SPSS Announces Data Entry Web Server and Data Entry Enterprise Server; New Software for Centralized, Web-Based Data Collection.
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 4, 1999--
Few people would deny the value of data, but many would welcome an easier way to gather it. SPSS A statistical package from SPSS, Inc., Chicago (www.spss.com) that runs on PCs, most mainframes and minis and is used extensively in marketing research. It provides over 50 statistical processes, including regression analysis, correlation and analysis of variance. Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS) will soon provide two easier ways to gather data in the form of SPSS Data Entry Web Server and SPSS Data Entry Enterprise Server. The new software products are expected to ship worldwide in late June June: see month. .
SPSS Data Entry Web Server is designed for organizations involved in forms collection, including survey research, membership enrollment, customer feedback and other applications. From forms design to analysis, the data collection process using SPSS Data Entry Web Server involves these simple steps:
1. Users build forms in SPSS Data Entry Builder (included with SPSS Data Entry Web Server) using its drag-and-drop interface. 2. The Builder converts the forms to HTML with rules applied both to ensure the cleanliness of the data and to guide respondents to relevant questions based on their previous responses. 3. The converted HTML form is posted to the organization's intranet or Web site. 4. Once posted, respondents complete forms using their Web browser, and their answers are automatically routed to a central database. There is no need for additional data entry work. 5. The forms are ready immediately - complete with variable labels and a defined data dictionary - for analysis using SPSS Base, SPSS' flagship data analysis software.
"Traditional data collection involves a lot of work to get the respondent's information ready for analysis," SPSS Marketing Manager Jim Holcomb Holcomb may refer to:
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Enterprises that need to collect large amounts of data are ideal candidates for SPSS Data Entry Web Server. Examples include insurance companies, financial institutions and health care facilities. These organizations, which typically have high-speed Internet See broadband. access, often are highly regulated reg·u·late
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2. and face many compliance issues. Because of these compliance issues, they must process a high volume of forms. Other candidates for the software include market-driven enterprises, such as consumer product companies, which place a premium on customer loyalty and retention. Associations, market research firms and enterprises that have a high level of business-to-business This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling.
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Additional benefits of SPSS Data Entry Web Server:
- Handle many projects: the software handles multiple users and forms simultaneously. - Get results faster at lower cost: Web responses eliminate the cost and turnaround time associated with the mailing, return and data entry of paper-based forms. - Ensure clean data: users do not have to spend time cleaning response data because the form is automatically set up for cleaning during the design process. - Ensure logical responses: Java Script rules, embedded in the form, alert respondents to illogical responses. For example, if a question reads, "Rate your satisfaction from 1 to 10...," a response of 11 will be rejected.
Also new is SPSS Data Entry Enterprise Server, which rounds out the SPSS line of data entry products. The SPSS data entry solution includes desktop products for forms design and data entry, a network server product for data collection over a LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. , and SPSS Data Entry Web Server. SPSS Data Entry Enterprise Server combines the functionality of the network server and Web server products for organizations that, in addition to collecting data from the Web, collect data from paper, phone and other electronic forms. Pricing and availability The North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. list price for a single server license of SPSS Data Entry Web Server (including one copy of SPSS Data Entry Builder) is $19,999. The price for a single server license of SPSS Data Entry Enterprise Server is $27,999. A variety of pricing programs, including aggressive multiple unit pricing unit pricing
The pricing of goods on the basis of cost per unit of measure. and academic licensing, are available. SPSS expects to release the products worldwide in June 1999.
Minimum System Requirements Data Entry Builder - 486/50 processor or higher - 25MB disk space - Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0 - VGA Monitor - 16MB RAM; more for large surveys Data Entry Web Server/Enterprise Server - 586/P166 processor or higher - 25MB disk space - Windows NT server 4.0 or higher - 256 color - 64MB RAM; more for large surveys graphics support
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