The Bad News: Carlson Software announced last week that they will be increasing the cost of maintenance renewals as of 9/1/2019. The Carlson Software price for maintenance is going up! (View this as PDF)
The Good News: The increases will only apply to licenses for which the maintenance has expired.
Putting your licenses on maintenance is still completely optional (and won’t affect access to Carlson’s free tech support) and the annual cost to renew CURRENT maintenance will still be 10% of the retail price of the software. But, after Sept 1, the cost to renew EXPIRED maintenance will increase from 5% to 10% for each year that license is out-of-date.
Here’s an example… Renewing maintenance now for a license of Civil Suite 2016 that has expired will cost $987.50 (25% of retail price of $3,950) but, after 9/1/2019, will cost $1,580 (40% of retail price of $3,950). By renewing maintenance you will receive an immediate upgrade to the 2019 version of the software plus you’ll receive 2020 when it’s released in a few weeks.
So, if you have accidentally, or on-purpose, let maintenance on some licenses lapse, now’s the time to consider renewing. Please call or email to request pricing!