Subscribe to Autodesk
As of the 1st February there have been a few changes made to subscription, and the main purpose of these changes is to allow for a simplified customer experience.
In the past there used to be different 'types' of subscription e.g. Desktop Subscription, Maintenance Subscription and Cloud Service Subscription but please note that these names no longer exist.
If you currently own one of the above subscriptions or are looking to subscribe, it will simply be known as subscribing to an Autodesk product or service.
When subscribing to a product there are three different options to choose from. First of all you will need to decide whether you want a single-user or multi-user license.
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Licenses for an individual/single-user. These licenses cannot be shared and can be assigned to a single named user only or device.
Licenses that can be shared and assigned to multiple users or devices, e.g. a network server. Perfect for larger companies or to share a license.
Once you've chosen this, you will then need to decide on the term length and with four flexible options to choose from, you can pick the one that is best for you and/or your business.
Term Lengths - Monthly, quarterly, annual and multi-year.
Flexible Licensing – Having four different subscription terms is a massive benefit because it means you no longer have to purchase a product outright. Instead, you can determine how long you’ll need the software for and then make your decision based on that. The most cost effective subscription for long term subscribers will be the multi-year plans.
For more information on the benefits you’ll enjoy for the term of your subscription. Please see below.
So what are the benefits of subscribing to Autodesk?
Latest Product Releases
If a new product is released within the term of your subscription contract, you will have instant access to this. Not only does this allow you to keep your software current, which is a massive bonus in all industries, but it also means that you can keep budgeting costs to a minimum, as you aren’t having to invest in new software versions.
Furthermore, there aren’t any restrictions on when products have to be updated, you can update the latest version straight away or wait for a more convenient time for your business.
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Previous Version Rights
With subscription you have access to previous versions of most Autodesk software. If you are working on a project where you need an older version, then simply head over to your Autodesk Account and download the version you need.
Read more here.
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Home Use Rights
Do you work from home, or have employees in your business that do? Then with this great benefit, software (both current and previous versions) can be installed onto home computers, meaning you never need to worry about additional licenses for different locations for the same user.
Full details are available here.
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Global Travel Rights
Travel around the UK or globally and still have access to your Important Autodesk Software. What’s even better is that you still also have access to the Autodesk Services that are part of subscription e.g. Cloud and A360.
Find out more about Global travel Rights.
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When you subscribe to an Autodesk product you don’t have to worry about complicated software installs, thanks to a simplified software setup. Furthermore, with administrative tools you will easily be able to manage other aspects of your licenses via your Autodesk Account.
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With technical support you can get your software issues resolved in no time at all. Basic support is included for most products and suites and you get online support from Autodesk specialists via web and email.
There is also advance community forum capabilities. If you receive no response from the community within a 24 hour time frame then you can escalate your post to an Autodesk support specialist.
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Cloud Benefits | Cloud Credits | Cloud Storage
As a subscriber you’ll receive access to a number of cloud benefits. Not only will you get 25GB of storage but you’ll also get a number of cloud credits too. Furthermore, other cloud services are also available such as rendering depending on your type of subscription or software package.
Click here for more information on cloud credits.
If you want to find out more about subscribing to an Autodesk product, current licenses, or the name changes, then please contact your local Graitec office today, or click the button below to request a quote and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A QUOTE
Please note that "Maintenance subscription" is now referred to as a maintenance plan.
Going forward a maintenance plan can only be purchased by customers with perpetual licenses that already have a valid subscription when due for renewal.
Late renewals are no longer accepted by Autodesk.
By adding a maintenance plan to your perpetual licenses you can continue to keep your software current and get access to a number of other key benefits.
Please note: Customers with a "maintenance subscription" will continue to get the same benefits as previously offered.
In relation to the above, Autodesk are in the final discontinuation stage of perpetual licenses and after the 31st July 2016, perpetual licenses will no longer be for sale.
Graitec's recommended plan of action is:
• Buy perpetual licenses for Design and Creation Suites whilst they are still available
• Add a maintenance plan to all current perpetual licenses
• Renew your maintenance plan 'on time' in order to retain access to the benefits available
If you need a new software license after the 31st July 2016, you will have to subscribe to Autodesk via a single-user or multi-user license.
Contact Graitec today to find out more or request a quote.