Software & Hardware

Software Discounts

Are you a student looking for software? 

In negotiating software licensing agreements for the university, UCIT always tries to include favorable options for UC students. When such attempts are not successful, most negotiated agreements do allow the university to install the software in computer labs and on networks our students use. Sometimes faculty choose to place software - such as Autodesk, ESRI, and Mathematica - in the labs.

If you do not find the software application you want, here, please contact the Help Desk at 513-556-HELP (4357) or send e-mail to helpdesk@uc.edu.

Adobe products pertain to the design and publication of Web, digital video, and streaming media applications. For the latest list of products and current prices, please contact UC Bookstores at 513-556-1700 (choose option “6”). Be sure to ask for CLP licensing and pricing.

Apple Computer MAC OS upgrades are available at the UC Bookstores, 513-556-1700 (choose option "6").

Gartner Group Research & Advisory documents on IT Services is free of charge. Read more about and access Gartner.

JMP is a SAS product that dynamically links statistics with graphics right on your desktop, empowering you to explore data interactively. Read more about JMP and how to order.

Juniper SSL VPN is a Web-based secure "private" connection between external networks and the university's internal network. Web-based VPN provides the capability to allow authorized users access to private or restricted services on the UCNet from off-campus locations. While traveling, users may encounter locations that prohibit a traditional IPSEC VPN connection; in this case, the SSL VPN has an advantage.

Lynda.com is an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos. Use your UC-issued 6+2 username and password to access helpful information about Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Blackboard, Facebook, Google, HTML, Microsoft, Open Source, SPSS, Twitter and much more! For access and information, visit www.uc.edu/Lynda.

Mathematica (Wolfram Research) Software can be obtained for $20 per DVD at the UC Bookstores 513-556-1700 (choose option "6").

MathWorks MatLab Software (the Student version) can be obtained for $99 per DVD at the UC Bookstores 513-556-1700 (choose option "6"). It also may be purchased and downloaded directly from the vendor at this link http://www.mathworks.com/store/productIndexLink.do. These licenses are perpetual and do not expire. The price is also $99.

McAfee anti-virus suite & anti-spyware free for office or home use. Download McAfee software.

Microsoft – The university has negotiated a Campus Agreement (CA) for typical Microsoft desktop products. You may purchase these products (on CD) for a nominal fee from the University Bookstores 513-556-1700 (choose option "6").

For a list of products that fall under UC's agreement with Microsoft, please visit the software agreement page.

Also, please note the following links. To view some of the documents on this page, you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Downloading Windows XP Software to a Mac or a PC

* Installing Microsoft Windows XP Professional on a PC

* Installing Windows XP Professional on a Mac

* Installing Windows 7 Ultimate on a Mac

* Boot Camp: System Requirements for Microsoft Windows

R (http://www.r-project.org/) is a powerful statistical computing language, package, and environment for graphics and data analysis. It is FREE and Open Source. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX platforms. To learn how to use R, please access this tutorial on Lynda.com, which is free for students. To download R, please access this link http://cran.opensourceresources.org/

Read&Write software from Texthelp is available for students to download. Find out more about Read&Write

SAS is an integrated suite of software for enterprise-wide information delivery, data access, data management, data analysis and data presentation. Read more about SAS and how to order.

SigmaPlot ;offers seamless Microsoft Office integration, so you can easily access data from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and present your results in Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. With SigmaPlot, you can produce high-quality graphs. Read more about SigmaPlot.

SPSS is an application for statistical analysis and data mining. Read more about SPSS and how to order.

Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides data analysis, data management, and graphics. For pricing and purchasing information, please visit their Website, call 800-782-8272 or e-mail stata@stata.com.

SurveyMonkey currently offers a 25% discount to Educational Institutions such as the University of Cincinnati. The discount is valid on their GOLD and PLATINUM plans and cannot be applied retroactively. Please See this link for the various plans http://www.surveymonkey.com/pricing/?ut_source=header

The discount must be applied before the account can be upgraded to the discounted GOLD or PLATINUM plan. If an account is upgraded prior to discount approval, the discount will be applied upon the next renewal period.

The discount is available by request only. To qualify to receive the educational discount, interested users must email their request to requests@surveymonkey.com from the email address that is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. The email must include proof of affiliation with UC (such as a faculty ID badge or the M number) as well as the username for the SurveyMonkey account the discount should be applied to.

Those UC users who had benefited from the previous 50% University of Cincinnati discount will continue to have that discount honored for all accounts that it is currently applied to as long as those accounts remain active. If an account receiving the grandfathered University of Cincinnati discount downgrades, it will be subject to the current discount policy if or when it is re-upgraded. Additionally, any new accounts are subject to the current 25% discount policy.

