Who Uses SPSS?

On-premise statistical solution that helps businesses of all sizes improve efficiency and mange risk via predictive analysis, big data deployment and library of machine-learning algorithms.

What Is SPSS?

Your organization has more data than ever, but spreadsheets and basic statistical analysis tools limit its usefulness. IBM SPSS Statistics software can help you find new relationships in the data and predict what will likely happen next. Watch IBM's free statistics video demo to learn how to easily access, manage and analyze data sets-without previous statistics experience; virtually eliminate time-consuming data prep; and quickly create, manipulate and distribute insights for decision making.

SPSS Details

IBM

http://www.ibm.com

Founded 1911

SPSS Pricing Overview

SPSS does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. SPSS paid version starts at US$1.00/one-time.

Starting Price

US$1.00/one-time

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Windows

Training

Not Offered

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Online

SPSS Features

Big Data Software
Collaboration
Data Blends
Data Cleansing
Data Mining
Data Visualisation
Data Warehousing
High Volume Processing
No-Code Sandbox
Predictive Analytics
Templates
Ad Hoc Reports
Ad hoc Analysis
Budgeting & Forecasting
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Dashboard
Key Performance Indicators
Predictive Analytics
Qualitative Analysis
Quantitative Analysis
Scorecarding
Strategic Planning
Data Extraction
Data Visualisation
Fraud Detection
Linked Data Management
Machine Learning
Predictive Modeling
Semantic Search
Statistical Analysis
Text Mining

SPSS Reviews

Showing 5 of 388 reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Service
4.1/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.2/5
Akshay A.
Social Media Manager
Internet, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/04/2020

"Gets You Results with a Reasonable Learning Curve"

Comments: I used this software for Market Research related applications and this helped me quickly complete the tests and save them as per how I wanted it.
In the projects I used it for, it gave out some interesting results and takeaways which helped in business planning.

Pros: 1. It literally covers just so many options of tests, from regression to anova and much more.
2. It's like a one stop destination for all queries related to data
3. Can handle massive amounts of data and inputs

Cons: 1. A manual/tips section within the software could have eased my learning curve to an extent.
2. UI/UX can be improved
3. High cost

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/04/2020
Verified Reviewer
Team lead manager
Consumer Goods, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/11/2019

"Best stats package with the ease of functionality and mechanism."

Comments: My overall experience with SPSS has been great and I strongly recommend it. It is very useful in market research and business analytics industry as most research projects deal with descriptive and multivariate statistical approach. I have been using SPSS for last ten years and it has provided very good functionality with each update and version. Overall I highly recommend this software package.

Pros: Very easy to use. High level functionality and easy to perform mechanisms. Fine way of operations. Can run anything from basic descriptive statistics to high level simulations. Easy to import data in different formats (csv, xls, sav, etc.). Data cleaning process are easily executed which includes missing value imputation, data recoding, and data restructuring. Very functional in running multivariate methods like exploratory factor analysis, ANOVA, linear regression, logistic regression, discriminant analysis, and MANCOVA. Most operations are done through interactive dashboard, which is hassle free. Overall it is a great statistical package to run different analysis at a very affordable price.

Cons: It is tedious to do multiple iterations using SPSS. Syntax functionality is low and lines of codes become exhaustive when you run monte carlo simulations. The most challenging aspect is to run simulations with large data sets. The support provided by the support team doesn't extend beyond technical support. SPSS requires add ons for running the simulations which cost extra to the users. Overall it is deficient in running certain simulations.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/11/2019
Verified Reviewer
Customer Service Representative
Research, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/05/2020

"SPSS is Value for Money"

Comments: I have used it to analyze data collected from market research for the services I offer. I am able to then make informed decisions from the trends I observe through the analyses.

Pros: As a student of the social sciences, I was expected to conduct research and calculate appropriate statistics in order to draw accurate conclusions. I became overwhelmed by the complex nature of these calculations. I was relieved to discover that, in the real world, I was not expected to calculate t-tests, ANOVA, chi-square (and countless others) manually. I remember having several aha moments during my Data Analysis course as we were taught the software step-by-step. This software has since become a mainstay in my personal and professional life. I once used it to analyze upwards of 300 questionnaires and was blown away at how easily and quickly I was able to compare the data. There were 6 demographic questions and I was able to breakdown responses based on each classification. It offers a wealth of statistical capabilities at the touch of a button.

Cons: It is intimidating at first. It is also rather expensive.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/05/2020
Grisell M.
Sociologa
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 9/03/2018

"Being in the field of Social Sciences is almost a requirement to get a complet analysis."

Comments: With SPSS it is possible to collect data, create statistics, analyze management decisions and much more. Gives the opportunity of doing complex analysis and take on prediction models.
The capacity of solving problems of applied statistics by brute force or by trying thousands of combinations to finally stay with what is believed to be the best for use.

Pros: The importance of capture and analyze data to create tables and graphs with complex data.
Its ability to manage large volumes of data and carrying out text analysis amog other formats.
Being able to use the statistical software, with descriptive statistics such as tabulation and crossover frequencies, and correlation tests.
The program allows you to take your data and easily create a wide variety of visual effects such as radial boxplots and density graphs.

Cons: In more complex programs you need to have programming knowledge, as well as to make the most laborious calculations.
In statistics, often contradictory results can be obtained between different tests.
It does not provide the expected results in the expected time.
It sometimes leads to unnecessary sophistication by allowing the use of complex techniques to answer simple questions. If the user does not have previous experience using SPSS or if their statistical knowledge is not up to date, it is difficult to understand which options to select. The results reports contain an excessive level of information.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 9/03/2018
Verified Reviewer
Employee
Government Administration, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 7/08/2019

"The Only Statistical Tool You Need"

Comments: SPSS has a learning curve in the beginning but after working out a few kinks, the program allows the user to do all their data needs.

Pros: I used SPSS to conduct my masters research into federal employee retention of millennials. The program was able to handle data points from all 15 federal agencies over 10 years along with 20 plus other data factors. SPSS made it easy to organize the data and execute stat checks on the research.

Cons: There were times where I had to consult an SPSS research guide in order to execute certain formulas. SPSS is a vast program but it can be a little daunting when you first start out.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 7/08/2019