We actually have Statistics and Computer Science faculty here collaborating
on writing an open source alternative. SPSS is most definitely our most
troublesome and least responsive vendor.
Chief Information Security Officer
Georgia College & State University
On 3/8/06 12:18 PM, "Trappler, Thomas" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Marg,
> I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but I just wanted to
> comment on the current status of UCLA's relationship with SPSS. In
> terms of their licensing structure and the complete lack of
> responsiveness on the part of their representatives to the licensing
> needs of our campus (and I suspect others), I would say that SPSS is
> currently near the top of our list of most difficult vendors. If anyone
> is making any headway in terms of negotiating favorable pricing and/or
> terms with SPSS I would very much like to hear about it. Thanks!
> Thomas J. Trappler
> Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, UCLA Office of Information
> Manager, UCLA Software Central
> 5905 Math Sciences, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1557
> PH: 310-825-7516, FX: 310-825-6979
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marg Knox [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:02 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [LICENSING] SPSS
> Is anyone doing appreciably better on SPSS issues since we chatted at
> I have one college who would like to know what alternatives folks are
> looking at to replace SPSS (the serious price increase just sent them
> crazy as well as the difficulty with SPSS 13)...
> Regards, Marg
> Margaret H. Knox [log in to unmask]
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