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SPSS for Windows

Data Analysis with Comprehensive Statistics Software

With SPSS software you can address your predictive analytic needs, whether they require reporting, statistics, data mining, text analysis, Web analytics, survey analysis, decision optimization, or a combination of these capabilities.  The integrated technology suite is designed to expand as your predictive needs grow.  Unlike an isolated analytics tool with limited applicability or an elementary analytics component that meets only a fraction of your objectives, SPSS technology is robust and expandable.  For more information on the capabilities of the product, go to IBM SPSS website.

Our SPSS licensing also includes rights to use Amos - a general approach to the style of data analysis known as structural modeling, analysis of covariance structures, or causal modeling.


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How To Get a Copy of SPSS

Currently employed faculty and staff members:  Please contact the IS Technology Support Center or submit a request to have this software installed for you. Faculty or staff wishing to use SPSS off campus are encouraged to use the Remote Labs.

Students: Students can use the software within on-campus student computing labs, or through the Remote Labs.  

How To Install SPSS

The preferred method for obtaining a copy of SPSS is to contact the IS Technology Support Center or your IT Liaison and request a remote installation.  When a computer name is provided, this software can be installed immediately or at a time of the user's choosing. The remote installation will remove previous versions of SPSS before installing the current version.  It is possible, but not reccomended, to have 2 versions installed simultaneously.

How to Renew Your SPSS License

Each year around June 1st the licenses for both SPSS and Amos expire.  Most networked Windows installations of the current version will be updated automatically.  For laptops or other off-site computers, you may need to enter a new code to process the license renewal for a previously installed copy. UMKC will support the current version, and the immediately preceeding version only.

  1. Close SPSS.
  3. View current license expiration date.  Select: NEXT.
  4. Select 'License my product now'.  Select: NEXT.
  5. Enter the code exactly as provided by the IS Technology Support Center (you may find it easier to copy and paste directly from an email).
  6. Verify that 'Authorization Succeeded'.  Select NEXT.
  7. View the new license expiration date.  Select FINISH.
  8. Your copy of SPSS is now licensed through May 31st.

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Additional Information

For questions concerning installation or use of SPSS, please contact the Call Center at (816) 235-2000 or

For further information please contact Information Services' software acquisition expert via email at or at 816.235.2220.