SYSTAT began in 1982 as the brainchild of Dr. Leland Wilkinson
while a professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. The SYSTAT product began as one of the first statistical analysis applications to run on a microprocessor, therefore lending itself to scientific field research.
Launched on the commercial market from its first headquarters in Evanston, IL, SYSTAT enjoyed tremendous success among researchers, particularly from the academic community. It was acquired years later by SPSS, and became a prominent member of their scientific software product line for the better part of a decade.
SYSTAT is now a key product of Cranes Software International, a multinational software company based in Bangalore, India and represented in 38 countries around the world. Cranes provides statistical analytics and engineering simulation software products and solutions across the globe.
Today, the SYSTAT product is managed from its office in Chicago, IL, under the guidance of the recently-returned Dr. Wilkinson. Its core development team of forty statisticians is headed by renowned statistician Prof. T. Krishnan. This team comprises key researchers and statistical analysts who continuously work towards enhancing products for their customers. They have developed SYSTAT into a cutting-edge research tool, and are continually adding new products like the revival of the free MYSTAT student distribution.
The SYSTAT team of developers, representatives and support staff are dedicated to the SYSTAT community, and SYSTAT?? mission to make elegant analysis and visualization accessible to all its users.