Global Partner Network Authorized to Sell Complete Autodesk 3D Design
Portfolio and Autodesk 360 Cloud Services
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Apr 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Autodesk,
Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) is enhancing the Autodesk
Partner Advantage Program to better enable the company's already
prominent global partner network to sell a more complete range of
Autodesk Design Suites, Autodesk 360 services and Autodesk Subscription.
For the first time, Autodesk Value Added Resellers (VARs) will be able
to provide customers with a complete Autodesk 3D design portfolio of
software products and help differentiate their solutions by targeting
industry specializations and product focus. The expanded scope better
aligns members of the Autodesk global partner network to become mission
critical solution providers through services such as consulting,
technical training, support and industry expertise.
"Customer needs and technology trends are evolving rapidly, and Autodesk
is delivering the tools, training and resources our partners need to
help their customers take full advantage of 3D design, engineering and
entertainment technologies," said Bill Griffin, vice president,
Worldwide Channel Sales at Autodesk. "Never before has there been this
kind of global opportunity for our partners to target entirely new
industries and grow their businesses by using the complete Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. is continually evolving by developing the company's
Partner Advantage Program to provide better customer and partner
experiences, building on the Autodesk vision to always deliver the best
products and solutions to customers, wherever they are. VARs who
participate in the Autodesk Partner Advantage Program benefit from:
Access to the complete product portfolio: Partners can now
provide their customers with the complete Autodesk 3D design product
portfolio, and more complete solutions to address a fuller range of
Simplified tiering: There is now one tier for Autodesk VARs,
which includes Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels. This simplified
tiering will help make it easier for customers to identify an ideal
partner match for their needs.
Partner locator: A new online partner locator tool helps
customers to find the right partner expertise and helps enable partners
to share best practices and more easily locate each other to collaborate
on customer engagements.
Improved business processes: Better global coordination helps
facilitate better customer relationship management and more accurate
sales pipeline visibility.
New online training platform: The newly upgraded Autodesk
Learning Central online training program provides online tools and
training to help partners develop expertise.
"As a consultant to the AECO industry, our partnership with Autodesk
enables us to provide the best possible business and technology
solutions to our clients," said Microdesk President, Michael DeLacey.
"Together we are able to combine resources and expertise in order to
fully address our customers' challenges, as well as develop longer term
strategies for improving the way the industry plans, designs, builds and
operates our nation's buildings and infrastructure. That is a level of
partnership that we truly value, and our clients feel the benefit of as
Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the
manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and
entertainment industries -- including the last 17 Academy Award winners
for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualise
and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in
1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information
about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
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SOURCE: Autodesk, Inc.
Angela Costa Simoes, 415-302-2934