COLUMBIA, SC — In August 2017, SCICU and its long-time business partner ScholarBuys initiated the Consolidated Adobe Value Incentive plan. The Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) is Adobe’s subscription licensing program for higher education through which schools may license Creative Cloud applications.
SCICU’s Adobe VIP agreement will enable participating institutions to “link” VIPs in order to achieve the highest discount level (Tier 4 or 100+ licenses), while still purchasing and managing licenses separately under their own existing VIP Agreement. Participating institutions will maintain their existing anniversary date. The Tier 4 discount level will apply to both renewals and net new subscriptions. In the aggregate, if the participating SCICU members purchase or renew 100 or more Creative Crowd subscriptions then every participating member will qualify for the very lowest Tier 4 pricing.
At the start of the 2018, 10 SCICU members are participating in the new program and 2 additional members have applied for licenses. ScholarBuys projects that the aggregate savings in 2018 across SCICU members will exceed more than $22,800, and that figure will increase as more schools complete the licensing process.
SCICU’s relationship with ScholarBuys goes back to 2009 when the two teamed up to provide SCICU members deep discounts on Microsoft products. That early cooperative agreement continues to provide superior cost-saving benefits to SCICU members.