Update Subscription

Update subscription is the Embarcadero subscription model for purchasing RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder.

Benefitw/o Update Subscriptionw/ Update Subscription
Periodic Critical Function Hotfixes
Discretionary hotfixes for critical product functions - where no work-around is available.
Maintenance Updates
Bug fixes, performance & feature improvements.
Continued Maintenance
On-going maintenance updates for the current release and two previous releases.
Technical Support
Phone based technical support and three (3) annual incidents with web-tracking.
Major Version Upgrades
All releases. Never buy upgrades again, always get the latest version when it’s released.
Early Beta Access
Beta access to hotfixes, updates, and major “next” versions.
Exclusive Content
Exclusive technical content and bonus add-ons.


Your Update Subscription can be renewed annually at the current renewal rate. With Update Subscription you'll spend less to get the latest version compared to buying upgrades every few years – plus the added benefit of the newest releases, updates to previous versions and more!

The NEW Update Subscription

Current Releases Updates

Continued Maintenance

Technical Support

Major Version Upgrades

Early Beta Access

Exclusive Content

All updates and hotfixes for the current version

Ongoing updates and hotfixes for up to two (2) years or three (3) major releases

Technical support and three (3) annual incidents with web-tracking

All releases during your subscription.

Beta access to hotfixes, updates, and releases

Exclusive technical content and bonus add-ons

Keeping updated

The world of app development changes rapidly with new requirements and technologies appearing regularly. Active Update Subscribers receive every release of RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder, and product licenses are perpetual and continue to work beyond the subscription term. Your subscription also gives you access to beta product releases.

Exclusive Bonus Content

App development is constantly evolving and it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends, technologies, and solutions on day to day basis. With exclusive content from Embarcadero, you'll get bonus content from Embarcadero Product Management, Developer Relations and Engineering that gives you a competitive advantage. This exclusive content will only be available to Update Subscription Plan subscribers and cannot be purchased separately.

Developer Support Incidents Included

Tap into our expert developer support team to help with any challenges or questions you may have while building your app. Our support team is entirely made up of developers each with over 10 years of experience using the RAD Studio family of tools. Included with this plan is 3 free developer support incidents. A developer support incident allows you to open a case to receive technical assistance during your app development.

*All fixes, updates and hotfixes are purely at Embarcadero’s discretion.


Can I obtain updates and hotfixes without a subscription?

An active update subscription is the only way to obtain updates and hotfixes for current and prior (up to 2 years) releases.

What happens after the 1st year subscription is over?

After the first year, you may renew your subscription at the current rate. This rate is about a 4% increase from the previous year but is subject to change. We recommend continuing to renew your Update Subscription plan to get the benefits of previous version fixes, the latest major releases and more.

Am I required to renew this each year?

After the first year, your subscription will renew at an affordable low price and you will continue to receive another year of major upgrades, updates and hotfixes, plus another three (3) support incidents and additional bonus content and features. You may opt out of your subscription after the first year, however in order to re-subscribe you will be required to purchase a new license when you re-subscribe. Therefore it is advantageous to maintain your subscription annually.

How is Update Subscription different from Support and Maintenance?

Update Subscription is a new and improved version of Support and Maintenance. You'll continue to get everything you love about Support and Maintenance with many more additional benefits including updates and hotfixes for previous versions, exclusive content and more!

What happens if I already have Support and Maintenance?

If you are currently on Support and Maintenance, you will be automatically be updated to the Update Subscription plan – you don't have to do anything. Just sit back and enjoy the additional benefits of Update Subscription.

I have Starter or Academic licenses. Can I buy an Update Subscription?

Yes, you can. All of the Update Subscription benefits are available to you except there are no support incidents provided.