Software Acquisition

In an effort to provide continuous improvement and high quality of services regarding all of LSU’s software acquisition needs, Information Technology Services in collaboration with the Digital Resource & Content Committee (DRC), IT Governance Council, and Procurement has introduced a streamlined software acquisition process. 

The new software acquisition process removes redundant steps, increases overall process efficiency, and provides LSU Faculty and Staff with a more seamless process. Information security, protection of university data, and ensuring LSU is using software products that meet accessibility standards are the fundamental drivers for review of software acquisitions. An additional benefit of the review is to ensure that LSU funds are used efficiently, and duplication of software purchases are reduced where possible.

This process requires the requestor to only complete one web-based form available from the ITS Customer Self-Service Portal that will cover the information needed for DRC, Data Steward, and Security approvals. Once the approval process is complete within the ITS Customer Self-Service Portal, an approval document will be generated to be used with the appropriate procurement method. 

To submit a software request, you will log in to the customer portal with your myLSU username and password and requests will automatically route for all approvals. 

Please reach out to with any inquiries regarding this implementation.