Slight price changes to Autodesk upgrades
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 is streamlining upgrade pricing in part to better match the needs and buying behaviours 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.
Autodesk® Subscription will continue to be available for any upgrade to current release purchase as it is today. Visit www.autodesk.com for further details on how this may affect you.
* 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.