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Real Talk: The Benefits of Subscription

Remember when I asked you to give us a year, as we started moving to subscription from maintenance? I promised that Autodesk would deliver a more valuable subscription experience.  Here we are, one year later, and the delivery of a more valuable subscription experience is a reality. Let me explain:

For those of you who use our software day-to-day, you’ve got access to new, industry-specific toolsets, integrated workflows in industry collections, and collaboration capabilities to help you get things done faster and better. Every working minute counts towards your business goals. And you can access these tools anywhere you happen to be working – at the office, in the field, or at home.

Collaborate with your team using shared views on any device you’re working on, anywhere

Listen up admins. We know that managing Autodesk software is not your full-time job. You care about increased efficiency of administrative tasks without sacrificing the security or control your company needs. We’ve made improvements to your Autodesk Account to help you find critical information fast, activate and access products with a few clicks, and easily manage your users – so you can get back to the work that moves your business forward.

Intuitive, new view of user management

And even better for your business goals, we’re giving you new visibility into your product usage, so you can make decisions based on data, not instinct, and improve business outcomes. 

More importantly, these insights are actionable to increase your team’s productivity – for example, you can see who’s using which products and predict when more subscriptions are needed, upgrade to the latest version to avoid conflicting file formats or distribute an unused seat to another team member who needs it for the project.

“The dashboards demonstrate Autodesk’s commitment to delivering value rather than selling services to customers.”

– Richard Whitaker, Director, Hurley Palmer Flatt

New usage reports available by product, user, seats, and version

We’re continually improving the subscription experience based on your feedback. If you have ideas, we want to hear from you. Interested in what’s coming? Take a look at the subscription roadmap. The great part about subscription is we can implement most changes immediately. It’s important to us (and me) to continue to provide you more value through your subscription, so we can advance the experience together.