SPSS Releases Newest Version of Its Iconic Statistical Software

2008-07-15 08:00:00

SPSS Statistics 17.0 Extends Power of Predictive Analytics to All

Users, Improves Productivity and Analysis with New Research and

Reporting Tools

CHICAGO–(EMWNews)–SPSS Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS), a leading worldwide provider of Predictive

Analytics software and solutions, today announced SPSS Statistics 17.0,

the latest version of its market-leading software suite used by

commercial, government and academic organizations to solve business and

research problems.

SPSS Statistics 17.0 software analyzes information quickly, effectively

presents results with high-quality tabular and graphical outputs, takes

advantage of SPSS deployment capabilities to share results, and easily

integrates with other SPSS Predictive Analytics products and existing

customer infrastructures.

Bob Dutcher, vice president of product marketing at SPSS, said, SPSS

Statistics software continues to remain the top choice in

classrooms and boardrooms around the world. SPSS Statistics 17.0

combines groundbreaking new features and makes it easier for any type of

user from the novice to the expert

to perform data-driven research and statistical analysis. SPSS has once

again created a product that puts data at the heart of decision making.

SPSS Statistics 17.0 improves utilization and productivity with new and

enhanced features in data access, data preparation, analysis and

reporting. With the Custom Dialog Builder, Syntax Editor and new

visualization functionality, SPSS Statistics 17.0 makes it even easier

for all users to quickly and accurately analyze data and create

professional analytical presentations and reports.

Larry Curd, platform engineer at Gallup, the renowned global management

consulting and research firm, said, Todays

business environment mandates that technology delivers results and

provides a significant return on investment. SPSS Statistics 17.0

accomplishes both for Gallup, where we use the product on a daily basis

to retrieve, clean, prepare and present data for our largest projects.

Major advancements in functionality and accessibility make it even

easier for us to use data to drive critical business processes, and

create powerful presentations and reports that ultimately impact our

bottom line.

Dr. Brian Robertson, director of research at Market Decisions LLC, a

full-service public policy and survey research firm headquartered in

Portland, Maine, said, SPSS Statistics 17.0

is extremely user friendly and makes it even easier for me to fulfill my

daily programming responsibilities. Enhanced visualization capabilities

allow me to quickly create powerful and compelling images for important

reports the majority of which are

commissioned by local, state and federal government agencies and funded

by public tax dollars. The research we produce with SPSS Statistics 17.0

leads to quality and process improvements in areas such as health

insurance, environmental control, public health, labor and vocational

rehabilitation.

New SPSS Statistics 17.0 software functionality includes:

Improved Research and Reporting Tools

Programmers and analysts are able to do their jobs quicker and more

efficiently with improved research and reporting tools. New multiple

imputation capabilities allow users to fill in missing values and create

more complete data sets. The Syntax Editor eliminates errors commonly

associated with syntax-driven analysis. The improved integration with

Microsoft Office allows users to easily export results and quickly

create reports and presentations.

Greater Accessibility for Beginners; Increased Functionality for

Experts

SPSS Statistics 17.0 was designed to meet every users

need from the novice, non-statistician to

the experienced analyst. The new Custom Dialogue Builder creates

interfaces matching users skills sets and

responsibilities, enabling them to meet their unique data management and

analysis requirements. Improvements in usability make it easier for

multiple functions across an organization to maximize analytical

resources by sharing output and applying it to other applications. The

new version also includes an RFM (Recency, Frequency and Monetary)

interface that enables marketing professionals to quickly and easily

produce behavioral pattern analysis of customers.

Improved Visualization Capabilities

SPSS Statistics 17.0 users now have many more options to choose from to

visualize data. The templates in this new version provide an assortment

of visualizations from basic, static charts

to advanced, three-dimensional graphics

allowing organizations to view results using approaches that are more

compelling and understandable. With these new graphic capabilities,

users can quickly access persuasive and gripping representations of data

with a drag-and-drop visual design interface that requires no graphical

programming language skills.

Easier Enterprise Integration, Deployment and Management

Deeper integration with the SPSS Predictive Enterprise Services platform

and SPSS Predictive Analytics data mining technology allows users to

streamline analytic processes across the enterprise. Also, SPSS

Statistics 17.0 provides extended administration tools that allow

organizations to more effectively deploy SPSS Statistics in

client/server configurations for teams and departments, giving them

greater control over configuration, control, troubleshooting and

measurement.

Availability

SPSS Statistics 17.0 will be available in Q3 2008 across the major

computing platforms Microsoft®

Windows®, Apple®

Mac® OS®

X and Linux®. To

view the entire list of enhancements in SPSS Statistics 17.0, please

visit http://www.spss.com/statistics.

About SPSS Statistics Software

SPSS Statistics is the leading software suite used by commercial,

government and academic organizations worldwide to solve business and

research problems. Businesses rely on SPSS Statistics for administrative

research, human resources and resource planning; medical, scientific,

clinical and social science research; planning and forecasting; quality

improvement; reporting and ad hoc decision making; and enterprise-level

analytic application development. It remains THE choice of

academia. Ninety percent of the top U.S. universities feature SPSS in

their classrooms to prepare students for the challenges theyll

later face throughout their professional careers.

About SPSS Inc.

SPSS Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS) is a leading global provider of Predictive

Analytics software and solutions. The companys

Predictive Analytics technology improves business processes by giving

organizations forward visibility for decisions made every day. By

incorporating Predictive Analytics into their daily operations,

organizations become Predictive Enterprises

able to direct and automate decisions to meet business goals and achieve

a measurable competitive advantage. More than 250,000 public sector,

academic and commercial customers rely on SPSS technology to help

increase revenue, reduce costs and detect and prevent fraud. Founded in

1968, SPSS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For more information,

please visit www.spss.com.

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SPSS
Bob Reczek, 312/651-3292
breczek@spss.com

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