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Adobe price increases: Could Ado BE any more expensive?

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Whatever Microsoft can do, Adobe can do too, right? April 27th, 2022 sees the introduction of Adobe price increases of 4-7% for Adobe Creative Cloud products in 36 countries. Just as with Microsoft, the justification for the increase is new apps and features including:

  • 1TB per license storage
  • Extended version history
  • Asset reclamation

The new pricing will apply to products bought directly from Adobe from April 27th while customers with current contracts will see the new pricing at their next renewal post May 3rd, 2022. It is believed this increase impacts commercial and government customers, but not those in education.

 

Impacted products

Adobe price increases apply to the following products:

  • Creative Cloud for teams single app plans
  • Creative Cloud for teams All Apps plan
  • Creative Cloud for enterprise single app plans
  • Creative Cloud for enterprise All Apps plan

 

Impacted countries

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Our analysis on the Adobe price rises

For some organisations, a 4% – 7% increase on their Adobe spend could be significant. This represents a good opportunity to analyse your organisation’s Adobe usage – does everyone with a license still need it, are all licenses assigned, could an “All Apps” plan be swapped for a “Single App” etc.?  Also look at where you might be able to negotiate with your reseller partner and/or Adobe to offset some of this increase.

 

Resources

Adobe info page

About Rich Gibbons

Rich has been in the world of IT and software licensing since 2003, having been a software sales manager for a VAR, a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer, and now an ITAM analyst looking at software licensing and cloud.

A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a big Hip-Hop head, and loves travel, football in general (specifically MUFC), baseball, Marvel, and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine all of these with ITAM & software licensing is always fun!

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