Information Technology and Services

Software Licenses Home

Please note: Licensing information below applies to SU faculty and SU staff only, except where indicated.

Many software companies offer special licensing agreements to higher education institutions as incentives for them to purchase and use their software products. In many cases, ITS purchases campus-wide or volume licenses for software products that are popular at Syracuse University and then redistributes them to departments and individuals for use on their university-owned computers. Because ITS provides software to the SU community of users, we acquire licenses in volume purchase arrangements and are thus able to obtain large discounts on per copy academic pricing. As a service to the campus community, ITS frequently purchases more licenses than we actually need and resells the extra licenses to individuals and departments for their use, passing along to the users a substantial cost saving when compared to retail pricing. 

The purpose of this web page is to provide information about the various contracts currently in place. If you are an end user looking for a specific product not mentioned here or have other questions, please contact your computer support group.  A listing of distributed support personel can be found here:  If you are a DSP looking for product information or have other questions, please contact the ITS Business Office at

Current Licenses

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Adobe ETLA
The University participates in Adobe's Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA). The ETLA is a three year membership agreement that provides licensing for Creative Cloud Enterprise.
Category: Utilities, graphics

AMOS is a popular (Windows) program from SPSS for Structural Equation Modeling. Amos provides you with powerful and easy-to-use structural equation modeling (SEM) software. Create more realistic models than if you used standard multivariate statistics or multiple regression models alone.
Category: Structural Equation Modeling

ArcInfo/ArcGIS from ESRI is the leading family of products for Geographical Information Systems (GIS). SU has a site license for ESRI products, managed by the Geographic and Statistical Information Center (G-SIC) located in E.S. Bird Library. Key products available are ArcGIS Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo) and ArcInfo Workstation. Platform support includes Windows, Unix, and Linux.
Category: Geographical GIS

AutoCAD is a CAD (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting. The University has a site license agreement for all AutoCAD products for Windows only.
Category: Design & Drafting

EndNote makes it easy to search, organize and share reference materials and automatically format bibliographies, cutting down on the time spent collecting research and writing manuscripts, patent applications and grant proposals.
Category: Bibliographic Management

Powerful, easy-to-use database software for yourself or a team. Create forms, reports and labels. Share on a network or over the web.
Category: Database

Ghost Solution Suite
The Symantec Ghost Solution Suite is the industry’s most widely used enterprise imaging and deployment solution.
Category: Backup and recovery utility

Maple is a sophisticated general purpose computer algebra system designed to solve mathematical problems symbolically as well as numerically and produce high-quality two and three dimensional graphics and animations.
Category: Mathematical & Engineering

Almost any workflow involves computing results, and that's what Mathematica does—from building a hedge-fund trading website or publishing interactive engineering textbooks, to developing embedded image-recognition algorithms or teaching calculus. Mathematica is renowned as the world's ultimate application for computations. But it's much more—it's the only development platform fully integrating computation into complete workflows, moving you seamlessly from initial ideas all the way to deployed individual or enterprise solutions.
Category: Statistical

MATLAB stands for "MATrix LABoratory" and is a numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. Developed by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages.
Category: Mathematical

Software licenses, maintenance (called Software Assurance), media and documentation are available for a wide range of Microsoft applications, systems, and server products.
Category: Business

Minitab from Minitab Inc. is a project-oriented, integrated interactive statistical and graphical analysis package that provides tools for data analysis, quality management, and graphics.
Category: Statistical

NVivo, created and sold by QSR International, is a leading (Windows) software package for qualitative analysis. It has been designed for qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required.
Category: Qualitative Analysis

With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side without rebooting. Drag and drop files between Windows and Mac applications and launch Windows applications from your Mac dock. Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications, even graphics intensive ones, with ease.
Category: Utilities

SAS System from SAS Institute, is a sophisticated suite of analytic software components with extensive statistical, graphical, data management, and application development facilities.
Category: Statistical

SPSS Statistics
SPSS Statistics from IBM is a popular statistical package for Windows and Macintosh workstations, highly regarded for both teaching and research. It is a modular, tightly integrated, full-featured product family for the full analytical process: planning, data collection, data access and management, analysis, reporting and deployment.
Category: Statistical

Stata from StatCorp LP is an extensible, integrated interactive statistical package that provides tools for data analysis, data management, and graphics.
Category: Statistical