Micromail want to share an important notice with their customers about changes to Adobe Acrobat Pro subscription. Adobe has increased the price of Acrobat Pro subscription plans, and the new pricing will be in effect for renewals and add-on orders from July 1, 2023, onwards.

Program overview

Over the last several years, Adobe has continued to add value for Adobe Acrobat Pro subscription customers in the Value Incentive Plan (VIP). Starting August 8, 2022, Adobe announced that new value was added to Acrobat Pro in VIP for teams and enterprise customers, as well as a price increase.

New VIP Customers purchasing Acrobat Pro for the first time on or after August 8, 2022, received the new functionality.

VIP Members who were considered Existing Customers prior to August 8, 2022, received the new functionality over the last several months and were granted a temporary grace period to continue purchasing Acrobat Pro at the Old Pricing.

Existing Customers with an Anniversary Date on or after their Full-Price Effective Date will renew using the New Pricing.

All add-on orders placed on or after the Full-Price Effective Date should be placed using the New Pricing. Add-on orders placed by an Existing Customer before their Full-Price Effective Date can be placed using the Old Pricing.

Existing Customers with a 3-year commit (3YC) are not subject to the price change for the duration of their 3YC term.

Note: Acrobat Pro with Old Pricing will be discontinued for all non-3 Year Commit pricing levels by the Full-Price Effective Date. For more details about the overall program contact your Micromail Account Manager

Note: Education – No price change

Key definitions

New Pricing means pricing for new and renewal Adobe Acrobat Pro subscriptions

introduced on August 8, 2022.

Old Pricing means pricing prior to August 8, 2022.

Grace period VIP Members who were considered Existing Customers prior to

August 8, 2022, received the new functionality over the last several months and

were granted a temporary grace period to continue purchasing Acrobat Pro at the

Old Pricing until the Full-Price Effective Date.

Full-Price Effective Date means: July 1, 2023, for VIP Commercial customers.

September 1, 2023, for VIP Government customers and all VIP Marketplace customers.

Existing Customers means VIP customers who had a Qualifying Commitment.

New Customers means customers that are not Existing Customers and did not have a Qualifying Commitment.

Qualifying Commitment means either:

1. An Acrobat Pro subscription license via VIP, ETLA, or VIP Marketplace that was current on August 8, 2022, or

2. A VIP 3-year commitment that was current on August 8, 2022.

What can you do to avail of the current pricing?

Contact your Micromail Account Manager today or email adobe@micromail.com

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The Micromail Adobe Team

In today’s fast-paced digital world, technology is rapidly changing the way we live and work. It’s no surprise that education has also been impacted by these technological advancements. Educational institutions are now adopting digital solutions to make the academic experience more efficient and streamlined. With over 25 years of experience developing secure digital document solutions, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Acrobat Sign meet the most demanding industry and regulatory requirements.

Adobe Acrobat Sign is a cloud-based e-signature solution that allows users to sign, send, and manage documents securely. It’s widely used in the corporate world, but its applications in academia are just as significant.

With Adobe Sign, educational institutions can streamline their processes and workflows, reduce paper usage, and eliminate manual tasks associated with signature collection. Even more, with Adobe Acrobat, you can review, edit and comment on documents from any device, so you can devote less time to admin work and more time to the classroom.

Micromail is a licensed partner of Microsoft, and one of the most successful and influential software licensing consultancies in Ireland. They have been providing top-notch licensing and software solutions to their clients in various industries, including the educational sector, for many years. In this article, we will explore how Adobe Acrobat Sign can provide greater transparency into educational sector procedures, and how Micromail can help educational institutions to implement this solution seamlessly.

Admissions Process

The admissions process is the first step in a student’s academic journey. It’s a crucial process that sets the tone for the entire academic experience. However, traditional paper-based admissions processes can be time-consuming and cumbersome, resulting in delays and errors.

With Adobe Acrobat Sign, admissions departments can streamline the entire process. Students can fill out and sign admission forms electronically, eliminating the need for paper documents. Admissions officers can then receive, review, and approve the applications digitally, without the need for physical signatures.

