With Autodesk University (AU) 2019 in less than two weeks, I thought it’d be fitting to tell a story that is the basis for our messaging at AU.
A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth last week! We loved talking with all of you and we hope you got as much out of AU as we did.
This is a short list of what I learned (as Cetrus’ Marketing Manager) from my first Autodesk University:
- If you have a “spin to win” wheel at your booth, and you are female, you will undoubtedly be called Vanna White. (FYI – You should probably refrain from calling someone that in general.)
Frequently we are asked questions such as:
"How will CPM affect our IT department?"
"Does CPM give IT an additional huge workload?"
"Have you had push back from IT departments on installing CPM?"
"What's the reaction you typically get from IT?"
We ALL want to keep IT as happy and stress-free as possible. So to answer your questions, and put your worries at ease, our own sales and IT departments came together to build this document.
Wouldn’t it be great if you suddenly paid less for software licensing? What if you could actually make money by simply using software? Hello profits and bonuses.
Beep beep beep! It’s time to wake up because those dreams can be made a reality. With the right data, you can turn software overhead costs into profit. The key to software billing is capturing application use activity states. You need data that shows exactly how active people actually are when using software, otherwise you risk inaccurate charges and unhappy customers.
What this may mean for licensing, and how you can prepare.
On April 26, 2018 Bentley™ published a press release announcing that they are acquiring Plaxis™ and SoilVision™ to advance their “comprehensive software solutions” (Bentley, 2018).
“The acquisitions, with Bentley’s market-leading borehole reporting and data management software gINT, serve to make Bentley a complete source for geotechnical professionals “going digital.” Finally, BIM advancements can be extended to the essential subsurface engineering of every infrastructure project.” (Bentley, 2018)
Our customers are frustrated with Bentley’s “Trust-Based” licensing. This article explores the problem.
A common frustration we hear from companies with a mixture of Fixed-Bid and Time & Materials contracts is the difficulty of reporting time to each project accurately. Let’s discuss it! (Comment at the bottom.)