IBM SPSS Statistics Initial Setup

Independent Director at a pharma/biotech company
The initial setup is pretty straightforward. Although I'm not an SPSS admin, per se, I was part of the SPSS installation. Basically what happens when you install any SPSS statistics package is a company involves both the admin guy and also the technical consultant who will be working on it so that they can work in tandem and make the installation perfect. I was involved with the installation team, as well. It is pretty simple. It's not that complex. I think the versatility of IBM SPSS Statistics tool is very evident, it's good. You have the ability to fetch and analyze the different sets of data, whether it is a CSV from a separated value, or other data from the Oracle database, or other older database such as Dbase or redundant spreadsheets like Lotus 1,2,3 or Excel. You have everything. On that count, I gave IBM a nine out of 10. But there are drawbacks too, because IBM SPSS is not able to fetch the data from new databases like SAP HANA or SAP BW HANA. SAP HANA got introduced in 2011, but it became famous more in 2015. The same is the case with BW HANA, the business warehouse for HANA, and any statistical tool which is not capable of fetching data from this volume, this database. SAP HANA is a numerary database. So any statistical tool which is not able to fetch data from these databases will not be able to sustain itself in the market for long. But yeah, there are some workarounds where people fetch the data from HANA into some of the data sets and transfer the same data set into SPSS to work through the indirect path. But SPSS has to pull up its socks to fetch data from heterogeneous environments, whether it be SAP, HANA or whether it is a MongoDB or anything, any RDBMS, or DBMS on this earth. That kind of flexibility should be there in SPSS. View full review »
Associate Professor of Statistics at KAU
I believe that the initial setup is simple. The problem of SPSS Statistics, it is not to click the icon to do the installation. The problem of Statistics is to know which statistical analysis you have to use. Some people used to say that they know how to use SPSS Statistics, but they do not know which type of analysis to use. The manufacturer of the tool may want to do something to include training in the initial setup so that the users know more about the tool that they are using. View full review »
Founder at pt. sma
The initial setup of the product is easy. View full review »
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Associate Professor of Statistics at KAU
The initial setup is straightforward and doesn't take more than 20 minutes on average. View full review »
Business Owner at a analyst firm with 1-10 employees
The initial setup is not straightforward at all. It's quite complex. So much so that we don't handle the set up in-house. We need to contract out the work to make sure it is done correctly. We were a new company when we originally implemented it two years ago. There wasn't any implementation strategy other than to get it up and running and start using it. I basically bought it from a supplier of SPSS. They deployed it on our behalf as we didn't have the capabilities to do so ourselves. There were issues with it even with help. Those didn't get resolved until a number of months down the line. It's now completely fine. View full review »
Founding Partner at Altdata Analytics
The initial setup was a little bit complex. It took half of an evening to complete the setup and implementation, mainly waiting on support to help with issues. View full review »
Senior Statistical Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The setup of the product was very simple. It doesn't take more than about 30 minutes. View full review »
CEO at Avina
In terms of initial setup, I don't have any problem opening it. It usually takes less than half an hour to deploy. View full review »
Assistant Director-Data Analytics at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup is very straightforward. We didn't have any issues with the implementation. I didn't actually deploy the solution, so I can't speak to how long it took. We use different tools as well that I work with. I can be deployed, but I'm not sure how long it would take an organization exactly. View full review »
Business Process Improvement at Godfrey Phillips India Ltd
In comparison to Minitabs, the initial setup was more complex. The solution has a lot of options and we weren't sure which were the best to use, and that made the experience frustrating. In the end, the deployment took longer than Minitabs. View full review »
CEO & Owner at a tech services company
I didn't handle the initial setup, however, I don't think it's too complex. The team, as far as I know, didn't have any issues. View full review »
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Principal Consultant at Caligo
The initial setup is straightforward. View full review »
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