Autodesk has put huge resources into finding customers who are in breach of the Autodesk software license agreement either intentionally or unintentionally and into locating people who are pirating their software. Customers face penalties and/or charges associated with non-compliant use. Autodesk is conducting this campaign directly and are actively conducting audits on many customers. Almost 20% of Autodesk’s annual new business is now generated from this process. For customers who are investing properly in their licenses, this is good, because it will make it more difficult for your competitors who pirate software to gain an unfair advantage. However, it means that good customers need to be extra vigilant to ensure that they are using the software correctly to avoid additional charges, which in some cases can be significant. Understanding and interpreting the Autodesk EULAs (end user license agreements) correctly is not easy and in today’s dynamic business environment with changes in staff, upgrades to computers, multiple users who may be geographically dispersed etc., managing your licenses can be a challenge and good customers can unintentionally be in breach of the rules governing the use of the software.
- Overuse/over deployment of your licenses
- Trial licenses installed after 30 days
- Student and educational licenses used commercially
- Usage of licenses across different legal entities and/or in different territories
- Continued use of maintenance benefits for maintenance that hasn’t been renewed
- Incorrect use of home licenses etc.
Our priority is our customers and to ensure that they are not forced to pay unnecessary extra charges by Autodesk. We would like to engage with you as soon as possible to help you to check that there aren’t any compliance issues before you may be contacted by Autodesk for an audit. We can also advise you on best practices for managing your licenses and how you can put processes and procedures in place to help you stay compliant. Diatec operates completely separately from Autodesk in this regard and customer confidentiality is paramount. Any issues will be highlighted for you to fix with our assistance and in complete confidence.
If you complete a detailed review & remediation of non-compliant Autodesk licensing, there is no absolute guarantee to ensure that Autodesk may still not find your organisation in breach of their licensing agreement.
The reasons for this may include – Interpretation of the EULA , changes made by users on your network, users logged off the network when systems reviewed.