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Bad software is a huge liability to any company. All of the software used by your company should be trustworthy, and obtained from a reputable seller.

The Software Purchasing Policy includes guidelines for purchasing and obtaining all software, including freeware, shareware, open source, downloaded, or purchased software. Inclusion of this policy in your company manual will help to eliminate software and system issues by providing clear guidelines and software approval policies.

This procedure can easily be customized by replacing the tokens in brackets with applicable information, and by adding or deleting included brands and information. You can further edit this procedure by adding sections for specific software that is necessary to your business.

The “Software Purchasing Policy” is recommended to be included within the IT section of your Company Manual.

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