For them? For you?
The subscription-only (for new licenses) begins February 1st, 2016.
Here’s what I’m working on…
As you may know, last February Autodesk announced that it will be going subscription-only on February 2016, beginning subscriptions in September 2013. The majority of their desktop software is already available as pay-as-you-go. Notice that Fusion 360 is outside of that. In May, they quietly simplified Fusion 360 pricing, changing from a tiered subscription offering to a flat monthly/yearly subscription.
In May 2013, Adobe set the stage for subscription only pricing, rolling ALL of their software into subscription options. They now have different plans based on use, but their primary plan is the $50/mth subscription for access to all of their apps.
Yesterday, however, Autodesk posted a loss. It was due to a large tax bill they got slapped with, wrapping up the last three years of deferred tax assets.
It’s now looking at a drop in revenue, even though subscriptions are going up. Same thing happened to Adobe a year or so after they went subscription only.
Adobe has turned around though, posting record revenue this year.
The contrast between the two is interesting though, as Adobe turns to offering more plans and Autodesk seems to be struggling with simplifying a complex subscription model.
In the meantime, Onshape is starting with a freemium approach.