The company offers on-line customer support 24/7, 365 days of the year, even holidays! Email support is available to all plan types around the clock. For the fastest response, please contact Customer Support via their Help Center. A member of their team will address the question or concern quickly, usually within 1 hour if during normal business hours: Midnight to 9 PM PST. Customers may also email their Support team directly: support@surveymonkey.com.

At this time, only PLATINUM plan members have access to English phone support. The PLATINUM plan pricing includes limited phone support, Monday - Friday Midnight to 4:30 pm PST. If you'd like to upgrade to their PLATINUM plan and be eligible for phone support, just click the "Upgrade Now" button in your account and follow the steps to upgrade your account. (Please note that their PLATINUM plan is an annual plan, and they will not provide refunds for partial or unused months.)

Their customer support team is located in Portland, OR and Lisbon, Portugal and they will strive to provide consistent, quality email & internet -based support so that your SurveyMonkey experience is a smooth one.

Please take note that their rate and policy is subject to change. You may refer to their Terms of Use regarding rates at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/policy/terms-of-use/?usterms=1

Are you a faculty or staff member looking for software? 

The University of Cincinnati has negotiated favorable software licensing agreements for many of today's applications. If you do not find the software you need listed below, please contact the UCIT Help Desk at 513-556-HELP (4357)or send e-mail to helpdesk@uc.edu. Be sure to specify which product or products you desire.

Adobe products pertain to the design and publication of Web, digital video, and streaming media applications. For the latest list of products and current prices, please contact University Bookstores at 513-556-1700. Be sure to ask for CLP licensing and pricing (at UC Bookstores).

Please read the special note below about the Adobe Acrobat Pro software product.

Download Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Ai Squared (Zoomtext) ZoomText is the world’s leading magnification and reading software. With its easy to use features, ZoomText makes computers accessible and friendly to low-vision users. Read more about ZoomText and how to order.

Apple Computer MAC OS upgrades are available at the UC Bookstores, 513-556-1700 (choose option "6").

ArcGIS is an integrated suite of advanced GIS applications which includes ArcView, ArcEditor and ArcInfo. ArcEditor has all of the functionality of ArcView, plus more. Read more about ArcGIS and how to order.

Autodesk provides 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. The software is used in the architecture, building, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries. UCIT licenses the Education Master Suite with the 2014 edition including 28 products. To order software, please fill out the Autodesk Application and either fax it to 513-556-1006 or send the completed form to the UCIT Help Desk at ML 0658.

Gartner Group Research & Advisory documents on IT Services is free of charge.  Read more about Gartner Research and access Gartner.

Hummingbird

3270 Emulator allows a Windows user to access the mainframe. Download the 3270 Emulator.

BI/Query, an enterprise Data Warehouse query and reporting application requires software purchase and regular maintenance fees. See the BI/Query Web page.

BI Web, a thin-client solution that provides Data Warerhouse query and reporting capabilities over the Web, can be obtained by contacting the UCIT Help Desk at helpdesk@uc.edu or 513-556-4357.

JMP is a SAS product that dynamically links statistics with graphics right on your desktop, empowering you to explore data interactively. Read more about JMP.

Juniper SSL VPN is a Web-based secure "private" connection between external networks and the university's internal network. Web-based VPN provides the capability to allow authorized users access to private or restricted services on the UCNet from off-campus locations. While traveling, users may encounter locations that prohibit a traditional IPSEC VPN connection; in this case, the SSL VPN has an advantage.

Lynda.com is an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos. Use your UC-issued 6+2 username and password to access helpful information about Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Blackboard, Facebook, Google, HTML, Microsoft, Open Source, SPSS, Twitter and much more! For access and information, visit www.uc.edu/Lynda.

Macromedia (now part of Adobe) available at the UC Bookstores. Ask for CLP licensing and pricing at 556-1700. 

Mathematica seamlessly integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation system, and advanced connectivity to other applications. Read more about Mathematica.

MathWorks MatLab Software Suite for instructional faculty: To obtain this software, please see the MatLab page.

McAfeeanti-virus suite & anti-spyware free for office or home use. Download McAfee software.

Microsoft - The university has negotiated both a Campus Agreement (CA) for the typical Microsoft desktop products and a SELECT Agreement that covers other software, such as that for servers. You may purchase products covered under the CA on CD for a nominal fee from University Bookstores and contact the UCIT Help Desk at 513-556-HELP(4357) for other MS products. Read more information about Microsoft.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 for departments, faculty and staff is now available for download.

