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Siemens launches monthly subscription option for Solid Edge CAD software

Siemens is providing its customers with a new option to license Solid Edge software.

Customers in the US, UK and Japan can purchase a monthly subscription to Solid Edge. Companies can now choose the Solid Edge licensing option that best aligns to their projects and budgets.

“The additional flexibility to access the software via a subscription model will provide added benefit to customers focused on maintaining low operating costs,” said Dr Ken Versprille, Executive Consultant at CIMdata, a PLM consulting firm. 

The Solid Edge monthly subscription license is available from the Solid Edge online store where customers can select from four different versions of the software based on the features that best fit their needs.

Subscriptions can be purchased on a month-to-month basis. The flexibility of this licensing model enables companies to ramp up to meet project demands, or manage cash constrained operating expenses by paying for software licenses only when they are needed.

“We recently started using the new subscription license model,” said Oliver Kuttner, CEO of Edison2, one of a small group of customers provided with early access.

“The flexibility has allowed us to expand our engineering resources while managing cash flow. Additionally, the new model provides opportunities to improve cost effectiveness in ways that we previously wouldn’t have considered.

"For example, we’ve been able to accelerate our production process by making Solid Edge available to one of our machinists for editing designed parts. In addition, we could affordably provide professional CAD software to a short-term intern, or enhance collaboration with our vendors, because now it is more feasible for them to work with the same software that we use during the course of our project.”

“Unlike other subscription models, subscribers to Solid Edge will not be locked-in to an extended usage period,” said Karsten Newbury, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mainstream Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software.

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