SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite developed by SAS Institute for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses,business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics.
SAS was developed at North Carolina State University from 1966 until 1976, when SAS Institute was incorporated. SAS was further developed in the 1980s and 1990s with the addition of new statistical procedures, additional components and the introduction of JMP. A point-and-click interface was added in version 9 in 2004. A social media analytics product was added in 2010.
SSPS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences)
SPSS, the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) has been developed by three students at the University of Stanford (Norman H. Nie, C. Hadlai (Tex) Hull and Dale H. Bent), after graduation N. Nie moved to the University of Chicago, joined by Hull (National Opinion Research Center). Initially not meant for distribution outside their home university, the publication of the first manuel made SPSS widely known and used. Initially developed for IBM mainframe computers, versions for most other important mainframe brands (Univac, CDC, Honeywell...,) and later for so-called minicomputers (like DEC, PR1ME,....) were available. SPSS Inc. was the founded in 1975. In 2009 IBM acquired SPSS; it is now fully integrated into the IBM Corporation Business Analytics Software portfolio.