Schools & Colleges
School Solutions & Charity Software Licensing
Discount Software Licensing
Every school, college, university, educational and non-profit organisation knows that they have to get the most value for money possible out of their budget. Volume software licensing options through SAMI make it possible to achieve this goal.
With the various discounts and licensing options available to education and non - profit establishments - you get the best software at the best prices with SAMI.
The quality of our products and the standard of service we provide is why more schools and colleges choose us. Contact our dedicated sales team today to discuss your licensing options.
With the help of SAMI hundreds of schools, colleges and Universities have reduced their software costs.
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Who we are
Software Asset Management Ireland (SAMI) is one of the leading suppliers of software and information technology solutions in Ireland to the education and voluntary sector. SAMI manage the operation of the Software4Students website. SAMI's licensing expertise has helped hundreds of schools and charities streamline their ICT programmes while reducing their software costs.
School Management System
SAMI are proud to introduce Edvance, a total ICT solution for Irish schools. This market-leading product, fully developed in Ireland, allows schools to focus on education whilst leveraging the benefits of technology. With Edvance, Irish schools can use the latest collaborative tools to enhance the learning experience for their pupils and provide essential digital skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
The information regarding eligibility contained on our site is based on our understanding of the manufacturers' requirements and are for guidance only. The final decision on whether or not a organisation qualifies will rest with the manufacturer.
Please note that the pricing on our Software4Students site is only available to students and teachers for installation on their home PCs.
Please refer to the individual manufacturer sections in the FAQ section on the following pages: Educational institutions eligibility, Charity Software eligibility
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.
7. 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
8. I'm a reseller / IT Support Company working with charities, can I purchase your Microsoft software for resale to charities?
9. I'm a reseller / IT Support Company working with schools and colleges, can I purchase your Microsoft software for resale to schools and colleges?
Rebate to Schools and Colleges:
As part of the Software4Students programme each school and college who actively promotes the programme on campus or in school receives a rebate on each transaction. This rebate is intended to help promote the use of ICT in schools and colleges.
To find out more about the rebate, Naace, Eduserv or questions you might have as a school or college representative please use the following list of FAQs.
To find out if your school or college qualifies please go to the School Search page.
- A minimum of £500 of net sales must be attributed to each institution in one academic year.
- The institution must be seen to be actively promoting the programme within the organisation. This is to include posters up in the college and the Software4Students logo on the institution website linking back to the Software4Students domain. To request a free promotional pack with postersplease go to the Promotional Pack page
- The rebate amounts to 5% of the license cost of each purchase of software.
- For more information on rebate scheme or to register your interest in participating please email email@example.com.
- A minimum of £500 of net sales must be attributed to each school in one academic year.
- The school or college must be seen to be actively promoting the programme within the organisation.
- If the school is not a member of Naace or C2K the initial part of the rebate will go towards individual membership of Naace.
- The rebate amounts to 5% of the license cost of each purchase.
- For more information on the rebate programme please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The rebate can be significant for colleges, universitites and secondary schools. Primary schools may also benefit greatly from letting pupils know that they can save money software.
For more information on how to join Naace please go to the www.naace.org/resource.asp?menuItemId=12
- the school gets a small rebate
- the parent/pupil/student saves money
- the pupil gets more software than if they had bought a similar pack in store
- pupils are encouraged to use ICT a little bit more for their learning.
Why would my students want to purchase Windows 7 when it probably came with their computer in the first place?
The majority of PCs and laptops sold to consumers come configured with Windows Vista Home or Windows 7 home. One of the limitations Home editions is that they cannot connect to a network. This is quite important for colleges, and certain institutions. We have seen some schools bringing in laptop initiatives for pupils, and this will give them the ability to purchase a low cost upgrade option. The option to upgrade to professional versions also provides teh user with faster, more secure, operating system.