# IBM SPSS Statistics Reviews

IBM SPSS Statistics is the #2 ranked solution of our top Data Mining tools. It's rated 4.0 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to IBM SPSS Modeler - IBM SPSS Statistics vs IBM SPSS Modeler

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Nedunuri-Srikanth

Consultant

Independent Director at a pharma/biotech company

Jul 19 2020

### What is most valuable?

The features that I have found most valuable are the Bayesian statistics and descriptive statistics. I use these more often because in pharma companies and clinical hospitals they make the medicines by taking the feedback from different patients. For example, there could be a neuro-disorder patient… more »### What needs improvement?

I understand that we're talking about IBM SPSS Statistics, it's a mathematical tool. Fine. Everybody knows that. It is a statistical tool. Having said that, if they could make it a little bit graphical then people who work on IBM SPSS need not depend on other software, like SAP Lumira or something… more »### Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I'm a pure IT consultant. And in addition to IBM SPSS, I'm also a SAP consultant. I work on SAP Lumira, I work on SAP HANA. I work on SAP S400 material management, logistical management, which includes the SCM MM, PP and the SV modules. I'm also a SAS consultant. I'm a sales, regional medical… more »### What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product. I teach statistics at a college in Bangalore, and I use the IBM statistics, which my students have bought for $29 per month. We use IBM Statistics to learn statistical analysis of data because visualization data is different than statistical analysis. I totally… more »EzzAbdelfattah

Real User

Associate Professor of Statistics at KAU

Sep 03 2020

### What is most valuable?

This product provides the opportunity to better explore data and provide complete data analysis because it works both with modeling and non-parametric analysis.### How has it helped my organization?

IBM SPSS Modeler is a set of data mining tools that enable us to develop predictive models. It has both statistical techniques (like regression techniques) or non statistical techniques (like… more »### What needs improvement?

I like SPSS too much to want to make changes to the product in a major way. There are some minor things. The one thing I can think of that will be useful in a broader sense is that it may be nice to… more »### What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In comparing the price of other products, SPSS Statistics is too expensive. Even when most of the universities in the Middle East have licenses for SPSS Statistics, they do not have licenses for the… more »### What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate IBM SPSS Statistics between eight and nine. If they add some automation with time series and regression analysis… more »### Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have had the opportunity to evaluate some tools. The differences are not always obvious in casual use. For example, there are some little differences between SPSS and Minitab. If you want to make… more »Learn what your peers think about IBM SPSS Statistics. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions.

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YosdiHarmen

Real User

Founder at pt. sma

Dec 29 2019

### What is most valuable?

I like that the solution provides many built-in options for us. They have many existing algorithms that we can use. Using them effectively depends on us because we have to understand how to utilize any particular solution. But actually, the product is at a good level when it comes to ease-of-use… more »### What needs improvement?

The areas of SPSS Statics that have room for improvement — where it can be simplified to make it better — have to do with how you connect the SPSS solution with the data. They could provide enhancements like a query console so we can connect to the database and feed data more easily into SPSS. That… more »### Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use a different solution because we are trying to stay with Oracle and IBM solutions for compatibility and dependability.### What other advice do I have?

My advice to other users is that if they are not doing proper data analysis that there are other, better solutions like SPSS to predict and to analyze the data. Assuming the data is already there, they may just be printing a report or pulling a PDF or filling information into the database. But they… more »EzzAbdelfattah

Real User

Associate Professor of Statistics at KAU

Jan 28 2020

### What is most valuable?

In terms of the features I've found most valuable, I'd say the duration, the correlation, and of course the nonparametric statistics. I use it for reliability and survival analysis, time series, regression models in different solutions, and… more »### What needs improvement?

I think the duration and time-series need improvement. Some things need more explanation. For instance, if you are using the automated part in SPSS, you have automatic linear modeling. It gives you the meaning of the result, explaining if… more »### What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have a package for the university students and teachers. It's a package for graduate students, and the students can use it. They can download it and use it.### What other advice do I have?

