1 May 2018 -30 April 2023 Print

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
  • Remote access with student distribution extension
  • Price banding based on institution size

Important dates

Agreement start date: 1 May 2018
Agreement end date: 30 April 2023

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.

Maplesoft 2013-18

Please note, these details are for the Maplesoft 2018 – 23 Chest Agreement. If you require information regarding the 2013-18 Maplesoft Chest Agreement, please contact Chest Help.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Owner: Waterloo Maple Inc.

Supplier: Waterloo Maple Inc.

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 web site and Maple Player for iPad is available via Apple App store.

  • Maple add-on products - Maple Grid Computing Toolbox

  • MapleSim - site licence includes: MapleSim Connector, MapleSim Connector for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ and MapleSim Control Design Toolbox

  • MapleSim add-on products: MapleSim Connector for dSPACE® Systems, MapleSim Connector for VI-CarRealTime™, MapleSim Connector for B&R Automation Studio, MapleSim Connector for FMI, MapleSim Tire Library and MapleSim Driveline Library

Pricing and Ordering


Annual Pricing excluding VAT.

See below for Site sizes

Maple and associated products

Site size Large
Very small
£7,880  £7,315 £5,505  £3,940 
Maple Grid Computing Toolbox
£3,940 £3,660 £2,750  £1,970

MapleSim and optional associated products

*MapleSim requires Maple

Site size Large Medium Small Very small
MapleSim* £7,880 £7,315 £5,505 £3,940
MapleSim Connector for FMI  £3,155 £2,925 £2,205 £1,575

Student and Staff Distribution/Virtualisation extension

This allows Maple to be deployed using remote access from file servers or hosted server software. In addition Maple and MapleSim can be distributed to all staff and students for home use.

Site size Large Medium Small Very small


£2,180 £1,645 £1,185

Site Sizes

Site size is based on JISC Bands as follows:

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

Third level colleges in the Republic of Ireland have been placed in similar bands based on their full time equivalent student numbers. See: Ireland Price Bands

Eduserv fee is £300 plus VAT per annum or £810 if all three years are paid upfront  (no banding).

Licences commence for 3 years from the date of countersignature of the licence by Maple.

Pricing is fixed for three years of a site's licence and for the first three years of the agreement. However, there is a right of review of pricing three years in to the agreement but prices may rise by no more than compound inflation.

Payment Terms

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 the Agreement. Purchase orders and payments for the licence fee must be made out to 'Maplesoft'. Invoices are payable within 30 calendar days of the date of invoice.

Price is fixed at time of sign-up to the Agreement for the full term of the 3-year licence.

Sites may, if they wish, pay a single charge to Maple to cover their commitment period (3 years). 

The Chest Fee is payable to Eduserv.  Purchase orders should be made out to 'Eduserv' for this element of the licence only.

Agreement Period

Start date: 01 May 2018 End date: 30 April 2023

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.

How to Order

  1. Read the licence terms and conditions
  2. Download, complete and sign the Chest Order Form
  3. Complete one Purchase Order made out to Maplesoft, Broers Building, 21 J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA for the product licence pricing.
  4. Complete one Purchase Order made out to Eduserv for the Eduserv Fee
  5. Return the completed licence form and Waterloo Maple Inc. and Eduserv Purchase Orders: 
  • By email to: Chest Help
  • Or by post to:
    Royal Mead
    Railway Place
    BA1 1SR

Licence Information

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.

Termination Clauses

At the end of the agreement period sites must remove the Maple and /or Maple T.A. software, along with any add-ons, from their systems.

Location and Use Permissions

Students Yes
Academic Staff Yes
Non-Academic Staff Yes
Staff home use rights* No
Student home use rights* No
Access via Citrix, Terminal Server Yes

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.

Personal Licences

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.

Service and Support


A free 30 day single user evaluation copy of Maple is available – contact Chest Help to organise

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 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.

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
Fax: 01223 828990 

Supplier Web Address

Supplier home page:

System releases, new versions and functionality:

New releases, versions and functionality are included.


Platform availability and system requirements are available here:

Method of delivery of product

Electronic download

Get in touch

0300 121 0878

Chest Agreement General

Calls to 0300 numbers are charged at the same rate as calls to normal home or business landlines.

Contact Form

Chest Help

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