SPSS Features

SPSS

Business intelligence and statistical analysis software

4.5/5 (475 reviews)

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SPSS Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about SPSS's features:

Dr Ron G.

Inferential Statistics and Multiple Linear Regression at its Best

2021-05-21

Fast and accurate in conducting quantitative methodology with correlation regression design research using Product-Moment Correlation (Pearson & Spearman) analytics of independent (predictor) and dependent (criterion) variables.

Pros

Integration with survey software such as Qualtrics and Excel quantitative data analysis for a seamless research analysis experience.

Cons

Any lack of integration or manual intervention requiring data adjustments to reinstate the integrity of the original data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 10001+ employees)

Go to tool for all your complex data analysis needs

2019-07-29

We use SPSS for data analysis with large data sets and for complex calculations.

Pros

Interface is clean and simple Handle large quantity of data with ease.

Cons

High learning curve. Reporting feature can be improvised.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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brian m.

Spss is a valuable tool for analysis and reporting

2019-09-12

Spss is a valuable tool to perform most of my data analysis and create great reports.

Pros

It can handle massive amounts of data and can do so much.

Cons

It lacks a friendly visualization and user interface.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas Y.

If you're looking for a point-and-click analytics software, SPSS is probably the best one out there.

2018-04-26

The software benefits me by offering easy to read and useful tables and charts that don't require tons of time outside of the software to make the tables/charts publication quality.

Pros

The ability to create scripts for future automation is nice and its movement into new areas like text analytics and big data makes it more useful.

Cons

Because the software is so user-friendly, if you're a more advanced user like myself, SPSS takes more time and has more restrictions to customize the reports and analytical reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rashid C.

Wonderful Analytics tool !

2018-07-31

Great analytical and visualization tool!

Pros

Versatility, this software can open almost any type of data file and output a myriad of files, for example you can open excel, spss files and output graphs as jpeg or png file formats.

Cons

Some advanced metrics for analysis are not easily accessible, these include SVM, decision trees etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Agala M.

The best software for data analysis

2021-06-12

It made my work so easy and I was able to export data form google forms and import it on SPSS and was able to do all the analytics i wanted in the shortest time.

Pros

SPSS has almost all inferential and descriptive statistics such as ANOVA, regression, mean standard deviation and almost any that you can think of.

Cons

It may at first feel overwhelming and hard to use and understand but that is easily solved with the many tutorials online. It is also somewhat expensive.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sylvia R.

It serves its purpose.

2018-04-04

Pros

I like that I can run my analytics and take those analytics into programs like Tableau to create visualizations.

Cons

The design could be improved, especially on the cross-tabulation end.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Shiva R.

fantastic tool for predictive modeling and analysis

2018-01-18

Pros

this is a comprehensive tool that can be integrated into the analytical environment of an organization to take analytics to the next level - i.e., predictive modelling and analysis. what if scenarios and data models can be run fairly easily.

Cons

would love for graphical interfaces to be more flexible - at this time it is rigid from an interface standpoint and hence the user needs to be really well versed to navigate the tool

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Sue P.

Good for complicated statistics

2018-08-09

I use SPSS to collect data and generate report with statistics information.

Pros

You can use this software for complicated statistical analysis.

Cons

It can be difficult to use when generating the report.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Román Josué d.

Statistics for everyone with SPSS

2019-10-28

Statistical analysis, data analytic tasks, survey tabulation, summary and analysis of insights, hypothesis testing.

Pros

As many users of SPSS are non-technical people, they find this tool very friendly and easier to learn than a programming language, or a more advanced software.

Cons

I find SPSS as a great tool, with many useful features, and until now I haven't found any aspect from it which I dislike.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Bernice M.

Predictive Models Made Easy (Modeler).

2019-09-12

It makes data management easy but I would prefer to hire someone to do data analysis and build models for me to be honest.

Pros

Easy to use for analytical tasks.

Cons

Not as pretty as other design tools.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Esther R.

Excellent Statistics Program, But Showing Its Age

2019-12-22

It offers an extensive set of statistical tests, can import data from multiple outside programs, and walks you through many of the set up steps for the more-advanced statistical tests.

