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Site Licensing

Site license agreements are entered into with software vendors to give the university or specific groups within the university access to a particular software product. A key benefit of license centralization is that we can maximize the groups included, and this strength in numbers opens opportunities for volume discounts. We have the expertise to coordinate software negotiations with vendors to get the best possible pricing. As well, we can provide software hosting and distribution services for group software licensing. The requirements that we consider for Site Licenses are based on the needs of the campus. Software considered, in most cases, is the industry standard and provides baseline IT infrastructure for the core of the University.

Please email if your school or department wishes to be included in an active license agreement or to investigate the potential for a new license agreement.

The following is a list and brief explanation of current site licenses at Ryerson. Depending on the license agreement in place, some software can be downloaded directly by Faculty, Staff and Students. Some are restricted to lab installation only. For further questions, please email



Site Licensing - Software Cost Information
Software Product Notes & Eligibility Cost Information
Adobe Acrobat Available to all Ryerson Faculty and Staff to download Acrobat Professional is no longer a free product. Please consult the Ryerson Book Store to purchase.
Adobe Creative Cloud Ryerson University has Entreprise Term License Agreement (ETLA). Individual licenses can be purchased through CCS at cost of $286.95 per license per year.  The current licenses will expire at the end of October 2017. We are in the process of negotiating another ETLA. Creative Cloud is available in Academic Computing Labs. Cost to Depts.
Arc GIS (ESRI) Contact for information regarding departmental participation in this Campus License Agreement Cost to Depts.
AutoDesk AutoDesk is available at no cost for all faculty (for teaching purposes) and students. Please visit AutoDesk Education Community page. No Cost
MapInfo Campus Licensing agreement for concurrent license usage. We can help set up computing labs on campus with concurrent licensing. We can not distribute this software on an individual basis because of the concurrent site licensing model. No Cost
Maple Available to Ryerson Faculty and Staff at no cost. Cost to Depts.
Matlab Available to Ryerson Faculty, Staff and Students No Cost
Microsoft Office Products Available to Faculty and Staff of Participating Departments Only. Participation in this agreement allows all schools to install Microsoft Office in all labs. Cost to Depts.
NVivo NVivo is qualitative data organization software program appropriate for those engaged in a diverse range of qualitative research methods. Ryerson University has a site license for NVIVO making the software available to all Faculty and labs. No Cost
PCI Geomatics Contact for information regarding participation in this Campus License Agreement. Cost to Depts.
SAS Contact for information regarding participation in this Campus License Agreement.  
Sophos Available to Ryerson Faculty, Staff and Students No Cost
SPSS Licensing agreement for concurrent usage. We can not distribute this software on an individual installation basis because of the concurrent licensing model. SPSS for local installation by schools and departments can be purchased with a minimum 25 copy order by emailing Single copies can be purchased at Ryerson Bookstore. SPSS is available at no charge to students, faculty and staff through Virtual Applications. Cost to Depts.



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