San Jose, CA–November 30, 2006 – SYSTAT Software, Inc. (SSI) announced today that grants of its statistics and graphing software are now available to secondary and post-secondary institutions offering courses in all fields that provide student training in data analysis and interpretation. Individual grants range in value up to $30,000.00 depending on the software titles included.

With the goal of increasing student access to its software, SSI is using the Academic Distributing, Inc. (ADI) Education and Industry United (EIU) grants program to deliver grants to educational institutions throughout North America. This program authorizes academic resellers to offer software grants to US and Canadian schools that wish to add the software of participating vendors to their curricula.

“Most university and industry researchers are familiar with SigmaPlot, SigmaStat, and SYSTAT,” said Tanveer A. Khader, SSI’s Vice President for North American operations. “When we reviewed the ADI grant program we saw an opportunity to increase student experience with our software and at the same time offer the benefit of improved analytical skills.”

“ADI has been using, recommending, and distributing SSI software since 1990,” said Dr. Garry Rogers, ADI President. “We are proud to have the opportunity to administer grants for SSI. It is rewarding to see a major software company choose to use grants as a part of their marketing program. We believe that SSI’s investment will benefit their future sales, and will make a significant contribution to North American education. Everyone wins.”

EIU grants consist of nine multi-user perpetual licenses and one year of free upgrades. To qualify, schools must purchase one full copy of the software that includes all current reference manuals and program distribution disks. They must also submit an application letter and complete a form describing their installation plans for the software. The application letter must state that the receiving department does not currently offer courses that include SSI software. The letter must also include the course title, dates, credit offered, and the instructor’s name.

Grant applications will be accepted by Certified Reseller until March 31, 2007, or until the $1,000,000 budget is expended, whichever comes first. Application reviews will be complete within two weeks of receipt of completed applications. Software will be delivered soon after approval. The required installation form can be obtained by visiting contacting the Reseller listed there.

SSI’s licensing program offers cumulative discounts. Schools may count the licenses included in their grant when purchasing additional licenses. SSI’s tiered pricing provides greater discounts as the number of licenses increases. SigmaPlot licenses at the 5-10 level sell for $224.55 each, and at the 11-20 level they sell for $149.70. Additional licenses may be purchased at any time.

About SSI:

Headquartered in San Jose, California, USA, Systat Software Inc. (SSI) provides scientific software for data analysis at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Well-known scientists around the world combine their knowledge with that of skilled technology architects and software engineers to develop products that expand the capability and productivity of scientists everywhere. Learn more about SSI

About ADI:

Winner of the “2006 Distributor of the Year Award” from Oser Communications Group, ADI is known to resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada for its strong support for campus stores and off-campus academic resellers. ADI provides education supply-chain services for 130 manufacturers and a worldwide network of more than 2,500 resellers. Learn more about ADI at

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