OTTAWA, Ontario — August 31, 2005 — e-academy Inc. launches educational student licensing program with Autodesk, Inc. This program offers five new Autodesk architectural, engineering, and animation bundles to degree-seeking students at institutions at prices as low as $99.
This program is available to institutions strongly recommending or adopting student purchases of Autodesk software for a specific course. The bundles are available only to eligible students. By partnering with e-academy, Autodesk can to deliver these bundles as a software download or packaged product through institution branded on-line stores. e-academy’s secure software distribution and management solution eliminates distribution barriers and simplifies student verification.
“We have a passion for simplifying access to relevant software for education” said Ram Raju, CEO of e-academy Inc. “With the introduction of this partnership with Autodesk we continue to fulfill our mandate to be the premier trusted third party for software publishers and higher education institutions to reduce license management costs and contain distribution within the targeted community.”
“Autodesk is committed to providing affordable applications that enhance the educational experience for students and faculty,” said Mike Popolo, education sales manager at Autodesk, Inc. “e-academy helps us fulfill this commitment.”
Autodesk software is used by over two million students worldwide. e-academy’s ELMS software distribution platform is currently used by over 4,000 educational institutions worldwide, in five languages, for managing software in the academic network.