Chicago, Ill., Sept. 24, 1999 - SPSS Inc. has partnered with the Center for Data Insight (CDI). A joint effort between KPMG and Northern Arizona University, the CDI is a vendor-neutral site, designed to provide a forum where KPMG consultants can help clients understand and test data mining solutions in a low-risk setting. The CDI offers the opportunity for organizations to bring in their own data and evaluate data mining processes and technologies through hands-on experiences with the latest tools. The CDI now includes AnswerTree, SPSS for Windows, SPSS Regression Models and SPSS Mission Value Analysis in its program.

The CDI is staffed with academic and business professionals trained in comprehensive knowledge discovery solutions. Assembling the latest vendors of knowledge discovery products, the center offers a wide spectrum of decision support solutions including data access, data mining, OLAP and data visualization. At the CDI, staff members assist companies in examining data mining products based on an evaluation framework that includes product performance, functionality, usability and ancillary task support.

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