we would pay $639.92 per month ($79.99/month x 8 “seats”) which is $427.96/month more than we’re paying now. Adobe does everything it can to discourage people from doing this, even though we’re well within the license terms, even to the point of having salespeople call and try to “switch” us to the “team” license model without any transparency of how much more it would cost us. I’m sorry, but we’re not paying another $5135.52 per year for nothing.

    • Greetings Chris, there may be some misunderstanding. Each Creative Cloud license you purchase (whether for Teams or Individuals) is for a single user – and can be activated on up to two computers, but only used on one system at a time….

      In other words, given the exact usage scenario you describe, with a CC for Teams subscription, you would only need 4 seats – just like with your current CC for Individuals plan. Nothing would change in terms of the number of licenses needed. However you would gain flexibility in terms of managing those licenses, plus the other Teams features, advantages and differences outlined in the article above.

      For more information, see:

      How Many Systems Can You Install or Run Adobe Software On?

  10. Adithya

    Hi,

    How many devices with active usage does one team license allow? I would like to use my license on two laptops and one desktop – is that something I can do with single team license?

    Let me know

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