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User who switches May 5, 2006 16:49

Good Switch deal from CFX to Fluent

An ANSYS/Fluent sales guy proposed me a good deal in term of money to switch from CFX to fluent in terms of license fee. I accepted. He convinced me it is better to switch as fast as possible.

What is your point of view?

Charles May 6, 2006 09:19

Re: Good Switch deal from CFX to Fluent
Time to start the "SAVE CFX" campaign. Let's each contribute $20 and buy CFX from Ansys ...

CFX Guy May 7, 2006 10:32

Re: Good Switch deal from CFX to Fluent
The word from the ANSYS camp is Fluent will be phased out over the next two years with some of its best bits going into CFX.

Charles May 7, 2006 11:44

Re: Good Switch deal from CFX to Fluent
Yikes. Buy a code for $ 500m just to phase it out? It would be surprising. OK, so they've really "bought" Fluent's customer base, but that is not a fixed asset, and could easily evaporate. I would rather expect exactly the opposite.

Ben May 8, 2006 10:29

Re: Good Switch deal from CFX to Fluent
Thats the spirit, keep on hoping, even if it is the most totally rediculous idea ever heard! never give up

HekLer May 17, 2006 12:50

Re: Good Switch deal from CFX to Fluent
Not suprising that this kind of thing might happen.

That salesman should be fired or at least get zero commision on the deal.

They only shoot themselves in the foot with deals like that because they simply take away revenue from one part of ANSYS to the other. This makes no sense anymore.

HekLer May 17, 2006 13:00

Re: Good Switch deal from CFX to Fluent
You are right.

It is extremely unlikely and wishful thinking that either will be dropped in favour of the other any time soon as long as both businesses (CFX & Fluent) bring in profit for ANSYS and continue to grow.

Future product directions (say up to 5 years down the road) could go anywhere though and is anyones best guess. Certainly any decision in this area must only impact revenue growth in a postive way.

Fluent is in a transition period from Fluent 6 to the next generation of Fluent (7?). It will take Fluent many years to replace Fluent 6 functionality in the next generation code. CFX is not in a similar transition period because they went through it already from CFX 5.2 to CFX 10. This certainly puts CFX in a stronger product position.

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