SoftwareIBM SPSS Statistics

Statistical assessment and analysis of data

IBM® SPSS® Statistics is a program for the statistical assessment and analysis of data. SPSS is easy to use and is suitable for small analyses as well as larger, routine analyses. Programs can be developed for complex analyses in a separate syntax window.

IBM® SPSS® Amos is a software for structural equation modeling (SEM). Amos can be used to extend standard multivariate analysis methods such as regression, factor analysis, correlation and analysis of variance.

The University takes part in the SPSS state contract and can distribute rental licenses under this agreement. The available IBM Statistics Premium Campus Edition includes both IBM SPSS Statistics and IBM SPSS Amos.

Target group

  • Students
  • University members and associates working directly for or on behalf of the University


  • Data analysis, even for complex data sets
  • Application with simple and advanced statistical operations
  • Interfaces and extensions (such as for R and Python)

Access and requirements

The current state contract is valid from 01.07.2020 to 30.09.2024. The licenses acquired using this contract are rental licenses, each valid for one licensing year (from 01.10. to 30.09 of the following year).

With the exception of the first license year, licenses are valid from 01 October to 30 September of the following year. Thereafter, a new license must be purchased as needed. The price remains the same regardless of when the order is placed.

Single-user licenses can be ordered from the University's Software Shop at asknet, where you can receive licensing files (authorization codes) and software downloads.

Network licenses must be ordered through the URZ prior to the start of the respective licensing period. The authorization code and a link to the software will be sent by asknet. The software can be downloaded from the asknet server. The licenses ordered by IT representatives at the beginning of the contract period do not need to be reordered.

Single-user licenses authorize simultaneous installation of the software on a workplace computer as well as at home or on a notebook (home-use option). With the network license, the number of simultaneous accesses is kept track of and limited.

Software updates, called Fixpacks, can be downloaded from the SPSS folder on the network drive \\netfilem.ad.uni-heidelberg.de\Apps. Please make sure that you have the correct version of the program as well as the correct version for your operating system.

A trial version can be downloaded from the manufacturer, so you can try out the features of SPSS before making a purchase.


A license costs 40,00€ gross per year (License year from 01.10 to 30.09 of the following year).

Technical information

The available IBM Statistics Premium Campus Edition contains both IBM SPSS Statistics and IBM SPSS Amos. IBM SPSS Statistics Premium is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. Amos can only be used with Windows.