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Update to your Autodesk buying process

In a recent announcement, Autodesk has unveiled changes to its software purchasing model that will take effect from June 10, 2024. This shift means a direct transactional relationship between customers and Autodesk for software acquisitions, marking a departure from the traditional method of purchasing through authorized resellers like Microsol Resources.

Join our webinar with Emilio Krausz of Microsol Resources on May 16, 2024, from 12-1 pm ET, where you will hear what you can do to prepare for this change and ask questions. To get your questions answered and register, click here.

Key Changes

Direct Purchase from Autodesk

Starting June 10, 2024, customers will be required to buy Autodesk software directly from Autodesk, excluding specific products and government agencies, which will continue to be available through resellers like Microsol Resources.

Maintained Partnership

Despite this change, Microsol Resources will continue to serve as a crucial partner for customers. Support, training, and quote requests will still be facilitated by Microsol Resources. However, the actual transaction will occur directly through Autodesk.

Quoting & Configuration

Microsol Resources will configure quotes for customers based on Autodesk’s pricing. Customers will receive quotes from Autodesk via email, and the order will be placed directly with Autodesk after approval.

Payment Process

The payment transaction will no longer be handled by Microsol Resources. Customers will pay directly from within their Autodesk accounts, providing a seamless purchasing experience.


Preparing for the Change

Setting Up Autodesk as a Vendor: To streamline the invoicing process, customers are advised to set up Autodesk as a vendor in their procurement systems. Microsol Resources can assist in this process. Visit our article on  How to Set up Autodesk as a Vendor in Your Procurement System to find the information you need.

Payment Methods: Autodesk accepts various payment methods, including:

  • Credit and debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club
  • ACH/direct debit: Money transfer from your bank account
  • PayPal: Credit or debit transactions, or use PayPal Credit


What Customers Need to Consider

Consistent Pricing

Customers can expect a consistent price for Autodesk software, set by Autodesk. Microsol Resources will receive payment from Autodesk for facilitating the transaction and assisting our clients.

Support Continuity

Microsol Resources commits to continuing support for customers at no additional cost, maintaining the level of service we have provided throughout our partnership.


Action Plan for Customers

Phase 1 | Before June 10, 2024
  1. Of course, we will sell you new licenses if you need to buy new ones. Between now and June 3, 2024, you can still buy Autodesk software from us the old-fashioned way. But keep in mind that there is a blackout period to process orders between June 3-10, 2024.
  2. If you have a renewal coming up between now and June 10, 2024, by all means, we will renew it.
  3. If you have a renewal between June 10, 2024, and September 7, 2024, you may elect to renew it before June 3 with us with the current process at current prices.
  4. Finally, if you have a renewal after September 7, 2024, you may want to start a new contract before June 10, 2024, and extend your existing contract(s) for as long as possible using the current process at the current pricing. Starting a new contract means buying one or more new licenses of any Autodesk software and extending your existing contract(s) until the end of this new contract. In all cases, we will suggest that you buy or renew or extend for 3 years instead of only 1, not just to lock in the price but also to lock in the process.
Phase 2 | After June 10, 2024
  • Initiate new contracts for Autodesk software, preferably for a 3-year term, to secure pricing and processes.
  • Work with Microsol Resources to set up an account in Autodesk’s portal for direct purchases.
  • Refer to the guide on How to Set up Autodesk as a Vendor in Your Procurement System for assistance during the transition.


Where do I go for support?

Microsol Resources is dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition for customers during this shift in the Autodesk software purchasing model.

We encourage you to contact your Microsol Resources Autodesk Account Executive or send us an email to get detailed information about the new buying process.

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What’s New with Autodesk?

Interested in seeing what the new Autodesk features can do for you? Intrigued by the use of building information modeling (BIM) in your firm?

Microsol Resources hosts these annual webinar series on What’s New with Autodesk that showcase and highlight the newest features of the various Autodesk products on the different versions. While all these new updates sound wonderful, what exactly does this mean for you?

With each new release, Autodesk strives to offer various improvements and new capabilities for their software from AutoCAD to Revit, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Civil 3D, 3ds Max, and more!

We focus our webinars on the project workflow and share tips and tricks for the new software features.  With brand new features, the new version offers greater productivity, improved collaboration, and more integrated BIM workflows.


View our annual webinar series videos by following these links.

What’s new with Autodesk 2025?
What’s new with Autodesk 2024?
What’s new with Autodesk 2023?
What’s new with Autodesk 2022?
What’s new with Autodesk 2021?
What’s new with Autodesk 2020?
What’s new with Autodesk 2019?
What’s new with Autodesk 2018?
What’s new with Autodesk 2017?


Microsol Resources will bring you the latest information on Autodesk products so be sure always to follow our website, blog, and social networks to stay up to date.

Stay ahead of the curve and see the demos of the new features with our building and infrastructure specialists.


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How to Set up Autodesk as a Vendor in Your Procurement System

On June 10, 2024, changes will be made to how you purchase and renew your products. If you work with Microsol Resources, you will still work with us for quote requests, support, and training.

However, now you’ll receive an emailed quote from Autodesk and will pay directly from within your Autodesk Account. If you do not have an account, click Create Account.

To ensure a seamless transaction or renewal, it is important to set up Autodesk as a vendor as part of your purchasing process. We have provided a simple guide below to help you find the information you need.

How to Set up Autodesk as a Vendor in Your Procurement System

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Each company may have different requirements, so we recommend consulting with your procurement department to determine the specific information needed.

You can download the Autodesk vendor form and the Autodesk W9 form as well as any of these additional forms:

Once you have the necessary forms, submit them to your procurement department.

If you are unable to find any of the information needed, please contact your Microsol Resources Autodesk Account Executive for assistance or send us an email.


Ways to pay for your Autodesk subscription

Select the option that works best for you and buy online with confidence—our secure server encrypts all payment information. Autodesk accepts the following payment methods:

  • Credit and debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club
  • ACH/direct debit: Money transfer from your bank account
  • PayPal: Credit or debit transactions, or use PayPal Credit
  • Financing: You can set up your lease financing options through your financing partner.


How to Finance your subscription?

Financing is available to purchase new or renew annual and 3-year subscription purchases of $1,000 or more—consider a longer term to get a better rate. It’s simple and quick to apply online. Monthly subscriptions are not eligible for financing.

You can take advantage of competitive rates and predictable payments to buy Autodesk software subscriptions.

  • Interest rate: Varies by term length (see our FAQ below for more information)
  • Eligible purchase amounts: $1,000 or more
  • Minimum qualifications: Be a registered business for at least 2 years with a sufficient credit profile
  • How to apply for financing: You can apply for financing when you get to the payment step. In the payment step in checkout, select Financing.

Complete the application and submit it online for approval by Autodesk’s partner bank.

After it’s approved, sign the financing agreement, which will include instructions for making payments. Your order confirmation from Autodesk will give you access to your products.


What information do you need to supply your financing application?

You’ll begin by entering simple contact and business information in the online cart, then provide more detailed information to our financing vendor:

Business questions
  • Business structure
  • Number of employees
  • Legal business name
  • Description of business
  • Business phone number
  • Business website
  • Month of business incorporation
  • Business tax ID
  • Last year’s approximate sales
  • Current year’s projected sales
  • Business address
Point of contact
  • Your title/role in the organization
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Suffix
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth

If you require further assistance, please reach out to your Microsol Resources Autodesk Account Executive or send us an email.

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