From application forms to transcripts and letters of recommendation, everything can be signed and managed digitally. This eliminates the need for printing, mailing, and storing physical documents, reducing the workload for administrative staff and saving time and money.

It also provides a more efficient experience for both students and admissions staff, while eliminating the need for physical storage space, making it a more environmentally friendly option.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Applications

Financial aid and scholarship applications are another critical component of the academic experience. Students must fill out forms, provide income statements, and other documents to prove their eligibility for financial assistance.

With Adobe Acrobat Sign, students can complete and sign financial aid and scholarship applications digitally. The process is faster, more efficient, and eliminates the need for physical signatures, making it more accessible to all students.

Administrative Forms and Documents

Educational institutions have a lot of paperwork to manage, from student records to staff contracts and other administrative forms. With Adobe Acrobat Sign, all these documents can be managed digitally, reducing the need for paper-based systems. Administrators can create and send documents for signature electronically, and they can be signed from anywhere, at any time, on any device. This eliminates the need for printing, mailing, and storing physical documents, reducing the workload for administrative staff and saving time and money.

Online Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of online learning in the educational sector. However, the transition to online learning has not been without its challenges. One of the significant challenges is the ability to sign and submit documents digitally.

Adobe Acrobat Sign can help overcome this challenge by providing a seamless and secure e-signature solution for online learning. Students can sign and submit assignments, assessments, and other documents electronically, reducing processing time and providing a more efficient learning experience.

Faculty Contracts

Faculty contracts are an essential component of any educational institution. However, the traditional paper-based process can be time-consuming and inefficient.

With Adobe Acrobat Sign, educational institutions can streamline the faculty contract process. Faculty members can sign and submit contracts electronically, eliminating the need for physical signatures. This process saves time, reduces errors, and provides a more efficient experience for both faculty members and administrators.

In conclusion, Adobe Acrobat Sign provides a range of benefits for educational institutions looking to streamline their academic experience. It eliminates the need for physical signatures, reduces processing time, and minimizes errors. By adopting digital solutions such as Adobe Acrobat Sign, educational institutions can provide a more efficient and streamlined academic experience for their students and staff.

Micromail is one of the most successful and influential software licensing consultancies in Ireland. As a Microsoft partner, Micromail is the absolute partner of choice for all things Microsoft. They provide licensing and support services for educational institutions, helping them leverage Microsoft technologies to streamline their workflows. Micromail can help institutions integrate Adobe Acrobat Sign with Microsoft technologies, making the digital document management process even more streamlined and efficient.

If you are ready to discover everything that’s possible with Adobe Acrobat Sign, contact Micromail here

National government and local authority agencies are continuously striving to improve citizens’ services and boost efficiency. As agencies strive to drive digital transformation, they are taking a fresh look at implementing technology solutions to deliver faster, more efficient services.

By consolidating digital channels, governments can provide seamless user experiences. Instead of visiting multiple websites or apps, civil and public servants can navigate and access information and services in one place.

Adobe Creative Cloud is designed to help government organisations to cost-effectively, efficiently, and professionally bring creative visions to life through graphic design, photography, videography, and web development. With Adobe Creative Cloud, you get access to the latest versions of all the Creative Cloud applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and more.

Furthermore, you get centralised administrative tools to help your IT team easily manage deployment. And, depending on your membership offering, you get access to creative services and file storage options.

With the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) available for purchase through Micromail, one of Ireland’s only Platinum Adobe partners, as well as Microsoft partner, you can save money while giving people in your agency or department access to all the tools they need. The end result is more efficient workflows and engaging constituent experiences.

Best of all, you get the latest updates, applications, and features as soon as they’re released, and IT departments can deploy them at their own pace.

Top Benefits of Adobe Creative Cloud for Government Organizations

The Adobe Creative Cloud suite gives you access to a complete offering of Adobe software for graphic design, video editing, photography, and web development. Learn how local and government agencies can benefit from integrating Adobe Creative Cloud into their workflow.

