Our vision at Standards Australia is to be a global leader in trusted solutions that empower the community - today and tomorrow.
Making standards more affordable and accessible sits at the heart of this vision and is an integral part of our Distribution and Licensing Policy Framework.
This is why Standards Australia is pleased to announce a pilot program for an innovative new subscription model for users of standards. This new model – known as Named User Access – aims to meet the expectations of our customers and other stakeholders, by modernising access to standards and enabling Standards Australia to serve Australians into the future.
This new model intends to offer a framework that can be:
- Usage-based: aims to create the scope for more affordable entry points for standards content depending on the number of users the customer has and the standards those users need access to.
- Site agnostic: aims to support the continuing trend toward hybrid and fully remote working models by facilitating multi-user access to standards anytime, anywhere and on most devices.
“As a company, we want to transform the value of standards for end users and offer more solutions. A critical part of this growth and transformation will come from modern subscription tools and offerings,” explained Stefan Savva, General Manager of Commercial at Standards Australia.
The pilot program is to be delivered through our participating distribution partners and Standards Australia Store. The program will initially take place until the end of the year. It is offered to a limited number of eligible customers to gather feedback on their experiences.
“Customers who join the pilot can provide invaluable input to make sure the model serves standards users as well as possible. I would encourage customers to make an expression of interest with their standards provider if they would like to be considered for the pilot,” Mr. Savva continued.
“We’re looking forward to responding to the changing needs of our customers and are excited to pilot this new model and build new solutions together,” he concluded.
For a list of Standards Australia distribution partners including the Standards Australia Store please see here.
The new subscription model intends to facilitate:
- Better access: By not limiting standards access to a specific location or site (e.g., an office address).
- Fewer bottlenecks: By not constraining the number of concurrent users who can access standards content at one time.
- Greater affordability: A standards subscription could be more affordable for customers who are better suited under this alternative model.