SmartCAMcnc offers new software subscription options


SmartCAMcnc has announced a new software subscription option that cuts acquisition costs for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. High acquisition costs are often cited as an impediment for CNC machine shops to obtain the CAM software they need.

In response to changing market demand, SmartCAMcnc is adding an annual subscription option to its existing ‘perpetual-use licenses.’ For many years, the computer-aided design (CAD) and CAM industries have seen accelerated growth in ‘subscription-only software’ offerings, which is a major departure from the decades-old ‘buy a software use license with maintenance contract’ method. Because both approaches have their place in the market, SmartCAMcnc now offers a choice.

New annual subscription customers pay no up-front software license fees, which for much of the CAM industry makes up the bulk of the start-up costs. An annual subscription for production level SmartCAM solutions start as low as $75 per month, and can be renewed at the customer’s option.

“SmartCAM customers now have more flexibility in their software configuration and deployment, and can benefit from the lower acquisition costs,” said Gregg Olson, founder and president of SmartCAMcnc. “All subscription offerings include the high-quality SmartCAM software and technical support customers have enjoyed for over 30 years.”

The SmartCAMcnc website’s a side-by-side comparison provides details of the two subscription offerings.