The window for transitioning Autodesk® licenses to Named-User is closing fast. By May 7, 2021, all Maintenance plans for perpetual licenses will be retired. And by August 7, 2022, Multi-User subscriptions will also be retired.
The transition to named-user subscription licenses for Autodesk products is inevitable, but there are ways to ensure that the cost of and the disruptions caused by transitioning stay under control. Here are a few tips that could make this transition as cost-effective and as seamless as possible:
1. Meter License Usage per User
Autodesk subscriptions can be renewed monthly, annually, or in 3 years. Therefore, usage reports that are aggregated by month and year could be useful in determining the right subscription type for each individual user based on their actual usage patterns.
2. Categorize Users Based on Their Usage
Since the Multi-User Trade-In ratio is 1:2, the transition would most certainly affect the overall licensing costs. If the current Autodesk license-to-user ratio is more than 1:2, then it the organization could be pushed to purchase more licenses to accommodate all users. However, if it is determined that not all purported users actually use the product, then the number of licenses needed could be reduced, which could lead to savings. An accurate Cost Impact Analysis could help the organization be more financially prepared and secure for the transition while minimizing its impact to user productivity.