San Rafael, Calif. — Autodesk launched the Autodesk Services Marketplace for small and medium business customers, connecting customers seeking to hire help from proven professional third-party service providers, offering choice, convenience, and local help in one place.

How does it work? Say you’re an owner of a construction company with access to BIM 360 products, but several members of your team might require training to get comfortable using and applying them. With the Autodesk Services Marketplace, you can search for, select, and hire relevant, vetted providers who meet specific criteria (industry, product, location, type of service). Once a provider is selected, the scheduling, payment, terms of the project, etc. stay directly between the person seeking the service and the provider.

What is Autodesk’s role? First, it is the connector. The company also evaluates and vets the providers to ensure customers can connect with approved industry professionals available for hire. Initially, the focus is on service providers in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries, with plans to expand into other industries over time.

The Services Marketplace will operate initially in English; however, services will be offered in other languages by providers from North America, Canada, parts of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Participants include construction-specialized platinum and gold partners and AEC-qualified experts.

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