On November 7, 2000, SPSS announced that they have signed an agreement to purchase ShowCase Corporation. The company sees a large part of its future in the analytical CRM market, and will use ShowCase to bolster staff and expertise levels.
offerings from E.piphany, Broadbase, Quadstone and thinkAnalytics, among others, should also be evaluated. The SAS Institute is also working in this direction, although it is behind the development curve also. Although SPSS is starting out from behind, it has a chance to end up in a strong position. That's an important consideration for prospective customers who may want to buy, so they can feel assured that the product can survive. What SPSS will have to do is deliver the product according to the