Features of IBM SPSS Statistics

IBM SPSS Statistics - Functions and services of the SPSS modules

The IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics software supports companies with all kinds of predictions and analyzes in order to be able to identify potential problems more easily. The planning process, which has been improved with detailed forecasts and analyzes from SPSS, enables more precise decisions to be made in the company and thus better business results to be achieved. The differentiation between the functions and forecast models contained in the individual modules is not always easy. In our overview we show which functions and features the individual modules of the IBM SPSS Statistics products contain.

The modules at a glance

IBM SPSS Statistics Base is always required for the modular licensing of SPSS. You can find a licensing overview in our article Buy SPSS, but how ?.

IBM SPSS Statistics Base

IBM SPSS Statistics Base is the basic module on which the other modules are based. The following functions are included:

Data access / programmability / compatibility
  • IBM SPSS Statistics desktop and server versions available for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • IBM SPSS Statistics desktop and server version now also for IBM System z (mainframe)
  • IBM SPSS Statistics Server version is compatible with desktop version V20
  • Password protection for data sets
  • Direct interfaces to, among others, IBM SPSS Data Collection data model, MS Excel (including version 2010), Access, dBase, SAS, Stata and text files
  • Wizard for accessing the latest databases (e.g. IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Teradata)
  • Further access options via ODBC
  • Access to Salesforce.com
  • No limit on the amount of data to be analyzed (number of rows and columns)
  • Import of IBM Cognos BI data
  • Unicode support
  • Integration with IBM SPSS Modeler and IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services
  • Extended programmability through the integration of (and partly in) external programming languages ​​such as Python, .NET, Java as well as through the integration plug-in for R algorithms and R graphics (more information on this in IBM SPSS DeveloperWorks)
  • Server jobs for particularly complex analyzes, automation and handling of sensitive data. Data management
  • Merging files
  • Comparison of data sets
  • Restructuring of the data for preparation with the "Data Restructure Wizard"
  • Identify and eliminate duplicate cases in the data set
  • Formation of classes through recoding (manually and graphically supported, also optimal binning)
  • Spell check for value and variable labels
  • Codebook procedure for the automatic description of the data set
  • Calculation of new variables
  • Aggregating data
  • Optimized algorithm for setting the measurement level when importing data
  • Monte Carlo simulation
The main statistics included
  • Descriptive statistics (also as 1-click)
  • Cluster analysis
  • Ratio statistics
  • TwoStep Cluster
  • Reporting
  • Nearest Neighbor Analysis
  • Crosstabs
  • Discriminant analysis
  • Mean values
  • Factor analysis
  • Multiple response analysis
  • Correlations
  • T tests
  • One-way analysis of variance
  • Chi square test
  • Curve fitting
  • ANOVA models
  • Reliability analysis
  • Non-parametric tests
  • Multidimensional scaling (MDS)
  • Linear regression
  • Automated linear modeling (ALM)
  • Partial Least Squares (PLS) regression
  • Selecting cases and variables
  • Definition and use of multiple answer sets
Presentation of results
  • OLAP cube
  • Pivotable tables in individual layout (sort, highlight, navigate, change language, create graphics, insert, etc.)
  • Suppression of the display of sparsely populated cells (HIDESMALLCOUNTS)
  • Graphics wizard helps to create graphics
  • Interactive model display
  • Extensive range of 2D and 3D graphics (bar, line, circle, scatter, high-low and area diagrams, histograms, box plots, double / overlapping Y-axes)
  • Various editing options with the diagram editor
  • Map functions: presentation of results within geographical functions (choropleth, bar, pie charts in maps and much more)
  • Creation of custom graphic templates
  • Automated reporting using syntax
  • Export to various file formats such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint (up to 2010), HTML, .txt, PDF, etc.

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Base online shop page.

IBM SPSS regression

Better predictions through powerful non-linear regression methods.

  • Multinomial Logistic Regression (NOMREG)
  • Binary Logistic Regression (LOGISTIC)
  • Unconstrained Nonlinear Regression (NLR)
  • Constrained Nonlinear Regression (CNLR)
  • Weighted Least Squares (WLS)
  • Two Tier Least Squares (2SLS)
  • Probit analyzes (PROBIT)

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Regression online shop page.

IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics

Analysis of complex relationships with high-end modeling instruments

  • Linear mixed models
  • General linear models (GLM)
  • Generalized Linear Models (GZLM)
  • Generalized mixed linear models with metric and ordinal scaled targets (GLMM)
  • Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE)
  • Fixed-effect analysis of variances (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA)
  • ANOVA and ANCOVA randomly or mixed
  • Repeated measurements of ANOVA and MANOVA for repeated measurements
  • Estimation of Variance Components (VARCOMP)
  • General models of multi-dimensional contingency tables (LOGLINEAR)
  • Hierarchical logarithmic-linear models for multidimensional contingency tables (HILOGLINEAR)
  • Logarithmic-linear and logit models for data counting using a generalized linear model concept (GENLOG)
  • Survival Analysis (SURVIVAL)
  • Kaplan-Meier estimation method for estimating the time until an event occurs (KM)
  • Cox regression (COXREG)

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics online shop page.

IBM SPSS Categories

Product research and attitude measurements specifically for categorical data

  • Analysis of Principal Components by Alternating Least Squares (CATPCA)
  • Correspondence Analysis (CORRESPONDENCE)
  • Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MULTIPLE CORRESPONDENCE)
  • Categorical regression analysis through optimal scaling (CATREG)
  • Alternating Least Squares Uniformity Analysis, also known as Multiple Correspondence Analysis (HOMALS)
  • Canonical correlation analysis of two or more sets of variables using alternating least squares (OVERALS)
  • Regularization methods (ridge regression, lasso, elastic net)
  • Model selection methods (632 (+), bootstrap, cross validation)

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Categories online shop page.

