Adobe offers two types of licensing options for its creative software: Named-User and Shared-Device. Understanding the differences between these two options can help schools choose the right licensing model that best meets their needs.
Shared-Device licensing, on the other hand, allows multiple users to access the software on a shared device, such as a computer in a lab or a kiosk in a library. In this model, a single license is shared among multiple users, and the software is installed on a single device. Shared-Device licensing is ideal for organizations where users have limited access to computers and need to use the software on a shared device.
Number of Licenses
Named-User licensing will require a separate license for each individual that needs access to the software. Meanwhile, Shared-Device only requires a license for each machine where the software will be accessed. In most cases, a school would need to purchase a higher quantity of Named-User licenses to provide coverage.
Typically, Named-User licenses are more expensive than Shared-Device. However, Named-User licensing offers more flexibility, as users can use the software on multiple devices and sign in to their Adobe account from any location. Also, Named-User licenses offer access to technical support and upgrades, while Shared-Device licenses do not. This means that Named-User provide access to the latest version of the software and receive regular security updates over the life of the subscription.
Choosing the right licensing model depends on the organization’s needs and how the software will be used. Named-User licensing is ideal for organizations where employees or students use the software on a one-to-one basis and need access to technical support and upgrades. Shared-Device licensing is ideal for organizations where users have limited access to computers and need to use the software on a shared device. Both licensing models provide access to Adobe’s powerful creative tools, but it is important to choose the right model to meet the organization’s specific needs. ScholarBuys is committed exclusively to the education market. Let us leverage our experience to find the right solutions for your school.