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Upgrades to these Autodesk design and creation suites from releases 2012, 2011 or 2010 could increase $1,580* or more:
Upgrades to these Autodesk design and creation suites from releases 2006 and prior could increase $3,000* or more:
Upgrades to these Autodesk standalone products from releases 2012, 2011 or 2010 could increase $1,050* or more:
Upgrades to these Autodesk standalone products from releases 2006 and prior could increase $1,500* or more:
Effective February 1, 2013, increases apply to many Autodesk Upgrades; contact your Autodesk reseller for more information. Or, if you prefer, complete this short form and a reseller will contact you within a few days. Contact me.
What are the planned Autodesk Upgrade pricing changes?
Autodesk will simplify its upgrade pricing model as of February 1, 2013. Autodesk currently offers multiple upgrade prices based on which previous release of a product is being upgraded. These upgrade prices will be consolidated into a single "Upgrade from Previous Releases" option, which will be available to customers using products that are one to six releases immediately prior to the current release.
For example, if the current product release is 2013, the simplified Upgrade option will be available to customers with product releases from 2007 to 2012; and at the 2014 product release, the simplified Upgrade option will be available to customers with product releases from 2008 to 2013, following accepted upgrade paths.
The "Upgrade from Previous Releases" option will have an Autodesk SRP of approximately seventy percent (70%) of the current new License Autodesk SRP*, regardless of which of the six previous releases is being upgraded. Autodesk product releases more than six releases prior to the current release will no longer be eligible for upgrade.
Autodesk® Subscription will continue to be available for any upgrade to current release purchase as it is today.
Which previous releases are most impacted by this change?
As illustrated by the example below:
|Until Jan. 31, 2013||Effective |
Feb. 1, 2013
|Potential Price Increase|
|2012, 2011, 2010||Approx. 50% of new License SRP |
|Approx. 70% of new License SRP |
|Increase of up to |
|2009, 2008, 2007||Approx. 70% of new License SRP |
|Approx. 70% of new License SRP |
|2006 and prior||Approx. 70% of new License SRP |
|New License SRP |
|Increase of up to |
Which customers are affected by the Upgrade pricing changes?
The Upgrade pricing change affects both direct customers and indirect customers who buy through Autodesk channel partners. Note: Government upgrade pricing changes in the U.S. will take place mid-March 2013 or later.
Does the Upgrade pricing change affect Autodesk Subscription customers?
No, this pricing change does not affect software licenses under a valid Autodesk Subscription. Products under a valid Autodesk Subscription will continue to receive the benefits of Subscription.
Why is Autodesk making this change?
Autodesk is streamlining upgrade pricing in part to better match the needs and buying behaviors of customers. A significant number of customers have already moved to Autodesk Subscription, and only a small percentage of those who do not have Autodesk Subscription purchase upgrades on an annual basis. For many customers, Autodesk Subscription may continue to be the most convenient and cost-effective way to keep their software up-to-date. Additionally, the expansion of the Autodesk Subscription offering, which includes a broader range of cloud computing capabilities, will reinforce the benefits of becoming a subscriber.
Why should customers consider Subscription?
Subscription is the most efficient and cost-effective way for customers to benefit from their software investment. For a yearly predictable cost, not only does Autodesk Subscription provide access immediately and systematically to the latest software releases, but also offers flexible licensing options and helps with technical issues online. It is also an entry point to several cloud benefits, allowing users to work anytime and optimize designs with the virtually infinite cloud computing power of Autodesk® 360.
When will the Upgrade pricing changes take effect?
The Upgrade pricing changes will take effect February 1, 2013.
Whom do I contact if I have a question about the new Upgrade pricing changes?
Please contact your Autodesk reseller if you have questions, need more information or if you would like to learn more about the latest Autodesk solutions and their benefits to your business. Or, if you’d prefer, complete this short form and a reseller will contact you within a few days. Contact me.
* SRP denotes Autodesk suggested retail pricing (SRP). Prices may vary by country. Prices and increase examples are based on anticipated Autodesk Fiscal Year 14 U.S. suggested retail pricing following accepted upgrade paths. SRP’s are subject to change and are provided for reference only. Autodesk authorized resellers are independent resellers and are free to set their own prices. Reseller prices may vary.
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