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University Software Purchases

CaTS Software Licensing Quick List

Please Note: Software can only be installed on university-owned computers. Software is not for personal/home use.

CaTS coordinates volume license agreements for numerous software applications. Some are offered to departments at no cost, while others are charged back with a licensing fee. Unless otherwise noted, licensing cost does not cover the cost of any future upgrade or new versions. To request software licensing, see the instructions below. For questions about university software licensing, contact the Help Desk.

Available Software

Windows & Mac OS

Software Title: Microsoft Windows XP Pro
Platform: Windows
Cost: No Longer Available


Software Title: Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade, Windows 7 Software Compatibility List (PDF)
Platform: Windows
Cost: Contact Help Desk


Software Title: Apple Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Upgrade
Platform: Mac OS
Cost: Free


Software Title: Parallels for Intel Macs (8 GB RAM Recommended)
Platform: Mac OS
Cost: $50 for new, $38 for upgrade

Office Productivity

Software Title: Office 2013 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote)
Platform: Windows
Cost: Free


Software Title: Office 2011 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Platform: Mac OS
Cost: Available mid-January


Software Title: Project Pro
Platform: Windows
Cost: $109


Software Title: Visio Pro
Platform: Windows
Cost: $58


Software Title: Visual Studio Pro
Platform: Windows
Cost: $65 (Free for COBA & CECS faculty)

Adobe*

Adobe News: CaTS has released Adobe Acrobat Pro 11 and Adobe Creative Cloud available through Software Center. For more information, visit the Software Center page.

Specialty

Software Title: SPSS Statistical Software (Software Lease Right to Use: July 1-June 30, 2014-15 licensing available beginning July 28)
Platform: Windows & Mac OS
Cost: $100/year


Software Title: SAS Statistical Software (Software Lease Right to Use: July 1-June 30, 2014-15 licensing available beginning July 28)
Platform: Windows
Cost: $70/year


Software Title: Mathematica
Platform: Windows & Mac OS
Cost: Free


Software Title: STATA
Platform: Windows & Mac OS
Cost: Free for Faculty, $129 for Staff


Software Title: MatLab
Platform: Windows & Mac OS
Cost: Free


Software Title: JAWS Screen Reading Software
Platform: Windows
Cost: $500


Software Title: Deep Freeze
Platform: Windows & Mac OS
Cost: $10

How to Order

FREE SOFTWARE: To order any of the free software applications listed in the Available Software tab, please contact the Help Desk. Installation of free software on non-supported systems may incur Desktop Services installation charges.

SOFTWARE REQUIRING PURCHASE: For software that is licensed at a cost, please follow the steps below:

  1. Contact your Business Manager or Departmental Administrative Assistant, listing the software you want to purchase.
  2. Your Business Manager will need the name of the product, the platform (Windows or Mac) and your campus username (w###abc).
  3. The Business Manager should prepare a Banner Finance Journal Voucher by retrieving either JJCATS2 for SAS & SPSS or JJCATS1 for all other software. To retrieve these Jumpstart JVs:
    1. On Banner Finance, Create an Expensive or Budget Transfer
    2. in the Use Copy box, type in either JJCATS1 or JJCATS2
    3. click the Retrieve button
    4. see the Document Text for detailed instructions
  4. The JV will go through the normal review and approve process.
  5. CaTS will then contact the end user (the person that will be using the software) to arrange installation.

Purchasing Other Software

CaTS centrally licenses and redistributes the software titles listed in the Available Software tab. In addition, CaTS maintains contracts with several other companies for the purchase of other frequently requested software. CaTS can assist you in purchasing at the best discounted price. Contact Verne Smith at (937) 775-4031 or the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.