Purchasing Desktop Software

Principle: Select Microsoft products may be used by KUMC faculty and staff with no investment of individual or department funds. Most other PC software must be purchased (per state contract) from the State Large Account Reseller ("LAR"), Software House International (SHI) unless another vendor can provide more than a 10% discount off the SHI price. 


KU Medical Center has a "Campus Agreement" with Microsoft which constitutes a site license for a number of (but not all!) Microsoft products, see Microsoft Campus Agreement. Other PC productivity software must be purchased (per State Contract) with the State Large Account Reseller ("LAR") Software House International.  Students should refer to Recommendations for Home/Student Computer's Software for many free options.


Anyone can load the following onto a KUMC owned device under our Microsoft Campus Agreement:

  • Office Professional Enterprise Edition (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Publisher, and InfoPath)
  • Visual Studio .net Professional
  • Windows upgrades

Anyone can load the following onto a KUMC owned device under our Adobe Site License for the following Software:

  • Adobe Arrobat Professional
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Audio/Video Suite: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Prelude, Media Encoder and SpeedGrade
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Photo Editing Suite: Photoshop, Photoshop Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge and Extension Manager
  • Note: For Adobe Creative Cloud, contact the Jayhawk Tech Clinic

Faculty and staff may purchase:

  • Additional Microsoft products (example: Project or Visio)
  • Other PC productivity software (example: Macromedia, and Corel)

It's easy to purchase from SHI via the Market Center.  For more information see Purchasing Computer Hardware, Software, Printers, and Peripherals or contact the Purchasing Department.

The Jayhawk Tech Clinic can assist with installation of any software.

Contact Information

For information and clarification regarding this policy, please contact:

Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Resources
Chief Information Officer

Director of Purchasing

Revised September 21, 2005

Last modified: Jun 16, 2016