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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.

Key Facts


  • 3 year licence with fixed pricing
  • Full range of Maplesoft products and add-ons
  • Annual opt out without penalty included for Maple Learn add-on by default
  • Remote access with student distribution extension
  • Access from personal devices included for Maple Learn add-on by default
  • Price banding based on institution size
  • Now includes Overseas Campus option

Important Dates

Agreement start: 1 May 2018

Agreement end: 30 April 2023

Invoice date: one month in advance of the anniversary date of the licence

Commitment Period

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.

Licence Type

Site licence

There is an option to purchase the Student and Staff Distribution/Virtualisation Extension which allows students to access Maple on their personal computers, either by local installation or via virtualisation/remote access technology.

Eligible Institutions

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.

Background Information

This is a renewal of an agreement first negotiated in 2008 with an updated product range and enhanced bundles.

Product Information

Supplier Details

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.

Product Description

  • Maple - mathematics software tool providing a mathematical computation engine with integrated numerics and symbolics. Thousands of mathematical functions, hundreds of 2-D and 3-D plotting routines, and professional publishing tools. The Maple site licence includes MapleNet and Precalculus and Calculus Study Guides. In addition Teaching Calculus with Maple and Maple Player are available free of charge via the MapleSoft website and Maple Player for iPad is available via the Apple App store.

  • Maple Flow - an all-new whiteboard-style environment that allows engineers to easily brainstorm, develop, and document their design calculations. Specifically targeted at the simple to mid-range mathematics that make up the majority of engineering analysis, Maple Flow gives users a scratchpad-style environment that automatically keeps calculations live as they refine, reposition, and develop their work. For more information, watch the Introducing Maple Flow recorded webinar.

  • Maple Learn - Maplesoft's online tool for teaching and learning mathematics that puts all the visualisation, solving tools, and interactivity you want at your fingertips, while also giving you the flexibility to work through steps like you would on paper. To see some of what Maple Learn can do, explore the Maple Learn Example Gallery.

  • MapleSim - an advanced system-level modelling and simulation tool that applies modern techniques to dramatically reduce model development time, provide greater insight into system behaviour, and produce fast, high-fidelity simulations. With MapleSim, educators have an industry-proven tool to help bridge the gap between theory and practice, engaging students with complex, real-world examples and preparing them for the challenges they will face in industry. The site licence also includes MapleSim Connector and MapleSim Control Design Toolbox.

  • MapleSim add-on product: MapleSim Connector for FMI

  • Overseas Campus, On-site use Expand your Maplesoft Chest licence to cover on-site use at your overseas campuses. One licence is required for each main product to be covered overseas. Prices are based on Home Campus size. 

  • Student and Staff Distribution/Virtualisation Option allows institutions to do any and all of the following:

    • Distribution: You can distribute copies of the software to students and staff to install and use on their own, personally-owned computers. An internet connection is required to activate the software, but after that, the software can be used even when the user is off-line.
    • Virtualisation: You can allow students/staff to access Maplesoft software remotely, such as through a campus cloud, through flexible licence key sharing using Citrix® software or similar systems, or other means. The software is installed on University-owned computers, and students and staff can access it from any computer using an internet connection.

Maple 2022

Click on the image below to watch the recording of the 'Introducing Maple 2022 for Education & Research' webinar held on 14 April 2022.

Maplesoft Support Materials

Resources for Instructors & Students

Using Maple Beyond the Maths Department

Case Studies from UK Universities

Maple the ideal vehicle for algebra students at Bath University

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.

Advanced teaching benefits with control hardware and modeling software - University of Bristol

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.

Maplesoft presents Awards of Excellence to two University of Birmingham Students

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 University of Manchester Uses MapleSim in Robotics and Control Systems Courses

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 visualise the concepts they were learning. Learn more...

Service and Support


Click on the following links to access a free 15 day trial:

Product Documentation

Documentation is provided as pdf's and may be downloaded from the Maplesoft Documentation Center.

Training and Training Materials

Free on-line training is available from Maplesoft Training. In addition, a huge range of resource material is available on the Maplesoft Welcome Center.  

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.

Technical Support

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
Email: support@maplesoft.com

Supplier Web Address

Supplier home page: www.maplesoft.com

System Releases, New Versions and Functionality:

New releases, versions and functionality are included.


Platform availability and system requirements are available here: www.maplesoft.com/products/system_requirements.aspx

Method of Delivery of Product

Electronic download

Maplesoft's Privacy Policy


Terms and Conditions

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.

Licence Type

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.

Payment Terms

On receipt of a completed order, Sites will be invoiced for the first year of their licence. For each subsequent year, Sites will be invoiced one month in advance of the anniversary date of their licence.

There is monthly pro-rata charging for Sites which become licensed for add-on products partway through a licence year.

There are two fees associated with this agreement (this requires two Purchase Orders):

  • Chest Fee - Jisc will invoice you for this fee, a Purchase Order should be made out to Jisc, 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB. Chest is an Enterprise of Jisc.
  • Product Fee - Maplesoft will invoice you for this fee, a Purchase Order should be made out to Maplesoft Europe Ltd., The Officers’ Mess, Royston Road, Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QH.

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 Maplesoft 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.

Termination Clauses

For the Maple Learn add-on, Licensees may remove this product annually by giving notice not later than two months preceding the next subscription year.

At the end of the agreement period sites must remove Maple, along with any add-on products, from their systems.

Location and Use Permissions

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.

Students Yes
Academic Staff Yes
Non-Academic Staff Yes
Administration and management Yes
Staff home use rights No*
Student home use rights No*
Installation on Hosted Server Yes
Overseas Campus use Yes**

*This is with the exception of the Maple Learn add-on which includes access from personal devices by default.

**Overseas Campuses may use the software only if they purchase the Overseas Campus option. See the Products and Pricing tab for more information.

For Maple, along with any add-on products (excluding the Maple Learn add-on as this includes home use by default), the following applies:

No Home Use. This Licence Agreement includes home use of the Software for 100 lecturers. Student and other staff home use of the Software 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.

Personal Licences of Maple

Maple can be accessed from personal computers by students, either by local installation or via virtualisation/remote access technology, only if the Student and Staff Distribution/Virtualisation Extension has been purchased.

If the Student and Staff Distribution/Virtualisation 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.

Products and Pricing

Licence Term

Institutions commit for three years from when they start their licence. Pricing is in UK Pounds (£s) and excludes VAT which shall apply at the appropriate rate.

There are two fees associated with this agreement:

  • Chest Fee - there are no price bands and Jisc will invoice you for this fee
  • Product Fee - pricing is banded and Maplesoft will invoice you for this fee

In the UK prices are based on the size of institutions using Jisc Bands:

Site Size

Jisc Band

Large 1-4 and all Research Councils
Medium 5A, 5B, 6
Small 7-8
Very Small 9-10
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.

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.

Payment terms are shown on the Terms and Conditions Tab.

How to Order

Making a selection in the pricing tables will pass through to the online order form when you click on Order now (having logged in to the Chest website).

Please select both the appropriate Chest Fee and the Maplesoft product(s) you require when you order. Please also have your 2 Purchase Order numbers to hand, one made out to Jisc and one made out to Maplesoft, as these will be required as part of the online order process.

Note that, if you are ordering add-on products partway through a licence year, you only need to raise a Purchase Order made out to Maplesoft (there is no additional Chest Fee).

If you have any questions, please contact Chest Help.

Chest Fee

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