Where we are today
StatSoft, Inc., now a part of Dell, is one of the largest global providers of analytic software worldwide. We are also the largest manufacturer of enterprise-wide quality-control and improvement software systems in the world, and the only company capable of supporting its QC products worldwide, with wholly owned subsidiaries in all major markets (StatSoft has 30 full-service offices, on all continents). STATISTICA software is available in Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, and other languages.
The STATISTICA product line provides cutting edge, enterprise-wide, scalable, fully Web-enabled distributed processing systems. These systems are utilized across a wide variety of industries and applications by leading global corporations in such areas as
STATISTICA is widely used as an integral component of corporate computer infrastructures to boost productivity and the bottom line, to increase safety, reduce industrial pollution, and help save the environment. It is also used in mission-critical manufacturing applications, in regulated FDA controlled industries including to help achieve compliance with CFR Part 11 and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulations, and as a foundation of corporate-wide Six Sigma initiatives.
Data analysis software from StatSoft is used at many major Universities, Research Institutes, Corporations, and manufacturing facilities in more than 60 countries. STATISTICA has achieved an unprecedented record of recognition from both users and expert reviewers since its first Windows release in 1993, being ranked the highest in every review by an independent third party.
StatSoft software is available in single-user versions (for individual end users), in the form of network or concurrent multi-user packages, and as enterprise systems (with extensive groupware functionality) integrated with a data warehouse. The exact number of users of StatSoft products is difficult to determine but can be estimated at more than 1 million users worldwide (universities/research institutions: 30%; corporations/manufacturing facilities: 60%; government agencies: 10%).
Localized versions of STATISTICA (including the entire STATISTICA family of products) are available in Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified), Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. STATISTICA documentation is available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and other languages.
StatSoft products enjoy an extremely high level of customer satisfaction. This is evident from the product ratings in the returned Software Registration Forms and numerous unsolicited letters and comments from users (many of them explicitly comparing StatSoft products with competing products). The rate and nature of growth of StatSoft's sales is further indication of customer satisfaction: a large proportion of new customers learned about StatSoft products via referrals by other users. STATISTICA has enjoyed a remarkable and unmatched record of reviews and awards, specifically: STATISTICA has received the highest rating in EVERY comparative review in which it has been featured since its first release in 1993.
The technology, uncompromising attention to detail, and the overall quality of StatSoft's software are not the only keys to its success. At StatSoft, our focus on the technology and quality of the software has always been guided by our sensitivity to users' specific needs. Feedback and ratings from users are regularly solicited, and our Research and Development Department constantly reviews and analyzes customer feedback to ensure the development resources of the company are direclty benefitting our users.
The Future of Analytics
The notion that the future of StatSoft depends on the quality and competitive, technological advantages of its products and services is deeply ingrained in our corporate culture.
The company continues to invest in research and development at a rate that considerably exceeds the industry average (more than 30% of the revenue is spent on R&D) and continues to expand its range of integration and large-system deployment services. One of the most important ongoing development projects at StatSoft focuses on the further advancement of the "connectivity" (in the broadest sense of this term) of the STATISTICA product line. This includes the design of new technologies to achieve even "smoother" and more effortless integration of STATISTICA with the large repositories of information available in the local and global cyberspace, and the advancement of tools for efficiently locating relevant information or knowledge (data mining and 5th generation AI-based solutions).
More tools will be offered to developers and system integrators, to enable them to selectively implement components of STATISTICA in their applications. As always, we will continue to enhance all STATISTICA products by adding new features and facilities in direct response to feedback from the users and the ever changing demands of the fast growing and "broadening" market. One of our priorities is forSTATISTICA to remain the most "responsive" (to users' needs) product in its category. StatSoft products are currently playing an important role in leading corporations and businesses as well as educational, research and government institutions around the world, and StatSoft is poised to expand its leadership position in the information technology.