Statistical Software Site Licenses

Information Technology Services (ITS) has an annual SAS site license and an SPSS academic site license (SAS for Windows or Linux, SPSS for Windows, Linux, or MAC). These software packages provide tools for data management, data retrieval, report writing, file conversion, and statistical analysis.

Eligibility requirements:

URI full-time faculty, staff, and graduate students may install a copy of the software at no charge.

URI full-time faculty and research/teaching staff may install a copy of the software at no charge. Students can purchase the SPSS GradPack from IBM. Visit IBM on the web to obtain relevant information about the pricing and software options that are available.

Requesting a SAS and/or SPSS License

  1. Fill out a license agreement form, which contains all the conditions for using the product. The form needs to be completed for each workstation licensed. That is, if the software is to be installed on a local network server, and a personal laptop then each attached workstation must be licensed separately, in addition to the laptop device.
  2. Log into the page using your NetID and password (same as Sakai or Wireless credentials)
  3. Make sure you fill in all fields, including the physical location and the serial number of the workstation on which the software will reside.
  4. Then, Print out the form.
  5. Click the Submit button.
  6. Sign the printed form.
  7. Deliver the printed, signed form (fax is not accepted) via Campus Mail or USPS addressed to Christian Vye, 15 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881; Alternatively, you can bring the form down to IT Service Desk in Carothers Library, Lower Level, Room 16. Be sure to call ahead and make sure that Christian (4-2966) or his graduate assistant (4-2815) will be there to accept the form.

Access the online form

Once we have your signed form, we will approve your request within 2 business days and email you instructions on how to get the software.

Minimum System Requirements

SAS for Windows & Linux

Version: 9.3 & 9.4
Education Analytical Suite

Included on the DVD:


MB Required:


Base SAS 1124
ODS Templates 44
Report Fonts for Clients 172
SAS Data Quality Server 39
SAS High-Performance Forecasting 12.3 6
SAS Installation Qualification Tool 5
SAS Integration Technologies 20
SAS OLAP Server 9
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Aster 1
SAS/ACCESS Interface to DB2 1
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Greenplum 8
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Hadoop 1
SAS/ACCESS Interface to MySQL 1
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Netezza 1
SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC 1
SAS/ACCESS Interface to OLE DB 1
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle 2
SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files 13
SAS/ACCESS Interface to PostgreSQL 1
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Sybase 2
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Sybase IQ 1
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata 2
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Vertica 1
SAS/Genetics 12.3 16
SAS/IML 12.3 38
SAS/IntrNet 5
SAS/OR 12.3 86
SAS/QC 12.3 83
SAS/STAT 12.3 210
SAS/Warehouse Administrator 57
Core of SAS 9.4 DBCS Support Files 34.0
SAS/ACCESS Interface to DB2 DBCS Support Files 0.9
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle DBCS Support Files 0.3
SAS/AF DBCS Support Files 0.5
SAS/CONNECT DBCS Support Files 1.1
SAS/EIS DBCS Support Files 0.4
SAS/Lab 1.9
SAS/SHARE DBCS Support Files 0.1
Total disk space required 4380.2
Download 26 GB

Operating System: MS Windows 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 32 and 64 bit version for XP, Vista, Windows 7 (Home Premium) and Windows 8 (Home Premium) is also available. More details…
Hardware: Intel or Intel-compatible Pentium 4 class processor or above
Memory: 4GB RAM or more.
Web browser: Internet Explorer version 9 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 6 or higher.

IBM SPSS for Windows, Linux, and Mac

Version(s) available: SPSS 23, 24, & 25

Included on the DVD:


MB Required:


IBM SPSS Statistics Base
IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics
IBM SPSS Regression
IBM SPSS Custom Tables
IBM SPSS Data Preparation
IBM SPSS Missing Values
IBM SPSS Forecasting
IBM SPSS Decision Trees
IBM SPSS Direct Marketing
IBM SPSS Complex Samples
IBM SPSS Conjoint
IBM SPSS Neural Networks
IBM SPSS Bootstrapping
IBM SPSS Categories
IBM SPSS Exact Tests
SPSS Total: ~800

Supported Operating Systems (O/S) for SPSS 23, 24 & 25

Operating Systems (O/S) SPSS 23 SPSS 24 SPSS 25 Web Browsers
Windows Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit versions), and Windows 8 & 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit versions), Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit versions), and Windows 8 & 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit versions), Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit versions), and Windows 8 & 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit versions), Firefox 6 or higher, Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Google Chrome
Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8, Mavericks 10.9, Yosemite 10.10, & El Capitan 10.11 OS X Yosemite 10.10, El Capitan 10.11 & macOS Sierra 10.12 OS X Yosemite 10.10, El Capitan 10.11,  macOS High Sierra 10.13 & Sierra 10.12 Safari with Java™ Standard Edition 5.0 (J2SE 5.0), Firefox, or Google Chrome
Linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, and Debian 6.0 & 7.0 (64-bit), Ubuntu 14.10 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7, Ubuntu 14.10 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & 16.04 LTS Firefox 6 or higher, Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Google Chrome

The combinations of operating systems (e.g., Windows Enterprise, Home Premium, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Red Hat Enterprise, etc.) and product fix packs that are required to run SPSS Statistics on the supported operating systems are detailed by IBM. See support details for more information about specific O/S configurations that require additional fix packs for SPSS to work on your machine.

Minimum Hardware Requirements ALL O/S

Hardware: Intel or AMD x86 processor running at 1 gigahertz (GHz) or higher.
Memory: Minimum: 1 gigabyte (GB) Recommended: 4+ GB RAM
Minimum free drive space: 900MB. If you install more than one help language,
each additional language requires 60-70 MB of disk space.

Annual Renewal Codes:

ITS will provide yearly renewal information and updates. The original agreements may be updated as new software libraries are purchased. ITS retains the right to charge a nominal update fee in the future. Presently, no such fee is planned.

You will need to apply a renewal code yearly in order to continue using the software. The code is maintained at the SAS and SPSS Intranet address, which you will receive once your form is approved.

In the event that the customer leaves the University or that the agreement between URI and SAS Institute or SPSS Inc. is terminated, distributed versions of the software must be returned or destroyed as specified by SAS Institute and SPSS Inc.

ITS maintains a link to on-line documentation for SAS. Manuals can be purchased at the software vendor’s Web-site: Both SAS and SPSS software and documentation are available for download from our software distribution site. The links to the software distribution site and license codes will be emailed to you after you have been approved for the software. You may also check out physical copies of the software from the circulation desk located at the Kingston Campus library.