Adobe has recently announced that Acrobat perpetual reaches end of support in June 1st 2024 and it will stop selling Acrobat Perpetual licenses on July 1, 2025. This means that customers who want to use Adobe Acrobat software will have to switch to a subscription-based model, either through Adobe Document Cloud or Adobe Creative Cloud. In this post, we will explain what this change means for you, and what options you have to migrate to a subscription plan.

What is Acrobat Perpetual?

Acrobat Perpetual is a one-time purchase license that allows you to use Acrobat software indefinitely, without paying a monthly or annual fee. You can install Acrobat Perpetual on up to two computers, and you can transfer the license to another user or device if needed. However, Acrobat Perpetual does not include access to online services, such as Adobe Sign, Adobe Scan, or cloud storage. It also does not receive any feature updates or security patches, only bug fixes.

Adobe Perpetual Logos throughout the years.

How will this change affect you?

If you are currently using Acrobat Perpetual, you can continue to do so until the end of your license term. However, you will not be able to purchase additional licenses after June 1, 2025. You will also not receive any feature updates or security patches, only bug fixes. This means that you may face compatibility issues or security risks in the future, especially if you use Acrobat with other software or operating systems that are updated regularly.

Moving to subscription

In today’s world, the subscription model can make more sense for a number of reasons:

With this announcement, you can also expect some discounts for migrating from the perpetual model to subscription. If you’re interested in moving, reach out to our dedicated Adobe team today to learn more about the discounts you may be eligible for. If moving to subscription is not an option, reach out to discuss other alternative options.

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