Of course I would recommend SPSS. I advise everyone to use it. As I mentioned, I wrote books about using SPSS. They are used for training and I knew most of the lecturers were using the package. Time series is a branch in and of itself, and… more »### Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other options. In general, in the Middle East, we use many different software packages, like SAS, Minitab, and SPSS. But I believe that SPSS might be the number one in the Middle East. I'm talking about Saudi Arabia or Egypt.Real User

Business Owner at a analyst firm with 1-10 employees

Jul 11 2020

### What is most valuable?

Since we are using the software as a statistical tool, I would say the best aspects of it are the regression and segmentation capabilities. That said, I've used it for all sorts of things.### What needs improvement?

The solution needs to make it easier to upgrade the software. Right now it's quite difficult. I always have to get a third party involved to upgrade the solution. This is one of the main reasons why I tend not to upgrade it very often and may not be using the most current version of the service. It… more »### Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't previously use a different solution. This company is quite new, and we've been using this solution from the beginning. However, I do use other tools to supplement this package. Some of it is third-party software, and some of it is my own software that I have written.### What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We don't have any special working relationship with IBM. We may not be using the latest version of the solution. It's been about a year since I have last updated it. I'd advise other organizations considering implementing the solution to make sure that they find a partner or… more »AltanAtabarut

Real User

Founding Partner at Altdata Analytics

Dec 08 2019

### What is most valuable?

The features that I find to be the most valuable are the anomaly detection and its statistics. The clustering statistics are important as well as the usual old-school statistical analysis called ANOVA and ANCOVA. They are critical. There were some new approaches that I hadn't used before. The best… more »### What needs improvement?

I don't know if this solution is available on the cloud. If it is then we should be using it because it would be even better. The on-premises version is lax in terms of computational capability, so we have to use a more powerful computer. Some new tools will be available soon with self-explanatory… more »### Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously I was using SAP Statistics. It was old-school, so I switched to Visual Statistics and it was useful. From there, we switched IBM SPSS Statistics. It is a good solution but it would be even better if it had some automated skills.### What other advice do I have?

It's a pretty old-school statistical tool but it's useful. I would recommend it, although there are some better tools available. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.Ali-Megahed

Consultant

Senior Statistical Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

Nov 13 2019

### What is most valuable?

Most of the product features are good but I particularly like the linear regression analysis. I also benefit from the import and export of data abilities.### What needs improvement?

I believe the product could be improved. I think there is an issue with the charting and visualization, and I don't think it works as well as the competitive product. There is a lot of competition with other software, and I think the visualization and charting should be changed and made easier and… more »### What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the basic product is okay but if I need to take the advanced model then there is a cost for the different levels. For questionnaire purposes, for example, there is very limited use. You pay to install plugins or add-ons to that. There is another feature for that, I believe, that costs… more »### What other advice do I have?

I would rate this product an eight out of 10.HosseinRazavi

Real User

CEO at Avina

Dec 31 2019

### What is most valuable?

I think that it's easy to use because of its variable inference. It has two variable ports and the variable experience is very nice because every variable has its own purpose. It has the ability to easily change any variable in our… more »### What needs improvement?

In terms of what can be improved, currently, I don't have any ideas because I think that it's in very good shape. It compares with its peers. I do think that the design of the experience can be improved. Also, I think that it can improve… more »### Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I currently work with MiniTask software and Microsoft Excel for analysis in my various work.### What other advice do I have?

I think that it is a very good analysis tool for many different areas. For example, recently I found many applicable uses in my research and for market analysis. SPSS can be deployed as a very powerful tool. I am now consulting with very… more »### Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I think that IBM SPSS Statistics is a very powerful analytical tool, even for multivariate statistics. Other software solutions that I mentioned don't have these capabilities and are weaker than SPSS.See 5 More IBM SPSS Statistics Reviews

## What is IBM SPSS Statistics?

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. Virtually eliminate time-consuming data prep; and quickly create, manipulate and distribute insights for decision making.Also known as

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