Saturday, 16 March 2013

Adobe launches Creative Cloud in India for Rs 2,885 a month

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the launch of the Adobe Creative Cloud in India, giving creative professionals their first chance to experience a new way of accessing Adobe’s iconic tools and services. Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that provides users with unlimited access to download and install all Creative Suite desktop applications, Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge tools and services; game developer tools and integration with Photoshop Touch apps.

Creative Cloud members will get access to Adobe's latest products, services, features and workflows as soon as they are available and will no longer have to wait months for the latest Adobe tools, the company said. This model will enable members to automatically receive updates as and when they become available in the release cycle.

The company announced a promotional pricing that works out to be approximately Rs 2,885 per month for its Creative Cloud for Teams (CCT) offering targeted at teams and SMB customer base. The regular pricing for CCT works out to be around Rs 4,040 per month once the promotions end on April 30, 2013. Additionally, members also get cloud storage of 100GB (per CCT user) along with the ability to sync to any device, enabling them to access files anywhere, anytime.

Adobe also announced its plan to launch the Creative Cloud for Individuals (CCI) offering in India in the near future through its online store. CCI users will be able to avail monthly/annual membership and get 20GB of cloud storage along with all the major features of Creative Cloud.

Available immediately, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams is tailored for small and medium businesses. It offers all the features in Creative Cloud, plus administrative tools, increased storage capacity and expert services. It also includes tools for easy management of virtual workgroups, support services, centralised administration for easy deployment of new seats, centralised billing and license management.

Creative Cloud also includes new Internet-based services and enables the delivery of high-impact content experiences such as interactive websites and digital magazines. By offering connectivity with Adobe Touch Apps, headlined by Adobe Photoshop Touch, Creative Cloud enables a mobile workflow – from ideation to publishing to Adobe’s services to iPad devices and Android tablets. When launched, through Creative Cloud for Individuals, consumers will also have the flexibility of choosing a single-app membership that gives them ongoing access to one Creative Suite application for a low monthly price.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams is available at around Rs 48,480 per user for a one-year plan through Adobe’s network of resellers. Customers can also buy at Adobe’s introductory price of Rs 34,620 per user for a one-year plan till April 30, 2013. If you’re unsure of buying the suite, you can sign up for a free membership on the Creative Cloud website and follow the instructions to get started.

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