JMP, a business unit of
SAS, which specializes in business intelligence software and services, will launch JMP 5 this week at Quality Expo Detroit in Novi, Michigan.
JMP is statistical analysis software for uncovering new methods to boost the performance of an organization and increase overall profitability. Available on both Mac and Windows platforms, it integrates with other software packages. It runs under Mac OS 8.6 and 9.x, but hasn’t been Carbonized for Mac OS X.
JMP software, which is targeted to such industries as manufacturing, dynamically links statistics and graphics and relates historical data to quality and suggests new directions toward process improvements. JMP’s Design of Experiments facility let users customize experiments, testing various factors and responses. Version 5 debuts new exploratory platforms “to make it even easier to discover the underlying patterns in data that drive continuous innovation and enable organizations to produce top-quality products,” said John Sall, co-founder and executive vice president of SAS.
JMP 5 introduces new exploratory modeling options that also help users get to the root cause of a problem even when there is no model identified, when there are multiple variables with non-linear relationships, or when there are underlying factors not measured in the data, he added. As with previous releases, JMP Version 5 integrates visualization into these modeling tools to make it easy for users to understand the relationships found in their data, according to Sall. New cause-and-effect diagrams have been added to help manufacturing and Six Sigma professionals understand key factors that impact processes, so that Design of Experiments can be used to optimize the process surrounding those key factors, he said.
A single copy license for JMP 5 costs US$895 per copy. Discounts are given for multiple copies purchased at the same time. Annual licenses are also available.