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Software Licensing Overview
Software for selected applications can be obtained through site licensing and volume discount agreements. Below is a list of some of the programs that are currently available. Click on the program for more information. You can contact the RIT Service Center for more information on any of the programs listed, including any pricing that may apply.
In addition, RIT Purchasing is aware of the majority of RIT's special software agreements.
The RIT Digital Den store offers educational pricing on selected software. Please note that the prices in the Digital Den are typically for shrinkwrapped copies of software (suitable for sale to individuals), and may not reflect the full discount that RIT departments can achieve. For more information, contact the RIT Digital Den store at 475-2501.
RIT-owned computers are eligible to have many products from the Adobe Creative Cloud installed without extra charge. For instructions on installing this software, please click here.
Faculty and Staff are also able to install the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application on their personally-owned computers and sign in using their RIT computer account.
RIT has had campus-wide software licensing and maintenance coverage for Mac OS operating systems for RIT-owned computers since 2002. Certain Apple software is also available to be installed on RIT-owned computers without extra charge. For instructions on installing this software, please click here.
Departments and faculty can use AutoDesk software products, including AutoCAD for Academic use for free. For more information contact the RIT Service Center. Students can download 13-month versions of the software at the Autodesk Student Community. To sign up, visit https://www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview?sorting=featured&page=1.
ESRI designs and develops the worlds leading geographic information system (GIS) technology. Its leading product - ArcGIS - is a powerful tool that can be used to analyze a wide variety of data against geographic information. Various colleges at RIT participate in the cost sharing of the license for RIT. If you are interested in joining or already participate and need access to the software, contact the RIT Service Center. For more information about ESRI, refer to http://www.esri.com/.
Predictive analytics software for scientists and engineers
As the pro version of JMP statistical discovery software, JMP Pro goes to the next level by offering all the capabilities of JMP plus advanced features for more sophisticated analysis including predictive modeling and cross-validation techniques. Users can harness the power and speed of the supercomputer on their desk to explore and understand data in an easy-to-use interface.
JMP Pro is available to Students, Faculty and Staff for academic use only and can be downloaded for Windows or macOS.
MATLAB is a programming platform used to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. RIT has a licensing agreement with MathWorks to provide faculty, staff and students with access to many products in the MATLAB suite. The software is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. RIT's contract covers a selection of Standard and Additional Toolboxes.
Faculty and staff can install MATLAB on ITS-managed computers.
Current Faculty, Staff, and Students can install MATLAB on their personally owned computers if their homebase is the Rochester NY campus. If you are at a global campus, you are not allowed to use this license at this time.
For more information about MathWorks, refer to http://www.mathworks.com/.
CAMPUS is a three year licensing agreement that RIT has secured with Microsoft to provide Faculty and Staff the ability to keep Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office up do date on both their work and home computers. This agreement applies only to MS Windows and MS Office. Other software, such as Microsoft Windows Server, is covered by the SELECT agreement described below.
SELECT is a three year volume purchasing agreement that allows RIT to purchase a number of different Microsoft software titles at a substantial discount from standard retail or other special academic pricing, and also allows licenses and media to be purchased separately.
NOTE: The SELECT agreeement does not allow unlimited installation or concurrent use of any software. All licenses granted under SELECT are for a specific number of installations on specific machines, and must be paid for with an RIT Purchase Order.
Several departments are sharing a campus license for Minitab and Minitab Express to be used on RIT-owned computers. Minitab is a Windows-only application where as Minitab Express is available for Windows and Mac. To get Minitab or Minitab Express for your RIT Owned computer, please contact your Systems Administrator. Minitab and Minitab Express are also available for use by all current students and faculty on their personal computer for academic purposes. For more information and to download the software, visit our Minitab download page (student or faculty login required).
ITS maintains an annual academic subscription site license for SAS for Windows. SAS brings you a complete suite of products for data access, data management, data analysis and data presentation. The license provides the opportunity for RIT faculty, staff and registered students to subscribe to a suite of SAS products. Go to the SAS page for more information.
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