Adobe’s History Founded in 1982 by Charles Geschkle and John Warnock who left Xerox to First Adobe Logo form a new company that they called Adobe. Revenue for the company in 1982 was $0. Charles and John were the only two employees.Source - http://goodlogo.com/designers/marva-warnock-1343 By 1984 the company was bringing in 2.2 million dollars. As of the end of 2011, Adobe’s revenue was 4.2 billion dollars (History of Adobe, ND).
Adobe’s History Adobe systems went public in 1986 with an open stock price of $11 Adobe has created popular programs and file types such as PDF, Flash, and the award winning Photoshop software(History of Adobe, ND). Since then, Adobe has expanded to acquire other companies that assist Adobe is meeting the global needs ofSource - https://jp.twitter.com/Photoshop their customers.
Adobe’s Structure Company structure Adobe has a whole team of executives that lead to a very successful company. The CEO of Adobe, Shantanu Narayen has been CEO since 2007 and has overseen the acquisition of companies such as Omniture, Inc. Before that, Shantanu was President and COO of Adobe in which he carried out Adobe’s day-to day operations (Shantanu Narayen bio, ND).Source - http://nexus404.com/2010/04/29/steve-jobs%E2%80%99-flash-concerns-are-answered-in-full-by-adobe%E2%80%99s-ceo-shantanu-narayen-responds-to-apple-ceo%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cthoughts-on-flash%E2%80%9D-we-love-a-quarrel-between-giants/
Adobe’s Structure Company structure Adobe’s company structure has 12 primary executives under the CEO, Shantanu Narayen. These executive positions range from the Chief Executive Officer (CFO) to Field Operations executives. For a total of 13 positions under theseSource - http://www.theofficialboard.com/org-chart/adobe-systems primary executives. Resulting in a 3 tier structure (Adobe, 2012) .
Adobe’s Business Model Business model Source - http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57321480-92/adobes-transition-to-cloud-could-be-tricky/Adobe’s business model has shifted Product Strategy: Adobe develops leadingrecently from focusing only on software programs to empower the individualsoftware development to add the to produce high quality work in a small amountCreative Cloud. A unique feature that of time. Adobe increases its market share byallows users to use all of Adobe’s providing software solutions to companies andproducts as long as they stay individual (Business Model Analysis - Adobesubscribed. Systems Inc., 2012).
Adobe’s Business Model Business model Distribution: Adobe sells its products via its website, as well as through a network of distributors, value added resellers (VARs), system integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs), and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Revenue: Adobe’s primary revenue comes from its software licensing and will continue to be so until Creative Cloud has more time Source - http://larrythecow.org/universe/archives/2009-11-25.html to develop in the market (Business Model Analysis - Adobe Systems Inc., 2012). At the end of 2011, Adobe’s revenue was over 4 billion dollars (Adobe Fast Facts, 2012).
Adobe’s Marketing Adobe does its primary marketing and advertising through the web. They assign 74% of their marketing budget to be done through the web. That compares to about 12% spent by their competitors. Adobe posts betas to its web site which allows users to get a glimpse on Adobe’s future products that can help raise awareness of the product onceSource - http://www.splashmedia.com/resources/blog/tag/digital-marketing-trends/ it is released (Business Model Analysis - Adobe Systems Inc., 2012).
Adobe’s Marketing Adobe’s beta posts to their web page also allows for testing and feedback from Adobe’s users and the general public. This gives Adobe a chance to adopt customers feedback into their products (Business Model Analysis - Adobe Systems Inc., 2012).Source - http://www.studiolighting.net/lightroom-4-beta-available-for-public-testing/ Adobe stays focused on a customer driven approach which pays off for them.
Adobe’s Subscriptions Source - http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57321480-92/adobes-transition-to-cloud-could-be-tricky/Adobe has released a new type of The Creative Cloud is part of a new Adobesubscription service called the Creative business model that allows users to be able toCloud. Which runs for about 49 dollars use full Adobe products as long as theya month. continue to pay the monthly fees (Adobe Creative Cloud, ND).
Adobe’s Support Adobe offers great customer support for its products and services such as phone and chat assistance during normal call hours. Customers even have the choice to purchase additional support packages that can include certain levels of help desk assistance, updates, remote access, and expert consulting (Business Model Analysis -Source - http://www.telstarhosted.com/support/ Adobe Systems Inc., 2012). Adobe’s support model is effective because it helps to recognize the consumer’s needs and creates solutions to support them.
Adobe’s Globalization Source - http://blogs.adobe.com/globalization/en/globalization-myth-series-myth-2-this-product-is-only-for-the-u-s/Cost variables – Adobe is able to reduce Cultural issues in design – Adobe seemscosts of providing their products globally to have a good need in India becauseby thinking of localization from the first print has been on the rise. In 2010 it went up by 10% - This opens up a market forstages of development. Adobe itself states Adobe’s InDesign software used in printthat the longer a company waits to localize media (InDesign CS6…. Welcome toa product, the more expensive it becomes. India!, 2012).
Adobe’s Globalization 24/7/365 Staffing: Adobe employs a staff to resolve issues via phone or internet 24/7/365 with special purchased plans. Adobe is based out of the US; therefore their normal staff call hours are Monday – Friday 5-7pm PST. By keeping their 24/7/365 support to specially purchased plans, Adobe is able to cut down on the staff neededSource - http://support-for-adobe.cyberpcexperts.com/ around the clock while still offering special support for paying clients (Adobe Support For Enterprises, ND).
Adobe’s Security Adobe ranks security for its productsAdobe Secure Product Lifecycle (SPLC) highly. They have devoted quite a bit of resources and staff to see to it that their products are secure. Adobe has a system called Adobe Secure Product Lifecycle (SPLC) which composes top industry secure software development practices, processes and tools to protect their customers. Using SPLC, Adobe conducts rigorous tests and constantly trains their staff to Source - http://www.adobe.com/security/splc/ ensure better protection of sensitive information (Adobe Secure Product Lifecycle, 2010)
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