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Old 08-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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autodesk to start new business model in october

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Autodesk will detail in October an "evolution" of its business model that includes more options to rent its software, rather than buying it, CEO Carl Bass said in an earnings conference call


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Bass said that Adobe's success made Autodesk more confident about the feasibility of rental pricing, but suggested that Autodesk's move wouldn't be quite as aggressive.


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Old 08-23-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Well, I think this thread will be quite short. 3-4 replies at most.
 
Old 08-23-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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People like options i hear. If they offer more options and less restrictions i cant see it being a bad thing. I wonder if this is going to debut with a new product. As a primarily non-adsk user i would love to see their engineering team work on a next generation dcc software. They have the money and people to innovate, i just think they have a real opportunity to exploit that.

Maya is a good tool, probably one of the best of its kind but it is being eclipsed more and more by other more specific software. I remember when modo 101 came out and instead of it being sold as just another SDS modeler there was more talk about the architecture that i had even seen from a sales pitch. Obviously today it is a lot more sophisticated but it started out as a seed. And no, modo isnt maya, but look what became of it, pretty remarkable i think.

But then again i dont see adsk quarterly sales from each of their departments. If their only objective is like many which is to expand and grow then maybe innovation or even just making something more geared towards today and tomorrows needs might not be top on their priority list.

Only time will tell.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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This is excellent news if it is going to be in addition to the current licensing methods. Nobody hated Adobe for renting their software suite, they hated them for making that the only choice and forcing it on customers.
 
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we all knew this was coming. I am curious what they will rent their applications for and if it will be by suite or by application.

Does this sound familiar
http://designandmotion.net/autodesk...-were-infinite/

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This is excellent news if it is going to be in addition to the current licensing methods. Nobody hated Adobe for renting their software suite, they hated them for making that the only choice and forcing it on customers.


You couldn't have said it better. I guess we will find out what they are planning in Oct.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:35 PM   #6
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Not sure what others will think of this, but I'd much rather pay a monthly fee for the use of Maya than the $4,000 up front.

It seems like a much more mobile solution for a quick studio setup. I have purchased quite a few software packages, but I have also tried out the Adobe subscription and have no complaints. If the software becomes unnecessary, then I have the option of cancelling the subscription.

Curious to see what'll happen in October.
 
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As long as it doesn't become the only way to use the software it's a great option to have depending on how reasonable the rental price is.
 
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Well, I think this thread will be quite short. 3-4 replies at most.

Lulz all around for this.

I just would like to know one thing, "“What success? Adobe recently did this and you’re calling it a success? People hate this idea…I don’t understand how you’d call it a success. Did sales skyrocket the very next day for Adobe?"

Granted I'm not sure of the time frame from Adobe doing this program, has it been months already? Years?! Am I out of the loop?! Oh god!!

If anyone can provide me with that information I'd be grateful.
 
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Granted I'm not sure of the time frame from Adobe doing this program, has it been months already? Years?! Am I out of the loop?! Oh god


Only been a few months
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Be interesting to see what they have on offer...
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #11
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As long as it doesn't become the only way to use the software it's a great option to have depending on how reasonable the rental price is.



i think for the start its an option, you can choose. but on the long term they will switch over to rental only
 
Old 08-23-2013, 07:16 PM   #12
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I'd be surprised if they aren't trying to do the same thing as Adobe

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Not sure what others will think of this, but I'd much rather pay a monthly fee for the use of Maya than the $4,000 up front.

It seems like a much more mobile solution for a quick studio setup. I have purchased quite a few software packages, but I have also tried out the Adobe subscription and have no complaints. If the software becomes unnecessary, then I have the option of cancelling the subscription.

Curious to see what'll happen in October.


It's great in the short-term, but long term if I'm going to be using the software for a while it's going to become very expensive.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #13
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Lulz all around for this.

I just would like to know one thing, "“What success? Adobe recently did this and you’re calling it a success? People hate this idea…I don’t understand how you’d call it a success. Did sales skyrocket the very next day for Adobe?"

Granted I'm not sure of the time frame from Adobe doing this program, has it been months already? Years?! Am I out of the loop?! Oh god!!

If anyone can provide me with that information I'd be grateful.


http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pre...13Earnings.html
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i would call this success
 
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I'd be surprised if they aren't trying to do the same thing as Adobe



It's great in the short-term, but long term if I'm going to be using the software for a while it's going to become very expensive.

What he said...
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:48 PM   #15
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an increase of 221 thousand when compared to the number of subscriptions as of the end of Q1 fiscal year 2013.


They only gained 211.000 subscription since they actually started to force it down everyone's throat. It's not that spectacular either if you consider that everybody has to opt in or get out and the sheer number of people using any of the Adobe soft.
 
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