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MSC pivots business model so engineers can continue innovating anytime and anywhere during COVID-19

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Newport Beach, CA, April 6th, 2020 – MSC Software Corporation (MSC), a global leader in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation software and services and part of Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division, has announced that it will provide its customers with free offline licensing and remote access options to help them remain productive while working from home as COVID-19 closes customers offices globally.

In the past, remote working has posed a challenge for the manufacturing industry, with many of its tools and processes being rooted in old-fashioned workflows. The COVID-19 mitigation measures, which have led to vast swaths of the engineering workforce forced out of the factories and offices, have driven the need for a more flexible, distributed mode of operations.

Computer-Aided Engineering and simulation tools can support this evolution, and MSC's customer-centric move to flip their licensing model to allow for use in the home is proof in point.

Roger Assaker, Chief Customer Engagement Officer of MSC Software, said: "We are adapting to the needs of our customers, and are also adding a helping hand to support their business continuity so they can continue to design, engineer and perform virtual testing outside their place of work. We are facilitating the access to our software, knowledge base and support to enable the creation of even more value with our tools, helping companies to maintain productivity and innovation when many manufacturing lines are down.

"We have seen a dramatic increase in the demand for e-learning programmes and remote software licensing since launching this initiative – nearly 500 users in the past month – which has been accompanied by extremely positive feedback. This not only shows that this measure is needed now, but also suggests that the appetite for more flexible use of CAE software could be sustained after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed."

"We appreciate that these are very challenging times for many of our customers, and we can guarantee that we will be supporting them to the best of our ability, every step of the way."

The offering from MSC Software includes:

  • Extension of licences for work-from-home support or alternative access options for MSC Software CAE solutions
  • Free access to online learning for MSC Software solutions

About Hexagon | MSC Software
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

MSC Software, part of Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division, is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. Learn more at mscsoftware.com. Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.9bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Press Contact:
Robin Wolstenholme (Global)
MSC Software, part of Hexagon
Mobile: +44 (0)7407 642190
e-mail: Robin.Wolstenholme@mscsoftware.com