IBM SPSS Modeler Room for Improvement

Business Intelligence Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 flaw in using this. It's very difficult to get good visualization. I think mapping for geographic data would also be a really great thing to be able to use. Also, I think it could be marketed better, actually. I think there's a lot of confusion among customers about whether they should be using SPSS Modeler, or DSX. And even some of the partners I've spoken to about it, they've given me some conflicting opinions on which one I should be using at my level of scale. View full review »
IT Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees
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 a Red Hat, like the server products. I am pretty sure it is Windows and AIX only. Every company is looking at solutions that go towards Red Hat, so if that is not offered, that would be one thing. View full review »
Jerry Crabb
Director of Engineering at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like better integration into the Weather Company solution. I have raised a couple of concerns about this integration and having more time series capabilities. View full review »
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Greg Michael
Dealer Analytics Product & Services Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
Founding Partner at Altdata Analytics
* Formula writing is not straightforward for an Excel user. Totally new set of functions, and it takes time to learn and teach. * Automating procedures: Writing macros is not easy and difficult to learn. * It is not integrated with Qlik, Tableau, and Power BI. Unfortunately… * Expensive to deploy solutions. You need to buy an extra deployment unit. View full review »
Vp, Data And Analytics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
New features are always welcome, but I’m not the core person. A separate team can comment on this, but not me. View full review »
Michael Mance
Analyst at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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 would like to see in the next release as I am still learning the features in this release! View full review »
Miguel Villalobos
Director - Institute of Advanced Analytics at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I understand that it takes some time to incorporate some of the new algorithms that have come out in the last few months, in the literature. For example, there is an algorithm based on how ants search for food. And there are some algorithms that have now been developed to complement rules. So that's one of the things that we need to have incorporated into it. View full review »
Clinical Assistant Professor at a university
I am really happy with it right now, which is why I still use it. I think it is just fine the way that it is, but again, I'm not really using it to deploy real solutions. It is just for prototyping and academic kind of stuff. View full review »
Research Assistant
If IBM could add some of the popular models into the SPSS for further analysis, like popular regression models, I think that would be a helpful improvement. I would also like have more options to manipulate the interface of the report, as well as to be able to customize it and make it more personalized. Right now, SPSS doesn't give me that ability to do that. View full review »
Analyst at American Airlines
We're still learning, the beginning of the application. We haven't played with all the features to be able to say. View full review »
Unit Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would be helpful if SPSS supported open-source features, for example, embedding R or Python scripts in SPSS Modeler. We don't need that now, but in the future it may be useful. View full review »
Charles-Antoine Drouin
Bi Analyst at Health Canada
I do not know yet what areas of improvement there might be. I can't say what additional features that I would like to see in the future. View full review »
Enterprise analytics manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The biggest issue with the visual modeling capability is that we can't extract the SQL code under the hood. We have a lot of non-technical analysts that develop streams, then when we want to translate it to native SQL, we can't extract it without opening up each node. We would like to see better visualizations and easier integration with Cognos Analytics for reporting. View full review »
Product Team at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
When I do clustering, I want to try a different stream, but currently the only thing that I can really pick is averaging. There are no other options. I would like to see more options added and some modeling things. View full review »
Suebkul Kanchanasuk
Lecturer at a consultancy
Data encoding is friendly for UTF-8. The unstructured data is not appropriate for SPSS Modeler. Finally, the standard package (personal) is not supported for database connection. View full review »
Graduate Assistant
I would like see more programming languages added, like MATLAB. That would be better. View full review »
Lisa Patterson
Senior Operations Manager – Serviceablity and Insights at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Easier coding language that is more flexible with other platforms. More server capabilities. More graphics. View full review »
Ritchie Poon
Program Director with 11-50 employees
Weak documentation and user guide. View full review »
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