Design & Creation Suites Move to Flexible Subscription Options in August
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 3, 2015--
Today Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced that after July 31, 2016,
new commercial licenses of most Autodesk Design & Creation Suites and
individual products will be available by subscription only. When this
takes effect, the company will provide new, simplified subscription
options so customers can access multiple products and share licenses as
they do today — while gaining the simplicity, accessibility, and
flexibility of subscription.
Subscription offers 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. As a result, companies can adjust more nimbly and with less cost
to shifting business environments.
“The way we design and make things is changing: every industry is being
disrupted by changes in production, demand and products,” said Andrew
Anagnost, Autodesk senior vice president of Industry Strategy &
Marketing. “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 licenses of most individual products after January 31, 2016,
with new licenses for these products available as subscriptions.
Transitioning the remaining majority of Autodesk’s product portfolio —
including Autodesk Design & Creation Suites — to an entirely
subscription-based offering represents the next step in this shift.
Choice and Flexibility for Customers During Transition
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. Customers will be able to purchase subscription
plans 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 optimize 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 license of Autodesk Design & Creation
Suites and affected products prior to July 31, 2016, will continue to
own and have full usage rights for those licenses, and customers on
Maintenance for those perpetual licenses will continue to receive
corresponding benefits for as long as they continue to renew their
For full details on today’s announcement and subscription options,
please visit http://www.autodesk.com/perpetuallicenses.
Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world.
Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital
artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their
creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit
autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.
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