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Thread: Switching to Industry Collection, saving money

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    Switching to Industry Collection, saving money

    It seems the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection is the best bang for the buck. I'm about to switch to it while not renewing my BDSU subscription. So it's going from $4,000 annually to $2,700 annually, while getting more software in the right areas, such as ReCap 360 Pro. This will allow me to go ahead with the CTC Extensions and still be cheaper than BDSU by itself.

    It's ironic because a year ago my reseller was really pushing the three year subscription to "lock in" BDSU stand alone, which would have been three years version updates. I'm glad I just went with the annual subscription, especially since the change to collections. Adding it up, $4,000 + (2 x $2,700) = $9,400 over three years, while the BDSU 3yr stand alone was something like $17,000 IIRC.

    I'm also glad that I actually made enough money last year to continue doing business. Definitely happen about the reduction in price, although I believe the guys who only need a smaller package, or a single program, will not be able to get the cheaper subscriptions anymore, but I can't recall the specific details.

    Anybody else saving with the Industry Collections?

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    My BDSP is $920 annually versus $2700 for the Collection. Ultimate is really a $4000 subscription?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Moore View Post
    My BDSP is $920 annually versus $2700 for the Collection. Ultimate is really a $4000 subscription?
    BDSP was less than $100/mo? I don't remember it being that cheap last year. The standard Revit Suite was about that price if I recall. And yes, $4,000 annually for BDSU.

    So I take it you'll be one of those affected negatively with Collections?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzframpton View Post
    I'm also glad that I actually made enough money last year to continue doing business. Definitely happen about the reduction in price, although I believe the guys who only need a smaller package, or a single program, will not be able to get the cheaper subscriptions anymore, but I can't recall the specific details.

    Anybody else saving with the Industry Collections?
    We were looking at buying a seat before the rollover and I had to price getting Revit & ACA as standalone apps. The total for just those two was more than the the Collection by a good amount ($500-$1000 more if I recall correctly.)
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    It's pretty straightforward math: thr new pricing lowers the bar for getting in to the software, but after a certain number of years (Varies by product) you are paying way more per year than yiu would have previously. But you didn't need a large lump sum to get in to it.

    Either way, glad I got my BDSU's early.
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    How would someone pay more when comparing BDSU vs AEC IC over a number of years? I guess I'm missing something, unless the initial purchase + continuing subscription equalizes after so many years.

    Also I got my quote in, and there's a promotion going on... $400 off so only $2,300 until January 20th.

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    Sorry, im comparing buying the "old desktop license" styles, which were great. You paid a big lump sum up front, and then a yearly maintenance fee. But the yearly fee was lower by enough that after a few years of having the licenses, the "charted costs" crossed each other, and you were saving money after that, year after year. It was a lot like the first few years of a mortgage.

    Now, you get in right away just paying the yearly fees, but the yearly fees are higher, forever. So (i forget the number of years, its different for the old BDSP and BDSU... I want to say its 5 or 6 years). After the 6th year (or something), ill be saving a bunch of money overall. And my yearly fees now are way lower than 4k per year for each license. But thats because there was a big payment up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Moore View Post
    My BDSP is $920 annually versus $2700 for the Collection. Ultimate is really a $4000 subscription?
    Damn! I'm getting ripped. I just looked at my yearly subscription invoice for BDSP and it was for $1,076.25US with the offer of a $51.25 discount if I paid by check. Must be the higher CA cost of living
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