IBM SPSS Statistics V25 offers new statistics, stronger integration with third-party applications, and enhanced productivity

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-279
July 18, 2017

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(Corrected on March 22, 2018)

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At a glance

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IBM® SPSS® Statistics is a leading statistical software offering used to solve business and research problems by means of ad hoc analysis, hypothesis testing, geospatial analysis, and predictive analytics. Highlights of SPSS Statistics V25 include:

  • Ability to analyze data with new and advanced statistics
  • Stronger integration with third-party applications
  • Enhanced productivity

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SPSS Statistics V25 continues to add to its predictive analytics techniques through new and advanced statistics, stronger integration and enhanced productivity. SPSS Statistics V25 focuses on increasing the analytic capabilities of the software to help you:

  • Analyze your data with new and advanced statistics:
    • The Advanced Statistics module offers a variety of new features within GENLINMIXED and GLM/UNIANOVA methods.
    • Support for Bayesian inference, which is a method of statistical inference.
  • Integrate better with third-party applications:
    • Stronger integration with Microsoft™ Office
  • Save time and effort with productivity enhancements:
    • Chartbuilder enhancements for building more attractive and modern-looking charts
    • New groundbreaking features with SPSS Amos V25
    • Data and syntax editor enhancements
    • Accessibility improvements for the visually impaired
    • Updated merge user interface
    • Simplified toolbars
    • Licensing improvements

Using IBM SPSS Statistics, you can:

  • Quickly understand large and complex data sets using advanced statistical procedures, ensuring high accuracy to drive quality decision-making
  • Reveal deeper insights and provide better confidence intervals with visualizations and geographic spatial analysis
  • Process and deploy analytics faster with flexible deployment options
  • Build a predictive enterprise, making the business more agile and maximizing return on investment

SPSS Statistics Server V25 is available for organizations that want to execute SPSS Statistics with great speed or in a high-demand environment.

All of the capabilities described for SPSS Statistics V25 are applicable to SPSS Statistics Desktop and SPSS Statistics Server.

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Key prerequisites

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SPSS Statistics V25 operates on a variety of Linux™, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows™ platforms. For details, see the Technical information section.

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Planned availability date

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  • August 8, 2017: Electronic download for IBM SPSS Statistics Desktop V25, IBM SPSS Statistics Server V25, and IBM SPSS Amos V25
  • August 22, 2017: Physical media for IBM SPSS Statistics Desktop V25, IBM SPSS Statistics Server V25, and IBM SPSS Amos V25

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Analyze data with new and advanced statistics

In SPSS Statistics V25, you get to analyze data with some new features within advanced statistics like:

  • GENLINMIXED now provides:
    • Random effects solution results (EBLUPs)
    • Continuous time spatial covariance structures
  • GLM/UNIANOVA now provides:
    • Profile plots with error bars, bar and line charts, and an option to include grand mean option to force charts to include 0 on the y-axis
    • New tests for heteroskedasticity, including White's test
    • Robust standard errors
    • Modified versions of Levene's test

Also in SPSS Statistics V25 is support for Bayesian Statistics, which includes both new syntax and GUI elements that are as easy to run as traditional p-value statistics. Some of the features available within Bayesian Statistics include:

  • One Sample and Pair Sample T-tests
  • Binomial Proportion tests
  • Poisson Distribution Analysis
  • Independent Samples T-tests
  • Pairwise Correlation
  • Simple and Multiple Linear Regression
  • Analysis of variance (ANOVA)

Stronger integration with third-party applications

In SPSS Statistics V25, you get a redesigned experience when exporting charts to Microsoft Office. With this release, you can copy charts as Microsoft Graphic Objects, which enables you to:

  • Copy Chartbuilder output as Microsoft Graphic Objects
  • Manipulate charts as if created in Microsoft Office
  • Apply Microsoft Office chart templates
  • Maintain the ability to paste as pictures

You will also have an added ability to copy and paste data with variable names and labels.

