We have 10 users who have been waiting to uprade to CS6 for ages, most are currently on CS3. We need to got on CS6 as soon as possible and don't want to wait until the "second half of the year" for the team version of creative cloud.
So my question is how will I go about managing 10 individual creative cloud accounts, I don't want to create adobe ID's in the name of the designers because chances are in the period of a year someone will leave, so can I set up the cloud using a single adobe ID, or make 10 adobe ID's linked to one master email address, or if I have to create ID's for each employee can their creative cloud subscription be transfered if they were to leave the company?
I'm guessing the answer is that each creative cloud subscription needs a unique Adobe ID, which in turn needs a unique email address. Or wait for Creative Cloud Teams, which will be too expencive for us and will mean sticking with boxed versions.
I just had a thought of creating email aliases for the computer name rather than the user and signing up with that, would that work?
Correct, you would need 10 unique Adobe ID's (each with a unique email address) for 10 different Creative Cloud Memberships. Because the subscriptions require logging in and verifying the email (each requiring unique email address) I'm not sure if the alias idea would work or at least be of any benefit. When I think of alias, I generally just think of an email address that forwards to another one. I don't really think it would be an advantage in this case because you would still need to log-in and be billed for each one separately. All could be associated with the business alias's rather than individual designers, but all would still need to be maintained separately.
Hi, thank you for the confirmation, It has helped us decide that the licensed option is still the best value for money for us.
I've been crunching the numbers, and for customers who use standard packages like design standard, it works out cheaper in the long run to stick with licenses.
Assuming you skip the .5 update every other year, we would be paying roughly £5500 every second year, creative cloud in our situation would be around £3000 for the first year but £4500 every year after that, so it soon becomes much more expencive.
Obviously we would miss out on access to the fully range of software, and immediate updates, but seeing as our designers have had to stick with CS3 for about 5-6 years now I think they can handle that.
Creative Cloud seems like a great deal to individuals and premium package / master collection customers, but for the small design agency it works out just a bit too expencive