SPSS: How to Purchase & Re-Install


Obtaining a License

Most users are able to use SPSS free of charge on LSU-Owned Windows devices via the Software Center application. To view more information on Software Center, please see the following article: Software Center: LSU Overview

If you cannot utilize Software Center or it does not work for your use case, the original paid method below is still available by request.

A license fee of $130 per computer, per fiscal year (July 1st - June 30th) is available to obtain a direct license.  There will be a renewal each March and a new key must be issued for each computer at that time.  If the license for that computer was purchased in the current fiscal year then the renewal will be free. If not, a renewal fee of $130 will be charged.  Notification will be sent via e-mail when fees are due. Maintaining your license in good standing is necessary to access software upgrades and support. This annual license fee exists to cover the licensing fees that SPSS incurs as well as covering re-installations in the event that you receive a new computer or if you encounter hard drive failure.

Note: It is not necessary to fill out an IT100 Software Acquisition form to request this software. Please see the link in Step 1 of the Purchase Procedure below to submit SPSS license requests.

Purchase Procedure (Processed by ITS)

Both procedures below are Available to Faculty/Staff only

1. Please enter a request for SPSS in our ITS Service Catalog, which includes prompts for the below information.

    The direct link to the request form can be found here: https://itservice.lsu.edu/TDClient/30/Portal/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=309


2. Send an e-mail to software@lsu.edu.   (Include the following information:)

  • A Statement of Purchase. 
    • State that you are Purchasing SPSS, including the Number of Licenses and your preferred Version Number.    (Versions 27, 28, or 29)
  • The Workday Code to charge the purchase to (Total of charge will be Qty. of licenses x $130).
    • Any driving worktag can be used to pay for these licenses; this includes (PG, PJ, BG, GR, GRC)
    • In terms of foundation accounts, they need to have a driving worktag within workday. If there is no worktag associated with that account, please make note of this in your request email.
  • The Name, Phone Number, & E-mail Address for the contact person for this request.
  • The Name & E-mail Addresses of each Faculty or Staff member that will receive an SPSS installation.
  • Department name should also be included.

    To ease processing, you may also utilize our
    Word document SPSS Renewal Form to enter bulk renewal requests for a large number of users at once.

3. Upon receiving the above information, ITS will reply to you with your necessary Authorization Codes.

Re-Installing SPSS

You may need a re-install from time to time for previously purchased licenses. You will not have to pay twice for this one license. If you get a new computer or have the need to re-install the software, you can enter a work order to servicedesk@lsu.edu and you will be given a new authorization code to perform the re-installation. You may want to request the new authorization code before you re-image if the situation lends itself to that sort of planning. Of course, we know that emergencies will come up and we will try to expedite your request as needed. This type of re-install process is necessary due to the licensing structure associated with this product. There are no additional charges for re-installs.

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