We Purchased Creative Cloud for Teams Today
We needed 5 more licenses for Adobe Creative Suite 6. Since Adobe is still offering this week CC for Teams for $39.99/month for 24 months it did not make sense to purchase perpetual licenses for CS 6. So we bought just 5 CC for Teams licenses. Here are a few highlights:
- I had a few questions so I call the 800 number to purchase our licenses. Their phone system insisted on getting my phone number and said someone would call me in 1 or 2 minutes. Or I could have scheduled a callback. But they didn't want me to wait on hold. 5 minutes later I receive an automated phone call and am then put on hold for at least a minute until an agent got on the line. Once I got an agent, Frank Padilla, everything went smoothly. Frank walked me through the purchase and basic administrative steps.
- Billing is only done through monthly automatic charges to your credit card. If you want to pay for all 12 months at once, my Controller’s preference, you need to buy CCfT through a reseller. I will make my Controller happy by printing out invoices every month.
- You will need to enter the e-mail address of everyone authorized to an CCfT license. Seems reasonable when you think about it. The authorized staff will receive e-mails and they click on a link to complete the process. If they have an Adobe account they use that password. Otherwise they set up a new one. If someone leaves your office you can remove them from the authorized use list and add someone else.
- You can install the CS6 versions of software using CC. Be aware that Acrobat Professional under CC is limited to version XI (Adobe, please make you number systems consistent). It takes a few extra steps over installing the current version of any of the software. Since I do not have the latest version of PitStop Pro I cannot use Acrobat XI.
- A CC item is added to your menu bar on Macs. Use it to install software, update software, sync files to the Cloud (not available yet), deliver fonts from TypeKit (not available yet), and access BeHance.
- Adobe does provide a Creative Cloud Packager to create MSI or PKG installers, making it easier to install CC for Teams on a multitude of computers.
- I cannot imagine moving to InDesign for CC until Adobe allows for rental of individual programs via the CC for Teams program. If we moved to InDesign and InCopy CC today, assuming that K4 would work with them, we would have a separate credit card charge for each copy of InCopy we rented, which would be around 40 charges on each AMEX bill. The accounting department would be after me with torches and pitchforks. Adobe assures me that they are working on this issue.