To enroll your department, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st of each year to participate and start using the software, effective May 1st each year.
The Adobe TSL licensing is based upon your FTE (Full Time Employees, according to payroll). Employees that aren’t “knowledge workers” (those that don’t regularly use computers on the job) need not be counted, such as groundskeepers, building maintenance workers, and food service workers. Employees who use a computer only to clock in and out, or only for other brief work-related tasks, can also be excluded from your department count.
Calculating Total FTE
Full-time faculty + (part-time faculty ÷ 3) + full-time staff + (part-time staff ÷ 2) = Total FTE quantity.
If campus-wide demand for these products is sufficient to continue with this agreement, the annual expected cost per FTE for UCSD departments to lease these products would be no greater than:
When deciding whether or not to participate in the TSL, a department should take into account how many computers they need to install Acrobat on, then compare the TSL as an option under two scenarios:
Maintenance under the CLP can only be renewed in two-year increments. Current CLP pricing for two years of maintenance is:
Under this scenario, the TSL has both a lower up front cost, and a lower cost per year if your needs are 1:1 employee to copy of acrobat.
Current CLP pricing for new perpetual Acrobat licenses is currently:
The cost to acquire maintenance coverage on new Acrobat licenses would the same as noted above. Under this scenario, not only would the TSL cost less than the maintenance, the initial cost of the license purchase would also be avoided.
A department with a very low need to use Adobe Acrobat compared to the FTE in their department may not find the cost justified. A department wishing to deploy Acrobat widely may find this a compelling subscription option.
The effective start date for each new year's agreement is May 1, each year. This is a download only agreement (no physical media).