Academia for Software


Making Software procurement compliantly easy

Who are we?

Working with over 95% of the HE sector, Academia are an experienced IT solutions provider, delivering a wide range of Hardware, Software and services tailored toward the Education sector. We are a privately owned UK-based company, with offices throughout the UK. You will have an aligned Account Manager and access to the experience and knowledge of our Solution Specialists. Our framework presence also allows for a quick and compliant route to market.


Who are we?

With over 15 years’ experience suppling IT solutions to the educational sector, we get IT! We are likely to be a supplier already having supplied IT to almost every College and University in the UK and have a large and loyal custom base. Tap into our knowledgeable team of product, licensing and procurement specialists, who can ease the process while saving you time and money. Our framework presence also allows for an EU compliant procurement route, providing reassurance on pricing, solutions and terms, preventing the need for unnecessary OJEU tenders. 

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What we do?

Your dedicated account manager will work with IT, departmental contacts and procurement teams in managing expectations whilst ensuring communications are smooth and consistent. Our Solution Specialists are competent of supporting projects from conception to implementation across a huge range of common challenges the sector face including, Cyber Security, Software Licensing, Data Management, Document Management, Creative Solutions, Mobile Device Management etc.

What we do?

Your dedicated account manager will work with IT and procurement teams in managing expectations whilst ensuring communications are smooth and consistent. Our product specialists apply the right resource per requirement, supporting projects from conception to implementation. Whilst offering a compliant procurement route we pride ourselves on adding value throughout the Life cycle of an application, including renewal management.


Why Academia for software?

Rank 1 on the Software License Resellers Agreement

18 years’ experience supplying software to education

Dedicated account manager supported by product specialists 

You already use us! Academia have supplied IT to every University in the UK  

We will try and source any application

E Procurement integration and bespoke web stores

Procurement services, to help expedite procurement activities whilst delivering due diligence

Huge range of complimentary services, from consultancy to delivery

Software framework Overview


Academia have 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 6 lots and allows members to direct the first ranked supplier. Academia are proud to be 1st ranked supplier on the following lots:

Lot 2a Adobe ETLA

Lot 2b Adobe CLP/VIP

Lot 3 VMware

Lot 4 Other Software

Lot 5 Software Services


With members able to direct award such a huge range of solutions whilst benefiting from our Account Management and presales support, we have developed strategic relationships with many Educational customers adding value through knowledge, experience, partnerships and ease of procurement.


Rank 1 for thousands of applications including


Asset management

Our experienced software team have been supplying IT asset management solutions into education for over 10 years. Get in touch to find out how we can help with compliance and cost savings through efficiently managing your estate. 


EProcurement integration and the supply of bespoke web stores is available, allowing us to streamline the order process and take away the headache from IT and purchasing

Pre sales

Your dedicated account manager is trained to assist with a wide variety of requirements. They are also supported by our product specialists and the partner channel to ensure we deliver the best and most cost effective solution to our customers. 

Post sales

From technical to admin related requests, we pride ourselves on a positive customer experience and take post sales queries very seriously.  Speak to your account manager or our customer services team who are happy to help. 

Hosted Applications

Our resilient UK data centres allow us to offer hosted and fully managed solutions to our customers, reducing the need for internal resource and infrastructure. This can also help support a shift towards OPEX expenditure. 

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