Autodesk To Offer Pay-As-You-Go Software ‘Rental’ Licenses
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16. While rental is an Autodesk-wide initiative, it actually has particular importance in the media and entertainment space, Maurice Patel, entertainment industry manager for Autodesk Media Entertainment, told Variety. Productions can be short-lived, companies sometimes bring in a lot of freelancers to meet a deadline, so this kind of model is very applicable to that kind of scenario. With the pay-as-you go option, new startups will need less cash up front to get see page running with Autodesk software, and large companies that need to expand temporarily can buy short-term licenses rather than pay full freight for additional seats. The rental plans charge 5% the cost of a perpetual license. Patel said compared with a subscription plan, which ensures the customer always has the latest software release, a rental would be as much as a perpetual license in about 2 1/2 years.
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