The new Bentley Earned Value Discount (EVD) system – Register now to become a connected user.
What is the Earned Value Discount (EVD)?
With the EVD, all customers will in future have the opportunity to receive a discount on their Bentley licenses and subscriptions. The EVD comprises three different components: sales volume, used versions and enterprise license subscription (ELS). The EVD components can be applied as soon as you, the administrator, have registered your users and these users have logged in. The EVD is based on the degree of usage of the individual components by your company. This approach even allows you to actively influence the level of your discount yourself by accumulating components.
How can your company qualify for the EVD?
To qualify for the EVD, you will first need to register your users in the Bentley User Management area. These users must then log in to the Connection Client with their user name and password. In addition to this, your company must also use Bentley software with the latest version of the Bentley License Manager in order to qualify. For MicroStation users, this means that at least MicroStation SelectSeries 4 and the accompanying Connection Client must be used. In terms of the discount policy, however, the later the version the better.
When is the EVD scheduled for introduction?
The EVD is scheduled to be introduced on 1 October 2018. The information issued by Bentley regarding contract renewals, as well as all product orders will already be incorporated in the new EVD system from this date onwards. All contract renewals from 1 January 2019 onwards should then include the EVD applicable to you.
What is a connected user?
Someone who uses the SELECT Connect Services.
These offer you the following advantages:
- You have access to all new CONNECT Services and all other Connect Edition Cloud Services via the CONNECTION Center, the new and essential platform for all Bentley users.
- The CONNECTION Center enables you to get in touch with Bentley colleagues, other colleagues in your team or company, as well as other users in Germany and throughout the world.
- You have access to Bentley learning content, can register for events, discuss and resolve support cases and much more.
Should you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org