Adobe User License vs. Device License

Here at Genesis Technologies we’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the Adobe Creative Cloud software. It always comes down to “Should I get a User License or a Device License?”. So I decided to make a simple chart that breaks down the differences. Take a look below!

Adobe Creative Cloud User License vs Device License

How to Add User Seats to your Creative Cloud for Teams membership

With the release of Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Teams, managing and distributing the software to your teams has never been easier. Still, we have many customers come back with questions about how to add user seats so their team members can start downloading their programs.

Basic Steps

    1. Accept your VIP licensing agreement. You will receive your invitation to the VIP program in an email from your reseller (Genesis Technologies).
    2. Navigate to to login (or create your Adobe ID for the first time).
    3. Click on the button to “Add User Seat” and choose the number of seats that you ordered through your reseller. Remember, even if you’re the administrator you will have to add a user seat for yourself to gain access to the programs. You may also receive a warning stating that you must place an order for these user seats. If you have already placed your order you can disregard. If not, we will be notified and get in touch with you shortly.
    4. Once the seats are added, you must assign an email address to that seat and that individual will receive an invitation to the Creative Cloud program.

For a more in-depth guide, please take a look at the video below. Give us a call at 800-433-6326 if you have any other questions.

It’s called Creative Cloud for teams, so that means I can have my whole team using the software right?

Short answer – yes you can have your whole team on board and using the Adobe CC applications… but you have to pay for the number of individual seats. The $480 cost for Creative Cloud for teams is the cost for a single user seat. I understand the the name “Creative Cloud for teams” may seem a little misleading, but it’s important to understand that there are some subtle distinctions between the Creative Cloud for individuals and the Creative Cloud for teams. As the chart below shows, one of the most beneficial aspects of the CC for teams is that it allows for centralized purchasing, deployment, administration, and overall license management. That ends up being very important for team leaders or managers in general.

For example, if you’re managing a team and someone decides to leave mid-project, you will have the ability to reassign that user seat to a new email address. That’s because the CC for teams licenses are registered to the non-profit itself, not to the individual employees.


If you have any questions about this, remember to give us a shout at 800-433-6326.