Monday, March 5, 2018

Embarcadero Discontinues the Sale of Upgrade Products

I received an email today informing me that as of April 1, 2018 Embarcadero will discontinue the sale of upgrade products for Rad Studio, Delphi and C++ Builder.

My first reaction was "OMG here we go again." Bailey didn't do a very good job at explaining what this means to me, a non-subscription owner of Delphi 10 Seattle. Fortunately, Malcolm Groves put out a fantastic video that explains what this means and what it will cost going forward.

I also found out from Bailey that Embarcadero is offering a 25% discount until March 31, 2018. So, for a non-subscription Delphi Enterprise user like me, that means $1,824 US. Ouch!

After listening to Malcolm describe what is really going on here, I don't feel as panic stricken as I did when I first read the email. $1,824 will get me up-to-date with Delphi 10.2.2 and give me a 12 month update subscription. Next year when my current subscription runs out it should cost approximately 23% of the new user price or $809 which works out to be $68 per month.

Delphi Enterprise Non-Subscription Upgrade Cost

Year Annual Cost Monthly Cost
2018 $1,824 $152
2019 $809 $68

$809 is 23% of $3,514 (Current New User License)

Semper Fi
Gunny Mike