Software Review and Approval Process


 All Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) require an approved Technology Approval Process Request (TAPREQ) review.  An approved TAPREQ includes reviews and approvals from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) by Enterprise Architecture and the EIR Accessibility offices.  These required reviews ensure the product or service complies with university policies and standards.

EIR includes any resource accessed through a computer or mobile device and related vendor/partner services, including but not limited to:

  • software,
  • cloud-based applications,
  • subscriptions to on-line platforms,
  • web services,
  • websites (including free or trial use packages),
  • website development,
  • electronic documents and videos

The link below will take you to the Technology Acquisition Helper tool for more information and instructions on how to complete the process, if needed:

If you would like to check on the status of your request or have questions on the TAPREQ process, please reach out to:

OIT Help Desk at 817-272-2208

EIR Accessibility at 817-272-0932,

Enterprise Architecture at 817-272-7094,

If you will use a requisition for a technology purchase, the TAPREQ should be completed prior to creating the requisition in UTShare.  Include a copy of the ServiceNow approval email with your requisition so that Procurement will be able to process your request. Procurement cannot proceed with a purchase until all approvals are in place.

If you will use your ProCard for a technology purchase, an additional Business Affairs Exception Tracker (BAET) approval is required as these purchases are generally prohibited on the ProCard. The TAPREQ approval is required prior to, and should be attached to, your BAET request.