Next year, SPSS is going to celebrate its Golden Anniversary. For 50 years, SPSS has been the leading statistical software package. Decades before the “data science” term was coined, SPSS provided the world with a user friendly, reliable, and trustworthy means to yield actionable insights from data. To celebrate this Golden Anniversary, IBM Design, Development, and Offering Management have worked together with customers to deliver a new user interface for SPSS Statistics.
The new UI is a major milestone for SPSS Statistics. It modernizes the software, adds brand new & unique features, and prepares the way for a bright future. In short, the new UI represents the beginning of a new era for SPSS.
The new UI adds major never-before-seen features: most notably, a searchable page of available analyses and an output viewer that allows you to change analyses and datasets on the spot for easier refinement and repetition. The new UI also includes a live tutorial to help introduce new features and an organized tab interface to create a more organized work environment.
If you are a paid Subscribers of SPSS Statistics, we invite you to try the preview of our new user interface today. This initial preview starts with basic functionality that lets you load SPSS data or import CSV files, change variable metadata, run popular analytic procedures, and work with the results. On the syntax side, most of the commands according to your paid Subscription can be run. All remaining key functionality will continuously be added over time, so you can expect this preview will get better and better every month. We are deliberately following an iterative approach because we want to develop the new SPSS Statistics experience in a way that is maximally user-centered.
To aid in this, we have included a “Give Feedback” link on the Welcome page, and we encourage you to tell us about your experience and suggestions and report any problems that you encounter. This will help us ensure that the new user interface will fit your needs. After you elect to give feedback, you can even choose to join our sponsor user program to actively participate in the design and development of the new UI.
If you are a paid Subscriber of SPSS Statistics, follow these instructions to download and try the new Preview.
Keep watching this community for more information on the roadmap and the rollout of the new UI to all SPSS Statistics customers. Big thank you to all the developers, designers, and OM that are making this happen!