The University of Wyoming is able to secure volume pricing on Adobe licenses through the Adobe’s Open Options Contractual Licensing Program (“CLP”) and Adobe subscriptions through the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP). UW departments are eligible to purchase Adobe licenses, subscriptions, and media for UW owned computers. Adobe products purchased through the UW IT Adobe programs are the property of UW. Licenses and subscriptions can be transferred to different users within a department. The licenses or subscriptions remain with the department that purchased them, not the user for which they were purchased. Personal purchases are not available nor allowed through this program.
A subscription has a yearly fee and customers can access the software as long as they pay the yearly fee. The benefit of subscriptions is that customers always have the most recent version and Adobe has more flexibility to make quicker improvements.
Subscriptions come in one of two formats; device subscriptions, that are meant to be used by multiple users on one computer, such as a lab computer; or, name-user subscriptions, that can only be used by one user but include cloud storage and can be installed on a second computer. Below is a comparison of the two options:
All UW subscriptions will be renewed in June every year. Prices are prorated every month so customers are only paying for the portion of the year that remains before renewal. Current prorated prices are available by clicking the Order button. Prices are subject to change so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for current estimates of renewal pricing.
Licenses, also known as perpetual licenses, are purchased once, no yearly fee like subscriptions, and are version specific. For example, when a new version of Adobe Acrobat is available, a customer would need to purchase a whole new license. Adobe now only sells licenses to a very limited number of products, including Acrobat. Please click the Order button for a complete list of software titles and prices.
UPGRADE PLANS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR EVERY ADOBE PRODUCT AND ARE ONLY APPLICABLE FOR LICENSES. For products that do have an Upgrade Plan available, the benefits will expire in February 2016 or earlier. IT is unsure how long Upgrade Plans will be available for any product, and users should be aware that if Adobe discontinues Upgrade Plans for any product, no refunds will be made to the departments. Purchase of an upgrade plan is at the department’s risk.
An Upgrade Plan is an optional additional up-front fixed cost that users can pay to receive future versions of their software without having to purchase a new license. Upgrade Plans must be purchased at the time that the license is purchased.
Media is the physical disc that is used to install the software on a computer. Many of the common Adobe products do not require media to be purchased because IT has media available to check out to departments. There are some products that we do not have on hand since they are not purchased often. For those products media must be purchased. Media can be purchased, even if it is not required, if a department would like to have the discs on hand. Media takes between 2-3 weeks to arrive once it has been ordered.
Information Technology offers classes on certain Adobe products – Acrobat, Photoshop, and InDesign. Please see IT's Computer Training pages for a complete description of IT’s Computer Training Opportunities at UW. It is highly recommended that customers enroll in computer training courses. IT consultants can help with the installation of Adobe products, and are not able to provide functional support or advise customers on how to use Adobe products.
This is available to faculty, staff, and students to install on a UW owned computer.
Note: The license for Adobe will have to be held in a benefited employees name
To view product availability and pricing, and to place an order , click the order button and then go to Adobe under Categories. Select the the products you want to purchase, view the cart, this is where you can change the licensed username if you are ordering on behalf of another, and click the the Pay Now button during the check-out process. Once your order has been placed, there will be a printable page with the details of your order.
Once IT has received payment, you can check out media from the ITC Front Desk, or IT will order the media if it is not one that it is normally available at IT. Information Technology enforces a 48-hour return policy on all checked-out material. If the media is not returned within 48 hours, Information Technology will send your department an invoice for the amount of $30. An email will be sent when ordered media has arrived.
Adobe media available to install from the network:
- Acrobat Pro DC and Acrobat Pro 11
- Illustrator CS6
- InDesign CS6
- Photoshop CS6
Adobe media available to check out from the front desk (some of these are too large to install from the network):
- Acrobat Pro
- Design Premium
- Design Standard
- Master Collection
There are limited quantities of media to check out from the ITC Front Desk. To see if the media you would like to check out is available, please contact the IT Front Desk at 766-3686.
Pricing is subject to change. Please click the Purchase Software button to see a list of current prices.