US software company, Autodesk, is moving to a subscription only model for most of its products.
As of July 31, 2016, commercial licenses of most Autodesk Design & Creation Suites and individual products, will be available by subscription only.
Customers will be able to subscribe to Autodesk products and Cloud services based on pay-as-you-go, multi-year, annual, quarterly or monthly subscription terms.
The company said as perpetual licenses will be discontinued, to smooth the transition, it will offer a choice of simplified subscription plans tailored to the needs of individuals or enterprises.
Customers will be able to purchase individual or shared subscriptions to gain access to individual products or a portfolio of products with the option of single user licensing or shared network licensing.
Autodesk senior vice-president of industry strategy and marketing, Andrew Anagnost, said the company is evolving its business so customers can thrive.
“The way we design and make things is changing: every industry is being disrupted by changes in production, demand and products,” Anagnost said.
“Giving customers the flexibility to subscribe to software solutions that precisely match their needs best positions them to compete in this new era,” he said.
Customers who purchase a perpetual license of Autodesk Design & Creation Suites and affected products prior to July 31, 2016, will continue to own and have full usage rights for those licenses.