Charity Software Licensing

Do you represent a registered Charity or organisation in Ireland?

Are you looking for software discounts? If so, we can help.

No matter what size charity or non-profit organisation you are, squeezing the maximum benefits from donations or fundraising is crucial. Access to the best available technology not only helps non-profit organisations fulfil their missions, but it also enables them to reach more people and even drive transformational change. Whether you are a small or large organisation, SAMI can help you gain access to professional discount software.



Buy discounted software for your Charitable or non-profitable organisation

SAMI have a proven track record of tailoring unique solutions for our clients, especially for Charitable organisations to purchase and licence software solutions.

 

So whether you're looking for Microsoft Operating Systems like Windows 7, Office software like Microsoft Office 2010, or software from other leading suppliers like Adobe or Symantec - we've got a package to suit your budget!

 

Contact us today to get the best deals on discount charity software or to discuss your options with one of our experienced advisors.



Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there a minimum order quantity?

No, SAMI does not impose a minimum order quantity on its customers. The only exception to this is a minimum of 5 licences must be ordered under Microsoft EES.

2. Is my charitable organisation eligible for discounted Microsoft licenses?

Microsoft considers a charitable organisation to be a not-for-profit charitable organisation whose aim is:
  • (a) the relief of poverty
  • (b) the advancement of education
  • (c) the advancement of social and community welfare
  • (d) the advancement of culture or
  • (e) the protection of the natural environment

Programs Available
Academic SELECT
Academic Open

Microsoft reserves the right to review the status of any customer or proposed customer as a qualified charity user. For assistance or clarification of eligibility requirements please contact us.

3. Is my charitable organisation eligible for discounted Adobe licenses?

Adobe considers a charitable organisation to be any organisation which operates on a not-for-profit basis and whose aim is:
  • (a) the relief of poverty
  • (b) the advancement of education
  • (c) the advancement of social and community welfare
  • (d) the advancement of culture or
  • (e) the protection of the natural environment

Charitable organisations who meet the above criteria are eligible to purchase Education licences or Education box product.
If a non-profit organisation doesn't meet this criteria, but they are a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales or equivalent in Scotland, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland and they have a Charity Commission registration number they can purchase Education boxes only.

If a non-profit organisation doesn't meet the above criteria and are not a registered charity, they should purchase Commercial box product or Commercial licenses. If they qualify for Government pricing, they may purchase Government licenses.

Adobe reserves the right to review the status of any customer or proposed customer as a qualified charity user.

For assistance or clarification of eligibility requirements please contact us.

4. Is my charitable organisation eligible for discounted Symantec licenses?

The following organisations are classified as Charities and are eligible to purchase under the Symantec Charity program:

I) Registered charities
A charity that is registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales or equivalent in Scotland, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland and has a Charity Commission registration number.

II) Housing associations
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Symantec Academic Buying Program

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Symantec Backup Exec Server Win with 1 Year Basic Support
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Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange with 1 Year Basic Support
Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Windows Systems with 1 Year Basic Support

Licenses of the Software to be used for purposes other than participating in Licensee's curriculum or for use on equipment other than Licensee's equipment on Licensee's premises must be purchased separately.

Symantec reserves the right to review the status of any customer or proposed customer as a qualified charity user.

For assistance or clarification of eligibility requirements please contact us.

5. Is my charitable organisation eligible for discounted Nuance licenses?

Charities can purchase Nuance boxed products with academic pricing.

Customers seeking further clarification should contact Nuance directly before purchasing. The email address to use is education@nuance.com.

6. Why is the quotation I received different from the website pricing?

Most of the vendors we deal with provide their largest discounts for students and we pass those discounts on to our student customers. The software and pricing on our Software4Students site is only available to students and teachers for installation on their home computers. However we also provide software to schools, colleges, charities and universities under the appropriate licensing programs.

7. Why does my MOLP agreement show an end date?

The end date shown is the date up to which you can re-order on the same 2 year agreement. The date relates to the date after which a new agreement must be set up in order to purchase additional licenses or avail of software assurance. The licences you have bought do not expire and will not need to be renewed at any time.

8. Do I have to purchase a media kit (installation disk) to go with my Microsoft Licensing?

Charities purchasing under MOLP - NO, media kits are optional.
Schools, Colleges purchasing under EES - NO, media kits are optional. All products are available for download.
Schools, Colleges purchasing under Select - YES, unless you already have a volume licensing media kit.

9. Do I have to purchase a media kit (installation disk) to go with my Adobe Licensing?

NO, media kits are optional. All products are available for download.

10. I work for an IT Company, can I purchase the Microsoft software on your Stoftware4Students site and sell or make it available to my student customers

No, the Microsoft software on our Software4Students site is not available for resale. We cannot invoice a commercial organisation for these academic licenses.

11. I'm a reseller / IT Support Company working with charities, can I purchase your Microsoft software for resale to charities?

Yes, we can invoice you or your customer for the software. In all cases we will need the end user details in order to process the licences.

12. I'm a reseller / IT Support Company working with schools and colleges, can I purchase your Microsoft software for resale to schools and colleges?

Yes and no. Under Select licensing we must invoice the end users directly. We cannot invoice a commercial organisation for these academic licences. Under EES we can invoice you or your customer for the software. In all cases we will need the end user details in order to process the licences.