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Update Subscription

The most economical way to own licenses!

Update Subscription is the Embarcadero subscription model for purchasing RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder. When you purchase RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder, you obtain a perpetual license. Update Subscription provides maintenance updates and upgrades for that license at a fraction of the cost of a new license. Your first year of Update Subscription is included with your purchase! Multi-year renewals are especially attractive for developers who want both flexibility and a low price.

Standard or Premium?

Updated Subscription is available in Standard and Premium.

Benefits Standard Update Subscription Premium Update Subscription

Periodic Discretionary Critical Function Hotfixes

Updates, Bug Fixes, Feature Improvements

Access to Latest Major Version Upgrades

Standard Technical Support With Online Tracking


3 incidents a year


Unlimited incidents

Early Access to Hotfixes, Updates and New Versions

Exclusive Technical Content & Bonus Add-Ons

Advanced Beta Access to Updates & Hotifixes

Access to High-Priority & Extended Technical Support

Exclusive Technical Deep Dive Webinars

Meetings & Roadmap Sessions With Product Team

Free Time-Limited Access to TestRail Enterprise

The Value of Embarcadero Update Subscription

Access to Developer Support Incidents

A developer support incident allows you to open a case to receive technical assistance. Our support team members are all developers with years of experience using the RAD Studio family of tools. The Update Subscription plan includes three (3) free developer support incidents per year, while the Premium Update Subscription includes unlimited incidents.

Highly Advantageous Renewal Terms

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

Access to The Latest Developer Tools

Active Update Subscribers get every new 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 all beta product releases.

Multi-Year Renewals

To avoid the cost and frustration of lapsing renewals and having to re-purchase licenses, which is painful and costly, you can do multi-year renewals. A multiyear renewal gives you the flexibility to choose the right time to do that big upgrade while still having access to the latest version to try new features or start new projects. You also do not need to think twice about using Support.

Exclusive Bonus Content

Keeping up with the latest trends, technologies, and solutions can be a challenge. Update Subscription gives you access to bonus content from Embarcadero Product Management, Developer Relations and Engineering that gives you a competitive advantage. Exclusive content is only available to Update Subscription Plan subscribers and cannot be purchased separately.

Consistent Innovation

We invest nearly 2x the industry average in R&D as a percentage of sales. This enables us to provide continuous product improvements to keep your tools at peak performance. With a world-class 97% customer satisfaction rate, we possess strong technical knowledge, and in-depth experience in application and database design, programming, management, and system operations.

Frequently Asked Questions

An active update subscription is the only way to obtain updates and hotfixes.

After the first year, you may renew your subscription at the current rate. We recommend continuing to renew your Update Subscription plan to get the benefits of current version patches, the latest major releases and more. Renewing Update Subscription is more affordable than purchasing a new license every few years.

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.

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 patches for the current release, access to the new major version releases, technical support, exclusive content and more!

No, Academic licenses are 1-year term licenses and Update Subscription is not sold with these types of licenses. Please contact your local sales office to learn about the Academic Plans available in your region.

No, Update Subscription is not available for the free Community Edition.