what we do at Scomis

Software & Licences

Scomis are able to supply a range of software used within schools, in both the admin and curriculum areas.

Please be aware that it is the school’s responsibility to keep an inventory of licences purchased by the school for audit purposes.

Microsoft Licences provided through Scomis are Volume Licences.  The licence key provided by Scomis from Microsoft to activate these licences is only compatible with the Volume CD provided through Scomis (The licence key will not work with any pre-installed software supplied elsewhere). These are our most commonly requested licences, so if you require any licences not on this list, please contact us and we will provide you with a quote.

Licences purchased through Scomis are only suitable for schools who use the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) as their Internet Service Provider.  Schools moving away from the SWGfL will require purchasing new licenses from a different provider.



Office 2013 Professional Licence            £53.96*
Office Professional CD      (Licence not included – please state version when ordering)             £11.00*

Office Professional includes Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher.

Office 2013 Standard Licence                 £41.48*
Office Standard CD         (Licence not included – please state version when ordering)               £11.00*

Office Standard includes Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.


Please note that the following licence is an upgrade licence and requires a full Windows licence to already be held for the PC in question.

Windows 8 Professional Upgrade Licence –  £48.67*
Windows 8 Professional Upgrade CD    Not currently available – Scomis still recommend installing Windows 7
Windows 7 Professional Upgrade CD – £11.00*

Windows Server Standard 2012 Standard Edition Licence – Price on request
Windows Server Standard 2012 CD – £TBC*
Windows Server Standard 2008 CD – £TBC*
Windows Server 2012 CAL Device CAL) – £5.42*
Windows Server 2012 CAL (User CAL) – £5.42*

Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL (Device CAL) – £18.79*
Windows Remote Desktop Services CAL (User CAL) – £18.79*

** Windows 7, Server 2012 & 2008,  Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 require a SWGfL Internet connection in order to activate against the Scomis licensing server.  The connection will be required for initial activation and periodically within each products individual licensing scheme (usually once every 180 days).  If the device cannot be connected to the SWGfL network, this type of licence will not be suitable for the device. A retail version of the software product would be best suited for the device.

Microsoft prohibits the Scomis licensing server (Key Management Server) from being publicly be available i.e. from the public internet.  Therefore it will only accessible from within the SWGfL private network.  Currently Scomis can only provide licences for Windows 7 & 8, Server 2008 & 2012, Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 without individual product keys that instead use a central KMS issued activation.

The above products are only compatible with devices operating on Microsoft Windows Platforms. Please ensure your systems are compatible before ordering.
How to order the licences/CDs above

If you would like to go ahead and order some licences please raise an official order. This order can be faxed to Scomis on 01392 385302, emailed to scomis@devon.gov.uk or posted to Scomis, Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton, Exeter, EX2 7NL.

Please note that our suppliers update their prices on a monthly basis. If there is a delay between receiving the quote and placing an order, then the price may have changed.

Licences are emailed directly to you from our supplier Software Box Ltd. Please ensure that you keep a copy of this email as proof that you hold the licences. Please be aware that it is the school’s responsibility to keep an inventory of licences purchased by the school for audit purposes.