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Information Technology Services (ITS) strives to provide an information environment that gives the University a strong foundation for meeting the diverse needs of departments and individuals. Software support is a critical part of our information environment. Below you will find a list of computer software that work well at Furman, and the level of support provided by ITS.

For software questions please contact the IT Service Center.


Software & Support Levels

To help you understand how well certain software fits at Furman, we have identified support levels for software on desktop computers and laptops. These levels range from extensive support for software that works well and is used by the broadest campus constituencies (baseline), to innovative software, which may only be used by a single individual.

  • Baseline – Fully supported by ITS, and supplied on Furman devices.
  • Specialty – Academic or administrative software required for curriculum or operations. Varying levels of support offered by specialists.
  • Innovative – Software being considered for use in courses or operations. Support is by specialists and may be limited due to time constraints.
  • Best effort - For all other software, ITS staff will make a reasonable attempt to help, but makes no guarantees about a successful resolution.

Additional information on support for web services, and administrative software applications can be found in the IT Service Catalog.

Student, Faculty, and Staff Owned Computers

Baseline - software supported by ITS. Priority is given to University-owned systems and student devices needing to connect to the campus network. Support for personally-owned devices is offered as workload permits. Troubleshooting may require drop-off at the IT Service Center.

Virus Protection

Supported and provided for student computers.

Microsoft Office 
(Mac or Windows)

Free download available with login using Furman credentials.

Faculty and staff purchase of standalone version for personal computer

Microsoft Windows 
OS upgrade

Faculty and staff purchase of standalone version for personal computer 
Supported, but not provided, for student computers.

Microsoft Windows 

Support focused on connection to the Furman network and work with Furman information services

Macintosh OS

Support focused on connection to the Furman network and work with Furman information services

Specialty software provided and supported by ITS. Support is offered on request by specialists within ITS.

Cisco AnyConnect

Provided via download for authorized users of Virtual Private Network access to Furman resources.

University owned Computers

Baseline software provided and supported by ITS.

Software TitleDescriptionLicense Type
Operating systemMac OS 10.12+ and Windows 10Provided on base image
Acrobat ReaderView PDF filesProvided on Windows base image
Trend MicroAntivirusProvide on base image
Microsoft OfficeOffice suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)Provided on base image
Microsoft AccessOffice database applicationProvided on Windows base image
Microsoft VisioOffice drawing applicationProvided on Windows base image
ChromeGoogle's internet browserProvided on base image
FirefoxMozille open source internet browserProvided on base image

Specialty software provided and supported by ITS. ITS specialists provide support upon request.

Software TitleDescriptionLicense Type
JMPStatistics applicationSite license - Furman computers
SASStatistics application
SPSSStatistics applicationSite license - Furman computers

Specialty software supported by ITS. This software are licenses funded by departments. Best effort support offered on request by ITS specialists.

Software TitleDescriptionLicense Type
Adobe Creative CloudIncludes Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat and moreDepartment
AquiferVideo effectsDepartment
ArcGISGeographical information systemDepartment
BasinsGeographical information systemDepartment
BioPacInstrumentation softwareDepartment
Boot CampDual boot for MacsFree
CamtasiaScreen records & video editorDepartment
CelestiaAstronomy softwareDepartment
CLEA Software suiteAstronomy modelingDepartment
ChemBio DrawChemistry drawing applicationDepartment
Cubase SEMIDI sequencing applicationDepartment
Cue Mix FXMusic applicationDepartment
Diet AnalysisNutrition applicationDepartment
Dine HealthyNutrition & healthDepartment
ERDAS ImagineGeospatial graphics (ArcGIS)Department
Eye-OneArt application for color managementDepartment
FinaleMusic composition applicationDepartment
Final Cut ProVideo editing softwareDepartment
Garage BandAudio applicationDepartment
GaussianMolecular modeling applicationDepartment
GimpGraphics designOpen Source
ImplanModeling applicationDepartment
ISIS Draw 2.5PhysicsFreeware
Logger Pro 3Scientific instrument applicationDepartment
MathematicaComputational applicationDepartment
MatLabMathematics applicationDepartment
MaximaComputer algebra applicationDepartment
MOTU Audio SetupElectronic Music utilityDepartment
MP4 ConverterAudio conversion toolDepartment
Nutri-calcNutrition analysis softwareDepartment
OctaveSymbolic algebra applicationFreeware
ParallelsWindows VM for MacsDepartment
Pasco Data StudioPhysics instrument controlDepartment
Peak ProAudio recording, editing and mastering applicationDepartment
Photoshop ElementsImage editing applicationDepartment
Populations GeneticsPopulation genetics study applicationDepartment
Practica MusicaEar training softwareDepartment
ProjectProject management applicationDepartment
QLabLive Show Control for MacXDepartment
QuickenFinancial analysisDepartment
ScifinderChemistry library search toolDepartment
Stat TransferData conversion applicationDepartment
StellariumPhysics/astronomy softwareDepartment
SwitchAudio conversionDepartment
TaxwiseProfessional tax softwareDepartment
TurboCADDesign/modeling appliationDepartment
UTHSCSA ImageTooImaging processing & analysisDepartment
Vector Works2D/3D Design applicationDepartment
Virtual EarthWeb mapping applicationDepartment
Visual MINTEQGeographic image manipulationFreeware
VLC Media PlayerMultimedia playbackFreeware
WMSWatershed modeling systemDepartment
Write & CiteUtility to use RefWorks with WordDepartment

Innovative software - limited support from ITS or other specialists as available.
Contact the IT Service Center if you would like to try something new.

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