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Extending its personal productivity tool for statistical discovery; SAS Institute Delivers JMP(reg) Software for Windows.



CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 1995--Bringing its personal productivity package for statistical discovery to a new desktop platform, SAS Institute SAS Institute Inc., headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, USA, has been a major producer of software since it was founded in 1976 by Anthony Barr, James Goodnight, John Sall and Jane Helwig.  today announced shipment of JMP JMP Jump
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"A large part of extending JMP to the Windows platform was based on requests from our current customer base," said John Sall, SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, www.sas.com) A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System.  Institute's senior vice president and JMP developer. "Many users of JMP on the Mac requested a Windows release to accommodate the growing number of Windows users in their organizations."

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 SAS Institute President Jim Goodnight, JMP software was also brought to Windows to target a unique market niche for SAS Institute.

"JMP software meets the growing personal productivity needs of the desktop statistics user," Goodnight said. "Based on JMP software's success on the Macintosh, we expect JMP to play a key role in the Windows shrink-wrapped statistical software market."

The Windows version of JMP software is based on the same code as the Macintosh version and has the same features with the exception of host-specific interface features.

JMP software is designed to provide a highly interactive, intuitive and graphical environment that encourages data exploration by presenting a graphic with just about every statistic statistic,
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 alone. JMP software offers comprehensive analytical capabilities, tools for complete data visualization, plus statistical quality control, integrated design of experiments and survival analysis.

The easy-to-use package organizes statistics into logical areas -- whether users are looking at simple distributions, creating leverage plots or analyzing a response surface model -- which helps users get results quickly.

JMP software is sold for $695 with discounts available for academic customers and multiple-copy purchasers. Network and annual licenses are also available. JMP software includes two years of statistical and technical support. In-depth regional or on-site training courses are also available.

JMP's developer, privately held SAS Institute Inc., is among the world's largest independent software companies. Since its incorporation in 1976, SAS Institute has consistently led the major software vendors in percentage of revenue devoted to research and development (31 percent in 1994, or $149.4 million of its $482 million total revenue).

For more information, contact the JMP Sales Department at SAS Institute Inc., SAS Campus Drive, Cary, N.C. 27513. Telephone (919) 677-8000, ext. 5071.

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