Microsoft Lync is the new central Instant Messaging and Conferencing service at UC. As a complement to the UCMAIL system, it offers these additional Unified Communications features:

  • Instant Messaging through a centralized service with Global Address List integration
  • Presence Indicator for real-time status information about your Contacts
  • Audio/Video Calling between two or more Lync users
  • Conferencing with people inside *or* outside the University, with a web-based client for participants who don’t normally use Lync
  • Integration with Microsoft Office and SharePoint
  • Mobile access on Windows Mobile, Android, and iPhone/iPad devices
  • Microsoft Lync installation instructions.


Resource25 (R25) software generates the UC Calendar of Events. R25 is used for scheduling facilities, as well as for publicizing event information to the general public.

R (http://www.r-project.org/) is a powerful statistical computing language, package, and environment for graphics and data analysis. It is FREE and Open Source. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX platforms. To learn how to use R, please access this tutorial on Lynda.com, which is free for faculty and staff. To download R, please access this link: http://cran.opensourceresources.org/

Read&Write software from Texthelp is available for faculty and staff to download. Find out more about Read&Write

SAP - Please see UC Flex below.

SAS is an integrated suite of software for enterprise-wide information delivery, data access, data management, data analysis and data presentation. Read more about SAS and how to order.

SigmaPlot offers seamless Microsoft Office integration, so you can easily access data from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and present your results in Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. With SigmaPlot, you can produce high-quality graphs. Read more about SigmaPlot.

SPSS is an application for statistical analysis and data mining. Read more about SPSS.

Stata is a complete, integrated statistical package that provides data analysis, data management, and graphics. For pricing and purchasing information, please visit their Website, call 800-782-8272 or e-mail stata@stata.com.

SurveyMonkey currently offers a 25% discount to Educational Institutions such as the University of Cincinnati. The discount is valid on their GOLD and PLATINUM plans and cannot be applied retroactively. Please view this link for the various plans http://www.surveymonkey.com/pricing/?ut_source=header

The discount must be applied before the account can be upgraded to the discounted GOLD or PLATINUM plan. If an account is upgraded prior to discount approval, the discount will be applied upon the next renewal period.

The discount is available by request only. To qualify to receive the educational discount, interested users must email their request to requests@surveymonkey.com from the email address that is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. The email must include proof of affiliation with UC (such as a faculty ID badge or the M number) as well as the username for the SurveyMonkey account the discount should be applied to.

Those UC users who had benefited from the previous 50% University of Cincinnati discount will continue to have that discount honored for all accounts that it is currently applied to as long as those accounts remain active. If an account receiving the grandfathered University of Cincinnati discount downgrades, it will be subject to the current discount policy if or when it is re-upgraded. Additionally, any new accounts are subject to the current 25% discount policy.

The company offers on-line customer support 24/7, 365 days of the year, even holidays! Email support is available to all plan types around the clock. For the fastest response, please contact Customer Support via their Help Center. A member of their team will address the question or concern quickly, usually within 1 hour if during normal business hours: Midnight to 9 PM PST. Customers may also email their Support team directly: support@surveymonkey.com.

At this time, only PLATINUM plan members have access to English phone support. The PLATINUM plan pricing includes limited phone support, Monday - Friday Midnight to 4:30 pm PST. If you'd like to upgrade to their PLATINUM plan and be eligible for phone support, just click the "Upgrade Now" button in your account and follow the steps to upgrade your account. (Please note that their PLATINUM plan is an annual plan, and they will not provide refunds for partial or unused months.)

Their customer support team is located in Portland, OR and Lisbon, Portugal and they will strive to provide consistent, quality email & internet -based support so that your SurveyMonkey experience is a smooth one.

Please take note that their rate and policy is subject to change. You may refer to their Terms of Use regarding rates at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/policy/terms-of-use/?usterms=1

UC Flex is the name of the integrated Financials and Human Resources business system implemented by the University of Cincinnati. UC Flex incorporates software from SAP, the world's largest vendor of integrated business systems.

Below are the client links for authorized users to download and install the SAP GUI clients. If you need help with installation, call the UCIT Help Desk at 513-556-HELP (4357). You must be signed on as a system administrator to install this software.

Windows XP/Vista/Windows7 SAPGUI 7.30 Upgrade Client - Client for Windows XP/Vista/Windows7

Windows XP/Vista/Windows7 SAPGUI 7.30 Full Client Install - Client for Windows XP/Vista/Windows7

Windows XP/Vista/Windows7 SAPGUI client removal tool - SAPGUI removal tool

You can find answers to most installation questions by reading the following installation documents for the SAP Windows client:

SAPGUI 7.30 Full Client Install Instructions for Windows Vista and Windows7

SAPGUI 7.30 Upgrade Client Instructions for Windows Vista and Windows7

SAPGUI 7.30 Upgrade Client Instructions for Windows XP

SAPGUI 7.30 Full Client Install Instructions for Windows XP

ZoomText enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the screen. 

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