Information for Suppliers
Do you supply software or publish online resources?
Eduserv can help you to raise your profile, reduce costs and increase sales to universities and colleges in the UK and Ireland.
We have more than 20 years' experience of working closely with the academic community and understand their needs. Our close ties have given us a well-established network of contacts across the sector.
We work with suppliers to deliver pricing and licence terms and conditions that meet the specific needs of the academic community.
Eduserv will help your business to grow
- Breaking into the academic market will be quicker.
- Sales will be simpler and cost you less.
You may have heard of ‘Chest Agreements’ - what are they?
A Chest Agreement is a contract between a supplier and Eduserv, to licence your product to universities and colleges over a fixed period. It guarantees the licence terms and conditions and pricing. Each institution chooses whether to subscribe to an agreement if it suits their specific needs.
Universities and colleges recognise that Chest Agreements offer value for money and appropriate licence terms and conditions and will choose to participate whenever they can.
Before concluding an agreement we consult the academic community to satisfy ourselves that there is a demand for your products, that they are affordable and that take-up will be reasonable.
Advantages of having a Chest Agreement
- You will have just one point of contact for licence negotiation rather than separate ones at over 700 universities and colleges in the UK and Ireland.
- Our legal experts will save you time and money by drawing up the contract and a licence with appropriate terms and conditions that are trusted by the academic community.
- We promote our agreements in our weekly e-newsletters, which go directly to decision makers at all institutions, on our website and at events that target the academic community.
- We keep you up to date about new and changing product and licensing requirements with experts in the academic sector, at focus groups and other community meetings.
- We provide a Licence Helpdesk which helps to reduce your support costs.
Chest Agreements provide a wide range of products from many leading suppliers. Some agreements are also supported by software resellers and online resource service providers.
Our online resource (data) agreements offer journals, e-books, databases and learning materials.
A comprehensive range of desktop and server products, including general office applications, digital communications tools as well as specialist mathematical, statistical and geographical information applications are provided under our software agreements.
Please contact our Help Desk
Emerald has worked closely with Eduserv over a number of years. The benefits of our relationship include saving time and money, negotiation efficiencies, marketing, customer insight, and legal and licence expertise. We’ve increased our penetration of this important market significantly and reduced our cost of sale.Matthew Atkinson, Business Manager - UK and Ireland, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Chest Agreement Suppliers
This is a list of current suppliers, resellers and service providers.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Advanced Visual Systems Inc
American Psychological Association
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH
Brill Academic Publishers
CAS, American Chemical Society
Civica Services Ltd
Collins Bartholomew Ltd
Content Online Limited
Education Support Centre UK Ltd
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Euromonitor International plc
Exelis Visual Information Solutions
Jigsaw Systems Ltd
Global Graphics Software Ltd
IHS (Global) Limited
Isle of Man Government
License Dashboard Limited
Nielsen Book Services Ltd
Online Computer Library Center Inc
Phoenix Software Ltd
ProQuest Information and Learning Ltd
Pugh Computers Ltd
QSR International (UK) Ltd
Reed Business Information Ltd
Reed Elsevier Group plc
SAS Software Limited
Springer-Verlag London Ltd
Sterling Geophysical Surveys Ltd.
The American Mathematical Society
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The Institution of Engineering & Technology
The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Thomson Scientific, Inc
Waterloo Maple Inc.
Wolters Kluwer nv