Information Technology

Software on Butler Owned Computers & Tablets

Software for Butler Computers

Software for use on Butler owned computers and paid for by the University.

Windows & Office for Windows

Mac & Office for Mac

Software for Butler Tablets (iPad, Android, etc.)

Because most apps available for tablets cost less than $20, and because most tablets are configured to use a personal app store account, IT and Purchasing will not purchase these apps. Instead, faculty and staff should use the process below to purchase apps.

  1. Get approval from your supervisor or budget manager to purchase any apps.
  2. Make the purchase on your personal account (KEEP THE RECEIPT).
  3. Seek reimbursement. Apps will only be reimbursed if there is a business justification.
    1. If the app or apps have a sum of less than $100, use the Petty Cash program.
    2. If the purchase is greater than $100, use the Expense Reimbursement program.

If you have questions about reimbursement, contact the Business Office at 940-9779 or

Standard Software on Faculty and Staff Computers

Mac Standard Software ~ Show Information

  • OS X 10.8
  • Microsoft Office 2011
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook
  • Safari
    • Flash Player
    • Silverlight Player
    • Shockwave Player
  • iLife
  • Adobe Reader
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Quicktime and iTunes
  • Symantec Antivirus

Windows Standard Software ~ Show Information

  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office 2010
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • OneNote
    • Access
    • InfoPath
  • Internet Explorer
    • Flash player
    • Silverlight player
    • Shockwave player
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Adobe Reader
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • QuickTime
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection

Other Software Options

Software: No Charge to Add to your Butler Computer ~ Show Information

  • CambridgeSoft ChemDraw Std (Requires Self-registration)
  • iLife *
  • Mathematica ** Mathematica Information
  • SciFinder *
  • SPSS SmartViewer (Viewing software) **

*Mac only
**PC only 

To have any of this software installed on your Butler computer, please contact the Help Desk. Be sure to include your name and the computer ID# of the device you wish the software to be installed on.

Software: License Purchasing Needed ~ Show Information

  • Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro) - Contact IT for Pricing(Requires 2 GB of Memory. Please confirm your system requirements with IT before ordering)
  • Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and Acrobat Pro) - Contact IT for Pricing* (Requires 2 GB of Memory. Please confirm your system requirements with IT before ordering)
  • Microsoft Project - $66 **
  • Microsoft Visio Professional - $61 **
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional - $71
  • Quark Xpress - $90
  • SPSS - $120 (Network license for Windows ONLY, contact purchasing for Mac licensing)

Prices listed are estimates.  Exact pricing can be acquired through the purchasing department at extension 9000. To purchase software that is not listed, contact Purchasing.

To purchase SPSS or Adobe Creative Suite, please email Katherine Smith ( Include the account number to be charged and the computer ID# that the software should be installed on. Katherine will begin the journal voucher process and create an IT service request to have the software installed.

To purchase any other software, please complete a computer requisition and include the client name and computer ID# of the computer to receive the installation. The completed requisition should be sent to the Purchasing department. You can find this form at BUfiles > General > Forms > Purchasing Forms > Computer Requsition.xls. 

*$150 if upgrading from Design Premium
**PC only