Important regarding Autodesk license transition

Important regarding Autodesk license transition

Updated April 23rd, 2020.

On May 7, 2020, Autodesk is launching new subscription plans that are based on people and retiring plans based on serial numbers. These plans are designed for named users and provide a range of administrative, support, and reporting capabilities for businesses of every size.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding Autodesk Transition to Named User and see more on the Autodesk web page. Make sure you see the film below on the upcoming changes and its benefits.

Important Customer Benefits

Customers often share their concerns over the time and resources needed to manage multiple deployment types. The new plans for named users will provide benefits, including:

  • New ways to optimize your licensing costs, by having visibility into your usage data
  • No need to manage your own license servers or track an anonymous serial number again
  • Dedicated access for all employees who need it. No more downtime waiting for licenses
  • Tailor support and learning content to employees based on insights

These new plans for named users will replace those based on serial numbers:

  • Subscriptions with multi-user access will retire on May 7, 2021 (update: August 7, 2021) and cannot be further renewed.
  • Maintenance plans will retire on May 7, 2021 and cannot be further renewed.
  • As part of retiring maintenance, the last version of the Design & Creation Suites will be released in April 2020 for customers to download, and the last date to renew Suites will be April 16, 2020.
  • Starting February 29, 2020, Autodesk will no longer sell new 2 or 3-year subscriptions with multi-user access or allow renewals. Starting May 7, 2020 (update: August 7, 2020), Autodesk will no longer sell new annual subscriptions with multi-user access.
And this is just the start of a more relevant user experience that includes more security features, additional support channels, a range of administrative capabilities, data insights, and integrated collaboration tools.
See Autodesk’s case study video on the new benefits:

Trade-in Offers

For current standalone maintenance plan customers:
Starting on May 7th 2020, on your next renewal, you can trade in your current seat for one named user subscription at a price that is similar to what you are paying today. And going forward, your plan will renew at an ongoing discount until 2028.
It’s also important to note that if you do not take the current trade-in offer, maintenance prices will increase by 20% on renewals after May 7, 2020 (update: August 7, 2020). In addition, maintenance plans will retire on May 7, 2021, and can’t be renewed after that. If you subscribe to a named user plan in the future, you’ll be subject to the suggested retail price in place at that time.
For multi-user subscribers:
At your first renewal only, after August 7, 2020 trade in one seat for two standard subscriptions for one named user each, at a cost consistent with what you pay today. And going forward, these plans will renew at an ongoing discount until 2028.
It’s also important to note that if you do not take the current trade-in offer at your first renewal it will expire. After that point, you can trade in one multi-user subscription for one standard subscription at a similar price you’re paying today for your existing seat.
In addition, your current plan will retire on August 7, 2021 and cannot be renewed after that. If you subscribe to a named user plan in the future, you’ll be subject to the suggested retail price in place at that time.
For network maintenance plan customers:
At your first renewal before May 7, 2021 you can trade-in one network maintenance seat for one standard multi-user subscription at a price similar to what you’re paying in 2019 for maintenance.
After trade-in, network maintenance plan customers will also have an opportunity to take advantage of the multi-user trade-in at their next renewal after August 7, 2020.
If you do not take the current trade-in offer, maintenance prices will increase by 20% on renewals after May 7, 2020 (update: August 7, 2020). In addition, maintenance plans will retire on May 7, 2021, and can’t be renewed after that.
For network maintenance and multi-user Design & Creation Suite customers:
Regarding your Design & Creation Suites, Autodesk suggests upgrading your subscriptions to the Industry Collection, as it is ultimately less expensive than your current plans. It’ll give you more value from increased productivity because of the integration of products and shared views, as well as other cloud-based collaboration tools. And, the current trade-in offer allows you to trade in one network maintenance seat for two collection standard named user subscriptions. It should also be noted that the final version of the Design & Creation Suites will be released in April 2020 for customers to download, and the last date to renew Suites will be April 16, 2020.
For standalone Design & Creation Suite customers:
Regarding your Design & Creation Suites, Autodesk suggests upgrading your subscriptions to the Industry Collection, as it is ultimately less expensive than your current plans. It will give you more value from increased productivity because of the integration of products and shared views, as well as other cloud-based collaboration tools. It should also be noted that the final version of the Design & Creation Suites will be released in April 2020 for customers to download, and the last date to renew Suites will be April 16, 2020.

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