I am in the process of haggling with them regarding renewals for our
We need to really press this matter with them and take a hard position. I
them justify these increases and threatening to reduce our offerings of
University of Cincinnati
From: Marj Kohli [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 8:07 AM
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Subject: Re: [LICENSING] SPSS Increases CSU Price by 300%
At 06:09 PM 17/06/2003 -0700, Stafford Cox wrote:
>I would like to ask if other universities/colleges have received steep
>increases in the SPSS licensing fee.
>The California State University System SPSS fees will increase by 300%
>and we are debating the costs of doing business with such companies
>that appear to take advantage of their success.
>We have other statistical software licenses for faculty and students,
>but SPSS is popular.
>I'm curious as to what other universities have done in these licensing
>Find the money and pay it or drop the software?
>Thanks in advance for any input.
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Sure have! We got the bad news last November. I was told we were on a very
old schedule and they were just bringing us into line with other
institutions--to the tune of over 300% increase!
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