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Autodesk details next phase of subscription transition

Trade Arabia

Autodesk, a leader in 3D design and engineering software, said that new commercial licences of most Autodesk Design and Creation Suites and individual products will be available by subscription only from July 31 next year.

When this takes effect, the company will provide new, simplified subscription options so customers can access multiple products and share licences as they currently do — while gaining the simplicity, accessibility, and flexibility of subscription, said a statement.

The subscription will offer a simplified customer experience, lower upfront cost and the ability to pay-as-you-go for Autodesk products and Cloud services with multi-year, annual, quarterly or monthly subscription terms, it said.

As a result, companies can adjust more nimbly and with less cost to shifting business environments.

Andrew Anagnost, senior vice president of industry strategy and marketing, said: “The way we design and make things is changing: every industry is being disrupted by changes in production, demand and products.

“Autodesk is embracing this new norm and evolving our business so that customers can thrive in theirs. Giving customers the flexibility to subscribe to software solutions that precisely match their needs best positions them to compete in this new era.” 

Earlier this year, Autodesk communicated that it will stop selling perpetual licences of most individual products after January 31 next year, with new licences for these products available as subscriptions, said the statement.

The transitioning of the remaining majority of Autodesk’s product portfolio — including Autodesk Design and Creation Suites — to an entirely subscription-based offering will represent the next step in this shift.

To pave the way for a smooth transition, Autodesk will offer a choice of simplified subscription plans tailored to the needs of individuals, teams or enterprises. 

The customers will be able to purchase individual or shared subscriptions to gain access to individual products or a portfolio of products with the option of single user licensing or shared network licensing. 

These flexible options protect and optimise customers’ existing investments in Autodesk technologies and deliver a seamless path forward as Autodesk discontinues the sales of perpetual licenses. 

Those who purchase a perpetual licence of Autodesk Design and Creation Suites and affected products prior to July 31, will continue to own and have full usage rights for those licences, and customers on maintenance for those perpetual licences will continue to receive corresponding benefits for as long as they continue to renew their maintenance. – TradeArabia News Service

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