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About Software Licensing and Distribution

ITaP Software Licensing and Distribution provides services associated with the establishment and retention of software agreements between Purdue University groups and software vendors, and the distribution of licensed software under the terms of established agreements.

Services include:

  • Review of Licensing Terms and Conditions
  • Working with Software Vendors
  • Purchase and Contract Negotiations
  • Organization of Cost-participation
  • Department and End-user License Tracking
  • Distribution of Software Products under Agreement Terms
  • Renewal Notification and Preparation


Review of Licensing Terms and Conditions – Software Licensing Agreements are a component of all software use.  ITaP Licensing offers review of agreements to help identify contractual terms that may limit the software’s usability, restrict availability, or otherwise might prove not to be in the best interest for the intended use or of Purdue University.

Working with Software Vendors – ITaP Licensing will communicate directly on the purchaser’s behalf to obtain price quotes, establish final agreement terms and cost, work out distribution details, and develop contacts with the vendor for licensing support and agreement renewal.

Purchase and Contract Negotiations – Working closely with Procurement Services, ITaP Licensing can assist in the final purchase process by obtaining participant approvals, submitting purchase requests for SRM submission, and monitoring of the purchase approval process.

Organization of Cost-participation – Demand for the same software across multiple groups sometimes offers the opportunity for quantity discount in agreement costs.  ITaP Licensing can help organization cost participation between difference groups.

Department and End-user License Tracking – Once the software agreements have been established, they must be adhered to by both the vendor and Purdue.