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IBM SPSS Modeler Room for Improvement

EzzAbdelfattah - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Professor of Statistics at KAU

The time series should be improved. The time series is a very important issue, however, it is not given its value in the package as it should be. They have only maybe one or two nodes. It needs more than that. Also, it needs to be easier to use, for instance, you have, for the regression techniques, an assembled way for the automation that the model can detect the type of the logistic regression. If it is binary or multinomial or whatever. For the time field, they have an expert model, however, it is not as strong as regression techniques. Therefore, they need to work more on the time series.

Right now, with the Modeler, using unstructured data means needing to pay attention to IBM Modeler, including how to deal with the pictures. Currently the data, in the beginning, was structured, like an organized spreadsheet, however, now, you have to use unstructured data like pictures, voice, even location maps. This area needs improvement. If they can add this to the Modeler, it would be number one around the world.

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ZK
Contracts Manager at a program development consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

I think that Modeler needs to be more commercially effective because, of the competing tools, some of them are free and others are available at a very nominal cost.

When you are not using the product, such as during the pandemic where we had worldwide lockdowns, you still have to pay for the licensing. It is just wasting the term and they should have suspended the fees and extended the licensing timeline. Essentially, you can't stop it, even if you're not using it, and it is a little difficult to accept the cost in such situations.

What we really need is some flexible terms with respect to the renewal or a break from the strict license timeline. 

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EzzAbdelfattah - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Professor of Statistics at KAU

Dimension reduction is very important, especially if you are working with millions of recordings and thousands of variables. It exists already, but it should be classified separately. The solution could be improved by adding a feature for statistical analysis like processes. They have some in the output, but not in the modes itself. I hope they can add statistical knowledge to the solution.

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Javier Segovia - PeerSpot reviewer
Professor of Data Mining at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Neural networks are quite simple, and now neural networks are evolving to these architecture related to deep learning, etc. They didn't incorporate this in IBM SPSS Modeler.

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EzzAbdelfattah - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Professor of Statistics at KAU

Time Series or forecasting needs to be easier. It is a very important feature, and it should be made easier and more automated to use. For instance, for logistic regression, binary or multinomial is used automatically based on the type of the target variable. I wish they can make Time Series easier to use in a similar way.

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Peter Huo - PeerSpot reviewer
Application Architect at a government with 10,001+ employees

This is an expensive predicament software solution. Currently, the terminals offer the tools for the data analytics, but it needs development. There's a limit to the license. For the data analytics, it's very similar to Tableau. The solution has lots of branches, departments and the teams - that makes it quite a complex solution. We don't always use or need the major developmental version. We care about the KPI. We only care about the KPI reporting so it would be helpful if things were simplified. 

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AB
Graduate Teaching Assistant at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees

I actually think it is a great product. Maybe there could be some enhancement with more extensive help built into the interface. This could help end-users to understand the features as well as how to use them. Apart from that, it is a great product.  

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