Autodesk Moving to Subscription Business Model

Autodesk have heard from customers that managing two different business models is and complex and that they would like the option of a single licensing environment.  Autodesk now have a compelling offer for our maintenance plan customers to switch to subscription – at a discounted rate!

By switching to subscription, customers will have:

  • Latest and greatest product capabilities
    Get access to Autodesk’s ongoing stream of innovation, updates to core products, cloud services for desktop products, and additional capabilities as soon as they are available, at no additional cost.
  • Access to new Industry Collections
    Available only through subscription, they’ll realize significant savings when they need two or more Autodesk software products.
  • Simplified administration
    Access tools that streamline deployment and software management when they standardize all of their Autodesk products on subscription.


What is changing for customers with maintenance plans?

February 20, 2017: Multi-year maintenance plans will no longer be offered

Autodesk will no longer offer multi-year maintenance plans. Customers who choose to remain on maintenance will be able to renew for one year at a time. While quotes made before February 20 will be honored until March 31.

IMPORTANT: Customers who choose to renew a multi-year maintenance contract before March 31 will not be eligible to switch to a subscription until their contract is up for renewal.

May 7, 2017: Maintenance plan renewal prices will increase every year

On May 7, 2017, maintenance renewal prices increased by approx 5%, and will increase by 10% in 2018, and 20% in 2019. To mitigate these increases and enjoy the benefits of subscribing sooner, customers should consider moving to a subscription at the time of renewal.

June 2017: Switching from maintenance to subscription

Customers are able to switch their products on a maintenance plan to a subscription at time of renewal and enjoy a significant discount off a new subscription.  The price to switch will increase 5% annually, so the earlier you switch to a subscription, the less it will cost—giving you greater savings compared to customers who wait to move, or choose to stay on maintenance. You’ll also be able to lock in this special pricing (ex. any exchange rate fluctuations) for up to three years and continue to receive discounted pricing for as long as you renew.

What CADPRO Systems suggests?

– When your Maintenance Plan is up for renewal – consider switching immediately to a subscription.

– The best and most cost effective time to switch is this year and enjoy a significant discount off a new subscription.

– Transform and simplify your license management by converting to a single subscription licensing model.


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