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Anonymous User
Real User
Business Intelligence Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2018

What is most valuable?

I think the ease of use in the user interface is the best part of it. The ability to customize some of my streams with R and Python has been very… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are that this product makes us a more efficient sales staff. We're reducing the inefficiencies in the buying patterns of our… more»

What needs improvement?

Like I said, I'm really excited about the enhanced visualization that I know is coming down the pipeline. That, to me, has always been the biggest… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I came to the World of Watson Conference in 2015, and when I saw SPSS Modeler and what it could do, I just sampled it, and it really, to me, spoke… more»

What other advice do I have?

I'd give it a nine out of 10. I really think that for someone who is not the strongest programmer on the planet, but is trying to learn and trying… more»
ScottMiller
Real User
IT Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2018

What is most valuable?

All the statistical models that you are able to access. We have integration where you can write third-party apps. This… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided us a lot of small wins that we could bring to our leadership and it has given them confidence with what we… more»

What needs improvement?

The platform that you can deploy it on needs improvement because I think it is Windows only. I do not think it can run off… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost can be a consideration or a factor when looking to try to deploy to more people. Everybody has to be cost conscious… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using Excel and beating the heck out of it. We realized with Excel reaching its limits that we need to find out… more»

What other advice do I have?

Once you get to the limits of Excel, then you go out and get your pick. Go with a product you know and a vendor you… more»
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Jerry Crabb
Real User
Director of Engineering at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 20 2018

What is most valuable?

* The ability to quickly prototype. * The integration into all the existing environments. * The ability to not have to manage a lot of code.

How has it helped my organization?

We are creating models and putting them into production much faster than we would if we had gone with a strictly, code-based solution, like R or… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like better integration into the Weather Company solution. I have raised a couple of concerns about this integration and having more time… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The organization did not have a solution before this one. I was familiar with SPSS having worked there. I knew its capabilities and got them… more»

What other advice do I have?

Take your time and do some PoCs with this solution and other solutions. At the end of the day, you will be highly impressed with SPSS capabilities… more»
Greg Michael
Real User
Dealer Analytics Product & Services Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 26 2018

What is most valuable?

I don't use it for governance and security issues or for visual modeling. For data visualization we use ThoughtSpot, Tableau, Power BI. In terms of the graphic capability, those are existing platforms that have a larger user base, so it's… more»

What needs improvement?

I really can't think of anything off the top of my head because I feel like I'm under utilizing it as it is, because we're doing specific things. Two or three years ago, I would've said R and Python integration, but they've done that.

What other advice do I have?

It's a solution that was available when I entered the role. I have heard from others who were in the process of trying to start from ground-zero, and the tendency for them is to go with open-source because of the revenue model, obviously. I… more»
Altan Atabarut, M Sc.
Real User
Founding Partner at Altdata Analytics
Nov 03 2018

What is most valuable?

* Automated data cleansing, transformations and imputation of missing data. * Some basic form of feature engineering for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Pretty much the automated modeling process helps us to get going so quickly. * A lot of jobs that are stuck in Excel due… more»

What needs improvement?

* Formula writing is not straightforward for an Excel user. Totally new set of functions, and it takes time to learn and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

When you are close to end of quarter, IBM and its partners can get you 60% to 70% discounts, so literally wait for the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used SAS Enterprise Guide and Enterprise Miner. Compared to those, SPSS Modeler is easier to learn and utilize. when… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do not dive into the server directly. It is very hefty for just doing calculations that can already be done by SQL Server… more»
Ionut Brandusoiu, PhD
Real User
Quantitative Researcher at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Extremely easy to use, it offers a generous selection of proprietary machine learning algorithms with advanced tuning… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Customer related tasks, such as: lifetime value, acquisition, retention, cross-sell and up-sell, segmentation. Fraud… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be beneficial if the tool would include more well-known machine learning algorithms. However, IBM already started… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Having in mind all four tools from Garner’s top quadrant, the pricing of this tool is competitive and it reflects the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used MatLab before and switched because of the ease of use and continued to use it because of the integration with… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a great tool even for an individual with no or basic predictive modeling experience. Due to the very detailed online… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Vp, Data And Analytics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2018

What is most valuable?

We are big-time into data analytics. AI is another area which we want to start looking at. Digital banking is important. We are looking more into… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our go-live process has changed compared to the previously programmatic code based process. It’s not just the time to go-live but it’s also the… more»

What needs improvement?

New features are always welcome, but I’m not the core person. A separate team can comment on this, but not me.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We already had SAS, we had R. It’s all legacy and it’s all homegrown. But we had an IBM shop also.

What other advice do I have?

I would say, look through every product in the market, like we do, and try to pick what works best.
Michael Mance
Real User
Analyst at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 20 2018

What is most valuable?

It handles large data better than the previous system that we were using, which was basically Excel and Access. We serve upwards of 300,000 parts… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This is a new installation for us. We have not implemented it fully. It is going live now. Therefore, the impacts have yet to be determined. We are… more»

What needs improvement?

The speed of the system could be improved, but I think that will be fixed once we get our data in line. I do not what additional features that I… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, we were using an ad hoc system that we developed in-house. It was based on Access databases spitting data back into Excel.

What other advice do I have?

SPSS and TM1 are so versatile that it depends on how you set it up within your company and with whomever guides them through it, because it is so… more»
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