This excerpt taken from the ADSK 10-K filed Mar 31, 2005.
The FY06 Autodesk Incentive Plan (AIP or the Plan) describes the terms and conditions for participation in and funding of the bonus program for Autodesk, Inc. and its subsidiaries (Autodesk or Company). The FY06 AIP replaces the FY05 AIP. The AIP consists of an overall corporate plan and a number of group plans covering all Autodesk divisions, groups, and business units. The AIP is funded at various levels based upon achievement of defined financial and non-financial goals of the Company, division and/or business unit. The grant of an individual AIP award (Bonus) to an eligible plan participant (Participant) is within the sole discretion of the Company, based on many factors including corporate and group results, as well as individual achievement and overall job performance. The payout of individual Bonuses is not necessarily consistent with AIP group plan funding amounts. To the extent permitted by law, participation in this Plan supersedes other prior or contemporaneous communications and agreements between the parties with respect to bonus or incentive arrangements that may have been communicated verbally or in writing, including bonus or incentive plans detailed in offer letters or employment contracts.