Autodesk announces flexible, pay as you go access to design, engineering, and entertainment creation tools.
Financial commitment is often the biggest deterrent when investing in a new product, especially for small businesses. So, to provide more flexibility to their customers, Autodesk has announced a new pay-as-you-go option for all of the company’s latest Design and Creation Suites, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, and the new Autodesk Maya LT.
Andrew Anagnost, senior vice president of industry, strategy, and marketing, says the new option, “allows people to scale up or scale down, based on what they need to do, when they need to do it.”
This pay-as-you-go plan is being offered in addition to Autodesk’s traditional licenses, and offers, “a way to get short term access to [Autodesk] software at a lower up-front cost.”
The software will now be available on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.
“What we’re trying to do is offer a choice,” Anagnost explains. “If you are looking at purchasing the software for a year, the rental plans are about half what it would cost to purchase the software up-front. In some cases it’s even less.”
For small businesses, this option creates a new way to access the design tools that may otherwise be out of reach. “Rather than compromising with the tool they are going to use for a certain project, they can go ahead and buy what they need for however long they need it,” says Anagnost.
Customers who choose a rental plan receive similar benefits to Autodesk Subscription customers with access to the latest product releases, select Autodesk 360 cloud services, and basic support.
The option to purchase a monthly, quarterly or annual rental plan will be available starting September 16, 2013. New rental plans apply to products including:
- Autodesk AutoCAD Design Suite
- Autodesk AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite
- Autodesk AutoCAD Revit LT Suite
- Autodesk Building Design Suite
- Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite
- Autodesk Factory Design Suite
- Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite
- Autodesk Plant Design Suite
- Autodesk Product Design Suite
- Autodesk Maya
- Autodesk 3ds Max
- Autodesk Maya LT.
Availability varies by country.
For more information, visit http://www.autodesk.com/pay-as-you-go.
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