You’re Dumped: Adobe Divorces Ed Partner
“Scholastic has also reviewed its future strategy and has chosen to no longer be an Adobe distribution partner,” Adobe said today.
Adobe made the divorce announcement, saying “we are also making changes to our distribution programme in Australia” as it transforms its business to the cloud.
The ending of the distribution partnership was a “mutual decision”, an Adobe spokesperson told CN, but it appears Scholastic may have made the decision first.
Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of books, educational multimedia materials for children, told its retail and reseller channel partners that it will discontinue Adobe software licensing products effective June 14th.
“Customer guarantees will not be affected and are still entitled to Adobe’s guarantee and warranty,” the Adobe spokesperson added.
“Adobe and Scholastic are working through a mutual exit strategy to ensure that all customers have access to Adobe shrink and licensing products as both companies transition customers to Adobe’s existing distributor partners, Express Data and Ingram Micro.”
But its an amicable divorce, apparently.
“Adobe and Scholastic have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years and both parties part on good terms and wish each other well in their future endeavours,” the Adobe statement said.
Scholastic Australia is a major distributor of Lexar, Logitech, Livescribe, Quark, Trend Micro to major retailers, Apple and education markets nationally.