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Software Licensing

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  1. Software Licensing From the MSU Computer Store Rachel Zakhem – Site License Coordinator

  2. Centralized Software Licenses Role of the MSU Computer Store We obtain software licenses that we can distribute to campus Site license agreement Volume license agreement

  3. Site Licenses vs Volume Licenses • How do site licenses work? • Upfront commitment by the Computer Store • Large upfront cost every year for a determined amount of licenses • Leasing of the software • How do volume licenses work? • Historical purchase data used • Pay as you go • Perpetual option

  4. How does centralized licensing help MSU? • Better pricing • Easier for customer • Streamlines contract procurement • Saves time in individual departments

  5. Who qualifies to purchase licenses? • MSU departments • Faculty, staff, and students • Contracts have different restrictions • cstore.msu.edu information pages • Contact us if you have questions

  6. Compliance • Role of the MSU Computer Store • How to be compliant • Know the rules of the software you are using • Who to contact

  7. Misconceptions • If it is a central license, you don’t have to purchase anything in order to use the software • All the licenses from the MSU Computer store are perpetual and don’t need to be renewed

  8. Opportunities for a new site/software license • Large numbers of licenses needed • Combining purchases with another department

  9. How do you set up a new software license? • Information • How many licenses do you need • Who is using the product already • Who else is interested • Call the MSU Computer Store • Each situation is unique

  10. Software Licensing Summary • Centralized licenses can save money and time • The MSU Computer Store is here to help • Please contact us with any questions • Rachel Zakhem – rz@msu.edu • 432-5367 • cstore.msu.edu