Autodesk believes that subscribing is the best way for our customers to get the greatest value from our tools and technologies – and will fundamentally change how Autodesk delivers extended capabilities and new functionalities through connected services.
Beginning in June 2017, customers with eligible products on maintenance will have the ability to easily switch to a subscription at the time of renewal for a discounted price. Customers can take advantage of this offer once per seat of a product on maintenance. The price to switch will increase 5% in 2018 and another 5% in 2019, so the earlier customers switch to subscription, the less it will cost.
While Autodesk will continue to offer customers the choice of renewing their maintenance plan on an annual basis, effective February 20, 2017, multi-year maintenance plan renewals will no longer be offered. In addition, because managing two business models (subscription and maintenance plans) is quite costly, in order to continue supporting maintenance plans, beginning May 7, 2017, maintenance plan renewal prices will increase by 5% in 2017, 10% in 2018, and 20% in 2019.
Autodesk will continue to invest heavily in our subscription offerings to provide our customers with greater value through the following benefits:
- 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’re available, at no additional cost.
- Access to new industry collections – Available only through subscription, you’ll realize significant savings when you need two or more Autodesk software products.
- New and improved support – Enjoy faster response times and the option to receive help by scheduling a call with Autodesk technical support specialists.
- Simplified administration – Access tools that streamline deployment and software management when you standardize all of your Autodesk products on subscription.