Pros

Easy-to-use interface, comprehensive feature set, works with a wide variety of data sources, multiple purchase options for individualized needs

Cons

Often slows down when dealing with large datasets, has a tendency to freeze for long periods of time when importing data, not all statistical tests offered by the software are well-documented or well-designed

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nick S.

Great statistical reporting tool; one of the originals

2021-02-22

SPSS provides almost any type of data reporting needed and reports with both visuals and raw figures can be displayed in an easy-to-read format.

Pros

This software provides a wide array of data reporting options, including descriptive statistics, charts, graphs, and tables.

Cons

SPSS requires a fair amount of knowledge about statistical reporting, so if a user does not have prior knowledge or experience, it may not be a useful tool right away.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jayaprakash S.

Effective software platform which helps to perform statiscal analysis and Structured data entry task

2021-07-29

Our organisation prepares insightfull reports and summary statistics with the support of SPSS, it benefits to the productivity of the projects and decision making process.

Pros

It also provides the user-friendly platform to set up and carry out the data entries which can help to enter the data from the questionnaire surveys effectively. SPSS designed to support all required statistical analysis for decision making which range from descriptive statistical functions such as central tendency, distribution and shape to certain inferential statistical assessments.

Cons

In order to perform statistical analysis users must have the knowledge in scripting to operate the tools in SPSS (Especially in the desktop version).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Debbie L.

Expensive, but excellent data analytic program

2020-12-28

Overall, it is a solid and easy to use data analytic program.

Pros

We train our majors and graduate students how to analyze data using SPSS.

Cons

It doesn't handle missing data particularly well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ummar H.

A software designed to represent millions of data into hundreds of information.

2018-05-17

I have conducted surveys to collect data about some topics and then I entered raw data into SPSS and generated graphical report after performing multiple functions along with tables.

Pros

The survey entry module, I like its spredsheet like interface and most advanced statistical functions available to perform multiple operations on raw data.

Cons

The software lack of student license and also overall user interface is not improved since many versions.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Amazing analytical experience

2019-02-10

We use SPSS analytics to identify organization growth strategies and possibilities based on the various data being collected.

Pros

The software by itself is packed with functionality and usage, it allows for several high level analytical programming

Cons

It is not very easy software to use, the support for this as well is very limited.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 1001-5000 employees)

Best stats package with the ease of functionality and mechanism.

2019-11-23

It is very useful in market research and business analytics industry as most research projects deal with descriptive and multivariate statistical approach.

Pros

Can run anything from basic descriptive statistics to high level simulations.

Cons

It is tedious to do multiple iterations using SPSS.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Basama J.

Absolute analyzer

2019-10-08

A good analytic software for research purposes.

Pros

Exchanging/importing data from other software is way too easier than other analyzers I've used.

Cons

I'm not very much attracted by its graphic tools such as graphs, charts etc..

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Pelin Y.

Useful for modeling and basic statistics

2019-06-13

I used SPSS for some basic statistics and to find the relation between two variables in business.

Pros

The summary of the report output also contains necessary information for the reader.

Cons

And sometimes your data is not suitable for the test you used.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Lu Z.

I used it when I was in school

2018-04-19

Pros

It is easy to learn and use for beginners. Analytical function for data is enough for basic analysis.

Cons

Higher analytical function should be better developed. like some complicated modeling or prediction methods.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Karan U.

A great tool for your data.

2016-12-08

With company's data growing exponentially, traditional data analytics and statistical software just don't make the cut.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Research company, 11-50 employees)

SPSS for digital mental health research

2018-11-22

Our serves store enormous amounts of data and we leverage the processing ability of SPSS to customize multiple data analysis pipelines.

Pros

SPSS Is the milestone of our data analysis pipeline.

Cons

I find myself sending syntax to colleagues and students in order to accelerate collaborative analytical projects

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Avishek C.

SPSS in my research

2021-06-10

I love it. Spss is one of the most frequently used software.

Pros

It is very easy to import data in spss. It also makes statistical analysis such as parametric and non-parametric tests very easy.

Cons

The data visualization feature is not very good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

The best statistical analysis software.

2018-07-03

Easy analysis for variant data

Pros

SPSS allows me as a user to handle large amount of data from different variables to prepare my reports.

Cons

SPSS is not an easy to use software, and is also too expensive to acquire especially of individual users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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