Last week we announced IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription, a new exciting addition to our offering portfolio. Today I wanted to elaborate on the pricing and packaging for this offer.

First, SPSS Statistics Subscription includes new packaging. IBM SPSS Statistics 24, which is and will be available for sale, has very flexible yet complex packaging. We wanted to simplify the purchase experience for the Subscription while maximizing flexibility to users. We did this by developing a new packaging paradigm that relies on a Base edition plus three optional add-ons.

All of the options for SPSS Statistics 24 are present for the Subscription. For example, if you require the equivalent of SPSS Statistics 24 Standard Edition, you should purchase SPSS Statistics Subscription Base + the Custom Tables & Advanced Statistics Add-on. Also notice that we’ve put Bootstrapping and Data Preparation capabilities in the Base Edition at no additional charge, because we felt everyone could benefit from these capabilities.

Second, the pricing for the Subscription is new. The pricing is monthly per user with no commitments. You purchase for one month at a time, but you can cancel anytime by turning off autorenew (it’s basically like Netflix for Data Scientists). That makes the Subscription the most affordable way to purchase SPSS Statistics.

They’ll be more information about SPSS Statistics Subscription soon, leading up to our launch on March 28th.

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