RTI international, one of the largest independent research companies in the United States, is teaming up with SPSS in order to expand its data analysis capabilities.

SPSS is a provider of predictive analytics and survey research software.

“The agreement significantly increases our capabilities in the areas of survey data collection and predictive analysis,” said Don Camburn, RTI’s research vice president for Statistical, Survey, and Computing Sciences, in a statement. “Through this partnership, RTI researchers and their clients will have access to a much wider range of cutting-edge software solutions for information capture and management.”

RTI said the initial areas of focus will be on data collection and survey projects in the public sector.

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