Whilst Autodesk continue to provide perpetual licenses it may be appropriate for companies and organisations that have vision of continued use of CAD software to invest in the purchase of software. Whilst these companies may have the vision, they may not have the cashflow. Computer Aided Business Systems have been providing customers Autodesk software (and associated hardware) via lease finance agreements for 20+ years. Finance provides many other advantages than just spreading the cost of the purchase. These advantages are best discussed with finance/lease companies directly, and we can recommend organisations that specialise in the leasing IT equipment if required.
If you see the requirement for long term use of an Autodesk application, but do not have the cashflow then lease finance could be the route to take as an alternative to opting for Autodesk Desktop Subscription. We have compared two Autodesk software purchases, comparing the monthly equivalent of a 3 year purchase lease (at typical rates) against the cost of paying monthly for Autodesk Desktop Subscription.