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Software Licensing Information Center (SLIC)

Welcome to SLIC, the Software Licensing Information Center at Johns Hopkins.

SLIC's mission is to ensure the availability of authorized and legal software at educational and volume licensed discounts to the Johns Hopkins community.

This site will provide you with information regarding software, software licenses, who can purchase, and how to purchase via SPARS

Please visit the FAQ for more information.

What's New?


FREE Comodo SSL certificates! Johns Hopkins is now a subscriber to the InCommon Certificate Service. This service allows us to request high assurance SSL certificates issued by Comodo for domains registered to Johns Hopkins. For no fee, Comodo certificates can be requested from the SPARS web site.


Matlab update: We have added additional toolboxes to the Mathworks TAH license, please click on the Matlab link to the left for information


SQL Server 2012 is now available, please click on the licensing guide to the left.


Mathematica is FREE to faculty, staff, and Students - please see the Mathematica info below.

The first thing you’ll see when you open Microsoft Office is a clean, new look. But the features you know and use are still there—along with some new ones that are huge time savers. The new Office also works with smartphones, tablets, and in the cloud, even on PCs that don’t have Office installed. So now you can always get to your important files, no matter where you are or what you’re using.

Visit the Microsoft website for more info.


Create professional documents and presentations with the most-used productivity software for the Mac. And since Office for Mac 2011 is compatible with Office for Windows, you can work on documents with virtually anyone, anywhere.

Visit the Microsoft website for more info.


SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions provide comprehensive functionality that can empower users to make effective, informed decisions based on solid data and analysis. All users, from the high-end analyst to the casual business user, can have access to the information they need. SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions can empower teams to achieve remarkable results by allowing anyone in the organization self-service access to relevant information.  With these powerful solutions, users can access, format, analyze, navigate, and share information across the enterprise.

SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions enable:

  • Advanced analytics
  • Dashboards and visualization
  • Information infrastructure
  • Query, reporting, and analysis
  • Reporting
  • Search and navigation

Visit the SAP Business Objects site for more information on the product.

Please click here to know more information on enterprise licensing agreement of Johns Hopkins for the Business Objects Products.

It's Windows reimagined built upon the solid foundation of Windows 7 speed and reliability. Windows 8 is great for businesses because it is designed to deliver the experiences people will love and the enterprise-grade capabilities that IT departments need.
Windows 8 is ready for business - delivering the power and familiarity you want, along with new ways for people to interact with line of business apps, and support for more mobile devices.

Learn more about Windows 8 by visiting the

Microsoft website.



Almost any workflow involves computing results, and that's what Mathematica does—from building a hedge-fund trading website or publishing interactive engineering textbooks, to developing embedded image-recognition algorithms or teaching calculus.

Mathematica is renowned as the world's ultimate application for computations. But it's much more—it's the only development platform fully integrating computation into complete workflows, moving you seamlessly from initial ideas all the way to deployed individual or enterprise solutions.

Visit the Mathematica website  to request your free copy of Mathematica. For questions/issues, please email 



Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 software delivers a whole new experience for digital media creation, enabling you to work lightning fast and reach audiences wherever they may be. Now, for the first time, CS applications are also available through Adobe Creative Cloud™, giving you the flexibility to download and install them at any time. Plus, access additional applications, publishing services, and new products and features as they are released.

Visit the Adobe website for more information.


Adobe® Acrobat® XI Pro is more than just the leading PDF converter. It's packed with smart tools that give you even more power to communicate. Easily, seamlessly, brilliantly. Acrobat Pro is covered under a site license, which means you can log into Spars and purchase the DVD only and install this on any Hopkins owned machine.

Visit the Adobe website for more information.

Looking for other software products? Log into SPARS to see what else is available.