JMP: The Most Powerful Statistical Tool On the Market
July 21, 2015

JMP: The Most Powerful Statistical Tool On the Market

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Overall Satisfaction with JMP

We use JMP as a statistical tool to manage data. It is used across our department and multiple other departments across the university. JMP provides us with a powerful tool to conduct any number of meaningful statistical analyses on any kind of data. We use JMP to provide powerful, interactive visuals for presentation and publishing purposes.
  • JMP can handle a seemingly infinite amount of data.
  • The statistical tests included in JMP are all-inclusive.
  • The learning curve can be very, very steep.
  • IBM SPSS,Excel
We actually use both JMP and IBM SPSS, but I think JMP's complexity lends itself to more in-depth statistical analyses. SPSS is designed for that as well, but we tend to use it more for quicker analyses, and we have found that JMP is far more powerful.
JMP is unquestionably central to our research operation, and we use it literally on a daily basis. All of our publications in recent memory have been driven by JMP, and I do not see that changing in the future.
It is perfectly suited for statistical analyses, but I would not recommend JMP for users who do not have a statistical background. As previously stated, the learning curve is exceptionally steep, and I think that it would prove to be too steep for those without statistical background/knowledge.

JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS Feature Ratings

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Customizable dashboards
Not Rated
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
Not Rated
Formatting capabilities
Not Rated
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
Not Rated
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated

Evaluating JMP and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
The product features were definitely the most important factor in our decision to use JMP, primarily the statistical analytics tools.
I wouldn't; I think JMP is a perfect fit for what we do.

Using JMP

Once you figure out the bells and whistles/ins and outs of JMP, it becomes an intuitive, powerful tool. However, the learning curve is very steep; I think the product might be borderline unusable for those without at least a basic understanding of inferential statistics. However, even if you have a statistics background, the learning curve is still steep due to a confusing user interface, a weak help/search tool (at least within the program for Mac users; the online help is very useful), and a general lack of intuitiveness.
Like to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Difficult to use
Slow to learn
  • High-level inferential statistical analyses
  • Predictive Models
  • Overall UI/UX