Computer News No. 114 Mar.-Apr. 2005

Site License Arrangement on SAS and SPSS 

    1. SAS licenses
    2. SPSS licenses 
    3. How departments acquire the licenses

Computer Centre coordinates various site licensing programs for departments to acquire software at educational and discounted prices through bulk purchase arrangement.  Most of these software products are subject to annual renewal in order to continue using them for the ensuring year or to stay on the latest versions.  Computer Centre is now arranging the renewal programs for two of the software products, SPSS and SAS which are due to expire by end of May 2005 and June 2005 respectively.  

1. SAS licenses

Departments participating in the SAS site licensing program should have already received our notice on renewing their current SAS for Windows licenses in order to continue using them for the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.   The SAS software modules available for acquisition through Computer Centre include:

  • BASE
  • STAT
  • IML
  • ETS
  • GRAPH
  • FSP
  • AF
  • LAB
  • INSIGHT
  • ASSIST
  • ACCPCFF

2. SPSS licenses

Same as the site licensing program on SAS, departments can acquire SPSS for Windows/Macintosh licenses through Computer Centre to continue using the licenses from June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006.  The SPSS for Windows modules available for acquisition through Computer Centre include:

Core Software
 

  • Base
  • Regression Models
  • Advanced Models
  • Tables
  • Trends
  • Categories
  • CHAID
  • Lisrel 7 (runs with Base V.6.1 or V.7.0)
  • QI Analyst
  • AMOS

Non-Core Software

  • Data Entry - Builder
  • Data Entry - Station

The SPSS for Macintosh modules available are:  

  • Base
  • Regression Models
  • Advanced Models
  • Tables
  • Trends
  • Categories
  • Conjoint
  • Missing Value Analysis

Besides, we are pleased to inform that SPSS for Windows version 13.0 is now available.  Departments renewing their licenses until May 31, 2006 will receive a copy distribution media for this new version should they wish to upgrade their existing licenses.  Renewal notices will be sent to the subscribing departments shortly to keep them informed of the renewal procedures. 

3. How departments acquire the licenses

Departments interested in acquiring any of the above software products through Computer Centre can submit a CC Order Form to us through the HKU Portal at http://hkuportal.hku.hk/ (login with your HKU Portal UID and PIN; click the tab "Services"; then the link "Order License and Goods" under "Computer Centre Services" and complete the transaction using your HKU digital certificate (HKU-Cert). 

Or you can complete and return the paper version of the CC Order Form (CF-36) available at http://www.its.hku.hk/home/services/forms.htm.  The renewal and initial license fees for the above software products can also be found under the HKU Portal (login, click the tab "Services", then  "Software Tender Prices").

For any question regarding the above site licensing programs, please feel free to contact our Ms Sarah Li or Ms Kitty Ng at 2859 2491.