Boost efficiency

While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to rolling out Adobe Creative Cloud, a good place to start is by taking a closer look at internal agency operational functions. It is easy to lose track of individual assets when you work with hundreds of elements. With Creative Cloud, you can organise colours, character styles, logos, images, and more into libraries that are easy to search and share. Furthermore, you can sort your libraries into nested groups, making it even easier to retrieve the right element when you need it.

Whether you need a few licenses or hundreds, you can save money while giving people in your agency or department access to all the tools they need. The Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) includes a centralised management tool that you can use to easily and securely administer licenses and monitor storage. VIP is full of features that make procurement easier and allow your organisation to take full advantage of volume licensing. You can assign licenses to 3 or 300 employees easily with the Admin Console, and you can revoke licenses whenever you want. Additionally, advanced 24/7 tech support ensures the smooth running of deployments. The tools and services that are included with this Adobe Creative Cloud membership enable you to not only deliver your projects more stylishly, but also to get client and peer feedback as well.

Finally, Creative Cloud provides you with flexibility and efficiency in your design workflow. Having truly integrated apps and services, along with the ability to sync your settings and work, enables you to work faster, wherever you are. In fact, one of the most convenient features of Adobe Creative Cloud is the ability to sync your settings across different installations. Whether you work on print or digital projects, Creative Cloud’s fantastic functionality will help you save time.

Deliver engaging content

Government organisations need engaging content that speaks loudly and clearly to the people that most need to hear the messages they’re sharing. But, as budgets and timelines tighten, government agencies often struggle to deliver engaging content quickly. With Adobe Creative Cloud you can easily capture citizen’s attention with engaging content.

Adobe Creative Cloud gives you one platform for endless creativity with all the tools your agency needs to deliver content that makes an impact. In addition to all the popular Creative Cloud apps and services, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more, your team gets unlimited access to over 200 million Adobe Stock images.

Enhancing citizen experience

Demand for digital is here, with most citizens preferring to access government services online and on mobile. The potential to improve digital citizen services without costly investments is real and it’s doable. With Adobe Creative Cloud, government agencies can reduce the reliance on paper forms, automate workflows, and personalise and scale services so citizens can access them faster in an on-demand way. By harnessing the power of Adobe’s creative tools, government agencies can successfully create web content faster, which allows them to boost customer satisfaction by meeting the public’s appetite for digital services.

Empower your teams

Local authorities and national governments often struggle to promote their initiatives and deliver messages that drive awareness or action. The key to delivering more content across more channels lies in harnessing the skills of every employee to become a powerful content creator and communicator.

With Adobe Creative Cloud you can give your employees access to the very latest version of every Creative Cloud app and service. Whether employees are design experts or novices, Adobe Creative Cloud helps them quickly create online presentations, social media graphics, digital newsletters, or even engaging videos. And, with the VIP Program Guide for Government, you can give them custom storage, expert services, enterprise customer support, and customised training as well.

As we all know, protecting privacy is a top priority for government agencies. For customers that have network limitations due to security concerns Adobe Feature Restricted Licensing is an excellent solution. Feature Restricted Licensing (FRL) is an offline licensing program for the public sector that is specially designed for those who can only work offline. Using Adobe’s FRL technology, end devices are authenticated and released for use without any user names being required.

Final words

Government agencies can’t be organised without effective digital communication that is coordinated and integrated. And that means that you need a tool that allows you to create digital content, manage your digital conversations, and create visually appealing content. Thankfully, there’s one tool that can do all three of those things: Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe products can be purchased through Micromail, an Adobe Platinum Partner that sells to clients all over the world. Micromail has a special place in the Microsoft ecosystem. In fact, Micromail has been named Microsoft Ireland’s Licensing Solutions Partner of the Year for three successive years.

So, if you’re ready to accelerate your workflow and get access to the world’s best creative apps and services, contact Micromail today and make your enquiry.

Universities and higher education institutions rely heavily on paper documentation, and that comes at a high price for their finances, reputation, security and carbon footprint.

From employee onboarding to student enrolment and financial transactions, the form filling that goes on behind the scenes of every educational institution is extensive.