IBM SPSS Complex Samples

For drawing complex, stratified samples and related analysis

  • Plan file (analysis plan, sampling plan) to determine the sampling
  • Various calculation methods such as logistic regression, descriptive statistics, crosstabs, general linear model for target group-specific determination of samples and estimators
  • Complex Samples Cox Regression
  • ordinal regression for accurate prediction of ordinal variables

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Complex Samples online shop page.

IBM SPSS Data Preparation

Efficient data preparation, cleaning and validation

  • Large selection of predefined rules in the IBM SPSS Statistics data dictionary
  • Create simple and complex custom checking rules for one or more variables
  • Optimal categorization of metric variables through the new optimal binning procedure
  • Identification of unusual cases
  • Automated data preparation

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Data Preparation online shop page.

IBM SPSS conjoint

Identify consumer preferences that help optimize products and effective pricing

  • Broken factor interpretations of the main orthogonal effects; not limited to two-stage factors (ORTHOPLAN)
  • Creation of pressure maps for composite experiments (PLANCARDS); the printed cards are used as stimuli for sorting, ranking or evaluation by the subjects
  • Performing an analysis of the preference or rating data using the least squares method (CONJOINT)

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Conjoint online shop page.

IBM SPSS Exact Tests

Statistical tests with a small sample size or low cell occupancy in individual categories. Over 30 exact tests cover the entire spectrum of nonparametric and categorical data problems of small or large amounts of data. Which includes:

  • 1-sample, 2-sample, or K-sample tests on independent or dependent samples
  • Goodness-of-Fit Tests
  • Independence tests in RxC contingency tables
  • Tests for measures of association

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Exact Tests online shop page.

IBM SPSS Missing Values

Analysis and replacement of missing data values

  • Analyze the patterns of missing data
  • Replace missing values ​​with estimated values
  • Multiple imputation of missing values
  • EM algorithm
  • Regression algorithm

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Missing Values ​​online shop page.

IBM SPSS Decision Trees

Creation of classification and decision trees

  • CHAID and Exhaustive CHAID
  • Classification & Regression Trees (C&RT)
  • QUEST

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Decision Trees online shop page.

IBM SPSS Custom Tables

Presentation of results ready for presentation and convenient management of multiple answer sets

  • Intuitive to use tabulation interface
  • Choose from 35 statistics for cells and summary data
  • Calculation of percentages from data with multiple answers
  • Save multiple response sets
  • Concatenation of all dimensions for the inclusion of multiple variables with different statistics in a single table
  • Differentiate according to the type of missing values ​​in your data so that missing answers can be clearly indicated

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Custom Tables online shop page.

IBM SPSS Forecasting

Optimization of forecasts with powerful tools for time series

  • Maximum likelihood estimates for seasonal and non-seasonal univariate models (ARIMA)
  • Exponential smoothing method for the estimation of up to four parameters from 12 selected available models (EX SMOOTH)
  • Estimation of multiplicative or additive seasonal factors for periodic time series (SEASON)
  • Decomposition of a time series into a harmonic component, a group of regular periodic functions with different wavelengths or periods (SPECTRA)
  • Estimation of a regression model if the residuals correlate between a single point in time and the next (AREG)
  • Possibility of automatic selection of the optimal model structure and parameters (Expert Modeler)

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Forecasting online shop page.

IBM SPSS Neural Networks

Discover additional patterns within the data and create predictive models for informed decision making

  • Multi-layer Perceptron (Multilayer Percep-tron, MLP)
  • Radial Basis Function (RBF) networks

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Neural Networks online shop page.

IBM SPSS Direct Marketing

Easily identify the best customers

  • Intuitive user interface and easy-to-interpret results
  • Quick and easy identification of customer groups using RFM analysis (topicality, frequency and monetary value)
  • Segment the contacts
  • Customer profiling
  • Identify the top zip code areas
  • Calculate the likelihood of purchase
  • Effectiveness test to check which campaigns are best received

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Direct Marketing Online Shop page.

IBM SPSS bootstrapping

Testing the model stability using bootstrapping. Available for the following procedures, among others:

  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Frequencies
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Average
  • Crosstab
  • T test
  • Nonparametric Correlation
  • Partial correlation
  • One-way ANOVA
  • UniAnova
  • GLM (IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics)
  • Linear regression (IBM SPSS regression)
  • Nominal regression (IBM SPSS regression)
  • Discriminant analysis
  • Logistic regression (IBM SPSS regression)
  • Ordinal regression
  • GENLIN (IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics)
  • Linear mixed models (IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics)
  • Cox Regression (IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics)

Prices for new licenses, renewals and reinstated renewals (upgrades) can be found on our IBM SPSS Bootstrapping online shop page.

IBM SPSS Developer

Development environment for creating user-defined analysis functions using the R and Python programming languages

  • Contains the basic functionality of IBM SPSS Statistics Base, but no analysis functions
  • Contains the output functions (graphics / tables) of IBM SPSS Statistics Base for high-quality presentation of results
  • Easy data handling (including large data sets) with the IBM SPSS Statistics data management functions
  • Access to around 2,000 freely available statistics functions (The Comprehensive R Archive Network)
  • Equipped with pre-developed R functions
  • More information and functions available on the DeveloperWorks
Author: Massimo Martusciello |