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IBM SPSS Statistics

Ordering process
  •  Students, employees and institutes order the SPSS program from asknet AG in the university's software shop.

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- Institute orders of server codes or multiple codes (one code for multiple installations) continue to run through the HRZ. Order information_HRZ.

- Institute orders of the UKB are processed via the request terminal (Con-Sense) for UK purchasing (questions concerning this are to be directed at Mr. Müller, [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]).

When you purchase an IVM SPSS Statistics license, you will also receive codes for SPSS add-ons available from the software shop download page. SPSS Additional Programs.


Program information:

IBM SPSS Statistics is a statistical data analysis program. It can import files from many formats and create tables and graphs, as well as perform complex statistical analysis. The program's output in the form of tables and graphs can be exported to many other programs. 

The program IBM SPSS Statistics had a modular structure, whereby the program available at the University of Bonn within the framework of the state license for universities in NRW contains the following modules:

  • * IBM® SPSS® Statistics Base
  • * IBM® SPSS® Advanced Statistics
  • * IBM® SPSS® Bootstrapping
  • * IBM® SPSS® Categories
  • * IBM® SPSS® Complex Samples
  • * IBM® SPSS® Conjoint
  • * IBM® SPSS® Custom Tables
  • * IBM® SPSS® Data Preparation
  • * IBM® SPSS® Decision Trees
  • * IBM® SPSS® Direct Marketing
  • * IBM® SPSS® Exact Tests
  • * IBM® SPSS® Forecasting
  • * IBM® SPSS® Missing Values
  • * IBM® SPSS® Neural Networks
  • * IBM® SPSS® Regression
  • * IBM® SPSS® Statistics Programmability Extension

Working with IBM SPSS Statistics is either menu-driven or by means of a command language (syntax).

Manuals and further documentation on the program as well as installation instructions can be found on the IBM pages:

IBM SPSS Statistics 25

IBM SPSS Statistics 24

If you need information about older versions, enter the data into the search field, for example SPSS Statistics 23, and choose the Documentation from the list of search results. 

As of version 25, there is direct access to the manuals in the SPSS program via the "Help" menu, "Documentation as a PDF". 


The following program versions are available:

  • IBM SPSS Statistics 26 for Windows, Macintosh or Linux
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 25 for Windows, Macintosh or Linux
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 24 for Windows, Macintosh or Linux

Before installing the program, be sure to check the system requirements of your computer and install only the appropriate version!

System Requirements IBM SPSS Statistics 26

System Requirements IBM SPSS Statistics 25

System Requirements IBM SPSS Statistics 24

The language of the IBM SPSS Statistics program can be changed from the Edit Options menu. 


Installation of the program:

The program is installed as a single-user license. Administrator rights are required for the installation.

After the software has been installed, the License Authorization Assistant starts, which is used for licensing.

To license the program, an authorization code is required, which you receive with the purchase of the program. The license code that licenses the program in generated from this code and a lock code bound to the hard disk ID. This licensing required an Internet connection. 

Installation of IBM SPSS Statistics Version 26 under Windows 10

Installation of IBM SPSS Statistics Version 25 under Windows 10

Installation of IBM SPSS Statistics Version 24 under Windows 10

Installation of IBM SPSS Statistics Version 23 under Windows 7

Installation of IBM SPSS Statistics Version 22 under Windows 7



Licensing procedure: see Installing the program. 

Please note that the license code must always match the installed version of the program!

A license code is always valid until 30.09. of a year. The program is executable one month longer. 

A single license entitles to a maximum of 2 installations on computers on which one and the same person is working and which are not used simultaneously. This means there is home use right for employees, students may install on their own PC and netbook. 


Extension of the license:

If you have already installed IBM SPSS Statistics and only want to renew the license, you must enter the new authorization code in the License Authorization Assistant:


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IBM SPSS Statistics

IBM SPSS Statistics License Authorization Assistant 

The license authorization assistant first displays the current license with all licensed modules and their validity, then the new authorization code can be entered via "Next".



Please keep your program up to date by installing the latest patches or fixed packs.

The current status of your SPSS program can be found in the program via the "Help" menu, submenu "Info...". There you can see from the "Release" which patch is already installed.

Anyone who has purchased the program from asknet can also download all patches and fixed packs from the asknet download page, see Download

You can also find patches and fixed packs on the IBM website:

Patches/Fix patches for SPSS

Select the appropriate client patch for your program (statistics), program version, and operating system, and note the additional information about this patch before downloading it. If you need patches/fix packs for a different version, you can change your selection in the right column.

To access the download page, you must log n with an IBM-ID that you can create after selecting the patch. 


If you experience problems or receive error messages, you can search for solutions on the IBM Support pages. 

For troubleshooting, got to the following page:

Troubleshooting IBM SPSS

There you can search directly in the articles or enter an error message number or a tem in the search field above. 

Current errors and problems with suggested solutions can also be found here.

For further problems with SPSS or error messages, please contact the IT-Helpdesk



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