Using genuine software and following established software asset management (SAM) practices are important for all businesses and organisations.
1. Reduce risks
When you or your company effectively manage your software licences, you lower the chances of having invalid software which is more likely to contain malware and viruses. Invalid software also may have been manipulated by 'hackers' or 'pirates', thereby compromising your work.
2. Save time and money
Effective software management can reduce the time spent and potential costs associated with licensing issues.
3. Stay safe
Effective software asset management programmes ensure you do not download invalid software from unauthorised sources.
4. Get support
Using only genuine Autodesk software means guaranteed access to technical support. Most companies do not offer technical support for invalid software.
5. Improve productivity
Genuine software works as expected. Plus, you have access to user manuals and reference materials that enable you to be more productive.
6. Maintain your reputation
Instill confidence and put you and your business partners at ease. If you are contracting or subcontracting on a project, your partner will expect you to follow the law and may include use of genuine software as part of a contractual obligation.
7. Stay informed
Using only genuine software means you get the latest updates and information from Autodesk.
8. Meet your legal obligations
Using invalid software can lead to legal claims against you, your company and in some cases against customers of your company.