IBM SPSS Statistics is a powerful statistical software used to perform quantitative analysis. With a comprehensive set of analytical tools it’s geared for problem solving in business and a variety of research areas.

The software is continuously being upgraded with new features, including Bayesian techniques, and integration with open source software, such as R and Python through specialized extensions.

Based on an easy-to-use point and click interface, the user has flexibility to prepare data, merge various data sources, and carry out ad-hoc analyses, including advanced model building and publication ready reporting.

Recommendation: A very useful extension is the OLSPS Statistical Interpreter, an automatic report generator.

IBM SPSS Statistics Base Edition

The IBM SPSS Statistics Base Edition is a collection of the most popular functions and features, including descriptive statistics, regression analysis, bootstrapping and a number of reporting capabilities. The IBM add-on Modules that are included in the base edition are:

• IBM SPSS Statistics Base
• IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics
• IBM SPSS Regression
• IBM SPSS Custom Tables

SPSS Statistics is incredibly popular because it is user-friendly and easy to use, while remaining tremendously powerful.


To expand the functionality of the IBM SPSS Statistics Base Edition, a multitude of add-on modules are available:

Some of the more popular add-on modules are detailed below.