Are you in the market or considering purchasing Adobe ColdFusion’s full or upgrade license?
While you always have the option of going straight to Adobe, I recommend purchasing through a reseller. You will typically see a 5% discount and up to 25% depending on the sale.
Do you need help with installation, upgrades, or troubleshooting? Contact me at CF Webtools to hire ColdFusion experts and get where you are going. I will be happy to discuss your situation and give you advice up-front.
Integral is a great business headquartered in Germany and has regional offices in the UK and the USA. They are the parent company of FusionReactor, and their representative at the ColdFusion conferences is always very helpful and knowledgeable. They have a dedicated ColdFusion software store at:
They typically have about a 5% discount and typically offer a 10% discount on their FusionReactor Application Performance Monitor when purchased together as a 1-year subscription.
I highly recommend a FusionReactor Standard Edition at a minimum for tunning and debugging. Especially useful when troubleshooting performance issues or crashes. Their Enterprise and Ultimate editions are even better while logging data to the cloud.
The Adobe ColdFusion release cycle is about once every 2-3 years. If you are about two years into the release cycle, I recommend purchasing the “Platinum Support” option. Not only will this provide you with 1 year of support, but it will provide you a perceived 50% discount on the next upgrade that is “pre-paid”. Meaning you automatically receive the next major version of ColdFusion. Purchasing within 1-2 years can be a gamble depending upon if you expect to use support. This support package is good only for a 1-year term, however the upgrade key remains available even if you do not upgrade within that support subscription period.
Atypical Upgrade Discounts
FusionReactor will also sometime offer a 25% discount on editions that would be normally full price if you are past the previous year’s installation. Typically you can upgrade from the previous edition for about a 50% discount. However, anything older than the previous edition requires a full purchase. A commitment to subscribe to FusionReactor for one year used to be the requirement, but is currently no longer required.
Q1 2023 Discount Link: https://www.fusion-reactor.com/blog/news/coldfusion-hot-sale/ (good until the end of Feb 2023)
Coalesce Solutions is headquartered in Memphis, TN, and is an alternative to Integral. I met them at the last ColdFusion conference, and they were very helpful. We use their AWS Marketplace solutions as needed for AWS EC2 instances. I do not have first-hand experience with their ColdFusion licensing options, but they do have a store available at:
Their full and upgrade pricing is similar to Integral’s.