Thankfully, with Adobe Acrobat Sign, institutions of higher education can effectively address the paperwork challenges they face today and in the future. By offering electronic signatures, schools and universities can automate their paper-based documentation systems and provide students with a digital documentation experience. You can view and legally sign documents from any device, anywhere, anytime. No accounts or logins are required.

Adobe Acrobat Sign is a cloud-based service made to cater to a host of industries, including educational institutions. It is simple, efficient, and legally binding. Because Adobe Acrobat Sign uses encryption, it is more secure than traditional methods. Using it is also easier than using traditional methods, and that is why Adobe Acrobat Sign is the preferred supplier of digital document solutions to some of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious educational institutions.

In this post, we explain how Adobe Acrobat Sign can help universities to increase their efficiency on both an academic and administrative level.

Most Popular Use Cases of Electronic Signatures in Education

Universities and other educational centres can implement Adobe Acrobat Sign for a number of use cases, including the following:

Benefits of Implementing Adobe Acrobat Sign in Educational Institutions

Educational institutions that employ digital methods of documentation, including electronic signatures, stand to benefit greatly from these solutions.

Here are some of the advantages of leveraging Adobe Acrobat Sign in higher education institutions:

Saves Time and Resources

Processing physical documents requires a lot of time, effort, and money. Electronic signatures can help reduce the costs associated with printing documents. There will also be a decrease in stationery costs for paper and ink, as well as printing equipment such as printers and scanners. Switching to a paperless process also leads to a lot of indirect savings from not having to use printers and fax machines.

Furthermore, dealing with mountains of paperwork can be a time-consuming task, especially in the education industry. Printing, signing, transferring, and storing documents comes with a lot of human effort. Universities can automate their processes by implementing electronic signature solutions like Adobe Acrobat Sign. Not only does it save human efforts and monetary costs, but it ensures that work is done faster and without the documents being at risk of being tampered with.

It is Trusted and Compliant

Unlike paper-based signatures, electronic signatures are supported with many layers of security processes that make them difficult to forge. In addition to providing enhanced security, electronic signatures also protect student information in databases against theft. An important benefit of electronic signatures is that they provide audit trails that help in monitoring all the crucial details of a signature.

The use of electronic signatures also reduces the chances of tampering or forgery when a document is posted to be signed offline. In order to protect confidential and sensitive documents, universities and other educational institutions can implement a verification system of electronic signatures through biometric data.

It is Environmentally Friendly

Consider the carbon footprint associated with obtaining a signature. Using electronic signatures eliminates the need to travel. By simply using your computer or mobile phone, you can sign from anywhere in the world. In addition to eliminating the need to travel for placing handwritten signatures, electronic signing significantly contributes to achieving a paperless office. It leads to decreased usage of paper, and lowers your institution’s CO2 emissions, helping to preserve our planet.

Improves Inter-Departmental Efficiency

Projects that go through multiple departments typically require authorisation from several parties. This includes everything from interdepartmental documents to internal forms. Instead of dealing with printers, scanners, and fax machines to add signatures to documents, you can simply use Adobe Acrobat Sign. The use of electronic signatures has become a standard practice in many educational departments, including those of administration, finance, operations, and other internal departments.

Protects the Brand Image of the Institution   

The majority of students, parents, and teachers/professors prefer to do almost everything digitally today. Students prefer learning institutions that enable them to interact digitally and are unconvinced by those that do not.  Using an innovative technology that is environmentally friendly and keeps your operations digital will ensure your institute is seen as progressive.


The rapid adoption of digital technologies, like Adobe Acrobat Sign, that speed up paper-based processes and improve the student and staff experience, should be part of your strategy for success. Any educational institution that deems itself as progressive shouldn’t be left behind in implementing electronic signatures in its operations.

Adobe Acrobat Sign is the future of document signing, and it is revolutionising the way educational institutions do business. Available to purchase via Micromail through the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) program, Adobe Acrobat Sign can save schools and universities both time and money by automating the presentation and signing of documents.

If you are ready to discover everything that’s possible with Adobe Acrobat Sign, contact Micromail here.