At my current job with a large university we have a contractor with a company that takes care of purchasing all of our software. Its convenient and gives me one company to
blametalk to if something goes wrong.
Since I’ve been seriously looking at starting my own small business I was interested to see that a company is trying to offer some of the same features to small businesses. It is a company called Buypcsoft.com(http://www.buypcsoft.com). Buypcsoft.com’s selection is vast and always expanding, but if you can’t find what you want, you can e-mail buypcsoft.com personnel who will do their best to find the product in question and provide it at the Web site’s low prices.
It’s still not quite as good as free software that you can get anytime online, but for software you just have to buy(ie. Crystal Reports), this looks like a good option.