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SPSS Releases Newest Version of Its Iconic Statistical Software

  • 16 July, 2008 13:29

<p>SPSS Statistics 17.0 Extends Power of Predictive Analytics to All Users, Improves Productivity and Analysis with New Research and Reporting Tools</p>
<p>SYDNEY - 16 July, 2008 - 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 organisations to solve business and research problems.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.”</p>
<p>SPSS Statistics 17.0 improves utilisation and productivity with new and enhanced features in data access, data preparation, analysis and reporting. With the Custom Dialog Builder, Syntax Editor and new visualisation 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.</p>
<p>Larry Curd, platform engineer at Gallup, the renowned global management consulting and research firm, said, “Today’s 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.”</p>
<p>New SPSS Statistics 17.0 software functionality includes:</p>
<p>Improved Research and Reporting Tools</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Greater Accessibility for Beginners; Increased Functionality for Experts</p>
<p>SPSS Statistics 17.0 was designed to meet every user’s 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 organisation 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.</p>
<p>Improved Visualisation Capabilities</p>
<p>SPSS Statistics 17.0 users now have many more options to choose from to visualise data. The templates in this new version provide an assortment of visualisations — from basic, static charts to advanced, three-dimensional graphics — allowing organisations 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.</p>
<p>Easier Enterprise Integration, Deployment and Management</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>About SPSS Statistics Software</p>
<p>SPSS Statistics is the leading software suite used by commercial, government and academic organisations 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 they’ll later face throughout their professional careers.</p>
<p>About SPSS Inc.</p>
<p>SPSS Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS <http:> - News <http:> ) is a leading global provider of Predictive Analytics software and solutions. The company’s Predictive Analytics technology improves business processes by giving organisations forward visibility for decisions made every day. By incorporating Predictive Analytics into their daily operations, organisations 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 <http:></http:> .</http:></http:></p>

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