Site licenses are agreements between a software manufacturer or vendor and the university to copy and distribute their software. Site licenses allow WSU to obtain the best possible price for these products. Each site license has its own terms and conditions. Some site licenses apply to university departments, while others apply to faculty, staff, and students as a whole. Other licenses are also limited to department-owned computers or computers on the physical WSU campus.

Typically, you are granted the right to use the product for a specified period of time. Almost all academic site license agreements require that the use of the software be university-related and prohibit use for commercial purposes. Documentation is usually purchased separately. Please be aware that in some cases you must agree to discontinue use of the software if the WSU department responsible for administering the contract does not renew or if your association with the university ends.

There are two types of site licenses: universal and node. A universal license has no set limit on the number of users. A node license has a limited number of users. The company usually has established price breaks for volume purchases.

Individuals interested in purchasing any products, or requiring technical support, can contact Crimson Service Desk at or 509-335-4357.


Effective from 9/8 – 9/7 every year

ESRIArc GIS (department) maintenance & support$850.00

Arc GIS (county extension) maintenance & support (This is limited to 2 users)$230.00

How to Request


Effective from 7/03 – 7/02 every year
GitLab is a web-based DevOps lifecycle tool that provides a Git repository manager with wiki, issue-tracking, and continuous integration and deployment pipeline features. It uses an open-source license developed by GitLab Inc.

Campus Agreement (No charge for educational use)
WSU has a license that should cover all self-hosted EDU needs at WSU. The Gitlab Ultimate for Education license does NOT include IT needs. IT departments need to use the “free” version or pay for their own upgraded license.

How to Request

IBM SPSS Software

Effective from 08/01 – 07/31 every year

(Funded by Enterprise Site License Program)

The license must be used for educational purposes and not commercial use. Please work with your in-house Systems Manager to receive access.

SPSS Premium Edition and SPSS AMOSAuthorized User LicenseLicense is associated tied with a specific user.

Network LicenseLicense is required to be installed on a server or machine is shared among users.
Modules included in the SPSS Premium EditionStatistics Base, Advance Statistics, Bootstrapping, Categories, Complex Samples, Conjoint, Custom Tables, Data Preparations, Decision Trees, Direct Marketing, Exact Tests, Forecasting, Missing Values, Neural Networks, Regression, SamplePower, and Visualization Designer.

How to Request

Campus Agreement (No charge to WSU faculty, staff, and students)

What software is included?

Standard SuiteMATLAB Compiler
Aerospace BlocksetMATLAB Compiler SDK
Aerospace ToolboxModel Predictive Control Toolbox
Communications System ToolboxNeural Network Toolbox
Computer Vision System ToolboxOPC Toolbox
Database ToolboxPartial Differential Equation Toolbox
Econometrics ToolboxRobotics System Toolbox
Embedded CoderRobust Control Toolbox
Filter Design HDL CoderSimBiology
Financial ToolboxSimscape Power Systems
Fixed-Point DesignedSimulink 3D Animation
Global Optimization ToolboxSimulink Coder
Image Acquisition ToolboxSimulink Design Optimization

How to Request


Campus Agreement (No charge to faculty or staff on WSU-owned machine)

What software is included?

  • Windows 10 Enterprise, 11 enterprise and previous edition
    (This is an upgrade only. You must have a current operating system on your machine. You cannot upgrade from a Home-Use license)
  • Office Pro Plus 2019 and previous edition

How to Request

How to activate

ITS has set up one Key Management Server (KMS) in Pullman to complete volume activation which is available to all WSU campuses. Select Microsoft products are configured by default to look for this service and it should be automatic. Generally, departments do not need to do anything to activate products. However, ITS may contact departments to open ports or modify firewall setting if necessary. This will be on a case-by-case basis.

Product availability

Licensed ProductsKMSMAK
Operating SystemsWindows 10 and 11
Office Pro Plus2016, 2019
Office MacN/AAll editions
Windows Server2016, 2019, 2022Prior version

KMS activation will not impact any existing installations and will only affect new and un-activated ones. Departments can block access via a firewall if departments do not want automatic activation. If a standard Multiple Activation Key (MAK) key is installed, the system will ignore the KMS. For users in remote locations or users who are not in the network, MAK will be distributed on case by case basis.

How to Install MAK Key

Please send the request through your departmental IT group to for MAK key.


  • Maintenance can be added when the license is purchased.
  • Please check details with the vendor.

How to Request

  • Please send a request to
  • Users sign in with their Network ID (NID) and password to access \\\SiteLicense\Microsoft and download software.
  • Only the most commonly used versions are on the ITS server. If a prior version is required, please send a request to ITS will then add the item to the server for download.


Effective from 1/1 – 12/31 every year

(Funded by Enterprise Site License Program)

No charge to faculty or staff on a WSU-owned machine.

The license must be used for educational purposes and not commercial use. Please work with your in-house Systems Manager to receive access.

How to Request