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Why Academia for Software

Experience and knowledge

We hold the highest accreditations with software vendors and are ranked number 1 or preferred supplier on most UK framework.

Fit the purpose

Our team of software specialists ensure your software assets are not only manageable and controllable but also fully optimised.

Dedicated team of software specialists
Rank 1 on many frameworks
Highest accreditations
Bespoke services and consultancy
e-Procurement and bespoke web stores integration
Global Application


We're the UK's most highly accredited Adobe reseller

Academia holds unique partner status with Adobe in the UK, with access to the best buy prices and a wealth of resources.
We can also help streamline the deployment of Adobe applications through bespoke portals, e-procurement integration and taking ownership of the administrative elements of application delivery.

Digital signatures with Adobe Sign
Adobe Creative Cloud
Licensing options
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Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 allows users to work more securely from a single solution that encompasses productivity applications, collaboration tools, online meetings and device management all in one cost effective package.

Microsoft Licensing via our online Marketplace
Microsoft 365 Services
Copilot for Microsoft 365 Services


The concept of securely delivering any application to any device, anywhere allows you to reduce your total IT costs, whilst providing flexibility for users.

Desktop and application virtualisation ensures you have more centralised control and visibility of how users are able to access applications. Academia collaborates with industry leaders such as VMware, Citrix and Microsoft for our customer’s virtualisation strategy.

Academia has mature partnerships with several leading technology providers such as VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, speak to our infrastructure team to understand the range of technologies available and what may best suit.

Deliver any application to any device
Centralised control and visibility
Range of technologies available
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Cyber Software

We partner world leading cyber security vendors to help firms and institutions provide a line of defence against threats and attacks.

Expert advice & support
Accredited with leading software vendors
Best pricing & integrations
Managed cyber
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Software Frameworks

Academia is proud to be 1st ranked supplier on the following lots:

Academia has been successful on several Educational framework agreements for the supply of software. Most notable would be the Software License Resellers Agreement (SLRA), which is available to members of the SUPC, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC, APUC, HEPCW, and the CPC. The framework consists of 5 lots and allows members to direct the first ranked supplier.

Lot 2a Adobe ETLA
Site licences, multi-site or unlimited

Lot 2b Adobe CLP/VIP
CLP Agreement (perpetual licenses), VIP Agreement (named user/device licenses) and other adobe products

Lot 3 VMware
VMware software and licenses including support, maintenance, renewals and associated services including consultancy

Lot 4 Other Software
Miscellaneous software and licenses including support and associated services, maintenance and renewals.

Lot 5 Software Services
Software services including cloud optimisation services, cloud readiness services, software asset management

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