Enhanced productivity

SPSS V25 enables you to build more attractive, modern-looking charts with an improved Chartbuilder. With the new Chartbuilder, you will be able to:

  • Display a more accurate preview and allow faster modifications without leaving the Chartbuilder
  • Automatically generate chart titles, and you can specify custom titles without editing
  • Generate a scatter plot with a regression line using new templates
  • Easily specify custom colors and apply templates right in the Chartbuilder
  • Copy charts as either pictures or Microsoft Object Graphic format

With SPSS Statistics V25, there are enhancements to the SPSS Statistics data and syntax editor. New syntax editor improvements can benefit some power users by helping to make writing syntax faster with greater flexibility for editing, cleaning, and managing large syntax files. Some of the new features are:

  • New shortcut keys to speed writing and editing syntax
  • Column mode editing
  • One-click trim of leading, trailing, and empty spaces
  • Large file mode

Additional productivity enhancements include:

  • Data Editor copy/paste enhancements
    • Added ability to copy data with variable names or labels
    • Added ability to paste data with variable labels
  • Accessibility advancements for the visually impaired
  • Updated Merge user interface
    • New simplified Add Variables dialog
  • Simplified toolbars
    • Removed toolbar buttons by default that were infrequently used
    • Added buttons to go to active syntax window, go to active output viewer window
    • Added toolbar button to customize the toolbar
  • Incremental Safenet Sentinel License Manager improvements

With new ground-breaking features in SPSS Amos V25, you are now able to:

  • Perform D-separation analyses.
  • Read R data files (*.rds and *.RData files) if R is installed.
  • Execute Amos from within an R program. (This is similar to the ability to execute Amos from the IBM SPSS Statistics main menu).
  • Click File > File Explorer to show the current path diagram (*.amw) file in Windows File Explorer. If you haven't saved your path diagram yet, File Explorer shows the default folder for saving path diagrams.
  • Get your own copy of the example files. A copy of the example files from the user's guide is placed in each user's Application Data folder. For a user named jim using Amos 25, this folder is located at C:\Users\jim\AppData\Local\AmosDevelopment\Amos\25\Examples.
  • Locate important Amos folders through environment variables.
  • View list of variables displayed by clicking View > Variables in Dataset, which shows additional information about each variable and allows sorting by variable name and variable label.
  • View SPSS Statistics data files (.sav files) in the SPSS Amos View Data window even if SPSS Statistics is not installed.

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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-A54 25.0.0 IBM SPSS Statistics Desktop
5725-A56 25.0.0 IBM SPSS Statistics Server
5725-A60 25.0.0 IBM SPSS Amos

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Education support

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Not applicable

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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.

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No publications are shipped with these programs.

Product information will be available in IBM Knowledge Center on August 8, 2017.

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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For details on the minimum hardware requirements to install and run SPSS Statistics V25.0, go to the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports website.

Software requirements

For details on the minimum software requirements to install and run SPSS Statistics V25.0, go to the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports website.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.


Additional information can be found in the Usage restrictions topic in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement. See also the License Information documents found on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Planning information


Not applicable.

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Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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Ordering information

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This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

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  • Product group: Hybrid Cloud Analytics Private Cloud
  • Product: SPSS Statistics Desktop (5725-A54)
  • Product category: Analytics
  • Product group: Hybrid Cloud Analytics Private Cloud
  • Product: SPSS Statistics Server (5725-A56)
  • Product category: Analytics
  • Product group: Hybrid Cloud Analytics Private Cloud
  • Product: SPSS AMOS (5725-A60)
  • Product category: Analytics

Passport Advantage

Not applicable

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Media packs description Part number
IBM SPSS Amos 25.0 Microsoft Windows Multilingual Media Pack B904RML
IBM SPSS Statistics Desktop 25.0 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack B904SML
IBM SPSS Statistics Desktop Premium 25.0 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack B904TML
IBM SPSS Statistics Server 25.0 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack B904UML

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Not applicable.

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Terms and conditions

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The terms and conditions for SPSS Statistics Desktop, SPSS Statistics Server, and SPSS Amos are as previously announced in Software Announcement 216-071, dated March 15, 2016, are unchanged.

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Statement of good security practices

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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.


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