IBM SPSS® Statistics Subscription is the new way to experience, buy and manage SPSS Statistics software, and provides access to exclusive subscription features over time so the software is always up to date. It includes all the same features and capabilities as our traditional software license. However, instead of multiple editions, we've bundled our capabilities into a base edition with three available add-ons so you can assemble the right set of capabilities for your needs.
SPSS Statistics Version 25 is the most recent version of the SPSS Statistics traditional software license. It's available in four license options: Base Edition, Standard Edition, Professional Edition and Premium Edition.
SPSS Statistics Subscription can be purchased online without contacting an IBM seller. If you choose to purchase the SPSS Statistics Traditional License, you will need to contact IBM.
Automatic application updates
Updating SPSS Statistics software is easier than ever with the SPSS Statistics Subscription, which uses in-product push notifications to alert users of updates. The SPSS Statistics Traditional License relies on manual downloading, installing and potentially re-entering license keys to keep software up to date.
Requires internet for application use
SPSS Statistics Subscription users will require periodic internet access to authenticate their user license. Users have up to 14 days of offline access.
Modern user interface
SPSS Statistics Subscription has a newly designed and award-winning modern interface. For a limited time, the classic interface will continue to be available with a subscription plan.
Self-service online cancellation
SPSS Statistics Subscription purchases can be canceled by logging into your IBM account and using the self-service options to manage your plan. Self-service cancellation is not an option for the SPSS Statistics Traditional License.
Self-serve user management
With the SPSS Statistics Subscription you can manage the number of seats you have and transfer your software to different devices. With the SPSS Statistics Traditional License, you cannot self-manage the number of seats on your license nor transfer your license between devices.
Installs on desktop
Both the SPSS Statistics Subscription and Traditional License require the application to be installed on a desktop or laptop. With SPSS Statistics Subscription, access to the application is controlled by the user's online IBM account. For the SPSS Statistics Traditional License, access is controlled by an authorization or a license key or both.
Supports single user
Both the SPSS Statistics Subscription and Traditional License allow you to purchase one or more "single-user" seats. These seats are for a specified user and cannot be shared. The SPSS Statistics Subscription plan allows seats to be easily transferred to different users.
Supports concurrent users
Only the SPSS Statistics Traditional License allows concurrent user access. An IBM seller can help you understand your options.
Requires license keys
Only the SPSS Statistics Traditional License requires authentication or license keys or both to activate the software. However, you can easily activate your SPSS Statistics Subscription online using your IBM account (no keys required).
SPSS Statistics Server option
Only the SPSS Statistics Traditional License can connect to an SPSS Statistics Server. Connecting to the server can increase your processing power if your desktop or laptop doesn't have enough CPU or memory to process your entire data set.