This agreement provides a site licence for the Maplesoft product family of advanced mathematical and analytical software. Using Maple's mathematical computation engine with integrated numerics and symbolics users can solve mathematical problems and create technical applications.
Agreement start: 1 May 2018
Agreement end: 30 April 2023
Invoice date: one month in advance of the anniversary date of licence
Institutions may participate at any time during the 5 year period; however, they will be bound by the terms and conditions, including payments for three years from their enrolment.
There is an option to purchase the Student Distribution Extension which allows students to access Maple personal computers using a thin client network (e.g. Citrix) or using remote access software (e.g. PCAnywhere).
This Agreement is available to Institutions of Higher and Further Education in the UK and Research Councils in the United Kingdom, and to Higher and Further Education Institutions (Third Level Colleges) in the Republic of Ireland.
This is a renewal of an agreement first negotiated in 2008 with an updated product range and enhanced bundles.
Licensor: Waterloo Maple Inc., acting through its Trading Division “Maplesoft”, an Ontario, Canada based company with offices at 615 Kumpf Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2V 1K8, Canada
Student and Staff Distribution/Virtualisation Option allows institutions to do any and all of the following:
Maplesoft’s mathematics software, Maple, is being used at Bath University to provide a framework for the teaching of complex mathematics problem solving and for students to complete course work and assessment. Read more here.
Use of a Quanser design control system is challenging students at Bristol University to look beyond the immediate project confines to find new solutions, whilst MapleSim modeling software is aiding postgraduate students in the development of robotic systems. Read on here.
The scholarships provide monetary assistance for three years to each student for their graduate studies. They were selected from a group of students that was instrumental in encouraging and contributing to the use of technology in various undergraduate courses at the university. Read the press release
The Challenge: A professor at the University of Manchester was seeking the best modeling and simulation software solution to help students in his Robotics and Control Systems courses visualize the concepts they were learning. Learn more...
A free 30 day single user evaluation copy of Maple is available – contact Chest Help to organise
Documentation is provided as pdf's and may be downloaded from the Maplesoft Documentation Center
Free on-line training is available from Maplesoft Training. In addition, a huge range of resource material is available on the Maplesoft Welcome Center Academic.
This agreement does not include the provision of training and training materials other than the built-in examples. Group training is available from Maplesoft at normal rates.
Maplesoft will provide telephone advice and support to the nominated technical Contact and/or his/her Deputy at Licensed Institutions during normal business hours. Maplesoft support can be contacted at:
Phone: 01223 828989
Supplier home page: www.maplesoft.com
New releases, versions and functionality are included.
Platform availability and system requirements are available here: www.maplesoft.com/products/system_requirements.aspx
The Chest Order, together with the Licence Terms and Conditions, and any exceptions listed below, create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor. Therefore please read the terms and conditions carefully and only submit a Chest Order if its terms and conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown.
This Site licence is subject to the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.
Copying of the Software is allowed in accordance with the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.
On receipt of a completed order, Sites will be invoiced by Maple for the first year of the licence. For each subsequent year, Sites will be invoiced one month in advance of the anniversary date of their licence.
All terms contained in a PO are expressly rejected and do not form part of the Licence or vary the Licence terms in any way.
Sites may, if they wish, pay a single charge to Maple to cover their commitment period (3 years). Please advise Chest Help if you would like to do this.
Payments are due within thirty days of invoice dates; recipients of late payments are entitled to interest in accordance with UK statutory provisions.
At the end of the agreement period sites must remove the Maple and /or MapleSim. software, along with any add-ons, from their systems.
The product(s) may be used by any Authorised User of the Licensee for Educational Purposes which includes the administration and management of the licensee’s educational and research operations. These permissions are described in the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.
|Administration and management||Yes|
|Staff home use rights||No|
|Student home use rights||No|
|Installation on Hosted Server||Yes|
|Overseas Campus use||Yes*|
*Overseas Campuses may use the software only if they purchase the Overseas Campus option. See Product and Pricing tab for more information
The use of the Product for the administration and management of the Licensee’s educational and research operations is permitted under this Licence.
No Home Use. This Licence Agreement includes home use for 100 lecturers for Maple or MapleSim. Student and other staff home use of Maple and MapleSim is not included, unless the Student & Staff Distribution/Virtualisation Extension has been purchased by the Licensee.
Hosted Servers. Other than inclusive home use for up to 100 lecturers, the Licence Agreement excludes home use of the Software on personal computers so hosted installations cannot allow this use, unless the Student & Staff Distribution/Virtualisation Extension has been purchased by the Licensee.
File Servers. You may install the Software on computer file server(s) within your internal network for use of the Software initiated by an individual from a computer within the same internal network only (that is, not VPN or remotely accessible). You cannot install or access (either directly or through commands, data or instructions) the Software from or to a computer that is not part of your internal network. Operations not initiated by an individual user (for example, automated server processing) are not allowed.
Hosted server software (for example, Citrix, Remote Desktop/Terminal Services, etc). The Software may be installed and used on a hosted server software server for direct usage by users (no automated, programmatic, or scripted usage), providing the users are using the Software on a Licensee owned or operated computer.
Maple can be accessed from personal computers by students using a thin client network (e.g. Citrix, etc) or using remote access software (e.g. PCAnywhere, etc) only if the Student Distribution Extension has been purchased.
If the Student Distribution Extension has not been purchased then students may purchase a Personal Licence for £75 (excluding delivery and VAT) directly from Maplesoft.
Academic staff can apply for a free home use licence for Maple and the Maple Toolboxes by applying to Maplesoft who will issue a single user Purchase Code.
Prices are in GBP £ and exclude VAT.
In the UK prices are based on size of institutions using Jisc Bands:
|Large||1-4 and all Research Councils|
|Medium||5A, 5B, 6|
|Associate Sites||Variable on request|
In the Republic of Ireland universities and third Level colleges have been placed in similar bands based on their full time equivalent student numbers. See: Ireland Price Bands.
Licences commence for 3 years from the date of countersignature of the licence by Maple. Maplesoft will invoice for the licence fees.
Pricing is fixed for three years of a site's licence and for the first three years of the agreement. However, Maplesoft has a right of review of pricing three years in to the agreement; in this case prices may rise but by no more than compound inflation.
The Chest fee is £300 plus VAT per annum or £810 if all three years are paid upfront (there are no price bands). Please select the appropriate Chest Fee from the bottom of the lists when you order. JISC will invoice for the Chest Fee.
Payment terms are shown on the Terms and Conditions Tab
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