Faculty & Staff Software Services
How Do I Purchase Software for an FIU-Owned Computer?
Step 1: Choose any program(s) from the available software list (see below) and obtain purchase approval from your department. You may also submit a request for software not currently on the approved list, however, all requests will be reviewed and the Division of IT will work to accommodate requests in the best interest of the department and the university.
Step 2: Fill out the Software Request Form.
There are no provisions for returning incorrectly ordered software, so please be sure to specify which product, version, and operating system.
Step 3: A quote will be e-mailed to you within 24-48 hours.
Step 4: Please review your quote carefully and provide your approval via email with your Department’s Activity Number. A Smart Bill will then be created via Panthersoft for approval by your Budget Manager.
Step 5: Once payment is received, you will be contacted via email when the software is available for pickup at FIU Panther TECH in GC-165. If you need an alternate pickup location, or to have the software sent via interoffice mail, please include those instructions with your request in Step 2.
Important note: Unless the software has been site-licensed, you will be required to purchase one license for each computer you intend to run/install the software on (i.e. if you plan on installing the software on five computers, you may only need to purchase one Media set, but you will have to purchase five separate licenses).
Software List for FIU-owned Computers
Free Software for Faculty/Staff Personal Devices
All faculty and staff are eligible to download the Microsoft Office on a total of up to 5 computers and 10 mobile devices (including tablets and iPads).
To redeem your free personal licenses, visit freeoffice.fiu.edu and log-in with your FIU username and password. For those faculty and staff members who prefer a CD copy of Microsoft Office, the “Work at Home” version will continue to be available online at panthertech.fiu.edu for $25.
To purchase software for a personally-owned computer, visit panthertech.fiu.edu. You will need to log-in with your FIU username and password.
*Please note The license model applies only to personal machines belonging to faculty and staff. For information on downloading the Microsoft Office on your FIU-owned equipment, please review the information under “How Do I Purchase Software for an FIU-Owned Computer?”.